Search Wolfram Alpha From The Firefox Search Box

Search Wolfram Alpha From The Firefox Search Box

Firefox only (Win/Mac/Linux): So you’ve taken a look through Wolfram Alpha’s impressive computational knowledge engine and find yourself using it constantly? Save time with a Firefox search plugin to make it easier to search.

The Clickable Resources web site created a search plug-in so you can easily use the built-in search box for your knowledge-gathering addiction—combine that with the Context Search extension and you’ve got a right-click, quick-and-easy information collecting setup.

If you got rid of the Firefox search box to save some space or make it look more like Google Chrome, you can still use the art of keyword bookmarking to search the site—just right-click on the search box and use “Add a keyword for this search”.

Hit the link for the search plugin, or check out our first look at Wolfram Alpha’s impressive computational engine for some great examples of exactly what it can (and can’t) do.

WolframAlpha Search Plugin [Clickable Resources]


  • For folks who want to add Wolfram Alpha searching to the Opera 10.00 Beta Search Textbox (top right textbox on browser):

    Use the Menu choice: Tools > Preferences

    ON the Search Tab click “Add…”

    If the Details button has two right arrows
    (> >)click it to expand the Details section.

    Enter the variables:
    Name (e.g. WolframAlpha)
    Keyword (e.g. wolf)
    Address (enter this:

    Save and close all dialogues, not test it – enter some text into the search textbox then select WolframAlpha using the down arrow on the right side of the textbox, or if it’s already selected click the Enter key after you enter the search text.

    This worked on my XPSP2 box anyway.

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