Smart Search

Smart Search

IMPORTANT NOTE: the latest version of this page is HERE.

What is Smart Search? It's a smart way to search.

Smart Search is my way of having it all... This conspicuous little box allows me to pick and choose from a number of different internet search engines easily. All you have to do is know how to use it.

To use the Smart part of Smart Search, you need to prefix your search query with the letters that designate a given search engine. The letters are listed below. I got the idea from a utility for internet explorer that does the same thing, but in the location bar for the browser. This Smart Search is cross-platform, cross-browser, and cross-webpage enabled.

All you need to do is put it in the text box. Try "g Free Beer", or "y Free Speech", or maybe "aj Where can I find directions?". It's that easy.

Code Search Engine
g Google
aj Ask Jeeves
hb HotBot
f FreshMeat
av AltaVista
ly Lycos
mc MetaCrawler
zd ZDNet
cn C|Net
y Yahoo Finance (enter a ticker symbol)
s BigCharts
ms MorningStar (enter a ticker symbol)
j Java Search

Feel free to steal the HTML and JavaScript that I used to create this functionality. I would appreciate it if you would link back to this page ( or my homepage for proper recognition. At the very least send me an email letting me know that you're putting on your site...

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3:18pm August 14, 2022