Dave's desk bar lets you launch searches from
the Windows Explorer Taskbar. For the latest version and installation
instructions, visit the
Home Page or check the
If you're feeling lucky, go
directly to Google's first hit using an exclamation point: "Crest
Look up phone numbers and
email by using # and @, respectively: "Piper Smith (Ithaca, NY)#", "Bob
Load a web page by typing in
the URL: "www.microsoft.com".
Translate between English
and other languages (en, zh, fr, de, it, ja, ko, pt, es): "some words en-es".
Or translate entire web pages: "www.apple.com en-fr"
Convert between currencies:
Navigate previous searches
with ctrl-P and ctrl-N or the Up/Down arrows.. Type "!prefix"
to see only matching entries.
A clock appears after when
idle. Right-click for a calendar.
Switches can be abbreviated:
"at ram /S" is "at ram /subject".
Following are more query
codes grouped by category. To disable a search uncheck the checkbox next
to the search name.
This is a list of the search
engines you can visit directly from Dave's desk search bar. This page is
supplied as a far more detailed help page with the product itself.
If you want to make additions or improvements,
please do. The deskbar is customizable and completely open-source.
||Adds www. prefix and/or .com
suffix to string if necessary and launches URL. Similar to the IE
||Always opens a new window for
the search regardless of the reuseWindowMode setting. This works only when
IE is the default browser.
||Search back through the
search history for the current text
||Search forward through the
history for the current text
||Make the search bar active
(i.e., make it have the current focus)
||Display previous search
||Display next search
||When dragging text to the
search bar, if the shift key is held down when dropping the text the default
search won't be automatically invoked.
Copyright (c) 2002
Distributed under the terms of the
License, Version 2