Quick Access to Yahoo Finance or Google Finance via Firefox’s Search Bar

Speaking of Yahoo and Google’s finance pages (in the previous post), I’ve been meaning to post about a quick way to search either site. Firefox’s search bar has long been one of my most used features. I added a few search engines to the default list back in the day but I hadn’t kept up on the hundreds of search engine add-ins (OpenSearch plugins) that have been built over the years. A few weeks ago I realized that there were engines for Google Finance and Yahoo Finance. Here’s a shot of my search engine list:

After adding both engines all I need to do is select the appropriate engine then type in a ticker (Google will also find by name, not just ticker) and hit enter to be taken to the page for the stock in question. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Clicking the “Manage Search Engines” menu item will allow you to reorder the list of engines and/or add or remove engines.

Comments

  1. Posted by Ugly on June 19, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Sweet, I just made one for WallStreak – you can add it by going to the site and clicking on the firefox search box and then “add WallStreak Search”

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