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Extend Firefox's search bar with advanced search functions of search engines like Google, Yahoo and Startpage.

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Main features Version 1.7:

Installation:
Download and install this Add-On. The new functions will be available after restarting Firefox.

Please read following notes and frequently asked questions.

Notes:
The use of https can increase security, but it can also slow down the loading of the result page.

Use of shortcuts

If searchbox focused:

On Webpage

In new Options for Firefox 43+

This Add-On is incompatible with other searchbar extendable Add-Ons!!

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Known Issues
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Enabling and disabling of file types in 1.7.2 is broken and will return in 1.7.3.

Compatibility problems with Firefox 43+ are resolved with version 1.7.3.
Compatibility problems with Firefox 23+ are resolved with version 1.0.1.

To report any compatiblity problems please use Add-on Compatibility Reporter.

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FAQs
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Q: How can I enable advanced search functions for e. g. “Ask”?
A: Add the corresponding search engine to Firefox. The new functions will immediately be available without restarting Firefox. Following list contains compatible search engines:

Q: I am using a search engine called “Google Scholar”. Is this engine compatible with this Add-On?
A: No. To prevent overlaying other search engines, only following search engines with exactly following names are compatible:
“Google” or “Google (SSL)”, “Yahoo”, “Ixquick” or “Ixquick HTTPS”, “Bing” and “Ask” WITHOUT furthermore additions.
Other search engines like “Amazon” will not be affected.

Q: I want to search for word-documents with „Bing“. Is it possible?
A: No. Not every search engine supports the same search functions. Following lists shows the compatibility between search engine and search functions:
Documents like Word or PDF:
- Google , Yahoo and Startpage
Videos and images:
- Google, Yahoo, Ixquick (ony internet search), Startpage, Bing, Qwant and Ask
Maps (only internet search):
- Google, Yahoo, Bing and DuckDuckGo (thrugh Bang-command)

Q: I have installed an older version (“Search this site”). What are the differences between the older and newer versions?
A: The current version integrates into Firefox’s search bar. The separate search bar and some user-preferences like shortcuts have been removed. These changes will automatically install after update.

Q: I can’t see some images for file types.
A: This Add-On uses icons of corresponding programs for files with one of the following extensions: html, .pdf, .txt, .avi und .jpeg. If you cannot see e. g. the PDFicon you have to install a PDF-Reader.

Q: How to use Ixquick / Startpage with search suggestions?
A: Go to Ixquick mainpage. In the right coner select "Settings". On the left side under "GET MORE IXQUICK" click on "Add Ixquick to your Browser". Choose a language and click on "install" behind "HTTPS" (for more security) or "HTTP" (faster, but less secure).

Same steps for Startpage.

Q: Why does DuckDuckGo support Maps and HTML?
A: DuckDuckGo supports many commands called "Bangs" (duckduckgo.com/bang.html) It uses these commands to use other services. Maps will be supported by Open Street Map (OSM) and HTML on World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) wiki w3schools.com.

Q: What's the difference between setting"Avoid country redirect" and "Force using .com"?
A: "Avoid country redirect" uses preferred language (Settings -> Content -> Languages) to choose domain to use for search engine and prevents for redirecting to another domain. For example spansih is preferred language the search engine uses .es as domain. So, it is a simple mapping between language and domain.

"Force using .com" ignores preferred language and uses .com without redirecting.
Currently only Google is supported. Google encrypted does not support other domains.

Q: What about roadmap and bugfixing?
A: "Advanced search" will be developed in leisure time. New features and patches will be published in sporadical interval.

Evaluation of possibility:
- Support of MetaGer
- Migration to new Add-On API

Dropping support of old Firefox Versions
Upcoming version 1.7.5 is like 1.7.4 but without support of Firefox 3.x till 30. This is prepration to moving Add-On to new base for new API.

Download files:

search-this-site-0.7.2.xpi
search-this-site-0.7.3.xpi
search-this-site-0.7.4.xpi
search-this-site-1.0.1-signed.xpi
search-this-site-1.0.1.1-signed.xpi
search-this-site-1.5.2.1-signed.xpi
search-this-site-1.6.1-signed.xpi
search-this-site-1.7.1.xpi
search-this-site-1.7.2.xpi
search-this-site-1.7.3.xpi
search-this-site-1.7.4.xpi




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