Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: desga2
Date: August 24, 2010 09:29PM

Now we have a Preferences chrome that work fine for KM 1.6, I think is the time to update the old list of Search engines included.
File: \K-Meleon1.6a4_cp3\defaults\profile\search.xml

I worked in his update some time ago but after a hard month working I lost the final file after a crash of my system while I'm working on it, and I hadn't any backup.

Please help us to update this search engines, testing and reporting with this template:

Search engine name:
URL for K-Meleon search:
Problem: [Offline] || [Wrong URL/Not work] || [Proposal to Delete] || [Proposal to Add]
Explanation: (Some info about it or why you proposal it)

Thanks for your colaboration.
Greetings.

K-Meleon in Spanish

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: jsnj
Date: August 25, 2010 02:34AM

The following should be added for name recognition alone:

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/srch.php?nm=

MySpace
http://searchservice.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=sitesearch.results&type=AllMySpace&qry=

Scroogle
http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbw.cgi?Gw=

Twitter
http://twitter.com/search?q=

Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=


The following engines should be updated to the URLs in bold. In their current state, they are either redirected, incorrect or unnecessarily long.

AOL Image Search
http://search.aol.com/aol/image?invocationType=topsearchbox.imagehome&query=

AOL Music (formerly AOL Audio)
http://music.aol.com/search/?query=

AOL News Search
http://search.aol.com/aol/news?s_it=searchbox.newshome&v_t=topsearchbox.news&q=

AOL Search
http://search.aol.com/aol/search?s_it=topsearchbox.search&v_t=na&q=

AOL Yellow Pages (formerly AOL Local Search)
http://yellowpages.aol.com/search?query=

Ask.com
http://www.ask.com/web?q=

Bing Images
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=

Bing Maps
http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?q=

Bing News
http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=

Bing Shopping
http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?q=

Bing Videos
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=

Delicious
http://www.delicious.com/search?p=

Dictionary
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/

Dogpile
http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile/web/

eBay
http://shop.ebay.com/

Google Groups
http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=

Google Images
http://www.google.com/images?q=

Google Maps
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=

Google News
http://news.google.com/news?q=

Google Product Search (formerly Froogle)
http://www.google.com/products?q=

HotBot
http://www.hotbot.com/?query=

*I'd recommend changing all the Internet Movie Database captions to IMDb. It's more in keeping with the site and easier for a user to find in a long list of engines.

IMDb (Francais)
http://www.imdb.fr/find?q=

IMDb (Deutsch)
http://www.imdb.de/find?q=

IMDb (Italiano)
http://www.imdb.it/find?q=

Ixquick Metasearch
http://ixquick.com/do/metasearch.pl?query=

Lycos
http://search.lycos.com/?tab=web&query=

Mamma Metasearch
http://www.mamma.com/result.php?q=

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/

MetaCrawler
http://www.metacrawler.com/metacrawler/web/

Multimap
http://www.multimap.com/maps/?q=

Softpile (formerly OOKO Search)
http://www.softpile.com/search.php?cat=1&q=

Truveo Video Search (formerly AOL Video Search)
http://www.truveo.com/search?query=

Webshots Community
http://www.webshots.com/search?new=1&querySource=community&tab=photos&queryAll=

Yahoo Maps
http://maps.yahoo.com/map?q1=

Yahoo Pulse (formerly Yahoo Profiles)
http://pulse.yahoo.com/

Yahoo Shopping
http://shopping.yahoo.com/search/all?p=

Yippy (formerly Vivisimo & Clusty)
http://search.yippy.com/search?query=


The following should be removed:

A9.com (Same as Amazon)
AOL Audio (Now AOL Music)
AOL Video Search (Now Truveo)
Ditto.com (Dead)
Feedster (Dead)
Find Travel To (Dead)
Froogle (Now Google Product Search)
Jux2 (Dead)
OOKO Search (Now Softpile)
Yahoo Profiles ( Now Yahoo Pulse)
Vivisimo (Now Yippy)



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/2010 10:31AM by jsnj.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: ndebord
Date: August 25, 2010 04:15AM

I think A9 does some things differently than the normal amazon search engine. Not sure.

N

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: jsnj
Date: August 25, 2010 05:05AM

Quote
ndebord
I think A9 does some things differently than the normal amazon search engine. Not sure.

