Stop Wasting Time when you Search
I frequently find myself doing two things:
- Using the google site: keyword to search Drupal.org
- Using the Drupal search to search Drupal.org
I'm also a believer that the fewer keystrokes the better, especially in light of RSI experienced by "professionals" doing computer work. So, why not eliminate a couple hundred keystrokes a day with a Firefox quick search?
Get the Bookmarks
Here are three links to bookmark:
You can also download a bookmarks import file to import into Firefox (Bookmarks > manage Bookmarks > File > Import).
Tweak the Bookmarks
Once you've added them to your bookmarks, open the bookmark manager, right click on the Google Site: Search, go to the properties, and set the "Keyword:" to be a simple to remember letter or word - I use "d" as my key for this search. For the node search I use the keywords dn and for the user search I use du.
Use the Bookmarks
Then, going to the URL bar and typing "d handbook" will take you to a Google search for the term handbook on the site:drupal.org. Brilliant.
This is pretty basic stuff and I probably wasted more letters by typing this all up, but it's too neat not to share.
IE users - you're out of luck. So go get Firefox.