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Manofgames
Hi,

Just thought about doing this, not sure if someone's already done it, but when I searched the forum, the most I could pick up was people saying how good FF was.

The search engine is based on the FF Google search engine, and I've used their auto complete function within it, so you should get suggestions as you type to search.
There's also the little Frihost icon in there too. Cool

I've also created a Frihost Google button, which works in both IE and FF. Very Happy
NOTE: You must be logged in though to search the forums, otherwise you'll be asked to login

Firefox Search Engne
Screenshots:



Installation:
Method a:

  • Download the xml file ( http://www.sigswitch.info/frihost.xml ) to:
    {DRIVE}:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins
    Where {DRIVE} is the letter of the drive on which you've installed firefox.
  • Restart FF (Make sure you close every single Firefox window)
  • Enjoy Very Happy

Method B to follow Smile

Google toolbar button:
Features:

  • Click the button to goto Frihost Forum home
  • Highlight a piece of text in the current page, then press the button to search Frihost for that text
  • Auto suggestions when typing in the Google search box


Screenshots:
In Internet Explorer:
In Firefox:
When you type something in the search box:
When you highlight part of the current page:

Installation:

[b]Note: The google search engine button will only work with Google toolbar > v4.

Hope you enjoy using these tools Very Happy

Alex

Feedback appreciated
m-productions
This is a neat idea, however, I put it in the folder, but i still cant select it.

eidt: I had to close every FF window, and now its working, infact i got back to this thread by searching for it ^_~ Very nice!
darrenpaul
This will be really handy, I'll try and add it now
ashish2005
Downloaded it, moved it to the folder and then restarted firefox. It works perfectly and can be useful to all the frihosters. I am also trying to create one for my own forums. I hope I will be able to figure it out.
Manofgames
Hi,
Thanks for the good comments, I hoped it would be useful for everyone Razz .
If you want to make one for your site, just look at my code. Its very easy to change.
erlendhg
Wow!! I am impressed.
That was a really great idea.
Works very well, too.

Have you studied the xml code to learn how to make that, all by yourself?

Neat Wink
Manofgames
erlendhg wrote:
Wow!! I am impressed.
That was a really great idea.
Works very well, too.

Have you studied the xml code to learn how to make that, all by yourself?

Neat Wink

Study?? XML?? Shocked
Lol, I learnt from reading the xmls already in the sfolder
aznhomieboi1689
Cool! Now that's great Smile
James007
How did you get the line for the image?
m-productions
James007 wrote:
How did you get the line for the image?


do you mean this?

Code:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.frihost.com/forums/forums.css">
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://www.frihost.com/images/favicon.gif">


or do you mean how he put it into the search thing in the first place?
James007
I mean the
Code:

<Image width="16" height="16">
data:image/x-icon;base64,R0lGODlhEAAQAIABADNm/////
yH5BAEAAAEALAAAAAAQABAAAAIfjI+pywkBooq0vlMbdk3u/mmGdTElpJ2i2rGmK8ZiAQA7
</Image>
m-productions
James007 wrote:
I mean the
Code:

<Image width="16" height="16">
data:image/x-icon;base64,R0lGODlhEAAQAIABADNm/////yH5BAEAAAEALAAAAAAQABAAAAIfjI+pywkBooq0vlMbdk3u/mmGdTElpJ2i2rGmK8ZiAQA7
</Image>


thats a good question o.0 I just went and messt around with that code at the end.... img vanished xD (I figured this is what you ment after I posted my post, thats why i went back and edited my post to add that last part... )
James007
Well actually now I still don't know how I should use another favicon with the xml file. Could you clarify? Thank you. Smile
m-productions
James007 wrote:
Well actually now I still don't know how I should use another favicon with the xml file. Could you clarify? Thank you. Smile


I dont understand why his code looks so weird like that, but you can just use a normal link to the favcon when making a search bar, check this out

Build a Search Box for Firefox 2/IE7

hope that helps ^^


Code:

<Image height="16" width="16" type="image/x-icon">http://godbit.com/favicon.ico</Image>
badai
you can do automatic installation with this html

Code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
        <title>search plugin</title>
          <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
        <script type="text/javascript">

function installSearchEngine() {
 if (window.external && ("AddSearchProvider" in window.external)) {
   // Firefox 2 and IE 7, OpenSearch
   window.external.AddSearchProvider("url_of_plugin.xml");
 } else if (window.sidebar && ("addSearchEngine" in window.sidebar)) {
   // Firefox <= 1.5, Sherlock
   window.sidebar.addSearchEngine("url_of_plugin.src",
                                  "url_of_icon.ico",
                                  "Search Plugin", "");
 } else {
   // No search engine support (IE 6, Opera, etc).
   alert("No search engine support");
 }
}
        </script>
    </head>
<body>

<br />

<a href="javascript:void(0)" onclick="installSearchEngine(); return false;">Install Now</a>  <br /><br />

<br /><br />
</body>
</html>



then put 2 copies of your plugin, 1 with xml extension, the other with src extension.
imagefree
Great!!!!!!


