Mozilla has the wonderful ability to do keyword substitution in a bookmark. This enables you to easily search different web sites from the location bar. For a tutorial on creating bookmark keywords, see http://www.mozilla.org/docs/end-user/keywords.html

For example, if my everything2 bookmark keyword has the name "e", then I can search for a node on Dread Zeppelin by typing "e Dread Zeppelin" in my location bar. If my google bookmark has the name "g", then I can search google for Dread Zeppelin by typing "g Dread Zeppelin" in the location bar.

Here are some of my bookmark keywords

  • Everything2
    http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=%s
    bookmark name: e
  • Google
    http://www.google.com/search?q=%s
    bookmark name: g
  • IMDB movie search
    http://www.imdb.com/Find?select=Title&for=%s
    bookmark name: movie
  • IMDB actor search
    http://www.imdb.com/Find?select=People&for=%s
    bookmark name: actor
  • rpmfind
    http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=%s
    bookmark name: rpm
  • Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/external-search/?index=blended&keyword=%s
    bookmark name: amazon
  • Dictionary
    http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=%s
    bookmark name: dict
  • Thesaurus
    http://www.thesaurus.com/cgi-bin/search?config=roget&words=%s
    bookmark name: like
  • Weather
    http://www.weather.com/weather/local/%s
    bookmark name: weather
  • Phone number lookup (time zone information given an area code)
    http://www.melissadata.com/lookups/phonelocation.asp?number=%s&submit1=Process
    bookmark name: phone
  • Netflix search
    http://www.netflix.com/Search?search_submit.x=0&search_submit.y=0&v1=%s
    bookmark name: rent
  • Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%s&fulltext=Search
    bookmark name: wiki
  • Diamond comics
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=%s+site%3Awww.diamondcomics.com bookmark name: d

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