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Automatic method



Clicking the button above is the easiest way to add Shortmarks as a search engine, but it doesn't work in all browsers. It should work in newer versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer 9 and Chrome. If not, follow the instructions below for your browser.



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Choose your browser:

Chrome

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Browsing to http://shortmarks.com should automatically add Shortmarks as a search engine.
Chrome add search dialog
Go to to Options -> Basics -> Manage Search Engines and click "Make default" when you mouse over the Shortmarks entry. If it wasn't added automatically, you can add it manually at the bottom using the following fields
Shortmarks, sh (or whatever you prefer), http://shortmarks.com/s.php?q=%s
Tip: Ctrl+L puts the cursor in the address bar


Firefox

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To use the search bar
Adding Shortmarks as a search provider in Firefox
Go to http://shortmarks.com/s.php
Click on the arrow by the search field
Select the Add "Shortmarks" option
Choose a keyword for the search (preferably a short one, like 's')
Tip: Ctrl+K puts the cursor in the search bar

To search from the location bar
Enter about:config in address field
Firefox about:config to change keyword.URL
Find keyword.url and set the value to http://shortmarks.com/s.php?q=
Set keyword.enabled to true if it's not already
Firefox about:config to change browser.fixup.alternate.enabled
Set browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to false (Double click it or right click and select Toggle)

Note: Searches from the address bar may have a slight delay because Firefox performs a DNS lookup before deferring to Shortmarks. If a host matches the name of a keyword, the keyword search won't work. The search field doesn't have this issue, but you can also use the search engine keyword in the address bar, like "s news". If one word searches fail, Firefox help has some suggestions.

Tip: Ctrl+L puts the cursor in the search bar


Internet Explorer 7 and 8

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To use the search field

Go to http://shortmarks.com/s.php
Add Search Providers -> Shortmarks

Do you want to add this search provider?
Check "Make this my default search provider" and click Add
Tip: Ctrl+E puts the cursor in the search bar and F6 or Alt-D puts it in the address bar


Internet Explorer 9

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Use the Automatic method at the top of this page (click the button).
Internet Explorer 9 add search provider dialog
Check "Make this my default search provider" and click Add
Tip: Ctrl-L, F6 or Alt-D puts the cursor in the address bar where you can perform searches


Opera

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Opera button Settings Preferences (or Ctrl-F12) Click Add button
Opera add search engine dialog
Name: Shortmarks
Keyword: sh (or whatever you prefer)
Address: http://shortmarks.com/s.php?q=%s
Check "Use as default search engine" and "Use as Speed Dial search engine"
Click OK

To avoid the delay when you use one word searches, type opera:config in the address bar and press enter.

Type hostname where it says Quick find
Uncheck "Check Local HostName" (if it's not already)
Uncheck "Enable Hostname Expansion" (if it's not already)
Check "Enable HostName Web Lookup"
Paste http://shortmarks.com/s.php?q=%s in "HostName Web Lookup Address
Click Save
Tip: F8, Ctrl+L or Alt+D puts the cursor in the address bar and Ctrl-E puts it in the search bar


Safari

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Safari does not allow you to add custom search engines natively, but if you're on a Mac you can install Glims, then add Shortmarks as a custom search engine using this URL: http://shortmarks.com/s.php?q=#query#