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December 01, 2015, 05:09:18 AM
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EDIT:
Ok people we got a working plugin now thanks to grue for his help !

Click the link below to add it if you want.. (go to that page then click on the link)

http://mycroftproject.com/search-engines.html?name=bitcointalk.org

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December 01, 2015, 11:09:20 PM
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What you want:
url: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=search2
action: POST
parameters: search={searchTerms}&submit=Search&advanced=0

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December 01, 2015, 11:38:45 PM
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Hey right on !
I was hoping a staff member would see my topic LOL
I will see if i can make something up soon.. that should help lots.

For now i was just going to make it a global forum search. (not sub-forum specific)

I also thought when new forum software rolls out that may break the plugin.

Mycroft search plugins are REALLY cool guys and i looked and didn't see one yet for this site

I actually have a Mycroft Search plugin to search Mycroft Search plugins  Grin

And if people don't know the term plugin is used but they are really just a line of text added to your browser.
So in the search box it will add another search provider option.
So you could add Youtube or Bing etc or 1 of a million other sites listed on Mycroft.
And since they are simple bits of text stored in a file they are available for IE, Chrome, Firefox and more.

I really think people are missing out on a huge part of the web-browsing experience not knowing about the Mycroft project.

EDIT:
Thanks grue it works.. edited first post and topiic title Wink

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ProTip: Highlight the text and right click in Firefox and hit search on (selected plugin) option.
You can revert the Firefox search behavior the old way too (they recently changed it)
I'd say try both ways and pick..
I do that Tip a lot on File Sharing sites where i want to quickly lookup a file name on google or a torrent site etc.

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December 02, 2015, 03:33:42 PM
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I opened you link but can't find an option to install this,how to use this plugin  Huh
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December 02, 2015, 03:41:15 PM
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Sounds cool will there only a bitcointalk search or will there also be malware or any other included things we need to know.

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December 02, 2015, 06:59:46 PM
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All it is.. is a search provider.
It puts one more in your list.. they call it a plugin but it's just a text file it installs.
There is no real plugin ever installed.
Your browser should support them all by default with no extra things needed.

Look inside this folder.. after install on Windows

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C:\Users\AccounName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\my.profile\searchplugins

You will see bitcointalkorg.xml ..and this is what is in that file. (note: i removed the icon block of data)

This is the code !

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<SearchPlugin xmlns="http://www.mozilla.org/2006/browser/search/" xmlns:os="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/">
<os:ShortName>Bitcointalk.org</os:ShortName>
<os:Description>Bitcointalk Forum Search</os:Description>
<os:InputEncoding>UTF-8</os:InputEncoding>
<os:Image width="16" height="16">data:image/x-icon;base64,</os:Image>
<SearchForm>https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=search2</SearchForm>
<os:Url type="text/html" method="POST" template="https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=search2" resultDomain="bitcointalk.org">
  <os:Param name="search" value="{searchTerms}"/>
  <os:Param name="submit" value="Search"/>
  <os:Param name="advanced" value="0"/>
</os:Url><os:Url type="application/opensearchdescription+xml" method="GET" template="http://mycroftproject.com/updateos.php/id0/bitcointalk_b1.xml" rel="self" resultDomain="mycroftproject.com">
</os:Url>
</SearchPlugin>

Anyway to install you just go the site and find one you want and click the link.
There will be 2 links.. one to add the Search Provider and 1 to visit the site.

Here is the main page and a bit of info.. http://mycroftproject.com/

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What is the Mycroft Project?

The Mycroft Project is a collection of over 21 thousand OpenSearch & Sherlock Search Engine Plugins for your internet browser.
[OpenSearch Icon] OpenSearch is supported by [Firefox Icon] Firefox, [IE Icon] IE and [Chrome Icon] Chrome.
[Sherlock Icon] Sherlock is supported by [Firefox Icon] Firefox, and other Mozilla-based browsers.

The name Mycroft refers to Mycroft Holmes, the brother of Sherlock Holmes in the novels of Arthur Conan Doyle - The Mycroft Project originates from Apple's Sherlock software.
What is a Search Engine Plugin?

A search engine plugin allows you to access a search engine directly from your browser. In Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer you use the search bar at the top right. Microsoft appears to prefer the term Search Provider but there is no difference in function. There are also tools to add search capability to right click menus and other locations.

Note: If you are looking for browser plug-ins go to PluginDoc.

Contact the Mycroft Project at mail(at)mycroftproject.com
Copyright 2000-2015. Terms of Use & Privacy Policy. Hosting courtesy of Oregon State University Open Source Lab.


