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Code

// ==UserScript==
// @name        StackExchange Google Search
// @description Google questions if query begins with "gq:" and user profiles if query begins with "gu:".
// @version     1.1
// @include     http://stackoverflow.com/*
// @include     http://*.stackoverflow.com/*
// @include     http://serverfault.com/*
// @include     http://*.serverfault.com/*
// @include     http://superuser.com/*
// @include     http://*.superuser.com/*
// @include     http://stackexchange.com/*
// @include     http://*.stackexchange.com/*
// @include     http://stackapps.com/*
// @include     http://*.stackapps.com/*
// @include     http://askubuntu.com/*
// @include     http://*.askubuntu.com/*
// @include     http://answers.onstartups.com/*
// @include     http://*.answers.onstartups.com/*
// ==/UserScript==

document.getElementById("search").addEventListener("submit", function(event) {
    var query = document.getElementsByName("q")[0].value;
    if (!RegExp("^g[qu]:").test(query))
        return;
    event.preventDefault();
    document.location = "http://google.com/search?q=" +
        encodeURIComponent(query.substr(3)) +
        "+inurl:" +
        document.domain +
        ( (query.charAt(1) == "q") ? "/questions" : "/users" ) +
        "+site%3A" +
        document.domain +
        "+-site%3A*." +
        document.domain;
}, false);

About

With this User Script, you can override the built-in search with Google's.

Just begin type in your query as usual in the search in the upper right corner, but prefix it with gq: to google all questions or gu: to google all user profiles.

Examples:

  • gq:unicorn (finds a question with the word unicorn)
  • gq:"a unicorn" (finds a question with the phrase a unicorn)
  • gu:unicorn (finds all user profiles with the word unicorn)

License

I hereby release this script in the public domain.

Platform

This user script has been tested in Google Chrome 17.0.963.6 and Mozilla Firefox 8.0 with Greasemonkey 0.9.13.

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