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FireFox, meet MSDN

I find myself using FireFox all the time.  I never thought I’d leave IE, but since I develop web applications almost all day long, FireFox’s extensions are invaluable to me.

IE does have a few extensions, but they come nowhere close to FireBug

Anyway’s, since I’m in FireFox, doing web development, I would like to look up web development documentation right in FireFox.

This led me to create my first browser extension – the MSDN Search plugin for FireFox! 

msdnFirefox

It works exactly how you’d think it would.  It is almost always faster than opening up the .Net or WSS SDK documentation as well.  Please give it a try and let me know what you think.

To use it simply extract msdn.zip and place the two files in your searchplugins folder, usually located at: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins

Once you restart FireFox, MSDN should be available from your search box. 

For those of you who don’t find yourself using the search box that often, here are a few tips to get you up to speed:

  • Ctrl + E selects the search box
  • Ctrl +Up or Ctrl + Down cycles through all your installed search engines
  • Alt + Enter will open up the search results within a new tab

Leave feedback in the comments!

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