Milly's Bookmarklets www.iMilly.com
These Bookmarklets use the Google search engine, and a few others, to search for stuff. Including to search for MS Knowledge Base articles, or all the MS sites (because Google is often quicker than Microsoft's own).N.B. some are adapted (and slightly improved because mine for the KB search restricts itself to the .support.microsoft.com site which houses the KB articles) from the cool tips given in the LangaList newsletter. Some are updated for better cross-browser support using Jesse Ruderman's terrific coding.If you're not sure what a Bookmarklet is, please take a trip to The Bookmarklets site or Jesse Ruderman's site : you won't be sorry!
You can try each Bookmarklet first from here if you like: just left-click the links and and enter search word(s) in the dialog box that pops up. Or highlight (select) a word on this page first and then left-click the links (select+click won't work from here in Opera, but it will once you've added them to your Bookmarks or Personal Bar).
Then to save each Bookmarklet, right-click (or drag and drop) and add it to your Favorites or Bookmarks (or Links or Personal Bar or Taskbar Toolbar or ... ).
To use each Bookmarklet, left-click the Favorite/Bookmark and enter the search word(s) in the dialog box that pops up. Or most will search on any word(s) you've already selected on a web page.
- For the latest versions/patches of IE you may need to add the site to your Trusted Zone to enable drag'n'drop. You shouldn't be adding Bookmarklets from a site you don't trust anyway, but if in doubt don't use the drag'n'drop method, or remove the site from the Trusted Zone afterwards.
Right-Click and save as a favorite/bookmark :-
(MS support do have some tricks of their own, but many people often find these 'quick and dirty' searches easier and quicker. And if you really want to get into the bowels of MS (ugh), you need this page. And you surely won't be sorry about paying a visit to James A. Eshelman's Windows Support Center)
Google Search for KBs
Microsoft Knowledge Base 'Q' articles.
Google Search all MS
All of the Microsoft sites
Search for KBs by No.
This one uses MS's own search engine. N.B. Use this one if you already know the Microsoft Knowledge Base' number just highlight or enter the number itself, e.g. 261186 , (excluding the Q if it has one).
Google Web Search
Searches the Web using Google.
Google Groups Search
Searches Google Groups (i.e. Usenet Newsgroups).
Google Images Search
Searches Google Images.
Google Directory Search
Searches the Google Directory.
Google News Search
Searches Google News (i.e. news, not Usenet).
Google Definition Search
Searches Google for Defintions.
Google Froogle Search
Searches the Google Froogle Service.
Google Maps Search
Searches Google Maps.
Searches this iMilly.com site using Google.
Searches the GRC site using Google.
Google Site Search
Searches the site you visit using Google (leave blank to map site).
Searches for Google's cache of the current page
Google Web+Site Search
Searches the Web using Google , and automatically displays links to your favourite Google site searches. Try it, you'll see what I mean. You can fiddle with the code to add or subtract any sites you wish. And you might like to change your Favorite/Bookmark for Google, to always add links for your favourite sites. For example, you might use this URL as your Google Favorite/Bookmark (and/or for the built-in searches in Firefox, Opera, etc) : http://www.google.com/search?&domains=imilly.com;wikipedia.org&q=+
Or you could write yourself a (non-functional) note: such as a caution : http://www.google.com/search?&domains=Surf Safely!!&q=+
Or a reminder about Google's operators and alternate query types (you can't click them directly, but you might copy'n'paste them into the search box, or just have them there to jog your memory about what is possible) :
http://www.google.com/search?&domains=cache: date: define: info: link: related: site: stocks: allinurl: inurl: allintitle: intitle:&q=+
Web Archive Search
Looks up a website at the Wayback Machine.
Looks up a word at Answers.com.
word iQ Dict Search
Looks up the word iQ multiple dictionaries site.
word iQ Enc Search
Looks up the word iQ multiple encyclopedias site.
Looks up the OneLook multiple dictionaries site.
Looks up at the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
List of Lists Search
Searches the List of Lists site.
Search Eric's site
Searches Eric Howes' Privacy/Security Web Site
Want loads more ready made search Bookmarklets, but are too darn lazy to browse the site? Go here or here. Want to make your own search Bookmarklet, in a few clicks, with no coding required at all? Go here. Enjoy!