How to write URL for custom search engines via Glims

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by typer16452, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. typer16452 macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    I can add the engines themselves through the Glims preferences, but stumble when I need to write the URL for the search string…I've read to just do a query and then cut-and-paste everything except for the search term, but it didn't work for me. Some of the custom search engines I'm trying to add are Google Scholar, Leo (German-English dictionary), and eBay.:confused:
  2. Macfly77 macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2009
    You actually have to replace the search term with #query# (and include the pound # sign).
    For eBay, the search engine string would be (which I know only because it was preconfigured in Glims, as my proposal would have been which works also)
    For Google Scholar:
    And for Leo...
    German - English:
    English - German:
    Hope this helps.
  3. typer16452 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Thanks so much, I'll give it a shot when the Snow Leopard-compatible version of Glims comes out.
  4. Macfly77 macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2009
    Sorry it took me so long, but I actually stumbled upon this forum yesterday, when I had another Glims-related question.
    Of course, by doing so, I just learned that Glims won't work in Snow Leopard (that I'm expecting to receive today) :(
    How well, I'm sure they'll come up with something soon enough!

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