Add visual indicator that a search engine keyword has been recognised

  • This is really minor, but would make me terribly happy...

    I make extensive use of the search engine keywords when searching - e.g. "w test" to search "test" on wikipedia, or "ama test" to search "test" on Amazon - and in Chrome when you do this, once the search keyword is recognised this is nicely highlighted in the address bar, which changes to a little spyglass icon and text to the effect of "Search [search engine name]."

    Would it be possible to add a similar highlight to Opera? It works just the same regardless, but it's just a nice little additional visual cue that I've always appreciated.

  • It kinda already does this, but it's so insignificant you can hardly see it. As it recognizes the keyword, it'll change the favicon in the URL bar. I've just tested with "dictionary.com" using my "di" keyword and Google favicon changed to Dictionary.com favicon the moment I pressed SPACE key to continue with the search string.

    Chrome has this tiny bit better and it will show a new button like element in the URL bar with full search engine text in it like for example "Dictionary.com" the moment it recognizes the keyword. Firefox doesn't seem to do anything at all though which is even worse. But has more flexible keywording which can also be stored between regular bookmarks, renamed, manipulated by hand and even synced across browsers.

    My biggest grudge is inability to use "Y" keyword for Youtube searching or "D" keyword for dictionary.com as they are hardcoded for Yahoo and DuckDuckGo. Which is just dumb as hell.

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