Mozilla’s spec for the new Account Manager addition that’s coming to Firefox 4
Throughout the day, I’m likely to search Twitter a number of times. Being the lazy person that I am, I got sick of opening a new tab, typing search.twitter.com, hitting enter, waiting for the page, then typing my term and waiting for results. I already have a couple of other bookmarklets that I use all the time (one for loading up a Google Map, one for jumping to a PHP function name in the online reference), so I figured I’d knock up something to search Twitter. I’m using Firefox on a Mac, YMMV.
- Bookmark any page (seriously, any page).
- Put that bookmark into your Bookmarks Toolbar.
- Right click it and select Properties
- Change the Name to something like “Search Twitter”
- Change the Location to this (copy and paste it):
- Save Changes
That’s it. Now click that link in your Bookmark Toolbar and it’ll prompt you for a search string. Enter anything and hit OK. If you happen to have some text on the page selected, it’ll automatically search for that text. Voila – Twitter Search.