Google Image Search in Opera

Ok, it's a small but wonderful thing. My beloved browser Opera has a nice little search box on the Personal Bar, all set up for quick Google searches. By using the drop-down menu, you can select from a wide variety of other searches. I use it constantly. For some reason, though, the image search uses the rather useless alltheweb.com, instead of the world renowned Google Image Search. Turns out, however, that this is a simple snap to remedy. Fellow Opera-philes Tim and Tracy Luoma (whoa, a Finnish surname?) show how simply editing Opera's search.ini config file can add any variety of searches to the drop-down box, including GIS!

Just add this line to the URL for the Image search:

URL=http://images.google.com/images?q=%s&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Ooh... IMDB.com search! Great idea!

Posted on August 19, 2004 and filed under General.