Custom Search Engine

Custom Search Engine

To use, type 'ms' plus keyword for custom search engines & search term separated by spaces into the url bar. (e.g. ms google searchtext). Also search using multiple search engines in one go (e.g. ms key1,key2,key3 <search text="">).

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What is Custom Search Engine?

Custom Search Engine is a Firefox add-on that enables users to define and use their own custom search engines directly from the browser's address bar. It supports single and multiple search engines, categories, and tags, allowing for a customized and efficient searching experience.

Stats
By: Ravi
Users: 300 ▲ 10
Rating: 4.09 (35)
Version: 1.6 (Last updated: 2018-08-15)
Creation date: 2017-11-29
Weekly download count: 6
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rsins/ravi-firefox-custom-search-engines/master/SampleCustomEngines/PopularSearchEngines.txt
  • storage
Size: 64.74K
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Summary

Description This add-on allows users to define their own custom search engines and use it from address bar of the browser. You can save the custom engine details to a file and also load it from there. It allows easy sharing of custom defined engines too.

Summary of Features

  • Search using single search engine (use search key as 'key1')
  • Search using multiple search engine (use search key as 'key1,key2')
  • Search using single search category (use search key as '@cat1'
  • Search using multiple search category (use search key as '@cat1,cat2')
  • Search using all search engines (use search key as '@')
  • Search using search engines with empty category (use search key as '@@')
  • Search using multiple search tags "{searchTerms[0]}", "{searchTerms[1]}" etc (supported till "{searchTerms[9]}")
You can search using multiple search engines in one go. To use multi-search feature type "ms key1,key2,key3 <search text="">".

It allows users to use multiple search tags ("{searchTerms}" or "{searchTerms[0]", "{searchTerms[1]" etc) to define a search engine url.

E.g. Following are a valid custom search engine urls -

Recent new feature added to search based on search engine category. Search engine category should be defined in the preferences page.
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User reviews
This is exactly what I needed to quickly search for vinyl records accross multiple stores and sites. Thanks!
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Safety
Risk impact

Custom Search Engine is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Custom Search Engine has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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