Searching using A9 brings up the amazon search results page. Maybe they used to be different, but not anymore as far as results.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/2010 05:08AM by jsnj.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: ndebord
Date: August 25, 2010 06:50AM

Quote
jsnj
Quote
ndebord
I think A9 does some things differently than the normal amazon search engine. Not sure.

Searching using A9 brings up the amazon search results page. Maybe they used to be different, but not anymore as far as results.

jsnj,

You're right, they merged them. A9 used to add extras, but no more.

N

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: ndebord
Date: August 25, 2010 08:04AM

Yahoo US is no more, as they now use Bing.

Not sure, but think Yahoo UK is still good for English speakers.

Yahoo UK

http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?vc=&p=


Anyone?

N

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: jsnj
Date: August 25, 2010 10:13AM

Quote
ndebord
Yahoo US is no more, as they now use Bing.

...


Yahoo is still worth saving I think as they offer 100 results per page. Bing's limit is 50.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: ndebord
Date: August 25, 2010 11:03AM

Quote
jsnj
Quote
ndebord
Yahoo US is no more, as they now use Bing.

...


Yahoo is still worth saving I think as they offer 100 results per page. Bing's limit is 50.

The old Yahoo U.S. now says Bing at the bottom when you scroll down, the U.K. version does not. Did EU complain about MS & Yahoo getting together?

N

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: desga2
Date: August 25, 2010 06:56PM


Sorry but I'm not agree with included social network searchers as:
Facebook, MySpace or Twitter.
These aren't really search engines.

Also remember that this social websites haven't a good support for standard Gecko User Agent Strings and have problems with K-Meleon UA.

K-Meleon in Spanish

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: jsnj
Date: August 25, 2010 10:47PM

Quote
desga2

Sorry but I'm not agree with included social network searchers as:
Facebook, MySpace or Twitter.
These aren't really search engines.

I'm not sure what qualifies as "really" a search engine. You might as well get rid of the other site specific engines then I guess:

Webshots
Webshots Community
Yahoo Pulse

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: SoerenB
Date: August 25, 2010 11:57PM

Hi,

Duck Duck Go:
http://duckduckgo.com/?q=

||Please Add||

It's really nice! Read about it at aboutus.org

... or start a search for it using itself:

searching for duckduckgo using Duck Duck Go

Cheers
SoerenB

is: I'm back, on wine in some (!) linuxes - speaking of addiction ...

was: No more own machines, because of addiction.
Don't know when I'll be back to normal ...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/26/2010 12:03AM by SoerenB.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: JamesD
Date: August 26, 2010 02:49AM

Quote
desga2
Also remember that this social websites haven't a good support for standard Gecko User Agent Strings and have problems with K-Meleon UA.

I think we should not include sites which do not accept and use our default UA. We don't want to lead users into situations where the site does not work for KM.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: SoerenB
Date: August 27, 2010 08:42PM

Google Search in K-Meleon Site & Forum:

[K-Meleon Support Search]
[http:/ /www.google.com/search?q=site:kmeleon.sourceforge.net&q=]

I would even sug*gest adding that to the default SE's. With a prominent placement and some eyecatching name (see above ...] this might help avoiding some traffic.

Cheers
SoerenB

is: I'm back, on wine in some (!) linuxes - speaking of addiction ...

was: No more own machines, because of addiction.
Don't know when I'll be back to normal ...

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: jsnj
Date: August 29, 2010 11:10AM

I forgot to include the updated simplified URL string for Bing - Web

http://www.bing.com/search?q=

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6 [Proposal to Add]
Posted by: slayer
Date: August 30, 2010 10:37AM

[Proposal to Add]

Yeah DuckDuckGo is really nice!

http://duckduckgo.com

Has many configurations using parameters, these are my options:

https://duckduckgo.com/?kp=-1&kl=ar-es&ks=n&ke=-1&kr=-1&v=&kc=-1&q=k-meleon

Click to see the result


Link to DuckDuckGo URL parameters



[Proposal to Add]

Imagery Search interface, using google Image search engine but BETTER:

http://elzr.com/imagery?imgsz=&imgc=&filetype=&query=k-meleon

Click to see the result

It also accepts parameters.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6 [Proposal to Add]
Posted by: slayer
Date: November 20, 2010 11:15PM

I don't know if someone noticed this, or if it was added to the 1.6, but duckduckgo offers no javascript versions of the search engine now:

https://duckduckgo.com/lite/?q=kmeleon
https://duckduckgo.com/html/?q=kmeleon
Both are great, the first link will show the Lite version, the second one looks like the js version but in html.
The links I have posted are https. Change that if you want.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: nfpr
Date: December 29, 2010 06:32AM

This has nothing to do with KM 1.6, but for what it's worth...

