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Zedo Mann

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#1 10 years ago

When I enter something in the Address Bar (The place where you usually enter www..com and click the go button beside it) without the www. and .com and it doesn't go to a webpage, instead it searches. I want to make it search Dogpile instead of Google. Can I do this? If so, then how?




Encrypted_Jzy0

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#2 10 years ago

Idk if I'm answering this right, but here goes. Go to Tools:Options:Main:Home page. Now you should be able to change your home page completely, even FF forums if you would like!




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#3 10 years ago
Pure_Jzy0;4367508Idk if I'm answering this right, but here goes. Go to Tools:Options:Main:Home page. Now you should be able to change your home page completely, even FF forums if you would like!

This has absolutely nothing to do with what he asked, but you are correct if you want to change your homepage.

I assume you are using FireFox

Type about:config Hit enter

In the filter box type keyword.url

Right click the "keyword.url" and hit "Modify"

Here is where it Gets tricky. The way Dogpile searches I don't think it will work... I tried it out and couldn't figure it out, but you may have better luck....

Check these out to help you along the way

Modify Firefox Address Bar Search

Change the Firefox Location Bar Search Engine

That should help you out.


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#4 10 years ago

Thanks, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

FF| Pure_Jzy0, that did not help me at all, I wasn't asking anything about the homepage...:lol:

If TEST is what I want it to search for then what should I put into the config?

Here is the URL: TEST - Dogpile Web Search




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#5 10 years ago

Sorry, my bad I was distracted by my little brother while writing the post and I also partially misunderstood the post. I told u I didn't think it wasn't right At least some1 actually gets some entertainment about it.. Sorry though




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#6 10 years ago

Test Subject;4367586Thanks, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

FF| Pure_Jzy0, that did not help me at all, I wasn't asking anything about the homepage...:lol:

If TEST is what I want it to search for then what should I put into the config?

Here is the URL: TEST - Dogpile Web Search

Dogpile is a goofy little bastard, look at their URL...

http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile/ws/results/Web/TEST/1/417/TopNavigation/Relevance/iq=true/zoom=off/_iceUrlFlag=7?_IceUrl=true

What you are searching for is way in the middle, and the search won't work without the stuff after it. I'm not sure if its possible


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#7 10 years ago

dang...at least I'm used to putting the stuff I want to search for in the search area. I kinda liked how IE7 handled the searches. If you set Dogpile Web Search Home Page as your default search, then If it had to search from the address bar, then it searched dogpile.