12.5. Searching with Konqueror

Searching with Konqueror is very convenient. You can use the search bar or Web shortcuts.

12.5.1. Using the Search Bar

Konqueror contains a search bar where you can choose from many search engines. If you want to search for a specific term, proceed as follows:

  1. Locate the search bar in Konqueror. It is on the right side after the location bar.

  2. Click the icon inside the search bar. Choose a search engine from the pop-up menu.

  3. Insert your search term and press Eingabetaste. The result is displayed in Konqueror.

If you need a search engine that is not listed in the pop-up menu, add it as follows:

Prozedur 12.1. Adding More Search Engines

  1. In Konqueror, click the icon in the search bar.

  2. Choose Select Search Engines.

  3. Make sure that Enable Web shortcuts is activated.

  4. Enable the respective search engine and close the dialog with Ok. You can see your selected search engine if you click the icon in the search bar.

12.5.2. Using Web Shortcuts

Each search engine defined is attached to a web shortcut. This shortcut can be entered in the location bar.

To see which are already defined, go to Settings+Configure Konqueror+Web Shortcuts. You can see the names of the search providers and the shortcuts. Konqueror defines many search engines: Google, Yahoo, and Lycos, and a number of less common resources, like an acronym database, the Internet movie database, and KDE application searches.

If you do not find your preferred search engine here, you are able to define a new one very easily. For example, to search our home page for some interesting articles, go to http://en.opensuse.org/, enter your query and look for the appropriate results.

Prozedur 12.2. Creating New Web Shortcuts

  1. Go to the search bar, click the icon, and select Select Search Engines.

  2. Make sure that Enable Web Shortcuts is activated.

  3. Click New.

  4. Create a new Web shortcut:

    1. Assign your Web shortcut a name in Search provider name.

    2. Enter the search URI. For example, if you want to search in openSUSE, use http://en.opensuse.org/Special:Search?search=\{@}. The search query is specified as \{@}. Get more information by clicking in the text field labeled with Search URI and pressing Umschalttaste-F1.

    3. Enter your abbreviations in URI shortcuts. There can more than one, separated by commas.

  5. Proceed with Ok.

After creating a new Web shortcut, you can use it in the location bar. The result is displayed in the current window.

[Tip]Using Shortcuts Directly without Opening Konqueror

You do not need to open Konqueror and enter the Web shortcut. You can use it directly: select Run command from the main menu or pressAlt-F2. After the dialog box appears, enter your shortcut, a colon (:) and your search term.