Search Site

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If you want a WebExtensions version of this add-on, then try Search Site WE
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Search Site 7.1
  • Minor update.
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OVERVIEW

Search Site provides facilities to search within the current site using the default search engine, or using a one-off specified search engine (Firefox 34.0 or later).

USER REFERENCE

Initiating Searches

Searches within the current site can be initiated from the search bar, the search panel (Firefox 34.0 or later) or the context menu; or by drag-and-drop into the search bar (Firefox 36.0.4 or earlier).

Default Search Domain

There is an option to specify the default search domain as either Within subdomain or Within entire domain.

The Search Site icons in the search bar and on the context menu will change to indicate the default search domain.

Search Bar Icon

Note, with Firefox 36.0 or later, the Search Site icon is not visible in the search bar until the first character of the search terms has been typed.

To initiate a search of the default domain using the icon in the search bar, first type the search terms into the search bar and then click on the Search Site icon.

To initiate a search of a specific domain using the icon in the search bar, first type the search terms into the search bar, then right-click on the Search Site icon, and then in the popup menu select either Within subdomain or Within entire domain.

Search Bar Shortcuts

To initiate a search of the default domain using a keyboard shortcut in the search bar, first type the search terms into the search bar and then press Ctrl+Enter.

To initiate a search of the other (non-default) domain using a keyboard shortcut in the search bar, press Ctrl+Shift+Enter instead of Ctrl+Enter.

Search Panel

In the search panel, any of the following elements can be right-clicked to show the Search Site popup menu:

    • the Default Search Engine header
    • entries in the list of search suggestions
    • the one-off Search Engine buttons (only those that are capable of searching sites)

The Search Site cursor will be displayed when the mouse is moved over any of these elements.

Note: The search panel is only available when using Firefox 34.0 or later version with the browser.search.showOneOffButtons preference enabled in about:config.

Context Menu

To initiate a search of the default domain from the context menu: first select some text within the web page, then right-click on the selected text and choose the Search Site for selection menu item.

To initiate a search of a specific domain from the context menu: first select some text within the web page, then right-click on the selected text and choose the Search Site for selection submenu, and then select either Within subdomain or Within entire domain. Note, the Show 'Search Site' submenu option must be enabled to make the Search Site submenu visible.

Normally, the search engine shown in the search bar will be used. However, if the search bar is not visible on one of the toolbars, the default search engine will be used instead.

There is an option for the selected text to be enclosed in quotes, so that it is searched as a single phrase.

Drag-and-Drop

This feature is only available with Firefox 36.0.4 or earlier.

To initiate a search of the default domain using drag-and-drop, first select some text within the web page, then Ctrl+Drag the selected text and drop it into the search bar.

To initiate a search of the other (non-default) domain using drag-and-drop, use Ctrl+Shift+Drag instead of Ctrl+Drag.

Showing Results

The search results are normally shown in the current tab. If the browser.search.openintab preference is enabled, the search results will normally be shown in a new foreground tab.

The normal behaviour can be modified in four ways:

1. By holding down the Ctrl and/or Shift keys at the same time as clicking on the Search Site icon or the Search Site menu items:

    • Shift - show results in new window
    • Ctrl - show results in new foreground tab
    • Ctrl+Shift - show results in background tab

2. By using Middle-Click when clicking on the Search Site icon or the Search Site menu items:

    • Middle-Click - show results in new foreground tab

3. By holding down the Alt key at the same time as pressing Ctrl+Enter:

    • Alt+Ctrl+Enter - show results in new foreground tab

4. By holding down the Alt key at the same time as using Ctrl+Drag (Firefox 36.0.4 or earlier):

    • Alt+Ctrl+Drag - show results in new foreground tab

Configuring Search Engines

There are options to specify whether each search engine is Capable of Search within Site.

The pre-installed search engines are automatically pre-configured as capable or not capable of search within site.

To be capable of search within site, a search engine must be able to recognize the site: keyword in the search terms.

Options

The Options Dialog can be accessed by selecting Tools | Add-ons on the Firefox main menu.

The Options Dialog allows the user to:

    • Always hide, always show or automatically show the Search Site icon in the search bar.
    • Hide the Search Site cursor in the search panel (Firefox 34.0 or later).
    • Hide the Default Search Engine highlighting in the search panel (Firefox 34.0 or later).
    • Show the Search Site submenu on the context menu.
    • Enclose the selected text in quotes when searching from context menu.
    • Choose the default search domain as either Within subdomain or Within entire domain.
    • Specify whether each search engine is Capable of Search within Site.

Download files:

search-site-1.6.xpi
search-site-1.7.xpi
search-site-1.8.xpi
search-site-1.9.1-signed.xpi
search-site-2.0.1-signed.xpi
search-site-2.1.1-signed.xpi
search-site-3.0.1-signed.xpi
search-site-3.1.1-signed.xpi
search-site-3.2.1-signed.xpi
search-site-3.3.1-signed.xpi
search-site-3.4.1-signed.xpi
search-site-3.5.1-signed.xpi
search-site-3.6.1-signed.xpi
search-site-4.0.1-signed.xpi
search-site-4.1.1-signed.xpi
search-site-4.2.1-signed.xpi
search-site-4.3.1-signed.xpi
search-site-4.4.1-signed.xpi
search-site-5.0.1-signed.xpi
search-site-5.1.1-signed.xpi
search-site-5.2.1-signed.xpi
search-site-5.3.1-signed.xpi
search-site-5.4.1-signed.xpi
search-site-5.5.xpi
search-site-5.6.xpi
search-site-5.7.xpi
search-site-5.8.xpi
search-site-6.0.xpi
search-site-6.1.xpi
search-site-6.2.xpi
search-site-6.3.xpi
search-site-7.0.xpi
search-site-7.1.xpi


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