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Hi,

 

it would be great if Alfred supports web search suggestions or auto complete natively. There are some workflows that implement this feature for particular searches. e.g. http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/1207-alfred2-workflow-for-google-search-suggestion-instant-search-and-current-site-search/

But native support would be great! Instantfox, for example, allows you to configure a search URL with %q for the query (same as search URL in alfred's custom searches) AND an optional "Suggest URL" that gets the auto complete suggestions. For google search, it's simply

http://suggestqueries.google.com/complete/search?json&client=firefox&q=%q&hl=en

 

The addition of this feature would be great! Alfred could go a step further and allow the user to set a script that returns the auto complete suggestions (as an alternative to the "Suggest URL".

 

Thanks!

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Hi,

 

it would be great if Alfred supports web search suggestions or auto complete natively. There are some workflows that implement this feature for particular searches. e.g. http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/1207-alfred2-workflow-for-google-search-suggestion-instant-search-and-current-site-search/

But native support would be great! Instantfox, for example, allows you to configure a search URL with %q for the query (same as search URL in alfred's custom searches) AND an optional "Suggest URL" that gets the auto complete suggestions. For google search, it's simply

http://suggestqueries.google.com/complete/search?json&client=firefox&q=%q&hl=en

 

The addition of this feature would be great! Alfred could go a step further and allow the user to set a script that returns the auto complete suggestions (as an alternative to the "Suggest URL".

 

Thanks!

 

 

Hey! Great Idea -- I Love it! I would love an easy way to get autosuggestions from websites using json with GET!

 

Under the Example workflows area, there is already a workflow bundled with Alfred that provides suggestions. This is done with a workflow as opposed to built in to make it so that Alfred still functions properly when he doesn't have an internet connection

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I've just made a workflow that supports quite a few auto-suggest search engines. It's written in such a way that you can (relatively) easily add new ones. A bit of coding is necessary, though.

 

The problem I had was finding search engines that support the auto-suggest interface.

 

If you know of any, please let me know. I'd love to add a few more.

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