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    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Windows 7 OpenSearch Federation Providers
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    Windows 7 Search Federation Providers

       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:
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

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

    ISOHunt.com Search
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Deviant Art
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Yahoo Image Search
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Yahoo Video
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    TechNet-Edge
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Msdn Channel 9
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers
    Basic Search Connectors:
    These Search connectors only show web page results without additional properties like Thumbnails, Videos, Documents, Images and other files...
    Bing:
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Yahoo:
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers


    MSNSearch:
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    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!)
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Google News:
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Google Blogs:
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    SevenForum`s Search:
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    ebay Search:
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Amazon Search:
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Digg
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Technet
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Techrepublic
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

    Wired
    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers
    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
    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




  1. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #1

    Thanks Steven.

    Gary
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  2. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
       #2

    I finally got around to installing W7 x64 on my older WD 250 GB HD - I am impressed thus far. More about that in a different post.

    I've got these downloaded - now to try them out .... So, it is my understanding that the one for W7 forums is still not 100% active?
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  3. Posts : 1,289
    Thread Starter
       #3

    johngalt said:
    So, it is my understanding that the one for W7 forums is still not 100% active?

    Hey JohnG,

    Yeah we have one, just copy and save the text from Step1 under "Create your own Personalized Search Provider"

    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 MSN using Windows 7 Search.</Description> 
    <Url type="application/rss+xml" template="http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?q={searchTerms}+site%3asevenforums.com&amp;num=10&amp;format=rss"/> 
    <Url type="text/html" template="http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q={searchTerms}+site%3asevenforums.com&format=rss"/> 
    </OpenSearchDescription>
    It uses a trick with Microsoft`s Live Search to display results in OpenSearch RSS format for any website you specify

    We are working on our own SevenForums Search Provider without using LiveSearch and it works but has some search result issues at the moment so the LiveSearch trick will have todo until we have a more reliable one for public release
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  4. Posts : 576
    Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
       #4

    We previously touched upon how you could add Flickr Search to the Windows 7 Search Federation. dmex over at SevenForums went on to create even additional providers that you can experiment with. A few of the search providers available for download drew their sources from Youtube, Google News, and Yahoo. Of course, the one everyone wants is a Google Search implementation, but apparently, OpenSearch cannot be used with Google Search just yet.

    Windows 7 Center
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  5. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #5

    Been playing around with this a bit. Very

    Gary
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  6. Posts : 19
    Windows 7
       #6

    Hey guys! Great to see all this excitement around my feature :)

    Just wanted to let you guys know that instead of hosting the OSDX file in a .zip file, you can link to it directly. If the server it's on is configured to return .OSDX files with the appropriate "application/opensearchdescription+xml" MIME type, the install will happen automatically when you click on the link!

    Most hosting providers provide a configuration UI to add file extensions and MIME type associations. If you can't find it, check the help documentation (probably just search for "MIME").

    Happy searching!
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  7. Posts : 48,479
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #7

    Thanks Brandon, I have now added the MIME type to the server....now to make an install button.

    Great feature BTW
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7000 x64
       #8

    Anybody have the programming skills to make a plugin for seeqpod?

    They have open search implemented, and an API for retrieving results, however, instead of getting back a rss feed, it returns a xspf file (open source xml playlist format.) Windows 7 doesn't seem to recognize anything besides an rss feed, so I guess you would need to use an xsl transformation to convert the xspf to rss, but I think that should work.
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 x64
       #9

    Here's a quick and simple one I made for isoHunt: http://win7.bluerok.net/isohunt.osdx
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