Install Instructables Search Plug-in for Firefox

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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!

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25 Discussions

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khaz

7 years ago on Step 2

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

9 years ago on Introduction

This also works with the FastDial plugin for Firefox

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pitty

10 years ago on Introduction

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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Yerboogieman

10 years ago on Introduction

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

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robots199

10 years ago on Introduction

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

10 years ago on Introduction

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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abun1991

11 years ago

i searched for instructables and it says no matches any ideas

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abun1991ijdoc

Reply 11 years ago

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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ijdocabun1991

Reply 11 years ago

Firefox supports opensearch. Try installing the latest version.

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abun1991ijdoc

Reply 11 years ago

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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ijdocabun1991

Reply 11 years ago

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