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Add ANY website to Just Type search [webOS 2.0 & 3.0] 9

by Adam Marks Fri, 05 Aug 2011 9:39 pm EDT

Adding a website to a Just Type search is a great feature that was added to webOS 2.0 (and continued in 3.0), but unfortunately not every website participates in the compatible Open Search protocol that is necessary for webOS to use. Luckily, there is a nice workaround for you to actually add those non-compatible website to Just Type by creating a search plug-in on searchplugins.net by following the steps below on your TouchPad or webOS 2.x phone

  • On the device's web browser, to go the website that you want to add a search for. For this example, I will use tv.com
  • Perform a search on the site for "TEST" (without the quotes, and in all CAPS. This is very important)
  • Copy the URL of the TEST search to the clipboard (for tv.com, that resulted in "http://www.tv.com/search.php?type=11&stype=all&tag=search%3Bfrontdoor&qs=TEST&stype=program")
  • Open up http://www.searchplugins.net/generate.aspx in the web browser on your device
  • Under "Search URL", paste in that TEST search URL
  • Leave Suggestions URL (Options) blank
  • Enter the title that you want for the Search name under "Search plugin title". This is what will show up in your Just Type search option
  • Scroll down to "Icon" and choose "Website Favicon (auto detect)"
  • Tap the "Create Plugin" button
  • After about 5-10 seconds, a notification should appear to "Tap to add as Search Engine" for the site you just added. From here, just follow the regular steps to add a website to your Just Type Search for webOS 2.0 or webOS 3.0

 Thanks to gizmo21 in our forums for this tip

 

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9 Comments

Great tip, but what is Open Seat??

I think it's Illiterate for Open Search.

oops...let me fix that

Good tip. Thanks!

Does this re-route anything you search for on tv.com (following the example) through searchplugins.net every time, or is this just for set-up? I hope it's not the former...

just for the setup. it basically sets up a Just Type search just like ANY OTHER website that already has an open search protocol built in

Sweet tip guys, I love just type so much! Thanks!

i tried to add ebay, but it wasnt working. :(

What a joke. Sure it added the Promo Search into my Just Type but it also created 10 other things in my Just Type one of which looks like **** spam. How do I delete this garbage out of my Just Type?