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Old 12-16-2013, 09:59 AM
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I'm not really sure where this belongs, but I'll post it here. I'm sure somebody other than me will find it useful.

So, as many of you know... the CF search engine is pretty sucky. Furthermore, you can only use it so often... so if you mess up the query or need to change it, you're screwed.

The solution to this, as a lot of you know, is to use Google instead of the default CF search. This is done by typing "site:cherokeeforum.com" and then whatever you're searching for into Google.

I'm not a slow typist by any means, but it gets annoying to type site:cherokeeforum.com every time I want to search. So, I added a custom search engine to Google Chrome.

(THIS WILL ONLY WORK FOR GOOGLE CHROME. There are similar options on other browsers, but I only use Chrome, so I'm not going to cover them.)

To start, right-click the address bar.



Click "Edit Search Engines", which will bring you to to this (yours will have more search engines, but this is basically what it should look like):



You'll want to focus on where it says "Other search engines".

In the first box, type whatever you want--it won't affect anything at all. I simply used "CherokeeForum".

The second box, however, is very important. It specifies the keyword that lets the browser know when you're trying to search CherokeeForum. I used "cf".

The third box is the URL that the search should lead to. There is a variable that is used--%s. This contains anything that is typed after the keyword.

What you should put in the third box is this: https://www.google.com/#q=site:cherokeeforum.com+%s

Press the enter key on your keyboard and it will be added to the list of search engines.



Woohoo! All done. To search, simply begin typing into the address bar. Begin queries with whatever you selected as the keyword--again, in my case "cf".

For example, I could type "cf headlight harness" and it would bring me to this page:



So, yeah. That's it. I'm lazy. :P
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Good job man, that's some pretty good info. I never knew this about chrome. I'll have to try on IE as well (for work - I use chrome at home).
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I put this in the write up section for you. Good info.
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I put this in the write up section for you. Good info.
Thanks, man. I wasn't really sure quite where it belonged... didn't seem to fit the bill for write-ups.

And yeah, Basslicks! It really is so helpful. I use it every day, no joke.
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Hi! im a new member here and im still figuring out how to navigate the site. This is a helpful thread for newbies like me so I can search the site easily based on what im looking for.
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I have a Jeep Cherokee 1996 with haed gasket blown. IŽd like to have a repair manual step by step type. Does anyone know where to find it?
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