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Opera's search shortcuts

Opera now (with version 9.x) allows you edit & add shortcut searches..
If you enter

g Opera

in the opera browser's adress bar, the Google search engine is started to search for "Opera".
You enter the settings under Tools-Preferences menu and then Search-tab.
A shortcut (which is keyword under settings) must be given, for example for Wikipedia English "we".
And then the address is given with the %s placeholder, which stands for the search string, that the user enters after the keyword.

Here are two examples to search the Wikipedia;

  • Wikipedia in English
    • Keyword : we
    • Address : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%s&go=Go
  • Wikipedia in German
    • Keyword : wd
    • Address : http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Search?search=%s&go=Artikel