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By faria, Retired Senior Moderator / Recognized Developer on 25th March 2011, 11:14 PM
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"How to" search the Xda Developers’ forum within Windows Explorer.
1- Download the attached file to you desktop and unzip it.
2- Double-click in the file and follow the prompts.
Now you should have the “Xda Developers” plug-in loaded in your Favorites, click on it and type your search* query into explorer search box, results should load right away.
Notes;
Make sure you turn on the preview pane in windows explorer, that way when you click on one of the search results you will see the webpage preview.

*Search is powered by OpenSearch.org and Google, but if anyone wants any others search providers let me know.
Tested on Windows 7 x86 & x64.
Supposed to work in Windows vista.
Does not work on Windows Xp.

After receiving requests ,here is the code to create your own plug-i
n.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" xmlns:ms-ose="http://schemas.microsoft.com/opensearchext/2011/">
<ShortName>Name of the site here</ShortName>
<Description>Description of the site here</Description>
<Url type="application/rss+xml" template="http://api.bing.com/rss.aspx?source=web&amp;query={searchTerms} site:Insert web address of web site here to be searched here&amp;web.count=500"/>
<Url type="text/html" template="Insert preferred search engine address here/search?q={searchTerms}+site: Insert web address of web site here to be searched here "/>
</OpenSearchDescription>

Here is an example for facebook;
Quote:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" xmlns:ms-ose="http://schemas.microsoft.com/opensearchext/2011/">
<ShortName> Facebook Search </ShortName>
<Description>Facebook Search </Description>
<Url type="application/rss+xml" template="http://api.bing.com/rss.aspx?source=web&amp;query={searchTerms} site:facebook.com&amp;web.count=500"/>
<Url type="text/html" template="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}+site: facebook.com "/>
</OpenSearchDescription>

Open notepad and paste the code above, edit according to your requirements,
Save file as “name_of_file.osdx” to your desktop.
Double click in the file and you ready to go.
Attached Files
File Type: zip XDA.zip - [Click for QR Code] (438 Bytes, 505 views)
File Type: zip XDA-yahoo.zip - [Click for QR Code] (456 Bytes, 46 views)
File Type: zip XDA-Bing.zip - [Click for QR Code] (450 Bytes, 45 views)
File Type: zip facebook.zip - [Click for QR Code] (417 Bytes, 62 views)
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26th March 2011, 12:25 AM |#2  
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Great tool!
Will be moving in a few days to the roll up to make it easy accesible
Thanks!
Last edited by orb3000; 26th March 2011 at 12:34 AM.
26th March 2011, 06:29 AM |#3  
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Yes, we'd put it in the rollup sticky too !
@ORB: You must write about it too

Thanks, Faria !
26th March 2011, 06:41 AM |#4  
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I´m on it of course
But a long list on the line before this one
28th March 2011, 04:39 PM |#5  
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Thanks! I will post a couple more with search engines powered by Bing and Yahoo! later tonite.
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3rd April 2011, 05:07 PM |#6  
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N1 but i think a Nautilus plugin for Linux would be a lot of smarter
3rd April 2011, 05:42 PM |#7  
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this is awesome!
great work faria!
3rd April 2011, 09:45 PM |#8  
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Cool
Could you be so nice to share the Facebook one also?

Would be very nice
3rd April 2011, 11:03 PM |#9  
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Awesome. Really helpfull search. Hopefully the search powered by Bing will be up soon.
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Very cool, good work. Any chance of a plug-in for Chrome?
4th April 2011, 11:54 AM |#11  
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update...
plug in with other search engines uploaded plus face-book
and i posted the code for users to create their own.
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I know it can be done in internet explorer but dont know about chrome , lets see if i can find someting ....
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