orb3000 · Apr 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm

“How to” search the Xda Developers’ forum within Windows Explorer

XDA Moderator faria posted about a great method to search through the Xda Developers forum within your Windows Explorer by adding a plug-in loaded in your Favorites on your PC. The developer mentions that the search is powered by OpenSearch.org and Google, but if anyone want any others search providers he is open to requests.
The plug in was tested on Windows 7 x86 & x64 and may work on Vista but not on XP.
Please leave your feedback.

Originally posted by faria

“How to” search the Xda Developers’ forum within Windows Explorer.
1- Download the attached file to you desktop and unzip it.
2- Double-click in the file and follow the prompts.
Now you should have the “Xda Developers” plug-in loaded in your Favorites, click on it and type your search* query into explorer search box, results should load right away.
Notes;
Make sure you turn on the preview pane in windows explorer, that way when you click on one of the search results you will see the webpage preview.

*Search is powered by OpenSearch.org and Google, but if anyone wants any others search providers let me know.
Tested on Windows 7 x86 & x64.
Supposed to work in Windows vista.
Does not work on Windows Xp.

Continue to the plug in thread.


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