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Whisker Menu – Tips and tricks

Add Search Functions to the Search bar

General

To define new whisker menu search actions, right click on the whiskermenu icon on the panel and select “properties”.

  • Select the “Search Actions” tab.
  • Hit the ‘+’ button to define a new action.
  • Fill in the Name and pattern that you would like.  The pattern should start with a symbol.  For instance, use !g for searching google.  For the command field use:  
exo-open --launch WebBrowser website

where website is one of the example links below. 

  • For our Google example the command would be:
exo-open --launch WebBrowser http://www.google.com/search?q=%u
  • Close the properties and activate the whisker menu.  

You should now be able to type !g searchterm  to search google and have the results open in the default web browser.

Examples

Useful whisker menu search command strings:

startpage.com:  exo-open --launch WebBrowser  https://startpage.com/do/search?query=%u

duckduckgo.com:  exo-open --launch WebBrowser https://duckduckgo.com/html?q=%u

google.com:  exo-open --launch WebBrowser http://www.google.com/search?q=%u

IMDB.com:  exo-open --launch WebBrowser http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=%u

Dictionary:  exo-open --launch WebBrowser http://www.thefreedictionary.com/_/search.aspx?&Word=%u

Search Mepis/MX forums: exo-open --launch WebBrowser http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/search.php?keywords=%u

Search AntiX forums:  exo-open --launch WebBrowser http://antix.freeforums.org/search.php?keywords=%u

Search Amazon.com:  exo-open --launch WebBrowser http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=%u

Thanks to BitJam for the seach strings.


v. 20150602

Comments

reformatted

Submitted by Jerry3904 on Thu, 06/04/201

Thought the page would be easier to read with some formatting and selecting Full HTML so it would show.


restructured

Submitted by Jerry3904 on Sun, 07/05/2015

I changed the name of this page to a generic title, so we can add further items to it later without each time creating a new entry

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