Sariash, I used to do this all the time, but then I got frustrated as it doesn't save a history of what you are searching.
You can use CTRL-K or CTRL-E to get to the search box quickly, so it's actually less keystrokes, especially if the search is in history :) and in the help it says you can use CTRL-DOWN to change search engines, but never got this to work :/
You can also delete the unwanted "default" search engines by deleting them from %FireFox Path%\searchplugins" too :)
I've been using Opera for a while, and I love the right-click-left-click back (and vice versa for forward) option, and the "fast forward" option for reading my enormous backlog of webcomics...
Anyone care to tell me I can set those two things up in Firefox, 'cause Opera is a little of what I like to call "actually manages to compete with WoW for resources...in the bad way..." Okay, so it's a LOT of that. Just sitting there with three pages open in Opera uses 67% of my processor. While WoW sits there with 33%, crying. It seems to have tons of memory AND thread/processing leaks...it's sad.
Anyway. I'm tring K-Maleon, but I think Firefox might better suite my general desires, if people can convince me its worthwhile. The keyword comment (I only use the "g ..." to google-search in opera, and I keep typing that into my IE browser, or my friend's firefox browser to no avail... :)) has made me think, maybe, just maybe, firefox might win this.
Is it more efficient than Opera? I can always just test that, of course. :)
When I had Opera I always used the mouse gestures (RMB+left/right) to go forward/back. Then when I got firefox I just installed the AIO gestures addon so I could do the same thing. You might want to try that. ;) (there's probably an addon to let you do the right-left click thing too)
Oh and on the searching thing, g and the text to search for works for me in firefox.[/url]
Anyway, this isn't just my usual mindless banter, no, this is a completely different form of banter, this is helpful banter. The right-click thingamjigger can indeed be done with Firefox, there are roughly 20 extensions out there that do this kind of thing and expand beyond it in ways almost beyond comprehension.
I'm not going to bother to list 'em out, instead I shall just point you to www.extensionsmirror.nl, it'll take a little effort to dig out your favourites but I have a large number of extensions running on my Firefox and I add to it often, my Firefox is so far from the defaults now it's not even recognizable.
Take the time and Firefox can do anything that any other browser can do but better, it can also do millions of things that no other browser can do thanks to a brilliant community.
Just replaced IEView with [ IETab ]. It lets you view pages in a firefox tab, with the IE engine. To switch, just leftclick the Firefox/IE Icon in the statusbar - or rightclick the icon to get to the options, where you can set pages that allways show with IE engine.
I've finally figured out how to edit and mess around with FF extensions, so I got a few that weren't working with 1.5rc2 to work again. If you see any on my list that you can't seem to find online just ask me and I'll send it to you :)
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