7.5. Searching with Konqueror

Searching with Konqueror is very convenient. You can use the search bar or Web shortcuts.

7.5.1. Using the Search Bar

Konqueror contains a search bar where you can choose from many search engines. If you want to search for a specific term, proceed as follows:

  1. Start Konqueror.

  2. Locate the search bar. It is on the right side after the location bar.

  3. Click the icon inside the search bar. Choose a search engine from the pop-up menu.

  4. Insert your search term and press Enter. The result is displayed in Konqueror.

If you need a search engine that is not listed in the pop-up menu, add it as follows:

Procedure 7.1. Adding More Search Engines

  1. Start Konqueror.

  2. Click the icon in the search bar.

  3. Choose Select Search Engines.

  4. Make sure that Enable Web shortcuts is activated.

  5. Enable the respective search engine and close the dialog with Ok. You can see your selected search engine if you click the icon in the search bar.

7.5.2. Using Web Shortcuts

Each search engine defined is attached to a web shortcut. This shortcut can be entered in the location bar.

To see which are already defined, go to Settings+Configure Konqueror+Web Shortcuts. You can see the names of the search providers and the shortcuts. Konqueror defines many search engines: Google, Yahoo, and Lycos, and a number of less common resources, like an acronym database, the Internet movie database, and KDE application searches.

If you do not find your preferred search engine here, easily define a new one. For example, to search our support database for some interesting articles, normally go to http://portal.suse.com/, find the search page, and enter your query. This can be simplified

Procedure 7.2. Creating New Web Shortcuts

  1. Go to the search bar, click the icon, and select Select Search Engines.

  2. Make sure that Enable Web Shortcuts is activated.

  3. Click New.

  4. Create a new Web shortcut:

    1. Assign your Web shortcut a name in Search provider name.

    2. Enter the search URI. Pressing Shift-F1 and clicking in the field opens a small help. The search query is specified as \{@}. The challenge is inserting this at the correct position. For example, if you want to search in the SUSE Support Database, use https://portal.suse.com/PM/page/search.pm?q=\{@}&t=optionSdbKeywords&m=25&l=en&x=true.

    3. Enter your abbreviations in URI shortcuts. There can more than one, separated by commas.

  5. Proceed with Ok.

[Tip]Using Shortcuts Directly without Opening Konqueror

You do not need to open Konqueror and enter the Web shortcut. It is also possible to call it directly. Select Run command from the main menu or press Alt-F2. After the dialog box appears, enter your shortcut with the search term.

After creating a new Web shortcut, for example, sdb_en, you can use this in the location bar. The result is displayed in the current window.