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Flickr Hacks by Jim Bumgardner, Paul Bausch

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Hack #15. Add Flickr Search to Firefox

To find photos quickly at Flickr, you can add a Flickr option to your Firefox quick search box.

If you use the Firefox web browser (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/), you're probably already aware of the useful search box in the upper-right corner. From any page, at any time, you can simply type a search term into the box and press Enter, and the results page will come up in the browser.

Though Google is the default search engine, you can click the arrow to choose another search engine via the search box's handy drop-down menu, as shown in Figure 3-4.

Firefox quick search options

Figure 3-4. Firefox quick search options

The nice thing about this list of potential search engines is that you can add any search engine of your choice. In the drop-down list is an Add Engines... option that takes you to a page with more search choices, which you can install with a few clicks. The New Search Engines section of the Mozilla site contains a page with seven different Flickr-related searches you can add to the Firefox search box (Mozilla is the technology behind Firefox). These searches are primarily for searching through Flickr forums, groups, and tags.

To add a Flickr search engine, simply go to http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html?name=Flickr and click the name of the search engine you'd like to add. A pop-up box will ask you to confirm your choice; click OK, and the new choice ...

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