Quick Search Bar
Quick search bar provides easy access to search engines and look-up sites without connecting to their homepages first. SlimBrowser achieves this by a flexible interface and automatic form submission.
Using Quick-Search Bar
You can click the search button (green arrow) or its drop-down arrow to access the drop-down menu listing all available engines. You can right click on a menu item and select "delete" to remove an engine or a folder. The menu items correspond to the engine definition files. All the engine definition files (*.qseg) are stored under the folder YourProfileFolder\Application Data\SlimBrowser\quicksearch. You can create sub-folders inside "QuickSearch" folder for better organization.
How to Search?
Open From Windows Shell or Explorer
You can put an engine definition file (.qseg file) on windows desktop or any other folder and then double-click on the file. SlimBrowser will open the engine definition file and prompt you for the keyword to be searched for.
Extract Search Engine Data Automatically
SlimBrowser can help you extract search engine data from the current web page automatically. To do automatic extraction, observe the following steps:
Understanding Quick-Search Engine Definition Files (Advanced)
Each engine definition file contains the following fields,
Sometimes automatic search engine data extraction may fail to work. In this case, you may add your own search engine manually by reading the source code of the html page and web form. If the form method is GET, search for a keyword like "test" in that engine. Then copy the URL of the result page from the address bar into the URL field of the engine definition file. But you need replace "test" with "$key", which is a special variable for later substitution. If the form method is POST, you have to manually compose the query string as if the form is submitted with GET method.
Click the "Highlight Keyword" button on the quick-search bar to highlight keywords in the current page.
Find In Page
Click on the "Find In Page" button to search the specified keywords in the current page. Click the same button again to continue to find the next keyword.
Tip: When you type the keywords, you can begin the search string with a '/' sign to enable "type-and-search": i.e., the searching is automatically performed while you are typing the keywords.