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Windows 7: Custom accelerators

11 Mar 2010   #1
Nocturnal1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Custom accelerators

I need help creating a custom accelerator for Amazon.com.

I used to have a custom accelerator but I reset my settings and it's now gone.

I am having the damndest time trying to recreate it.

Here is my code that I'm attempting to use:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<os:openServiceDescription
    xmlns:os="http://www.microsoft.com/schemas/ope...escription/1.0">
    <os:homepageUrl>http://www.amazon.com/</os:homepageUrl>
    <os:display>
        <os:name>Search Amazon</os:name>
        <os:icon>http://www.amazon.com/favicon.ico</os:icon>
        <os:description>Search Amazon.com.</os:description>
    </os:display>
    <os:activity category="Amazon">
        <os:activityAction context="selection">
            <os:execute action="Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more" method="get">
                <os:parameter name="s" value="{selection}" type="text" /> 
            </os:execute>
        </os:activityAction>
    </os:activity>
</os:openServiceDescription>
This gets me nowhere. I'm curious to find out what the real way to do this is? I've tried several different methods and I always continue to receive that I cannot install this accelerator.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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11 Mar 2010   #2
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Here you go, I've just thrown this together for you.. I've tested it and it searches Amazon correctly

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<os:openServiceDescription
    xmlns:os="http://www.microsoft.com/schemas/openservicedescription/1.0">
    <os:homepageUrl>http://www.amazon.com/</os:homepageUrl>
    <os:display>
        <os:name>Search Amazon</os:name>
        <os:icon>http://www.amazon.com/favicon.ico</os:icon>
        <os:description>Search Amazon.com.</os:description>
    </os:display>
    <os:activity category="Amazon">
        <os:activityAction context="selection">
            <os:execute action="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps" method="get">
                <os:parameter name="field-keywords" value="{selection}" type="text" /> 
            </os:execute>
        </os:activityAction>
    </os:activity>
</os:openServiceDescription>
don't forget it has to be installed from a webpage/server, you cant install from a local folder.
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