[conspire] duckduckgo firefox tip:

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Wed Apr 6 14:02:51 PDT 2011

>> duckduckgo firefox tip:
>> (Ctrl-L) about:config (enter)
>> yes yes I'll be careful
>> keyword.URL (enter)
>> https://duckduckgo.com/?q=
>> OK
>> (Ctrl-L) is now an encrypted duckduckgo search
>> (Ctrl-L) !g is now a google search.  for times when I want that.

> Extremely nice.  I can use that -- except with a different keybinding,
> since Ctrl-L is 'put focus on URL line'.

Except of course that 'put focus on URL line' is exactly what we're doing.

The Keyword.url setting in about:config makes duckduckgo handle all
URL line typing that's not an actual URL, and the ! are duckduckgo's
"bang syntax" searches

!w is wikipedia
!ebay is an ebay search
!a is an amazon sesarch
!map is a google maps search
see duckduckgo.com/bang.html

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