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Friday
May142010

Custom search in Chrome & Firefox

I don't know about you, but I use quite a few sites that are just forums with tons of information.  Land Rover forums, Kawasaki forums, motorcycle forums.  You name it, I'm probably an active member or at the very lest a lurker.  There is one common problem I find with most forums though: the search is terrible.  It seems to me that search should be near the top of the priority list for sites that are just piles of information that needs to be sorted through.  What I do to get around this is use Google to search these sites; but, I make it easier on myself by adding a custom search in Chrome, so I can quickly search the forums I use the most.  Below is a quick screen cast of how I do it (sorry for my heavy breathing, and next time I'll lower the resolution on my laptop, so you can see it better):

Note: I'm using Ubuntu, and I used a program called recordMyDesktop to create the screencast.

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