Google has changed in recent times and the only way to get certain options to stick is through the use of cookies, and since I don't set and keep cookies Google has been getting really annoying (and yet it's the best for technical searches). I've since discovered that by using the HTTPS version I can get what I want without cookies, specifically: a number of search results greater than 10! Also, including "&nfpr=1" eliminates the incredibly stupid default auto correction that delivers the wrong results most of the time (wrongly assuming what was typed was mispelled).

The search string:

https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=en&nfpr=1&num=50&q=

Breakdown:

https://encrypted.google.com/search?
uses the secure/encrypted search

hl=en
sets the language

&nfpr=1
"I know what I'm typing so don't change it!"

&num=50
delivers 50 results, 100 is another option

&q=
the query is:

other options abound I'm sure

example: https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=en&nfpr=1&num=50&q=K-Meleon

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: siria
Date: January 01, 2011 02:21AM

Great tips, thanx nfpr!! smiling smiley
It was getting on my nerves for SOO long, that google only gave 10 results if I wouldn't allow their ad cookies tongue sticking out smiley

By the way there's no encryption needed, works just as well with the 'normal' connection:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&nfpr=1&num=30&q=

That's without any search word at the end, the way it must be configured for auto-search, unlike bookmarks-nick or hotlist-nick, where one must append a %1. E.g. one can set a bookmark with nick "ge" to search english, and another bookmark with "hl=de" in it and nick "gd" to search german. That means, typing "gd blabla" in the URL bar then hitting Return gives german results, and typing "ge blabla" gives english blabla results ;-)

If anyone wants to change auto-search, go to F2 > Browsing > Finding Websites / Search engines
And then in the same prefs sheet in the first tab again ("URL bar"), at the bottom, choose that engine for auto-search (if the word in the URL bar can't be found as domain).

Hmm... never realized it's a bit complicated with those default engines and those in the menu, e.g. my globe-right-click-menu looks much different from anything in the configuration sheet *scratchinghead* And had not realized yet that the "default search engine" (if hitting globe or Ctrl+G) is something different than the engine for auto-search (if hitting just Return)!!
At any rate, if anyone has trouble with modifying the auto-search (=Return-key), you can alternatively go to about:config and filter for "searchengine", then double-click to modify cool smiley



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 01/01/2011 02:59AM by siria.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: guenter
Date: January 01, 2011 04:13AM

BTW. Google 100 is one of the predefined search settings.
English: http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=
German: http://www.google.de/search?num=100&q=



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/01/2011 04:15AM by guenter.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: nfpr=
Date: January 01, 2011 07:35AM

Thanks Siria and Guenter but I only get ten results no matter where I use those search strings in KM, thus my apparent absolute need for the encrypted version. In fact, my home page is a local, custom designed html full of forms and links and the same options are ignored from there as well unless I use the https link to submit.

But wait! Knowing your credibility (Doon here! *wink wink* ; and no G, I didn't move to the uk *wink wink*) I began to think about what might be different about my browser, and then I thought "user agent", and sure enough my entirely fake (for me) user agent is what was keeping me at ten results!

This little lie:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6

So, you were right but so was I in my own weird way and I guess it wasn't a total waste of space since we both learned something. But so much for my bright ideas! I shouldn't even be posting this clutter, I randomized my password some time ago to cut myself off from this forum (no offense) but I couldn't help peeking in and posting once or twice. ;-)
Cheers.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: topor8
Date: January 17, 2011 03:58AM

Has anybody written a search engine for the U.S. government weather-forecast site?

If not, I'd appreciate it if somebody would.

(This is the main page: http://www.weather.gov/)

Or, alternately, if there's a set of instructions on how to create a search engine, I can try to do it myself.

Thanks.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: desga2
Date: January 18, 2011 02:25AM

Try to add this url like a search engine in Preferences -> Finding Website -> Search Engines (tab):
http://forecast.weather.gov/zipcity.php?inputstring=
You can search by name and by zip code.

K-Meleon in Spanish



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2011 02:26AM by desga2.

Re: Update Search Engines for KM 1.6
Posted by: topor8
Date: January 19, 2011 12:18AM

http://forecast.weather.gov/zipcity.php?inputstring=

Thanks so much for this. It works not only as a search engine, but in the Weather Macro.

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