This page provides a file that can be used to install some “bookmarklets”. These are special commands that work with Mozilla®-based browsers, including Firefox®, SeaMonkey®, and IceCat®.
To use a bookmarklet, you'll enter a command in the browser's Location field. For example, if you type something like movie Shrek and press Enter, your browser will look up the movie Shrek at the Internet Movie Database.
Search toolbars can be used to duplicate some of the functionality provided by bookmarklets. However, bookmarklets are more flexible. Additionally, combined with keyword browsing, they make it easier to do everything in one place (the browser's Location field).
If you'd like to install some bookmarklets, download the following ZIP file:
Unpack the ZIP file somewhere. This should give you an HTML file named marklets-110929.html. Use your browser's bookmarks manager to import the HTML file. The exact procedure will vary to browser to browser. However, for both Linux and MS-Windows Firefox® 3.6.X, the following procedure should work:
Bookmarks -> Organize Bookmarks -> Import and Backup -> Import HTML
Note: IceCat® is closely tied to Firefox®, so the same procedure should work for IceCat® 3.6.X.
After you import the HTML file, the added bookmarklets should be available immediately. In other words, you don't need to restart the browser. To test the change, click in the browser's Location field and enter the command shown below. This should show you a stock chart for IBM:
Resize the main browser window.
Use ARIN to look up an IP address.
Look up a word in a dictionary.
Search the IMDB database for a movie. Can also use movies.
Search Flickr for images. Note: To find Creative Commons-licensed images, add the keywords creative commons.
Search Google Images for images. Can also use googleimage, gooimage, or gooimages.
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Find Google news entries about a given subject.
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Find Slashdot articles about a given topic.
Look up a subject at Wikipedia.
Search for open-license content at Wikimedia Commons. Note: That's spelled wikimedia, as opposed to wikipedia. Can also use wikicommons.
Look up a word in the Wiktionary.
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Find products at Amazon. Can also use amazonshop or shopamazon.
Find products at craigslist®. Can also use craigs.
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Find products at eBay. Can also use ebayshop or shopebay.
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Find products at eBay. Can also use froogleshop or shopfroogle.
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Find products at My Yahoo. Can also use yahooshop.
Display a Yahoo stock chart.
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Get Yahoo quotes for one or more stocks. Can also use stockquotes.
Get Morningstar's grades for a stock.
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Search Devil Ducky for a video clip. Can also use devilvideo or videodevil.
Search Miro Guide for a vodcast channel. Can also use mirovideo or videomiro.
Search YouTube for a video clip. Can also use youtubevideo or videoyoutube.
Find Perl modules at CPAN.
Find projects at Freshmeat.
Search for a game at the Linux Game Tome. Can also use happypenguin. Note: This feature only supports single-word searches.
Find projects at Sourceforge.
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