Flock : Little Hacks

Posted on Sat 20 May 2006 in Life • 1 min read

Lemme start off with some small flock hacks. All the hacks below are related to search engines so to get the search options : Type in about:config in the location bar and then in the Filter bar type search . A list of options containing the term search appear. Now its the time to tweak..

1. Changing the default search engine to Google

I have already dealt with this topic in an earlier post However i will mention the hack again just for the sake of completeness ;) So here is how to proceed. Double click the browser.search.defaultenginename and set it to Google. Similarly set the browser.search.defaulturl to http://www.google.com/search?lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q= Thats it..too easy :) 2. Showing the Other search engine results

</b>This hack involves changing the *flock.search.excludedEngines*
parameter. The default values are of the form :
<i>NC:SearchCategory?engine=urn:search:engine:[engine name].src

</i>Engine name can be Yahoo! or technorati etc etc. So if you don't
want the Yahoo search just put in *yahoo* in place of *engine name.*
The \*.src files are in the "searchplugins" directory in the parent
flock directory. All these stuff can be changed from the Tools -\>
Personalize Flock -\> Searching tab.
  1. You can also reorder the search engines appearance in the search menu by changing the specific parameters browser.search.order.1 etc.

Any more hacks ?? Do let me know..

technorati tags:flock, hacks, default search engine, google, yahoo