[Wolves] Midori. Feel the love

Chris Ellis chris.ellis.intrbiz at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 2 21:55:00 UTC 2009

On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 9:50 PM, Peter Cannon <dick_turpin at archlinux.us>wrote:

> Hi All (popey this might interest you)
> If you haven't ditched the bloat'y crashing browser that is Firefox for
> the lightening speed of Midori then here is yet another reason why you
> should at least have a look.

Midori is simply yet another webkit based browser, hence the speed actually
comes from good old KHTML if you trace it back.
While Firefox maybe 'clunky' at the best it happens to be the most flexible
and extensible browser out there, this is very important for a large number
or users especially developers.  Since using adblockplus I now refuse to use
the internet without it, all these irritating sales adverts everywhere.

Midori has a feature called Search Engine Management basically  you add
> your favourite  search engines these can be all the usual ones like
> Google, Yahoo or Bling ;-) but here's the nice touch you can add any
> site or wiki that has a search capability so for example you can add
> Ubuntu or whatever you use, "What you blathering on about Pete" I here
> you ask, well here's the point.
> I added the Arch Linux Wiki as a search engine. you do this by putting
> in the URL and a Token the token is easy you can call it anything you
> like as I was using the arch wiki it seemed obvious to use aw. I then
> set the URL with the relevant search string:
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?ns0=1&search=
> Say I wanted to find out how to install Nvidia rather than typing
> www.arch blah blah blah all I type in the address bar is: aw nvidia and
> hey presto it takes me to the Arch wiki and the relevant page, how cool
> is that?
> I currently have
> g = Google
> wp = Wikipedia
> fd = The Free Dictionary
> aw = Arch Linux Wiki

This is hardly a new feature and not exactly the most usable implementation,
rather than remember the mappings, in Firefox you simply click the little
dropdown arrow and you get a list.

Mandriva Chris
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