How to write URL for custom search engines via Glims

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  1. typer16452 macrumors member

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    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

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    You actually have to replace the search term with #query# (and include the pound # sign).
    For eBay, the search engine string would be http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?satitle=#query# (which I know only because it was preconfigured in Glims, as my proposal would have been http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=#query#&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg= which works also)
    For Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=#query#&hl=en&btnG=Search
    And for Leo...
    German - English: http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&la...th&pinyin=diacritic&search=#query#&relink=off
    English - German: http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&la...oth&pinyin=diacritic&search=#query#&relink=on
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. typer16452 thread starter macrumors member

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

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    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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