Kephyr Search Deskbar icon Kephyr Search Deskbar v0.1b

Kephyr Search Deskbar is a tiny text field toolbar floating on your desktop, designed to make fast searches from any application without moving your fingers from the keyboard. Press Ctrl+Shift+K and the deskbar will activate, enter your search in the deskbar, press enter and a regular Google search will open in your web browser. You can of course configure Kephyr Search Deskbar to use launch searches from any search engine, such as AltaVista, AllTheWeb, Ask Jeeves, GigaBlast, HotBot, LookSmart, Lycos, Msn Search, Yahoo Search, WiseNut, etc.

Kephyr Search Deskbar is in an early stage of development yet not offering a considerable number of features, but there are some that are under development and might be well worth mentioning. The first feature is the calculator; type
calc 6 * 7 / 10 * sin(45)
and the deskbar will evaluate the expression. The calculator can handle many complex mathematical functions, such as sin, cos, hypot, log10, etc.

The second feature under development is the Kephyr SearchStart, a web service that compile links to the most popular search engines, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other valuable resources allowing you to enter them with a single mouse click. For example, type
k Ludwig van Beethoven
and a web page with direct search links to encyclopedias and search engines will open.

The third feature allows to open a URL directly from the deskbar; type
and the deskbar launch a browser window with as the start page.

Kephyr Search Deskbar is freeware and Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP compatible and you can download it here.

More info

Read more in the online manual and FAQ.

Kephyr Search Deskbar screenshot

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