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Firefox Keyword Search Broken on Google Maps

For people like me who use the firefox keyword search feature, a google maps keyword search set to gp is on the top of the list. I can just say gp address in the browser windows to quickly lookup the directions whenever I’m in a hurry. I recently lost my old bookmark, so I had to go to the google maps site and bookmark it. But this time around it simply wouldn’t work. All I get after I press enter is a lousy blank page with a blank text box. So after a little research on the web I found that google changed some of the search strings. This is what the new string looks like.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=%s&f=q&source=s_q&output=js&hl=en&geocode=&mrt=all

The part in red is the rogue string that breaks the google maps keyword search for firefox. So anyone who has been affected by this just edit your google maps keyword search bookmark to look like this:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=%s&f=q&hl=en&geocode=&mrt=all

And search away.

iPhone App “Y! Messenger” Hijacks Safari Search Provider

I installed Yahoo! Messenger app on my iPhone today. Its fairly functional. I opened Safari to do some mundane thing and was surprised to see that my default search provider has been changed(hijacked) Read More →