Plant Database forum: You can now add the database search to your web browser

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 13, 2012 10:20 AM CST

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I have implemented a browser addon that you can add to your browser. I know it works in Firefox and it might work in other browsers, too.

All you have to do is go to the database (any page of the database, actually) and then click on the down arrow in your search engine bar. Then click on "Add ATP Database Search" and you've then got it.

I like this because I can now perform a search without first loading the database page.

Here's a screenshot that shows it being added:

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Region: Pacific Northwest Lilies Sempervivums Sedums
Pollen collector I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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pardalinum
Jul 13, 2012 11:02 AM CST
Cool! It worked for me!
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Jul 13, 2012 11:02 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

LOVE this!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 13, 2012 11:16 AM CST
Wow, what a great thing! I'm going to try it right now ... may need a bit of help but we'll see ... be right back!
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jul 13, 2012 11:20 AM CST
Okay, I followed the instructions, put a plant in the search box, clicked on All Things Plants in the dropdown and it did a normal web search. Which step am I doing incorrectly? Isn't it supposed to look within ATP's DB?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 13, 2012 11:24 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

chelle, first select the ATP database for your search engine. It will then show the leaf icon instead of the google logo. Then do your search and it should work.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jul 13, 2012 11:28 AM CST
Oh, I think I understand. So my AVG Secure Search wouldn't be utilized after I switched it, right? I did click on "Add ATP Database Search". I wonder why it didn't change already? I'll try it again, something I'm doing is perhaps out of sequence.
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 13, 2012 11:31 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Once you add it, you then have to select if from the list of search engines in your browser. It will then remain active until you go back and re-select a different search engine.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jul 13, 2012 11:33 AM CST
My search engine manager says it's installed, but nothing changes when I select it. It still does an AVG web-wide search.
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jul 13, 2012 11:38 AM CST
Then I thought since my secure search default settings might be hampering it I'd try it on Google Chrome, but I don't even see the little down arrow anywhere in the browser bar area. Shrug!
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 13, 2012 11:39 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Sorry that didn't work, Chelle. I'm not familiar with the AVG system you're using there...
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jul 13, 2012 11:42 AM CST
That's okay, Dave. Smiling

I'll hang around here and see what others come up with. I'm sure we'll get it figured out. Big Grin
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 13, 2012 11:51 AM CST
Well, I couldn't do it using Safari but with Dave's great instructions I got it to work on Firefox! I will have to force myself to start using Firefox because I Love this feature!

Thanks so much Dave!
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jul 13, 2012 11:58 AM CST
I fooled around with settings in Chrome and managed to get it on my taskbar, but I don't think that's quite what we were looking for. Hilarious!
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 13, 2012 5:14 PM CST
So does this mean that we can search a plant in the database from any page we are on in ATP by typing it in to a search box any where here in ATP?

Not sure how this is working.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Jul 13, 2012 5:20 PM CST
You can seach from anywhere when your browser is open. The search box is not on atp but on your browser. This feature allows you to use your browsers built-in search box to search ATP.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Jul 13, 2012 5:48 PM CST

Plants Admin

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Evan
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 13, 2012 6:03 PM CST
I figured it out finally. Adding the ATP database part was easy. I just didn't realize where to type in for a search. Rolling on the floor laughing
I never new that was there. *Blush*
But I do now. What a cool feature, thank you Dave. Group hug
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jul 13, 2012 6:10 PM CST
Totally COOL Dave! Thank you!

I really want to get the snag it software too Thumbs up
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jul 13, 2012 6:14 PM CST
Done! I love this Hurray! Hurray!

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