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Lotus Help Search Bar Widget (Free) (Monday, Jun 14)
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The new "My Widgets" tool in the Lotus Notes 8.x client makes it easy to add a database view as a custom search bar engine, so in addition to searching Yahoo or Google or your inbox from the search bar, you can also search a specific database. If you want to add a website as a custom Live Text search like Chris Miller recently did, that's also pretty easy to do with the widget wizard.

The "What's New in 8.5 and 8.5.1" help doc indicates that you can also add a website as a search bar engine just as easily as a Notes view:

Help doc says you can create a search engine from a website

I looked and I looked, but I couldn't find the Widget option to do that. My wife says that I can't find things even when they're sitting right in front of me, so honestly the option might be there in a very obvious place and I simply didn't see it. However, since I couldn't see how to do it, I decided to write a plugin to add a website search for me. Here's what it looks like:

LDD Search Plugin

When you do a search with it, it will search the following sites simultaneously:

Here's a short demo video to give you an idea of what I'm talking about, if none of that made any sense. I made that Camtasia video before I added Chris' blogger search engine, but you'll get the gist.

If you want to download this plugin and use it yourself, just go to the SNAPPS Widget Catalog, click the "LDD Web Search" option, and follow the instructions. It installs just like any other widget, but you won't see anything new in your sidebar after you install, just a new option in the search bar. And you'll have to restart the Notes client after install too (sorry, not my fault).