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Is it possible to conduct a web search (In Firefox 14) from the HUD? (Ubuntu 12.04)

For example, Hitting The ALT key (to bring up the HUD menu for Firefox) and typing in a search term?

It doesn't seem to be a feature currently, and I was wondering, Is there a way to do something like this?

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You could easily set a global keybinding to QUERY=$(zenity --entry) && firefox "https://www.google.com/search?q=${QUERY}" –  user55822 Jul 28 '12 at 10:07
    
@user55822 could you please expand on this comment, possibly as an answer? –  user25656 Jul 28 '12 at 11:05
    
@vasa1, Id rather not since it's not a way to search in FF via HUD. About setting it up: go to System settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Custom and type in bash -c 'QUERY=$(zenity --entry) && firefox "https://www.google.com/search?q=${QUERY}"'. –  user55822 Jul 28 '12 at 15:04

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I was not able to find anyway to do it, but that is in no was definitive.

If you are just looking for a keyboard shortcut to do a search easily, that is already built into firefox. Ctrl+k will send you directly to the search box in the upper right hand corner of your browser.

Mozilla Help gives you all the keyboard shortcuts that are built into Firefox.

I realize that at best this is only a half answer to your actual question but it could still be helpful(I hope).

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Well, It is helpful, so thank you for that. I find it kind of awkward, but It is something. And something tends to be better than nothing. –  Mike Jul 28 '12 at 4:23

The features currently incorporated in HUD includes only the MENU options of Active application .

Throughout the Firefox Menu there is no such Option as Search using google or Duck Duck go, hence you can't search directly through HUD interface. HUD is currently in Active Development , hope such new features are designed in Future.

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OK then. I guess I'll Deal with it for now and try to use the CTRL+K mentioned by Trailrider. I'm hoping this feature is eventually implemented of course. Thanks for the help, all of you! –  Mike Jul 28 '12 at 16:36

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