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Sidereel Firefox Search Plugin

Following the really easy template at Digital Alchemy, I've written a small Firefox search plugin for Sidereel, a probably not so legal site where you can watch lots of cool movies and TV shows for free. Download the plugin (really just an xml file) by right-clicking here and selecting 'Save Target As...' or 'Save Link As...' and save it in your searchplugins folder.

The searchplugins folder can be found on Linux systems simply with

find ~/.mozilla/firefox -name 'searchplugins'
For example, running the above command on my Linux system gives:

/home/[username]/.mozilla/firefox/[userprofile]/searchplugins

For Mac users, it's probably something like

/Users/[username]/.mozilla/firefox/[userprofile]/searchplugins

I'm guessing that on windows its something like

C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\[userprofile]\searchplugins

Note (at least for linux): the searchplugins folder is not created automatically. You must either create it manually, or download an existing search plugin (e.g. Wikipedia).

You will need to restart Firefox for the plugin to be detected.

2 comments:

Christopher Friedt said...

I hate to be the first person to commment on my own post, but I wonder if this post has anything to do with Sidereel suddenly going down.

Hmm....

Christopher Friedt said...

Doh! Nevermind, it's back up again.