Saturday, December 10th 2005
When I’m reading things on the Internet I always come across words that I don’t understand. Wheat I’ve done up until now is to select the word, righ-click and
do a web search for that word. That has taken me to google, upon which I’ve clicked [definition] to get me to answers.com.
I’ve been thinking for a long time that it would be great if that context menu search went straight to answers.com to save me the wait and extra click. I just didn’t know how or if it was possible to change that search URL. Well, since this is Firefox we’re talking about – of course it is:
In about:config, filter for
search and then simply change the value for
That’s a huge improvement, at least to me! I don’t seem to be able to use Wikipedia here though, since the search term placeholder
%s doesn’t seem to work. Anyone know of a workaround?