Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Direct Searching of the Bugwood Image Database from Internet Explorer

While investigating the features of Internet Explorer 7, I found the tools that let you search any website from the tool bar on your browser. This is a pretty niffty feature since it can save a few steps in going to the page and finding the right place to enter a search.

For instance, to add a search of, open IE7, click on the down arrow next to the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner, and select "Find More Providers...".

The box on the right gives you the option and instructions to create your own search link. Continuing the example of IPMImages, you would enter "" into the blank for step 3 and "" into the blank for step 4. After you press "Install", you are done! To choose a provider to search, select the same down arrow next to the magnifying glass and search box and choose "IPMImages". Any search you enter will go directly to our site