Playing with Search Providers



As I spend seriously scary amounts of my life searching Microsoft.com and related properties, I threw together some OpenSearch thingummyjigs to search from the IE7 Search Box Thing.


I’m still unconvinced that they’re more effective than just typing site:something.microsoft.com in every query (I don’t have to take my hands off the keyboard to do that), but it was a fun learning exercise.


http://www.tristank.com/MiscFiles/Search/Searchproviders.htm for playing around…


Untested, unsupported, they-might-break-your-legs-accidentally, the usual disclaimers apply.

Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ctrl+E to search! Alt+D for Address Bar!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been thinking about doing a post on my google habbits; but in my mind no-one would really understand…

  3. Knox says:

    A very cool web site http://www.OpenSearchList.com lets you review, customize and add searches using the method you outline here.  Give it a try!