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Windows 7: internet search shortcut

24 Jun 2011   #1
jonass21

windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
internet search shortcut

I have a lot of movie files on my hard drive, I back up my dvd collection, and when browsing sometimes my father-in-law will ask what a certain movie is. Instead of trying to explain to him would it be possible to create some type of shortcut so that I can right click the file and have it search IMDB.com for that title? This would be a simple way of having the synopsis and cast brought up.


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24 Jun 2011   #2
jonass21

windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

so after a bit of searching I did find this

How to have "Search in IMDB" in your right click context menu in Windows

which is exactly what i want to do but to be honest it is a little out of my league, can anyone break it down a bit?
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25 Jun 2011   #3
ziklz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (main), Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64
 
 

First, you have to create the .bat file. Just open notepad, copy-paste the command and save it as .bat, not .txt. Then, put it somewhere and don't move it anywhere else. Afterwards, create the .reg file. It's the same as with the .bat: open notepad, copy-paste the command, editting it as needed (namely the path to the batch file (.bat) and the context menu text), and save it as .reg. Then, just merge the .reg file (double-click or right-click->merge).
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25 Jun 2011   #4
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Download the files I've attached and move the imdb.bat file to a folder of your choice. Right click the imdb.reg file and click edit. Change the C:\\MyBatch\\imdb.bat\ to the folder of your .bat file but keep the \\ after each folder and the \ after imdb.bat
For example:
C:\\Users\\Jaidyn\\Downloads\\imdb.bat\
Then, double click the imdb.reg file. A warning message should pop up; click OK. Whenever you right click a folder, there should now be an option to 'Search in IMDb'.

Well, that's about it. Oh, and you can now delete the .reg file if you want. Tell me if it doesn't work.


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File Type: bat imdb.bat (42 Bytes, 83 views)
File Type: reg imdb.reg (165 Bytes, 73 views)
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25 Jun 2011   #5
jonass21

windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Thanks a ton for those files it works exactly like i wanted it too. I don't know what I was doing wrong, I had created the bat file and a i successfully got the registry added but when I would try to search a movie file using this technique it would just try to open and play the file. Oh Well i download the files to made and now it works great, again thanks
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25 Jun 2011   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Download the files I've attached and move the imdb.bat file to a folder of your choice. Right click the imdb.reg file and click edit. Change the C:\\MyBatch\\imdb.bat\ to the folder of your .bat file but keep the \\ after each folder and the \ after imdb.bat
For example:
C:\\Users\\Jaidyn\\Downloads\\imdb.bat\
Then, double click the imdb.reg file. A warning message should pop up; click OK. Whenever you right click a folder, there should now be an option to 'Search in IMDb'.

Well, that's about it. Oh, and you can now delete the .reg file if you want. Tell me if it doesn't work.
It wasn't working at first, then I re-read your post.

Works great, Thanks Jaidyn.
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25 Jun 2011   #7
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonass21 View Post
Thanks a ton for those files it works exactly like i wanted it too. I don't know what I was doing wrong, I had created the bat file and a i successfully got the registry added but when I would try to search a movie file using this technique it would just try to open and play the file. Oh Well i download the files to made and now it works great, again thanks
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Download the files I've attached and move the imdb.bat file to a folder of your choice. Right click the imdb.reg file and click edit. Change the C:\\MyBatch\\imdb.bat\ to the folder of your .bat file but keep the \\ after each folder and the \ after imdb.bat
For example:
C:\\Users\\Jaidyn\\Downloads\\imdb.bat\
Then, double click the imdb.reg file. A warning message should pop up; click OK. Whenever you right click a folder, there should now be an option to 'Search in IMDb'.

Well, that's about it. Oh, and you can now delete the .reg file if you want. Tell me if it doesn't work.
It wasn't working at first, then I re-read your post.

Works great, Thanks Jaidyn.
No problem guys. I'm glad it helped.
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25 Jun 2011   #8
Imperfect1

 
 

There's another way to create a shortcut to IMBd, if you're using IE, and I use it several times a day, with one click. Here's what you do:

First, make sure that you've got the IE Command Bar enabled and customized to display the "Home" link. Here's how to do that: Open IE, click on View, Toolbars, and check the Command toolbar. Then, to customize the Command toolbar, put your cursor on the toolbar, right-click, and then at the bottom of the list, select Customize. Click on: "Add or Remove Commands." From the list of commands, add the 'Home' icon.

Once you're all set, go to the IMBd website (or ANY website that you wish to add to your Home Page settings). From that website, open IE, and on the Command Bar go to your Home link and click the little down-arrow 6 to the right of the Home link.
Select "Add or Change Home Page." A menu will open that says: Would you like to use the following as your home page?
If you wish to ADD this webpage to a list of multiple “Home pages” then click: Add this webpage to your Homepage tabs.
If you wish this webpage to be your ONLY Home page, then click: Use this webpage as your only homepage.

Once done, any time you click on the Home icon, a drop down menu will open and you can click on the IMBd link and go directly to that page. It's kind of like a mini QuickAccess toolbar. I have 6 links in my Home menu ---Very handy, and you can change it easily any time you wish.
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25 Jun 2011   #9
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
There's another way to create a shortcut to IMBd, if you're using IE, and I use it several times a day, with one click. Here's what you do:

First, make sure that you've got the IE Command Bar enabled and customized to display the "Home" link. Here's how to do that: Open IE, click on View, Toolbars, and check the Command toolbar. Then, to customize the Command toolbar, put your cursor on the toolbar, right-click, and then at the bottom of the list, select Customize. Click on: "Add or Remove Commands." From the list of commands, add the 'Home' icon.

Once you're all set, go to the IMBd website (or ANY website that you wish to add to your Home Page settings). From that website, open IE, and on the Command Bar go to your Home link and click the little down-arrow 6 to the right of the Home link.
Select "Add or Change Home Page." A menu will open that says: Would you like to use the following as your home page?
If you wish to ADD this webpage to a list of multiple “Home pages” then click: Add this webpage to your Homepage tabs.
If you wish this webpage to be your ONLY Home page, then click: Use this webpage as your only homepage.

Once done, any time you click on the Home icon, a drop down menu will open and you can click on the IMBd link and go directly to that page. It's kind of like a mini QuickAccess toolbar. I have 6 links in my Home menu ---Very handy, and you can change it easily any time you wish.
The problem is, I use Firefox. Nice one though.

Oh, and I made a tutorial on how to make the actual search thingo. Soooo..... give it a read.
Search Engine Shortcut - Create
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26 Jun 2011   #10
Imperfect1

 
 

Excellent shortcut JaidynM, and good tutorial. Rep+ to you!
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