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Use Keywords in DEVONagent

November 28, 2006 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

Are you still typing “” over and over into the address field of a DEVONagent web browser window just to quickly look up a vendor’s web address? Don’t do it again. There’s a smarter way: In DEVONagent, some plugins (which are basically interfaces between the application and the search engine) come with predefined keywords that you can simply type into the address field, followed by a query (in the search engine’s format; don’t enter one of DEVONagent’s more sophisticated operators here.) DEVONagent will send you query to the desired search engine and show the result page.

Example: To ask Google for ‘devonthink’, type ‘google devonthink’ into the address field; to ask MacUpdate for ‘wordservice’ type ‘mu wordservice’.

You can find out which keyword is attached to which search engine using the Windows > Plugins & Scanners window. Select any search engine there and see the Keywords field. Using this window, you can also add your own keywords to almost any other plugin as well to create your own shortcuts!