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    Firefox Smart Keywords

    Firefox lets you add quick keyword searches ("smart keywords"), where you can type the keyword and then the search query into the address bar to immediately get results.

    My smart keywords include:
    di - dictionary.com
    pm - PubMed
    gi - Google Images
    gn - Google News
    What do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Edwards
    Firefox lets you add quick keyword searches ("smart keywords"), where you can type the keyword and then the search query into the address bar to immediately get results.

    My smart keywords include:
    di - dictionary.com
    pm - PubMed
    gi - Google Images
    gn - Google News
    What do you use?
    I use many of these smart keywords. By the way, have you tried Firefox 3. I love it. It is fast and really good on CareCure.

    wise.

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    Firefox 3 even seems to be a little bit better with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Young
    I use many of these smart keywords. By the way, have you tried Firefox 3. I love it. It is fast and really good on CareCure.

    wise.
    Which sites have you added smart keywords for?

    Aside from one javascript issue and a change in how Firefox 3 handles accesskey attributes, I'm enjoying the upgrade. I've only had to modify two extensions (PlainOldFavorites and Snap Links) to get them to work in FF 3.
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    I upgraded to Firefox 3 on my rarely used XP partition, and after it downloaded updates to my add-ons. the updates wouldn't install. What do I do now?
    Alan

    Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan
    I upgraded to Firefox 3 on my rarely used XP partition, and after it downloaded updates to my add-ons. the updates wouldn't install. What do I do now?
    Try going to Tools->Add-ons->Find Updates.
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    I'm using firefox search tool for searching inside sites directly.
    Search Engine Plugins
    I also recommend using:
    - icon shortcuts to web pages
    - your social bookmarking firefox addon

    If your involved in any research stuff, maybe zotero addon is a good approach.

    I'm keep looking for a good notes system for what I read....any idea?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cypresss
    I'm keep looking for a good notes system for what I read....any idea?
    Evernote works well for me. I'm still waiting for them to release an update to their Firefox extension. (Updating the <em:maxVersion /> value in install.rdf to 3.0.* will probably fix it, but I haven't bothered changing it yet.)
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    many thx Steven

    Now I'm still using Notezilla, but I'll definitely try Evernote. I really like the idea of storing stuff online and share it.

    I was always impressed about Wise style documented replays. I'll love to be able to do that myself. Read and store is one thing, find it and use it at the right moment, is something else.

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    yt - youtube.com
    loc - thomas.loc.gov (current bills)
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