If you develop with Drupal chances are you spend a lot of time searching for information on Drupal.org, I know I do. With this in mind one day I decided to see what it would take to build a Drupal.org and an api.drupal.org search plugin for Firefox.
I discovered that it wasn’t that hard to get set up once I understood the pattern, however I quickly realized that to have a plugin that makes use of the Drupal.org built in search engine would be useless. If you haven’t already noticed the search engine on Drupal.org and Api.Drupal.org really suck. Nothing against the guys who wrote the code… It’s cutting edge stuff for an open source cms, but let’s face it, you’re much better off googling your question.
The solution of course is to do a google search within Drupal.org. This works great, however it requires typing in some extra text before each search to limit the search. As laziness is the mother of invention I decided to make the search plugins actually search Drupal.org and api.drupal.org through google instead.