ABC Meme for FireFox 3.x users

The Meme

Show your the top Awesomebar results for each letter of the alphabet.

Instructions

  • Without opening any other tabs, pop open your Error Console (in the Tools menu) and enter the following into the “Code:” field:C=Components;d=C.classes['@mozilla.org/browser/nav-history-service;1'].getService(C.interfaces.nsPIPlacesDatabase).DBConnection;for(o=[],c=97;c<123;c++){h=String.fromCharCode(c);q=d.createStatement('SELECT title t, url u FROM moz_inputhistory JOIN moz_places ON id=place_id WHERE input LIKE ''+h+'%' ORDER BY use_count DESC LIMIT 1');if(q.step())o.push(['',h,': ',q.row.t,''].join(''))}open('data:text/html,'+o.join('n'))
  • Click “Evaluate”. A new tab will open showing your results
  • Copy the code from that new tab and paste it into a new blog entry

History

Benjamin started it
Mardak helped with the code snippet
I saw it on Beltzner’s blog

My Results

a: Air Canada
b: Bloomberg.com: Energy Prices
c: CNN Politics: News, Opinions and Analysis from CNN.com
d: Dopplr
e: eaves.ca
f: Feedburner:: Feed Stats Dashboard
g: Globe and Mail: Canada’s National Newspaper
h: eaves.ca > Edit Comments (password required)
i: CIBC Investor’s Edge
j: Plotting of Canadian Federal Government Offices
k: Gregor Robertson: Beware of the Kingsway NDP Mafia – Straight.com
l: Literary Review of Canada: Progressivism’s End
m: Google Maps
n: New York Times
o: Ottawa Citizen
p: Personalized Start Page
q: David Eaves | FSOSS 08
r: TheStar.com | Opinion | How about real Liberal renewal?
s: StatCounter Free invisible Web Tracker
t: Technorati: Home
u: United Airlines
v: Vote Vision | Leadership • Action • Vision
w: WordPress Plugins
x: Amazon.ca: Divided We Stand
y: Youtube – Rachael Blake – Video 9 (Lost Experience)
z: Polymorph

6 thoughts on “ABC Meme for FireFox 3.x users

  1. Brenton

    I just tried, and got an “illegal character” error. Then when I tried using the code from the beltzner blog and edilee (mardak) I got an “uncaught exception” error. Any thoughts/tips?

    Reply
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  3. david_a_eaves

    Brenton, hmmm, I couldn't get it to work either (I just did it manually) but have had people tell me that they DID get it to work. I have no idea why it works with some people and not others… sorry man.

    Reply
  4. Brenton

    I just saw on the Edilee blog that you have to be using Firefox 3.1 for the code to work, and I'm using 3.0.4. So manual it is. Oh, your benjamin link isn't working.

    Reply
  5. david_a_eaves

    Brenton, hmmm, I couldn't get it to work either (I just did it manually) but have had people tell me that they DID get it to work. I have no idea why it works with some people and not others… sorry man.

    Reply
  6. Brenton

    I just saw on the Edilee blog that you have to be using Firefox 3.1 for the code to work, and I'm using 3.0.4. So manual it is. Oh, your benjamin link isn't working.

    Reply

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