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ConQuery Cookbook


Intro: the information presented here is for power users and shows how you can trick the Web with ConQuery ;) Below is only simple samples - you could modify them to suit your needs. And if you have this kind of experience, please share it with us!

Open plain link

by: Vasa Maximov
If we want to manage plain links, we definitely should use appropriate extention, but for quick solution can also make little cqr plugin:
<search
name="Open as link"
description="This extracts first URL-like pattern from selection and opens as a link"
method="get"
action="[:matched:1]"
showiftarget="[:selection]"
showif="(\w+:\/\/[^\s]*)"
>
</search>
If we don't want to see this everytime in "Query to..." list, we may hide it ("Show?" -> off). Ok. Now we can select any text and if there is any URL-like pattern, plugin will be shown and variable [:matched:1] will be substituted with parenthesized match.


Search quoted text (selection)

by: Vasa Maximov
Sometimes we need to search Google, for instance, for text surrounded by qoutes. Usually this is when we going to search not for single word, but for phrase, where words are separated by spaces. Ok, let's slightly modify standart Google search plugin (don't forget to rename it to *.cqr):
<search
name="Google quoted"
description="This will quote selection if there is spaces found"
method="GET"
action="http://www.google.com/search"
queryEncoding="utf-8"
queryCharset="utf-8"
showiftarget="[:selection]"
showif="(.+\s+.+)"
>
<input name="q" value="%22[:matched:1]%22" label="Quoted Selection">
<input name="ie" value="utf-8">
<input name="oe" value="utf-8">
</search>
Well, actually, your showif can look like this: (.+) then it will surrond any selected text, and pass it to Google. Until then it will work only with selected text, which contains spaces.


Show image

by: Vasa Maximov
When you do "Show image" from context menu, FF by default opens it in currient tab. Let's correct this:
<search
name="View image"
description="This opens image on the new tab"
method="get"
action="[:matched:1]"
showiftarget="[:imgurl]"
showif="(.+)"
>
</search>
This plugin will be shown only if [:imageurl] is not empty, and open image in the new tab.


Open images from Google-images search results directly

by: Vasa Maximov
If you feel, that it takes too much clicks to get particular image from Google.Images search results, you may be interested in this search plugin:
<SEARCH
name="GImajes direct open"
description="This opens images directly from google-images search results"
method="get"
action="http://[:matched:1]"
showiftarget="[:imgurl]"
showif="http://.+:(.+)"
>
</search>
Needless to remind you to hide this plugin - it will only be shown if you browsing g.images and will open imgs directly. Enjoy! :)


Playing with URLs

by: Egor Yankov
I'm working as an editor of a news website. Site runs on Wiki engine. So, when I need to edit one of the items, I should hack the URL of its page like: "http://mysite.ru/wiki/item123" should become "http://mysite.ru/wiki/edit=item123" Actually I perform this dozens of times every day. With ConQuery my job is much comfortable:
<search
name="CMS"
description="Edit currient item"
method="get"
action="http://mysite.ru/wiki/edit/[:matched:1]"
showiftarget="[:url]"
showif="http://mysite.ru/wiki/(.*)"
>
</search>
Plugin comes up only when I sits on my web site and helps to open any item in CMS on a fly!


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