Firefox and go.warwick
Go.warwick includes short-cuts for all departments and services (and many course codes) at Warwick. But typing (say) go.warwick.ac.uk/its in your browser's address bar, while shorter than the full ITS URL, is still more typing than we'd ideally like. Firefox to the rescue; specifically, custom keywords. If you're a Firefox user, try this:-
- Type go.warwick.ac.uk/%s into your address bar and press enter. You'll get a page with a 400 error on it, but that's okay.
- Bookmark this page.
- Edit the bookmark properties and give it a keyword of 'go' (without the quotes).
Now you can type any go.warwick short-cut into your address bar as 'go shortcut'. A few examples:-
- go its
- go library
- go maths
- go law
- go music
- go sport
- go ch149
- go ec130
If you try a keyword that doesn't take you anywhere useful, let us know and we can add it.
Of course, this trick works with any search engine or data-driven web service. Here's a list of lots of similar keyword searches, ranging from the obvious (Google) to the obscure (Simpsons quote search).