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PHP.net Search Bars

Among the many smart access methods to get to information quickly on the PHP site, we provide sidebars for the most popular browsers used on different operating systems to access PHP.net pages easily. Here you can find setup and uninstall information for the browsers supported. Feel free to send in suggestions on how to implement our sidebar for another browser or how to enhance it's services by sending an email to the webmasters.

Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape 6+ and Sherlock for MacOSX

If you use Mozilla 0.9.4 or later, you can add our sidebar to your set. You can uninstall this sidebar using the "Customize Sidebar" dialog in Mozilla. To get more information on Mozilla sidebars see the Netscape Sidebar Howto.

For users of Mozilla Firefox who are interested in adding the search sidebar, they can also click the above link, and that will offer a new bookmark. Save that bookmark anywhere in your set, and whenever you try to open that, it will dispslay the search sidebar. You can remove the sidebar by removing the bookmark.

We also offer a plugin for the built-in Mozilla Search Sidebar, and this plugin will also work with the several Mozilla and Firefox search extensions as well as Sherlock on MacOSX. Install our sidebar plugin, and enjoy the integrated search in Mozilla. Sherlock users should save our phpnetsearch.src file to their 'Internet Search Sites' folder.

Internet Explorer 5 and above

If you use Internet Explorer 5 or above on Windows, you can add the PHP.net Search Bar to your Links toolbar (dragging the link there) or you can add it to your favorites and clicking on it you can see our bar displayed in place of your usual search bar. This link does not install our bar as your default search bar, so no modification is made to your system. We used the _search target name supported by IE 5+ passed to the open() JavaScript function to make this sidebar available.

If you use Internet Explorer 5 or above on MacOS, open our sidebar page in a separate window. In that window, open the "Page Holder" tab on the left side of the window. Click "Add." If you want to keep it for future use, click on "Favorites" and select "Add to Page Holder Favorites." If you would like to read more about the Page Holder, see Microsoft's Macintosh IE page.

Opera 6 and above

If you are using Opera, you can click on this link to add our sidebar to your set. You can uninstall the sidebar by right clicking on it's tab and choosing "Delete" from the context menu. Read more about Opera sidebars on this page.

The Mozilla search plugin mentioned above also works with Opera if OpSed is installed. You just need to click on this link to add it to your set.

Windows Vista

If you use Microsoft Windows Vista you can now search the php.net function database directly from your desktop. The Microsoft Windows Vista Sidebar is a pane on the right side of your Microsoft Windows Vista Desktop where you can keep useful utilities. The php.net Function Finder will install in this bar giving you direct search access to the php.net database directly from your Desktop.

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