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Search the Web, vi Style - page 4

In the Beginning...

  • September 5, 2006
  • By Rob Reilly

When asked about future business directions Haugaard commented that they really hadn't reached that stage yet. He thought that mouse-less navigation might someday be applicable to the Snap.com search engine.

"At this point we just want to see what kind of acceptance it gets and to listen to our users and see what thoughts they have about it," he said.

Some of the other ideas Haugaard and his associates are thinking about include:

  • An option to let the user change the text to be black on a white background.
  • Allow users to be able to share their saved searches with others.
  • Offer some support for using regular expressions to let users do filtering.
  • A :mail feature that lets you send a link to a visearch results page, either edited or unedited.

Go try visearch and see if it makes your Web searching easier. Then be sure to let Haugaard and his colleagues know what you think. It looks like an interesting twist that could be very useful to keyboard savvy users.

Rob Reilly is a consultant, trend spotter, and writer. He is a contributing editor for Linux Today. He advises clients on mobile business computing and presentation technology integration. You can visit his web page at http://home.earthlink.net/~robreilly.

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