Introduction: Install Instructables Search Plug-in for Firefox

This is a simple guide that will tell you how to install the Instructables search plug-in for Firefox. That way, you will be able to search Instructables directly from your browser even if you are not on the Instructables page!

Step 1: Go to the Mycroft Project Page

1. Visit the Mycroft Project page and type "instructables" in the "Site Name/URL:" field.
2. Press the "Search" button.

Step 2: Click on the "Instructables" Link

1. On the new window, look for the "Instructables" entry and the link by the same name.
2. Click on the "Instructables" underlined link.

Step 3: Click on the "Add" Button in the Pop-up Window

When the pop-up window opens, click on the "Add" button.

Optional: If you check the "Start using it right away" box, the Instructables plug-in will be selected for immediate use in your Firefox search bar

Step 4: Done!


You are done! Try your brand new Instructables search plug-in by selecting it from your search engines list at the top right of your browser's window!

Comments

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mschwartz3 made it! (author)2014-10-16

This Instructable is pretty old. I just posted one where the process is significantly faster, and maybe more handy. Feel free to fork it to update your post here, it's already reached plenty more along with 10 favorites so it maybe sometime to consider.

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khaz (author)2011-05-13

The search resulted in 2 plugins. The one by Jorge Silva was marked with 'check' icon, however. I added this plugin.

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see-saw (author)2009-02-27

This also works with the FastDial plugin for Firefox

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pitty (author)2008-07-16

I was going to do an Instructable on how to do this, I even started writing some code. Then I thought maybe there is an Instructable on how to do it. Thanks just saved me about an hour.

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heyzuphowsitgoin (author)2007-08-24

haha i did this last year but then i got read of firefox AND got a mac... any way to do this on safari?

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Operon (author)heyzuphowsitgoin2007-08-29

Sorry, I have no idea... congratulations on the upgrade, I hope the next one is to Linux!

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theburn7 (author)Operon2008-06-16

i upgrade/downgraded to linux! i am dual booting

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Xap (author)heyzuphowsitgoin2007-10-21

there is a mac version of firefox.

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onlyonebowman (author)Xap2008-04-04

yea there is

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Yerboogieman (author)2008-02-18

i did it, it took literally 4.295739567693669362634876548386 seconds, lol jk about 2 seconds

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-12

Nice! That first picture looks awesome.

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robots199 (author)2008-01-11

Thank you very much for joining my new group and now in your decription you can now say that you belong to the prestigious Firefox hackers and modder group

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robots199 (author)2008-01-09

HELLO every one!!!! I have started a new group so please check it out....IT is called firefox hackers and modders and any one with a firefox related instructable can join!!!

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Waffles Will Rule (author)2007-12-11

Thank you!!!!

yeah firefox owns....

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Ive been looking for a youtube search add on :)

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abun1991 (author)2007-03-12

i searched for instructables and it says no matches any ideas

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abun1991 (author)Operon2007-03-16

Guess i didn't, thx. But now it says i need a browser that supports opensearch (yes, im using firefox). Suggestions?

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Operon (author)abun19912007-03-19

Firefox supports opensearch. Try installing the latest version.

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abun1991 (author)Operon2007-03-20

I tried, and it says there was a problem connecting to mozilla.org. If it helps, i am doing this at the high school i go to.

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Operon (author)abun19912007-03-26

I don't think I can help you with that. Sorry!

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abun1991 (author)Operon2007-03-28

oh well, thx anyway!

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-insertnamehere- (author)2007-02-22

Thanks!....Firefox owns!

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jeffreyf (author)2007-02-21

Nor I!

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Hoopajoo (author)2007-02-21

Excellent! I too didn't know we had one of these.

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zus (author)2007-02-21

Cool didn't know about this thanks