You know, for those times you accidentally go to Google. Well, if you're one of those sick people like me, now you can:
You just need a little Greasemonkey script.
I'll be writing more about Greasemonkey. Soon, I hope. Greasemonkey is a really big deal.
Posted by jzawodn at May 12, 2005 03:05 PM
Sick? That's positively perverse! ;-)
Er... this one's been around longer and more comprehensive: http://diveintomark.org/projects/butler/
In this here internet age, "My Browser is my castle."
Just in case any websites get their panties in a bunch.
In borrow an oreilly term, let the "remixing" begin.
JWZ seems to think highly of Greasemonkey too!
Uhm, I just use that little search box that's already in Firefox, but I'll conced that your twisted solution saves a click-select-drag-release-return.
So why are you on gogole.in? relocating :)
Where you been jeremy? This stuff happened months back...
Not only is Butler more comprehensive, but there's also an much improvied, customizable version of it at http://www.customizegoogle.com/
Maybe google.in gives better google results?
The script was written by Premshree, who lives and works in India - hence google.co.in
For a second I thought JZ was another Ruby convert, but the image comes from the livejournal site. Yeah, check out butler from Mark Pilgrim, and better yet, take a look at his http://www.diveintogreasemonkey.org way cool.
Yes, Nick. I've seen Butler. But there's a really big difference here. Butler is quite obvious about what it is doing. This is quite subtle and simple.
Do you not see that?
Even funnier to know that Greasemonkey was created by a Googler.
ct: I wish! :-)
Hum ok so I'm supposed to install GreaseMonkey, restart Firefox and then rightclick on the script link and install it. And then you restart Firefox, make sure the script is enabled and you check Google Homepage and even refresh it right??
Well it doesn't work
Ehm, actually, my problems are just an opposite -- I almost never use Yahoo! Search, because I do not have "Groups" button there.
I meant to mention this here (slipped my mind), but I did a quick-and-dirty version of the opposite:
This lets you keep My Yahoo! as your browser's "home" page and use Google for the web search.