Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: ndebord
Date: March 01, 2006 12:16PM

Anybody played with Google's new Scroogle search engine. It has one intriguing feature, no history kept on search engine results.

Tks,

N

http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: Drahken
Date: March 01, 2006 10:14PM

Scroogle{
&OldSearch; $search = "Scroogle";
$eng = "http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbw.cgi?Gw=";;
&SetSearch;
}


FYI scroogle isn't -from- google, it uses the google engine (and google isn't happy about it). Scroogle is actually from the google-watch people.

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: ndebord
Date: March 02, 2006 12:12PM

Drahken,

Didn't know it ws the Google-watch people, not Google. But who cares? Much thanks for the macro. I think this will be my search engine default for now, all things considered.

<g>

N

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: Drahken
Date: March 02, 2006 08:04PM

Just wanted to clarify who was behind the search site. Personally, I use whatever search engine fits my needs best, and don't really care about who's behind it.

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: ndebord
Date: March 02, 2006 11:06PM

Drahken,

I don't really care who's behind any particular search engine either, but I do care about the government doing data mining on my search requests, so I really, really like the concept of Scroogle.

N

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: vpowell
Date: March 05, 2006 09:26PM

Scroogle is important to me because it is the only place I have gotten accurate information about the Justice Department's request for search-term data from Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL (which turns out NOT to be a problem this time, but who knows what will be involved next time)
http://www.scroogle.org/subpoena.html
Scroogle works very well, and is one of very few search engines that do not keep records, but they are a tiny, very-low-budget group, so they sometimes have to save bandwith by limiting their searches to 20 per hour for each user. I have been using them as my default search, and have had no problems.
If the bandwidth limit is a problem, you should investigate Clusty (which is from the vivisimo company)

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: Drahken
Date: March 06, 2006 07:33PM

ndebord- In this case though, it actually does make a difference who is behind scroogle, particularly since google is what scroogle is protecting people against. Read this page: http://www.scroogle.org/gscrape.html

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: guenter
Date: March 06, 2006 09:29PM

hi folks! - volks?

even... - if google... is totally unbiased (even finacially) & totally benevolent.
ImHO - it is good to hear more than one opinion/voice. By principle.

i use meta ger for additional opinion
(german meta search - located in my home town, hanover).
guess i must ask Fred some day how to implement it into menus ; )

but i am sure - we (all) only talk about the how to ask more than one engine?
regards

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: Drahken
Date: March 07, 2006 12:40AM

Has anyone noticed google's new stunt? With some (but not all) searches, it'll show you 3 results, then have a split off section (like the sponsored links one) with about 4 results, then go to a full list of results. I think what it does is to give you the top 3 results for your exact search, then 3 or 4 results from what they think you meant to search for (presumeably a more popular search), then the rest of your results. Try this one for example: http://www.google.com/search?q=oscars%20results Very annoying if you ask me. sad smiley

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: bst82551
Date: March 07, 2006 02:43AM

They've been doing that for a few months now, at least, but it's not ads that they have, so they're still cool in my book.

Brian

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: ndebord
Date: March 11, 2006 09:29PM

vpowell,

Yes, the idea of big borther looking in on my search habits routinely is just not what I expect out of America. BTW, I tried to set Scroogle as my default search engine and for some reason it wouldn't take. I can change the default to anything else except this one and of course metasearch.

N

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: bst82551
Date: March 11, 2006 11:45PM

@ndebord
You must've forgotten to add the setcheck in EngineSync for Scroogle. Simply add the following line to the EngineSync macro:
setcheck("macros(Scroogle)", getpref(STRING, $sen) == "Scroogle" ? true:false);

I hope this solves your problem.

Brian

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: ndebord
Date: March 19, 2006 12:11AM

Brian,


Brian>> You must've forgotten to add the setcheck in EngineSync for Scroogle.

<sound of hand slapping forehead> Yes. That was it. Never did that one before. Can't think of why I didn't do it properly. Much thanks.

N

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: bst82551
Date: March 20, 2006 02:28AM

Haha, yeah, I've forgotten that a few times too. I'm glad my reminder helped.

Brian

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: ndebord
Date: March 20, 2006 03:46AM

Brian,



Sure did help. Appreciate the brain check.

<sigh>

N

Step-by-step for Newbies:
Posted by: Ole
Date: May 21, 2006 08:25PM

I am completely new to K-meleon, so I thought it would be nice to summarize for other novices. And, yes, it's better to Scroogle than to Google if you are privacy minded....



What to do:

A) Backup "menus.cfg" and "macros.cfg" to save your current setup


B) In Tools/AdvancedPreferences/Macros/click opens 'macros.cfg':

add 1)
Scroogle{
&OldSearch; $search = "Scroogle";
$eng = "http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbw.cgi?Gw=";;
&SetSearch;
}

add 2) [for check mark to display when this is chosen as default]

setcheck("macros(Scroogle)", getpref(STRING, $sen) == "Scroogle" ?
true:false);

C) In Tools/AdvancedPreferences/Menus/click opens 'menus.cfg':

add 1)

macros(Scroogle)

D) In Tools/Websearch/Options

do 1) unlock present default search engine
do 2) Click on Scroogle search engine
do 3) Lock search engine, now Scroogle is default

E) Check everything is working fine, then, if you are happy,
backup "menus.cfg" and "macros.cfg" to save your setup

Re: Step-by-step for Newbies:
Posted by: danielke
Date: October 18, 2008 08:09PM

hi, i tried this with k meleon 1.5 and couldn't find the advanced preferences under tools, can anyone help me to use scroogle as my default web search engine?
thanks

Re: Step-by-step for Newbies:
Posted by: danielke
Date: October 18, 2008 08:14PM

never mind, found the answer here
in the forums.
thanks anyways

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: Frank
Date: February 10, 2011 12:53PM

I want to set up Scroogle as my default search engine.

Re: Want to setup scroogle search engine
Posted by: guenter
Date: February 10, 2011 08:05PM

1.) Right click on the Search button.

2.) Un-select "Use As Default Engine".

3.) Select Scroogle for the next search.

4.) Select "Use As Default Engine".

p.s. Use Scroogle Search link (IMHO Gennargentu's post in danielke's link) to preconfigure:

Add Scroogle via F2 -> Finding Website -> Search Engines

Add Entry Scroogle via F2 -> Finding Website -> Web Search



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2011 08:44PM by guenter.

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