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December 06, 2015, 05:43:40 AM
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So did even 1 person try this ?
Or did i just waste my time ? (and grue's)

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It's lame people say all i do is Troll here when i do stuff like this or make a miner for a coin
or i make a Top20 coin Stats page.. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1274684.0
I do all kinds of things in crypto and i never get a response.. until i criticize a coin then WW3 breaks out.

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December 06, 2015, 12:25:26 PM
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Is it just me or what because I cannot seem to find the install button. Huh
I clicked on the link in the OP, but I cannot find any install button in the website.

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December 06, 2015, 05:55:15 PM
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Is it just me or what because I cannot seem to find the install button. Huh
I clicked on the link in the OP, but I cannot find any install button in the website.

Click Here to visit page

Then click on the link circled in the picture..

You can see it added in the search box in the top right of the picture when it's selected.
In my screen cap i have a different one picked.. RarBG Torrents
And i also have the newest version of Firefox with a custom config setting for the search box
I posted earlier about how Mozilla recently changed how it works / looks.
So if you want the old style search box like me you have to change a config option in FF.
If you use Chrome or IE etc then just ignore that babble LOL

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Also if you like the search Providers as much as i do ?
You can do what i did.. Go to the site and search keyword "Mycroft"
Then click on the URL for the Search Mycoft for Mycroft Plugins
Then you can search for more providers quick and easy right from your browser search box anywhere any time Grin


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December 10, 2015, 11:28:48 AM
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- snip -
I do as what you said but I got an error or message when I clicked on Bitcointalk.org. Huh

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This plugin uses POST which is not supported by all implementations of OpenSearch.

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December 11, 2015, 01:44:15 AM
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You did not say what browser you are trying with.. Works fine on Firefox for me. v42
I just removed it and re-added it and tested it here and it worked fine.

Hmm well i just tried Chrome as i type this out and i got the same error.
looks like you are right sadly Sad
Sorry i had no idea.. it had worked on other search providers for me and it lists Chrome as working on the main page.
That sucks !
I have not tested IE either..

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December 12, 2015, 09:01:53 AM
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You did not say what browser you are trying with.. Works fine on Firefox for me. v42
I just removed it and re-added it and tested it here and it worked fine.

Hmm well i just tried Chrome as i type this out and i got the same error.
looks like you are right sadly Sad
Sorry i had no idea.. it had worked on other search providers for me and it lists Chrome as working on the main page.
That sucks !
I have not tested IE either..
I am using Chrome browser.
I'm not sure if it is just me or what because I tried to add Mycroft Project on Chrome and it works just fine, but not http://mycroftproject.com/search-engines.html?name=bitcointalk.org.

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December 12, 2015, 05:05:28 PM
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I'm going to send this thread to the creators of Mycroft.   Their CTO is a good friend of mine.  He'll be excited to see something like this out in the wild.
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December 13, 2015, 07:12:24 PM
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I'm going to send this thread to the creators of Mycroft.   Their CTO is a good friend of mine.  He'll be excited to see something like this out in the wild.

Cool and big thanks to grue.

Too bad we can't do it with out using POST though.. then i think Chrome would work too.

I've made a bunch before and all i usually had to do was do a search then
copy out the URL then modify it slightly.

I have done HTML web design 10/15 years back so i looked at the search page source.
Yeah i have PHP experience too..
That showed me the form html
But that would not show me i think the full syntax for the "built" URL when clicking submit.
Which is why i had to ask..

If anyone can see another way to do it with out "POST" let me know Wink
If you go and see the site it will let you edit the plugin.
Get the ID # from the BCT plugin page
Then enter edit a plugin by loading the number..then you can see how it was made.
There is like a wizard and testing feature for these things.
You can actually get the number for any of them and edit anyone you want.. it's all open source 100%

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December 15, 2015, 05:27:01 AM
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From Google Chrome you can use the Google Custom Search instead of the SMF search

Hamburger menu -> Settings -> Manage Search Engines -> At the bottom of list there are 3 input boxes
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add a new search engine: bitcointalk.org
keyword: btalk
url: https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=016660200577587308545%3Aesf40ml9aag&q=%s

I can then type in the Omni bar "btalk theymos" and it will search the forums for "theymos"

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December 15, 2015, 02:28:49 PM
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@bitspill = Thanks for sharing a work around with us Smiley
I have not tried that but i will take your word for it that it works.

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December 16, 2015, 04:35:32 PM
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I did some digging and Mozilla decided to remove support for the old search bar in v43.
IF you want the old search bar i hear you can use Classic Restorer add-on.
Or just go back to v42 and set the config option.

This has pissed off many of us.. i have no idea why they keep doing crap like that.
I can't stand the new search bar behavior it's a step backwards in functionality big time !

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