Internet Explorer has a feature that replaces text
entered in the address bar based upon a registry setting. For example,
its possible to type in 'kb q198279' (without the quotes), and have IE
generate the URL to display the knowledge base article Q198279. It does
this by replacing 'kb' with another string containing a placeholder for
the remaining arguments. This feature saves typing URLs and reduces the
number of pages visited to get the results you're after. BTW
Firefox and Maxthon have this functionality built into their user interface.
contains settings that will allow easier searching of the websites
listed below. Click the link, then either choose to save the file to
disk (you should do this so that you can review it) or choose to run it
from this location. If your organisation blocks the download of .reg
files, then use this link
(copy the text and paste it into a .reg file). If you review
SearchURL.reg, you'll easily recognise the syntax all be able to create
your own abbreviations for your favourites sites.