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just got my first mac os computer.

installed quick silver. (I rely heavily on launchy in windows)

so, the cool feature i was able to achieve on windows using launchy, is that after saving "quick search" i can search any site before even opening the browser.

i.e.

alt+space "g (tab) mac forum"

this will open my browser with search results for "mac forum"

this is because i saved google quick search under "g" but it will also work with any other search i.e. "a" for amazon "wp" for wikipedia etc..

how can i recreate this in mac os?

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This is easy and commonly done in Quicksilver.

Make sure you have the newest Web Search plug-in from qsapp.com.

There are some predefined searches you can use, or you can add your own. Look around page 90 of the manual. You might also want to see this post.

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This is not a straight answer, but a quick one. You might want to quickly look at Alfred app, it has a few quick tools there.

I used it but have not made a full used of what it has to offer yet.

Alfred Web Search Items Alfred Web Search Preferences

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thanks, yah i def checked out alfred and love it. but it doesn't quite do this. it can index safari links.. but it wouldn't do the quick search.. –  Sonic Soul Jul 12 '11 at 1:41
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Yes it does. Your three built in requests (Google, Amazon, Wikipedia) are the default. And there are so many more, and more are ridiculously easy to add. –  Jason Salaz Sep 12 '11 at 17:10
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