A simple and easy to use Firefox extension that allows you to perform targeted search on the web, by selecting the proper results category.
MyOwnSearchBox is an efficient Firefox addon whose main purpose is to assist you in performing online searches and receive the proper results from 'Images','Videos', 'News' or 'Web'.
The extension is quite simple to install, all you need to do is drop it over your Firefox window and it will prompt you to restart it, afterward displaying the toolbar and allowing you to use it however you please.
In order to look up something online, you can type your keyword in the assigned field and press on the 'Search' button or the 'Enter' key, the results being listed within moments.
However, you have the option of targeting your operation, by selecting the category you need from the drop-down menu. As such, you can look for items in various classes, for instance 'Images', 'News', ' Videos' or on the 'Web'. All these results are returned using MyOwnSearchBox.com as a search engine. If you wish to work with Google or Yahoo, you can click on either of these options and press 'Enter'.
Moreover, the extension features a Yahoo! Mail shortcut, so all you need to do is click on the icon and it will take right to the login page, so you can enter and read your emails. At the same time, MyOwnSearchBox features a Facebook button that lets you access your profile and view your latest notifications or chat with friends.
The 'Weather' button enables you to view current temperatures and other related details, like 'Barometer', 'Dewpoint', 'Humidity', 'Visibility', 'Wind', 'UV Index', and more. Additionally, MyOwnSearchBox streams live news from BBC, allowing you to click on the link and read the full story.
To conclude, MyOwnSearchBox is a useful Firefox extension that helps you look up certain items online, as well as perform other activities in parallel, such as talking to friends on Facebook or reading the news.