CoolChaser Blog

Bull’s Eye!

Posted on: October 8, 2006

I’m still pretty amazed at how seldom the top 3 search engines concur with their respective top search result. Conversely, when they do agree, you can be pretty darn sure it’s the right answer!

On url.com, we take advantage of this by taking you directly to that result on the rare ocassion when this happens. It’s our version of Google’s well-loved, “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature, except you don’t have to choose which button to click, it’s automatic.

For all of us FireFox lovers, here’s a more subtle way to activate this feature right in the url address bar:

  1. Type “about:config” in the url address bar
  2. Type “keyword.url” in Filter textbox and you will see only the preference keyword.URL.
  3. Double-click on keyword.URL and change the value to: http://url.com/search/meta?bullseye=true&query=

Now, whenever you type in keywords in the address bar, it’ll take you right to the site when there’s a Bull’s Eye; otherwise, it’ll show you search results related to your keywords!

If for whatever reason, you’ll like to restore the default setting, simple follow steps 1-2 again, and then right click on keyword.URL and select the menu item “reset”.

Hat tip to Simple Thoughts, which I found from searching “firefox search engine url address bar“.

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