It worked. Can i modify it for my own use?and please guide me how because i dont know XML.
carlokes
Hi there,

Pretty cool idea Smile
Very useful indeed.
Keep up the good work.

Stay COol!
James007
That is extremely useful, thank you very much!
william
Nice. I also made one a few months back, but I never found a use for it because it became a hassle that I had to keep logging in. I've also made one for my site along with Youtube. Being able to do this is quite useful, though. Very Happy
Manofgames
Thanks for the positive feedback, glad everyone's liking it Very Happy .
James007 wrote:
Well actually now I still don't know how I should use another favicon with the xml file. Could you clarify? Thank you. Smile

That really annoyed me for quite a while, I found out that for images to work in these extensions, you need to base 64 encrypt it (something Animal would probably know Wink ). After a lot of frantic googling, I discovered a great website : http://www.opinionatedgeek.com/dotnet/tools/Base64Encode/
You can upload files, and they'll encrypt them for free, and you can just copy the output into your programs. Very useful indeed Razz .
m-productions wrote:
Well actually now I still don't know how I should use another favicon with the xml file. Could you clarify? Thank you. Smile


I dont understand why his code looks so weird like that, but you can just use a normal link to the favcon when making a search bar, check this out

Build a Search Box for Firefox 2/IE7

hope that helps ^^


Code:

<Image height="16" width="16" type="image/x-icon">http://godbit.com/favicon.ico</Image>

Lol, I just modified the Google search engine XML file by changing a few values and removing some junk.
Hence the auto complete feature which people who wanted the spell check might be appeased by.
The tutorials I found didn't work in FF, so I kinda went off the beaten track.
imagefree wrote:

Great!!!!!!


It worked. Can i modify it for my own use?and please guide me how because i dont know XML.

Read m-productions comment, that site he suggested is very useful.
carlokes wrote:

Hi there,

Pretty cool idea Smile
Very useful indeed.
Keep up the good work.

Stay COol!

Very Happy
James007 wrote:

That is extremely useful, thank you very much!

Always a pleasure James Smile
william wrote:

Nice. I also made one a few months back, but I never found a use for it because it became a hassle that I had to keep logging in. I've also made one for my site along with Youtube. Being able to do this is quite useful, though. Very Happy

Thanks for the feedback. Very Happy

EDIT: m-productions, that was one of the tutorials that I found didn't work Sad
hack_man_
I remember suggesting something like this a while back, or working on one... I tried to adapt the OpenSearch code, but i couldn't get mine to stay logged in... It would log me out and then try to search, so it didn't work.
Manofgames
NEW: Google toolbar button:

click this link in IE with google toolbar > 4:
http://toolbar.google.com/buttons/add?url=http://www.sigswitch.info/frihost2.xml

Features inc.:

Selection searching
Auto suggest
Frihost icon
Click button to goto frihost forums home

Very Happy enjoy Razz

THIS MIGHT NOT WONT WORK IN FF

EDIT: I lie, it does
Manofgames
As always, Feedback appreciated. Very Happy
Vrythramax
-Moved- to the Software Forum.
James007
Stickied. You deserve it.
Manofgames
James007 wrote:
Stickied. You deserve it.

Dancing Thanks James Very Happy
garionw
I think this is worthy for something more than a sticky - Included inside the template itself!

Did you have this idea yourself, or did you see it in the suggestions forum? I can remember posting about it somewhere, but got dropped because we have to use GET, and phpBB uses POST
Manofgames
garionw wrote:
I think this is worthy for something more than a sticky - Included inside the template itself!

Did you have this idea yourself, or did you see it in the suggestions forum? I can remember posting about it somewhere, but got dropped because we have to use GET, and phpBB uses POST

Very Happy

I've already spoken to Bondings about it, and he said he likes these mods but would like to find a less resource draining method for searching the forum.

I seem to remember seeing something about it in the suggestions forum a couple of months ago, but I just randomly thought about it the other day, and then... made it
Wink

PHPBB can support either GET or POST requests for searching, and the search buttons can send either POST or get GET variables to the search page.
justy
looks good.. and also nice IDEA
Smile
mjohnson
Um,very cool,but I never use any toolbar includes Google toolbar,I like my browser looks neat.But I must say that your works are great,maybe someday I will have a try.
nivinjoy
Ya..it is a nice idea...Good work mann...Me gonna have a try...!! Laughing Cool Laughing
kirii
OMG..
very cool..
thanks for providing,I had used it and it works very well..
good job dude Very Happy
Manofgames
kirii wrote:
OMG..
very cool..
thanks for providing,I had used it and it works very well..
good job dude Very Happy

As the domain expired nearly a year ago, is it not possible that you have downloaded the extension, hence you are just using this topic to spam. Evil or Very Mad
James007
Manofgames wrote:
kirii wrote:
OMG..
very cool..
thanks for providing,I had used it and it works very well..
good job dude Very Happy

As the domain expired nearly a year ago, is it not possible that you have downloaded the extension, hence you are just using this topic to spam. Evil or Very Mad

What he says.

-closed- to prevent spam
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