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Adding SharePoint Search plug-in for Firefox

June 16, 2009 4 comments

If you use Firefox search plugin and want to add your SharePoint intranet as part of the Firefox Search drop down, follow the steps below

First the screen shots of what we trying to accomplish

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1. first create a blank xml file

2. Copy the text below and replace “sharepointurl.com” with your sharepoint url

 <searchplugin xmlns="http://www.mozilla.org/2006/browser/search/"><shortname>Sharepoint</shortname> <description>Search Internal Site.</description> <inputencoding>utf-8</inputencoding> <img height="16" width="16" />data:image/x-icon;base64,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</img> <url template="http://sharepointurl.com/searchcenter/Pages/Results.aspx" method="GET" type="text/html">
<param value="{searchTerms}" name="k" /></url><searchform>http://sharepointUrl.com/searchcenter/</searchform> </searchplugin>

3. Save it under [Firefox install dir]\searchplugins\  as sharepoint.xml  usually “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins”

4. Restart firefox

To use with with People search replace url with /SearchCenter/Pages/peopleresults.aspx

For IE you can use this site for custom search plugins http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/searchguide/en-en/default.mspx

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