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    Firefox Search Plugin

    Hi,

    Just wondering if there is any chance of getting an Edugeek Search plugin for the search bar in Firefox?

    Have looked at the IE method for adding search engines which don't have a plug in but I don't think that will work because Edugeek doesn't seem to pass the search query and parameters in the URL.

    Would be very useful though!

    :-)

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    It is coming soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    It is coming soon
    Just when I've given up with FF in disgust and switched to Chrome

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
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    Excellent

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    Ideally, I'd like a USB-attached Big Red Button that I can hit with my fist to take a screenshot and post a thread automatically with the subject "Help! I'm stuck in $program". Even better if it delivers an EduHobNob from a slot underneath each time as well.

    Failing that, a search bar would be dead handy, aye

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Just when I've given up with FF in disgust and switched to Chrome
    Chrome *should* get extra options too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict View Post
    Have looked at the IE method for adding search engines which don't have a plug in but I don't think that will work because Edugeek doesn't seem to pass the search query and parameters in the URL.
    I normally use Google to search EduGeek with Internet Explorer. Shown below is part of my Unattend.xml for Windows 7 which sets up the search providers during the install process.

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="specialize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <SearchScopes>
                    <Scope wcm:action="add">
                        <ScopeKey>Search1</ScopeKey>
                        <ScopeDisplayName>Google</ScopeDisplayName>
                        <ShowSearchSuggestions>true</ShowSearchSuggestions>
                        <SuggestionsURL>http://clients5.google.com/complete/search?hl={language}&amp;q={searchTerms}&amp;client=ie8&amp;inputencoding={inputEncoding}&amp;outputencoding={outputEncoding}</SuggestionsURL>
                        <ScopeUrl>http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&amp;q={searchTerms}&amp;meta=</ScopeUrl>
                        <FaviconURL>http://www.google.co.uk/favicon.ico</FaviconURL>
                        <ScopeDefault>true</ScopeDefault>
                    </Scope>
                    <Scope wcm:action="add">
                        <ScopeDefault>false</ScopeDefault>
                        <ScopeDisplayName>EduGeek</ScopeDisplayName>
                        <ScopeKey>Search2</ScopeKey>
                        <ScopeUrl>http://www.google.co.uk/search?num=100&amp;q=site:www.edugeek.net+{searchTerms}</ScopeUrl>
                        <ShowSearchSuggestions>false</ShowSearchSuggestions>
                        <FaviconURL>http://www.edugeek.net/favicon.ico</FaviconURL>
                    </Scope>                
                    <Scope wcm:action="add">
                        <ScopeDefault>false</ScopeDefault>
                        <ScopeDisplayName>Server Fault</ScopeDisplayName>
                        <ScopeKey>Search3</ScopeKey>
                        <ScopeUrl>http://serverfault.com/search?q={searchTerms}</ScopeUrl>
                        <ShowSearchSuggestions>false</ShowSearchSuggestions>
                        <FaviconURL>http://sstatic.net/serverfault/img/favicon.ico</FaviconURL>
                    </Scope>
                    <Scope wcm:action="add">
                        <ScopeDefault>false</ScopeDefault>
                        <ScopeDisplayName>Super User</ScopeDisplayName>
                        <ScopeKey>Search4</ScopeKey>
                        <ScopeUrl>http://superuser.com/search?q={searchTerms}</ScopeUrl>
                        <ShowSearchSuggestions>false</ShowSearchSuggestions>
                        <FaviconURL>http://sstatic.net/superuser/img/favicon.ico</FaviconURL>
                    </Scope>
                </SearchScopes>
                <Home_Page>http://www.google.co.uk/</Home_Page>
                <DisableAccelerators>false</DisableAccelerators>
                <DisableFirstRunWizard>true</DisableFirstRunWizard>
                <DisableOOBAccelerators>false</DisableOOBAccelerators>
                <DisableWelcomePage>true</DisableWelcomePage>
            </component>
        </settings>
    </unattend>
    There is another way of adding your own search providers to IE, but I can't find the link at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I normally use Google to search EduGeek with Internet Explorer. Shown below is part of my Unattend.xml for Windows 7 which sets up the search providers during the install process.

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="specialize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <SearchScopes>
                    <Scope wcm:action="add">
                        <ScopeKey>Search1</ScopeKey>
                        <ScopeDisplayName>Google</ScopeDisplayName>
                        <ShowSearchSuggestions>true</ShowSearchSuggestions>
                        <SuggestionsURL>http://clients5.google.com/complete/search?hl={language}&amp;q={searchTerms}&amp;client=ie8&amp;inputencoding={inputEncoding}&amp;outputencoding={outputEncoding}</SuggestionsURL>
                        <ScopeUrl>http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&amp;q={searchTerms}&amp;meta=</ScopeUrl>
                        <FaviconURL>http://www.google.co.uk/favicon.ico</FaviconURL>
                        <ScopeDefault>true</ScopeDefault>
                    </Scope>
                    <Scope wcm:action="add">
                        <ScopeDefault>false</ScopeDefault>
                        <ScopeDisplayName>EduGeek</ScopeDisplayName>
                        <ScopeKey>Search2</ScopeKey>
                        <ScopeUrl>http://www.google.co.uk/search?num=100&amp;q=site:www.edugeek.net+{searchTerms}</ScopeUrl>
                        <ShowSearchSuggestions>false</ShowSearchSuggestions>
                        <FaviconURL>http://www.edugeek.net/favicon.ico</FaviconURL>
                    </Scope>                
                    <Scope wcm:action="add">
                        <ScopeDefault>false</ScopeDefault>
                        <ScopeDisplayName>Server Fault</ScopeDisplayName>
                        <ScopeKey>Search3</ScopeKey>
                        <ScopeUrl>http://serverfault.com/search?q={searchTerms}</ScopeUrl>
                        <ShowSearchSuggestions>false</ShowSearchSuggestions>
                        <FaviconURL>http://sstatic.net/serverfault/img/favicon.ico</FaviconURL>
                    </Scope>
                    <Scope wcm:action="add">
                        <ScopeDefault>false</ScopeDefault>
                        <ScopeDisplayName>Super User</ScopeDisplayName>
                        <ScopeKey>Search4</ScopeKey>
                        <ScopeUrl>http://superuser.com/search?q={searchTerms}</ScopeUrl>
                        <ShowSearchSuggestions>false</ShowSearchSuggestions>
                        <FaviconURL>http://sstatic.net/superuser/img/favicon.ico</FaviconURL>
                    </Scope>
                </SearchScopes>
                <Home_Page>http://www.google.co.uk/</Home_Page>
                <DisableAccelerators>false</DisableAccelerators>
                <DisableFirstRunWizard>true</DisableFirstRunWizard>
                <DisableOOBAccelerators>false</DisableOOBAccelerators>
                <DisableWelcomePage>true</DisableWelcomePage>
            </component>
        </settings>
    </unattend>
    There is another way of adding your own search providers to IE, but I can't find the link at the moment.
    Thanks for that, I may tweak that to use our search engine direct for those that want that.

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