Set "Graphical Search" as your default search method!

The fact that I have to click "Graphical Search" after each search I do using the instructables search bar has started to annoy me recently.

I found a solution to allow me to set the default result as the graphical search instead of the less useful google search page.

To use this "hack" (or workaround if you prefer) you will need two things. Firefox and the Redirector extension for firefox.

It's really simple to make work. If you haven't got Firefox, download and install it. If you have all you need to do is download the Redirector extension which redirects you from one chosen URL to another.

Once installed, restart Firefox then click "Tools" then "Redirector". You will see this box:

Click "Add..." then add the following lines before saving.
Include Pattern:*)q=(.*)
Redirect To:$2
Pattern Type: Regular Expression

It's as easy as that! Now any time you use a search bar on instructables it will default to the graphical search not the google search.

I've been using this a few hours now and all seems great. If you come across any problems or instances in which it doesn't work please post below to let me know.


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Jayefuu (author) 7 years ago
This appears to still work despite the graphical search link being removed. Thought I'd bump it since I'd imagine quite a few people are looking to fix this at the moment.
nbagf7 years ago
i just found one for google chrome it is here
Jayefuu (author)  nbagf7 years ago
Thanks. I'll check it out later.
Kryptonite7 years ago
I just type it in then click Graphical Search, even if it takes a little longer than just pressing enter.
When the new release was rolled out, that stopped being an option. Great that Rachel was able to put it back.
Yeah, I just realised that and came back here to rectify my mistake! Thanks.
...but this is still good find! Nice work.
martzsam7 years ago
This is awesome! thank you so much. I was going to die without it.
dombeef7 years ago
How would i do this in google chrome?
Jayefuu (author)  dombeef7 years ago
Have a search for an autoredirector script or extension. I couldn't find one with a quick search but I'd imagine it's a pretty common request so there must be one somewhere. If you can find one, let me know and I'll throw something together for it.
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