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       googlizer - GNOME panel launcher providing results of a Google search


       googlizer  is a panel launcher for the GNOME desktop, although is by no
       means restricted to use in the panel, or within GNOME. It takes  the  X
       selection,  sends  it  to  either the Google search engine ( , or local
       equivalent), or an arbitrary search URL specified on the command  line,
       and  then  passes the results to the user’s preferred browser in GNOME.
       This browser then starts up and shows the results of the search.

       It is not designed to be invoked from the command line; but is supposed
       to  be  added to the user’s panel via the menu system. If this man page
       is installed, then presumably googlizer is installed too. To  place  it
       on a panel, add a launcher and specify the path to the googlizer binary
       as the command in the launcher options, or if you have a menu entry  on
       the GNOME menu, you can drag a copy of that launcher onto the panel.

       To  use  it,  highlight  text  with  the pointer, and then single-click
       button 1 on the googlizer icon. The browser  specified  in  the  user’s
       GNOME  URL  Handlers  preferences  will  appear with the results of the


       googlizer is designed to do one single thing. Therefore there are  very
       few  preferences  or  command-line options besides the GNOME defaults -
       the icon for the program is configurable in the panel or similar.

       --url, -u
              Specify the URL which the search string is appended  to  to.  If
              unspecified,  this  defaults  to  the  above Google URL, or your
              local equivalent.

       --help Displays the full set of command  line  options  for  Googlizer,
              including all X/GNOME/GNU/etc default options.

              Displays the installed version of Googlizer.


              The  browser  invoked is that defined in the user’s URL Handlers
              for GNOME as default. This is reached  via  the  control-center.
              The file should not be edited by hand (but people do).


       Special alphabetical characters such as Icelandic thorn or any accented
       characters (anything outside the range  [A-Z][a-z])  arrive  at  Google
       mangled.   This  is  not  the  fault  of  googlizer  but  can  be  very


       googlizer was written by  Alan  Cox  <>.   Some
       patches  contributed by Robert McQueen <>.  This man
       page was written by Telsa Gwynne <>.

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