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30 Nov 2008   #
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Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

Windows 7 Search Federation Providers

information   Information
With the demonstration of Windows 7`s OpenSearch Providers by Long Zheng (Flickr Search Connector for Windows 7 Search Federation)

I have created these providers for Searching Youtube, Google, Google News, GoogleBlogs, MSN and Yahoo.








OPTION ONE
Installation and Usage
1st Step: Click on a icon below to install the Search Provider.
Advanced Search Connectors:
These Search Connectors export Additional properties like Thumbnails, Videos, Documents, Images and other files for use directly from explorer!
Youtube:


Flickr Search: (by Zong Zheng) Flickr Search Connector for Windows 7


ISOHunt.com Search


Deviant Art


Yahoo Image Search


Yahoo Video


TechNet-Edge


Msdn Channel 9

Basic Search Connectors:
These Search connectors only show web page results without additional properties like Thumbnails, Videos, Documents, Images and other files...
Bing:


Yahoo:



MSNSearch:


Google:
Google claim support for RSS based OpenSearch will be Implemented late 2010-2011, I have asked Google for more specific Information but their response was no comment (Recent conversations suggests they never will allow rss based searches)

An Alternate solution has been created by Dan Bugglin, You can read the full story here: OpenSearch Google in Windows 7 (Nicely done, Thanks Dan!)


Google News:


Google Blogs:


SevenForum`s Search:


ebay Search:


Amazon Search:


Digg


Technet


Techrepublic


Wired

2nd Step: Open Windows Explorer. You will see you new Search Provider listed under Favorites or under C:\Users\<username>\Searches





OPTION TWO
Create Your Own Standard Basic Search Provider


Note   Note
Most websites do not support OpenSearch however a little feature of Microsoft`s Live Search allows you to create your own basic Search Provider for any Website and make it able to search that site directly from Windows 7
1st Step: Open Notepad and paste this code:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" xmlns:ms-ose="http://schemas.microsoft.com/opensearchext/2009/">
<ShortName>Sevenforums</ShortName>
<Description>OpenSearch SevenForums via Live Search using Windows 7 Federated Search</Description>
<Url type="application/rss+xml" template="http://api.bing.com/rss.aspx?source=web&amp;query={searchTerms} site:sevenforums.com&amp;web.count=50"/>
<Url type="text/html" template="http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}+site:sevenforums.com"/>
</OpenSearchDescription>
2nd Step: Replace the red text with a Shortname you want to call the Search Provider, A description and then replace sevenforums.com URL with the website URL you would like to use for Searching using Windows 7

3rd Step: Click File> Save As and change the "Save as Type" to all files (important!), then under filename use (filename.osdx) to allow Windows 7 to recognize the Search Provider osdx extension

4th Step: Open your newly created Search provider to begin searching the website you specified using LiveSearch`s webite RSS Search Feature




Attached Thumbnails
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Attached Images
     
Attached Files
File Type: osdx Youtube.osdx (507 Bytes, 36 views)
File Type: osdx Google.osdx (419 Bytes, 9204 views)
File Type: osdx isohunt.osdx (413 Bytes, 7340 views)
File Type: osdx Digg.osdx (387 Bytes, 2797 views)
File Type: osdx Technet.osdx (473 Bytes, 6080 views)
File Type: osdx TechRepublic.osdx (395 Bytes, 1899 views)
File Type: osdx Wired.osdx (418 Bytes, 1718 views)
File Type: osdx Deviant Art.osdx (1.2 KB, 6109 views)
File Type: osdx Yahoo Image Search.osdx (498 Bytes, 5254 views)
File Type: osdx Yahoo Video.osdx (498 Bytes, 3993 views)
File Type: osdx Technet Edge.osdx (531 Bytes, 4524 views)
File Type: osdx Flickr.osdx (593 Bytes, 5935 views)
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