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uc.png Optimizing browsers to search within the Deployment wiki

Authors: GrantCovell

This page describes how to optimize different browsers to search within the Deployment wiki.

Google Chrome

The Google Chrome browser permits adding keywords in the address bar or omnibox to facilitate searches at specific sites using the sites' own search engines.

To enable this for the Deployment wiki, navigate to Settings > Search > Manage search engines... In the "Other search engines" section where the empty boxes show "Add a new search engine", enter "Jazz.net Deployment wiki" in the first field, "deploy" in the second field, and "https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Deployment/WebSearch?search=%s&scope=text" in the third field.

Now you can search directly on the Deployment wiki site from within the Google Chrome address bar or omnibox. Type "deploy" (or the keyword you chose in the step above), and then a space, and then the search terms you are looking for.

(These instructions were validated in version 27.0.1453.110 m.)

Mozilla Firefox

The Mozilla Firefox browser permits adding keywords in the address bar to facilitate searches at specific sites using the sites' own search engines.

To enable this for the Deployment wiki, navigate to the Deployment wiki Web Search page https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Deployment/WebSearch. In the search field, right-click to show the "Add a Keyword for this Search..." dialog box and, in the Keyword field, enter "deploy".

Now you can search directly on the Deployment wiki site from within the Mozilla Firefox address bar. Type "deploy" (or the keyword you chose in the step above) then a space and then the search terms you are looking for.

(These instructions were validated in version 17.0.6.)

Mozilla Firefox search engine plugin

We created a Search Engine for Firefox which must be manually installed in your Firefox installation. The file is attached to this page and can be downloaded from the attachments section below. Copy the file to your computer and put it into the Firefox search engine plugin folder. The location for Firefox search engines varies (and may change over time), but the approximate location is:

<install_directory>\<default_profile>\searchplugins

for example, on Windows:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>.default\searchplugins

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Even though the search provider capability is XML based, it is not apparent how to enable it for Internet Explorer without running a script or editing a registry key. At this point, if you want to add an Internet Explorer search provider, you need to find a site online that can configure and run the script for you in your browser. The Deployment wiki community is still looking into ways to activate this functionality non-intrusively.

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