Search confluence through browser extension?

Are there any plans for a browser extension to search Confluence? instead of having to click a confluence bookmark and then type something in the search box, it would be easier to be able to do that right away.

or am i missing something that already exists?

thanks

tobias

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Hi Tobias,

On any site running Confluence if you right-click in the Confluence search box you'll get an option to:

  • Add as a search engine - Chrome
  • Add Keyword for This Search - Firefox

I suspect there are similar options for IE and Opera as well, but I don't have these browsers at hand to check.

If you added the keyword "confluence", for example, you could then type "confluence<SPACE><your search term>", e.g. "confluence user macros" in the browser address bar and it will automatically search the Confluence site that you added.

Does that do what you want?

Andrew.

thanks andrew, i didn't know this was possible, and it is certainly helpful. however, is there no option to have a search with autocomplete on? in my experience, after a while and with many users it may become difficult to remember the exact page where you put something, and then autocomplete helps a lot.

Hi Tobias,

I'm not aware of a way to add auto-complete to the standard keyword search in a browser, but it may be possible to write an extension or add-on to do this.

I did a quick search for existing extentions and add-ons for Chrome and Firefox and found the following:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/atlassian

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=atlassian&sort=name

but I don't think any of them quite do what you want - though the Atlassian History extension for Chrome is very useful for keeping track of which pages you visited in a site powered by an Atlassian application.

Andrew.

thanks andrew, i installed the history extension :-)

If it ever worked ... Today, six years later, the option refered by @tobias leenaert does NOT seem to work. I've just tried in Chrome (v. 64.0.3282.140) and Firefox (v. 58.0.1) on Windows 10 and I can't find the option under the right-click's contextual menu.

Well it used to work, but you are right, it is gone. Could be a Firefox thing (they deprecated other features like WebDav with recent updates.

Firefox still support OpenSearch metas. It would require Atlassian's developers to put back the metas & XML to allow this feature to work in major browsers.

  1. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/OpenSearch
  2. http://blog.coredumped.org/2012/04/opensearch-how-to-get-google-chrome-to.html

Still works in Chrome but I'm not seeing how to do this in Firefox.

@Dallas Morrow how did you get it to work in Chrome?

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