If you use one of the later versions of Firefox or Internet Explorer, you’re probably aware of the built-in search field, usually located in the top-right corner of your browser’s UI, which provides instance access to the most popular search engines. If you’re one of those geekier types (like us :)), you also know that this search field can be easily customized to point to virtually any custom search engine, not just the big, popular ones.
What we’ve done recently in Community Help was to release a set of OpenSearch plugins that do just that: they make your browser’s search field point to a custom search engine dedicated to your favorite Adobe product. So if you’re an avid ColdFusion programmer or Photoshop power user, you can trigger a search right from your browser, which will serve high-quality results for that particular product.
Read along to see how this works.