OK, the idea is to highlight a word(s) on a web page from within your browser & perform an Everything search on said words.
idea: Open in Regedit
Open in Regedit in IE
Open in Regedit
Open in regedit is similar in concept & works.
(Mostly works. Worked fine initially. Now there may be some oddities as Mozilla <?> has changed over time.)
Registering an Application to a URL Protocol
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REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\foo] @="URL:foo Protocol" "URL Protocol"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\foo\shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\foo\shell\open] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\foo\shell\open\command] @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Application\\program.exe\" \"%1\""
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REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\EVE] @="URL:Everything Protocol" "URL Protocol"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\EVE\shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\EVE\shell\open] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\EVE\shell\open\command] @="\"C:\\DEV\\Locate\\Everything.exe\" -filename %1"
Now the latter code works (kind of).
Everything opens & the string is searched for.
First problem, the passed string is like "EVE: thisiswhatiwant", i.e. "EVE:" is prefaced to the string (in %1).
So we would want to strip that out.
Second problem is that enclosed spaces are (URL is) encoded (in Mozilla browsers) such that "this is what i want" comes back as "this%20is%20what%20i%20want). (I believe that's the case. And this does not happen in IE.)
noscript.fixURI still effectual?
(This would be pertinent to Mozilla & NoScript users.)
RegScanner Tool: Alternative to RegEdit find/search of Windows
Using reg: Links
Starting from version v1.50, RegScanner allows you to use reg: URL as a link to the Registry key in RegEdit editor.
For Example: Clicking the link below will open RegEdit with the specified Registry key:
You can also type the same reg: string in the address bar of Internet Explorer or in the Run dialog-box of Windows.