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Milly [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, July 15, 2004
13 years ago

Re "Note this is a default Firefox feature"

In fact this isn't the same as Firefox's similar address bar trick. FF just uses Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" button to jump to the top result. The Toolbar uses magic sauce to determine if there's an exact fit, and just displays the normal results page if there isn't.

Try these to see the difference :-

ford explorer

ford prefect

It's easy enough to hack the same into FF or Opera: the magic sauce is just the ...

sourceid=navclient&gfns=1

... in the URL :-

google.com/search?sourceid=nav ...

google.com/search?sourceid=nav ...

Milly
imilly.com/google-cookie.htm

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