Install Instant Access to BioCyc Database Searches
For some time browsers have had a "Search Bar", usually to the right of the address bar. The search bar allows the user to instantly invoke searches by a search provider such as Google without needing to navigate to the Google web site. Many modern browsers follow an "OpenSearch" standard that allows adding custom search providers to the search bar.
Use this page to add our main database sites, EcoCyc, MetaCyc and HumanCyc, to your search bar as custom search providers. Then you will have instant access to substring searches on these databases from your search bar without having to navigate to a web site. For example, if you select the EcoCyc Search Provider, you can type "trpA" into your Search Bar and get the results shown in this link.
Note: This feature requires FireFox 2.0 or later,
|Install EcoCyc Browser Toolbar Search||This allows substring queries of EcoCyc / Ecoli.|
|Install MetaCyc Browser Toolbar Search||This allows substring queries of MetaCyc.|
|Install HumanCyc Browser Toolbar Search||This allows substring queries of HumanCyc.|
The Search appears in the Google toolbar next to the http address space at the top of the browser. This normally has a big blue G icon on it, with a tiny black down-triangle on one side of it. If you checked the checkbox, this icon will change to our search icon, and you can start using the search facility right away. Otherwise click on the tiny black triangle to pull down a menu of the search providers. Locate our Cyc Search and select it as your search provider. To search, type your search term in the search bar, then hit return. Firefox works well.
The Search appears in the master browser search area immediately to the right of the
http address space at the top margin of browser. This space has a small
black down-triangle beside it to the far right. The background of this button will turn ORANGE
to let you know something's going on with it.
If you checked the checkbox, you can start
using the search facility right away. Note that IE 7.0 does NOT display our icons, so you'll have
to use the arrow to check the search provider menu and make sure that you're already using our search
Otherwise click on the tiny black triangle (which now has an orange background)
to pull down a menu of the search providers. Locate our Cyc Search and select it for your
search provider. To search, type your search term in the search bar, then
Note that the search gets installed in the larger IE search bar. If you also have a smaller Google toolbar search installed, IE will not install the search provider there. It only installs the search provider in the main IE search bar.
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