Install Instant Access to BioCyc Database Searches
For some time browsers have had a "Search Bar", usually to the
right of the address bar. The search bar allows the user to instantly
invoke searches by a search provider such as Google without needing to
navigate to the Google web site. Many modern browsers follow an
"OpenSearch" standard that allows adding custom search providers to the
Use this page to add our main database sites, EcoCyc, MetaCyc and
HumanCyc, to your search bar as custom search providers. Then you
will have instant access to substring searches on these databases from
your search bar without having to navigate to a web site. For
example, if you select the EcoCyc Search Provider, you can type "trpA"
into your Search Bar and get the results
Note: This feature requires FireFox 2.0 or later.
Click on one of the links above to install a BioCyc site as a search provider in your browser search bar.
Requires Firefox 2.0 or later.
- Click on the Install Browser Toolbar Search link.
- A popup will appear asking you if you
really want to install, and with a checkbox that says
[ ] Start using it right away.
We recommend that you CHECK this checkbox.
- Click on the Add button.
The Search appears in the Google toolbar next to the http
address space at the top of the browser. This normally
has a big blue G icon on it, with a tiny black
down-triangle on one side of it. If you checked the
checkbox, this icon will change to our search icon, and
you can start using the search facility right away.
Otherwise click on the tiny black triangle to pull down a
menu of the search providers. Locate our Cyc Search and
select it as your search provider. To search, type your
search term in the search bar, then hit return.
Firefox works well.
The Search appears in the master browser search area immediately to the right of the
http address space at the top margin of browser. This space has a small
black down-triangle beside it to the far right. The background of this button will turn ORANGE
to let you know something's going on with it.
If you checked the checkbox, you can start
using the search facility right away.
Otherwise click on the tiny black triangle (which now has an orange background)
to pull down a menu of the search providers. Locate our Cyc Search and select it for your
search provider. To search, type your search term in the search bar, then