Firefox awesome bar made even more awesomer with fefoo

| Thursday, July 2, 2009

You can add fefoo to your search bar in Firefox. But if you want to convert your Firefox awesome bar into a command line follow these steps.

Here are some of the things you would be able to do from the awesome bar.

Translate text from any language to english. You don't need to type the complete command. Only the part given in bold is required the rest is optional. Commands begin with a ":" (colon) or ";" (semi-colon).
You can directly translate a complete page from any language to English by adding :tran in front of the url.

To get a complete list of available commands use the :ls command.
This will display all the possible commands you can use. If you don't use a command Google search is performed.

The :fe command takes you to the fefoo homepage and you can use the commands there. Sometimes its easier to navigate for a category or search engines from the homepage.

You can search using any of the 200+ search engines using commands.
:bing fefoo
When you use the : (colon) instead of ; (semi-colon) the toolbar appears on top which makes it really easy to change the search engine or category. You can open results from other search engines by middle clicking on the icons on the toolbar. Some of the more frequently user search engines that I use are :twitter, :flickr, :imdb, :recipe, movies, music, friendfeed.
:twitter fefoo
This will search for "fefoo" on twitter.

You can even post messages to twitter using the command :eztweet.
:eztweet I am tweeting from fefoo

These are just some of the example commands. There are more than 250+ commands that can help you achieve a lot more. You don't have to remember all of them. In most cases you won't use more than 10-15 commands. You can also use all these commands from the search bar by adding fefoo as a search provider. To do that visit and click on the add to firefox button on the top right side of the page. It works like Google search till you don't use commands, in most cases its not that difficult to change over to fefoo as a search provider.

To add fefoo to the awesomebar follow these steps.

1) Type about:config in the your address bar and open the config page. You might get a warning click on "I'll be careful".
2) Filter the results by typing keyword, and double click on the item keyword.URL
3) Change the keyword.URL to
4) That's all you are ready to search. In case you want to remove fefoo just change keyword.URL back to

Since the whole program is made in JavaScript everything happens on the browser. fefoo is as fast as your browser is, its not dependent on the network connection. If you want to know why fefoo is so fast or how it works internally read this post.

Tips for searching music and mp3's online

| Friday, June 26, 2009

Its just been less than a week since I found and I am amazed how simple it is to search for music and mp3's using it.

To search for streaming music click on the Music tab on fefoo. Enter the name of the artist or song you want and click the search button.

When you search it loads the results from the music search engine and there is a toolbar on top which you can close if you find the song. If you don't find it on the first site you have a choice of 19 sites which you can search with just a click of a button on the toolbar. You can also open the results from the search engines in separate tabs by middle clicking on the toolbar icons. This makes searching for even the most obscure songs simple.

Using the Music category you will only find sites where you can stream songs. If you want to download the MP3 songs select the MP3 category from the category combo.

When you load fefoo for the first time the MP3 search is not visible. Click on the more.. link in the combo. You will get a list of categories and make sure you select the MP3 category. Now you can search for MP3 files on the MP3 search engines. Once you search for a song you can select the search engines from the fefoo toolbar and refine your search till you find the song.

Introducing handy tips for using fefoo

| Thursday, June 25, 2009

This is a blog about tips and tricks in using the brand new search engine fefoo. It is has a huge list of categories that you can search on. On this blog I will try and give you tips and tricks to help you search faster and better.

In case you want get in touch with me leave a comment on this post and I will get back to you.