[sdiy] Great search engine tool

cheater cheater cheater00social at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 15:24:49 CET 2022

Our work requires a lot of searching on various sites, and a lot of
the search engines we use work with POST rather than GET, so browsers
don't really support them well.

SPC allows you to search on GET and POST as well as do other things
based on JavaScript you can enter yourself. POST is important for
searching forums. JavaScript code can be useful if you're doing
something really special.

Adding a search engine is easy, go to the website, set your search
options, right click the search field and select "SPC - Add search
engine". You can go to the add-on's options to change what the context
menu looks like, turn the pop up on or off, etc.

You can edit the menu to have a "multiple search" entry, which lets
you search in multiple search engines at the same time, opening them
in subsequent background tabs.

The only search engine I've found so far that doesn't get
auto-detected is DigiKey. To add DigiKey you can go to the options and
add a search engine with the following options:
Type: GET
URL: https://www.digikey.com/en/products/result?keywords={searchTerms}
Favicon: https://www.digikey.com/favicon.ico

I found this out by going to the Network panel in Firefox Web
Developer Tools, and then I ran a search.

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