Harsh J

Memoirs of a QWERTY Keyboard

Ubuntu Package Search


I’m so contempt with using Google that I never change this search option bar in Firefox. Never even bothered clicking it, though I know its handy for accessing Wiki or Amazon and so on but I always found it easier to type the search term in precisely and get to whatever I wish using Google.

So what I’m saying is that the default Firefox search bar looks like this with Google on:

However, did you notice this small “Ubuntu Package Search” residing under the choices in Ubuntu’s “Gutsy Gibbon” 7.10 flavor?
Change it to that one and it searches whatever package you query it at the Packages page of Ubuntu’s site. This is much better than opening Synaptic or giving an apt-cache search since Firefox is open almost the entire time my PC runs for me. :)

But there’s a catch, it searches for Package names rather than descriptions. Which is a bad thing if you don’t know what you’re looking for or what the name might be.

Written by Harsh

November 24th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

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