&ac=test param is still relevant???
interesting - my first thought was, what the hell would i use this for? when i search for something i usually want to see a variety of results, not ‘filter bubble’ myself, however the immediate value i soon saw is being able to create a ‘general’ template with no sites in ‘Sites to Search’ or ‘Exceptions’, then add exceptions for sites i don’t want to see when doing searches
however after playing around a bit i think i will likely find value beyond that in the near future for specialized searches
initial issues i see are (let us know if you want a new thread for each issue)…
unable to delete a single template? it seems it’s all or nothing
need to allow more chars for the template name - this is slightly problematic if you want to create a template for ‘123.example.com’ to search only that domain - i think all alpha num chars and spaces would be sufficient (with a sanity check for only spaces of course)
i like clean looking web UI’s, however i’m wondering about the implementation of Focus - might it be better to display the buttons all the time and highlight what template is in use, thus avoiding the additional click to select a template each time a search is performed???
this could be done simply by adding a ‘Sticky’ checkbox on the
.c_shortcuts-autocomplete.sf1 DIV which would make it always visible (and reposition it smartly)
more to follow i’m sure, but i like what i’m seeing and i like thinking about how it can be used in ways other than those i’m imagining so far