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Link Opera search plugin / 2006-02-16 19:50

Once again omen created a nifty tool for Metal Archives: an Opera search plugin. It works with Opera 8.x and higher.

The plugin is not as easy to install as Firefox's (what can I say, Firefox is just the better browser ;) ), so here are the instructions.

*** If you use Opera 9.x or higher:
1- Rightclick in the search field and choose "Create search";
OR
1- Go to Preferences -> Search -> Add
2- Put this in the URL field: http://www.metal-archives.com/search.php?string=%s&type=band&sourceid=Opera ;
3- Give the name/keyboard shortcut you want.

*** If you have a lower version, and you do NOT have custom search plugins already,

1- Right-click this URL and select "save target as" : http://82.134.0.11/files/search.ini;
2- Save it in X:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Opera\Opera\profile\ overwriting the one already there.

*** If, however, you DO have custom searches, here is how to add it:

1- Close all running instances of Opera;
2- Open C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Opera\Opera\profile\search.ini or just search for it (replace C: with your drive and {username} with your own, obviously);
3- Add this to the bottom of the file:

[Search Engine 35]
Name=Metal-Archives Band Search
URL=http://www.metal-archives.com/search.php?string=%s&type=band&sourceid=Opera
Query=
Key=ma
Is post=0
Has endseparator=0
Encoding=iso-8859-1
Search Type=0
Verbtext=17063
Position=-1
Nameid=0

4- Replace "Search Engine 35" with one number higher than the last one in the file (e.g., if the one above has 16 you will use 17). Also make sure there are no linebreaks or blank spaces after the last character in the file.
5- Save and close the file, restart Opera.

All done! Thanks again to omen for his cool plugins.

-Morrigan