|Jul 18, 2008, 03:07 PM||#1|
How to quickly search MR Forums with Safari or Firefox
With so many new people joining this site, I thought it might be helpful to show how to quickly search the forums for information before starting new repetitive threads. Many times, if not most times, the answer to a question lies in one of 3 places, just waiting for someone to read it:
If you don't find what you want, and you click to post a new thread, I believe many people miss what's written immediately above the message box:
Are you asking a question? Try searching first. Answers to many questions can be easily found.There are a few ways to search the MR Forums:
Last edited by GGJstudios; May 11, 2009 at 11:45 AM. Reason: used "noparse" tag so googlel link would show as text
|Jul 18, 2008, 04:26 PM||#2|
very nice. I didn't realize google site search has such interesting potentials. Here is what I tested with firefox 3 (2 is good too)
within firefox's installation folder, explore it and find a folder called "searchplugins" create a text file there
the content of the text file is (i m not smart enough to use opensearch format, so this is a ancient method)
to use context menu search options like above post, you need to install addons such as searchwith.
Above is tested with firefox 3 on windows XP, should work on OSX too, let me know if there is any problem.
PS. any way to use native MR search rather than google site search?
|Jul 18, 2008, 04:37 PM||#3|
|Dec 1, 2008, 11:45 PM||#4|
btw, as_qdr limits period to most recent. value y is one year (backward from now). y2 is 2 years, w3 is 3 weeks, d17 is 17 days. etc. example of popular mr search: http://www.google.com/search?num=100...22&as_qdr=d666
over the years, there have been multisearch extensions for moz suite and (i think) for ff. i'd be surprised if there isn't more than one multisearch at moz addons:
add mr native search via the extension's prefs.
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