Ryan over at Cybernetnews has released version 2 of his Firefox add-on Cybersearch. Cybersearch expands the capabilities of the Firefox address bar (or awesome bar as the devs like to call it). The add-on adds the functionality to perform searches in various search engines right from the Firefox address bar with the results being displayed next to results from the user's history and bookmarks. These results are distinguished by icons so that they can be distinguished easily.
A new feature are link previews in the selection process. The description of the link along with other information (if available) are displayed in the web browser. Take a look at the picture to see how this is done:
That's a big change to the previous version of Cybersearch where you did not get these previews. Another new addition in Cybersearch 2 is support for the Bing search engine which can now be used alongside Google Search. The default search engine can either be Bing or Google with the other search engine available through keyword commands in front of the search term. A set of predefined keywords are already available. It is for example possible to search IMDB (with imdb in front of the search term), Wikipedia (with wiki in front) or Google Video (gvid) with the option to add new keyword searches easily.
The latest version of Cybersearch can be downloaded from the developer's website. It is only compatible with Firefox 3.x.
Update: The latest version of the CyberSearch add-on is compatible with all recent versions of the Firefox web browser. It is still actively maintained and one of the most popular search extensions for the Internet browser.Advertisement
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