How to: Use Butler to search the Web
I use Butler everyday, many times each day. I become less productive without it. One of the most productive uses I have found for Butler is linking it to Internet search engines. Here is a tutorial on how to make Butler play nice with Google et al.
Popular Search Engine Data
|eBay||http://search.ebay.ca/search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=||Ctrl + Option + e|
|Ctrl + Option + p|
|Ctrl + Option + m|
|Wikipedia||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=||Ctrl + Option + w|
|Ctrl + Option + y|
- Open the Butler customization menu by choosing the menubar item or opening the application itself.
- Choose the Engines tab; this is where the search engines will be configured.
- At the bottom left corner, click the plus sign and select Search Engine.
- In the name field of the new Search Engine, add a descriptive name.
- Select the URL tab and copy and paste the data found in the above table into their respective fields.
- Select the Configuration tab at the top of the Butler window.
- Select the Plus sign at the bottom of the Butler window and choose Control > Customize Search Engines…
- Enter a name for your search engine, and select the Search Engine tab.
- From the dropdown menu, find the search engine configuration completed earlier.
- Under the Triggers tab, click the + next to Hot Key.
- Press the keys of your desired hot key, or use the data in the table (Press all keys at the same time).
- Exit the Butler window and test your configuration.
[tags]Butler, Apple, Mac OS X, Leopard, Google, search engines[/tags]