Quicksilver Does Web Searches

One of these days I’m going to have a Mac. And when I do, the first thing I’m going to install (aside from the OS) is Quicksilver. Talk about a cool app! Quicksilver is an application for launching programs quickly through commands. It has a LOT more functionality on that, but I don’t have the app so I can’t give you the complete 411.

Well, here’s a little juicy tip for integrating the web searches with Quicksilver.

By highlighting some text and pressing ?-E, you can copy text to Mac OS X’s shared find clipboard.

Then, by bringing up Quicksilver and selecting a web search bookmark (there are hundreds of pre-made ones to choose from for every imaginable query), you can search your web site of choice in seconds…

Hat tip: Hawk Wings

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  • glen November 17, 2006, 12:46 pm

    Never heard of it. I’ll check it out. Thanks!

  • Katy November 17, 2006, 4:57 am

    I know it doesn’t look as pretty as quicksilver but for the PC, I find SlickRun (www.bayden.com/SlickRun/) invaluable.

    SlickRun sits on your screen and you can launch programs or multiple programs in a few keystrokes, it’ll also look up words in an online dictionary or search the web.

    I use QuickSilver on my Mac but find SlickRun a lot better to use.