Re: [NTO] Firefox question
- The description of "Internet keywords" below is _not_ the same function as
the alias function I was asking about where text expands to a URL, but
entering a keyword in the bookmark's properties does indeed do the same
thing as the alias function :-).
At 8/14/2004 02:29 PM -0700, Robert Romberger wrote:
> Netscape has had the keyword function available for many years[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> now, same
>holds true for Mozilla and Firefox. It is a part of the bookmark functions.
>Quoting Mozilla Help on Internet Keywords:
>Using Internet Keywords
>Internet Keywords work with the Location Bar to help you quickly find
>specific types of information. There are several ways to use Internet
> * Type a specific product, trademark, or company name and press Enter
>(Return on Mac OS), to go directly to a company's web site.
> * Type certain verbs, such as "shop" or "quote," followed by the word
>you want to look up, to get specific information. For instance, "shop pets"
>takes you to a page with links to online pet stores.
> * Type the name of a city or town followed by certain words such as
>"movies" or "restaurants," for local information. For instance, type "san
>Hint: The most commonly used Internet Keywords are listed in the pull-down
>list to the left of the Location Bar. Click the triangle and choose from
>the list. To see a longer list of keywords, choose List of Keywords.
>Important: To use Internet Keywords, you must press Enter on your keyboard
>(Return on Mac OS) instead of clicking the Search button. Pressing Enter
>activates the Internet Keyword feature; clicking Search initiates a search.
>To see the difference, try this:
> 1. Type "apple imac" into the Location Bar and press Enter (Return).
>Apple Computer's iMac Web page appears.
> 2. Now type "apple imac" into the Location Bar and click Search. You see
>a list of links related to Apple Computer's iMac models.
>If typing Internet Keywords into the Location Bar is not working for you,
>check your Smart Browsing preferences to be sure the Internet Keywords
>feature is enabled.