Managing SearX preferences in XR
The opensource SearX engine has quite some bells and whistles, like autocomplete:
Did you know that SearX allows you to choose your auto-completion provider? ❤︎
That's right, you can let others (wikipedia e.g.) complete you, with different suggestions.
In the image above, you can see a mainstream searchengine autocomplete, and here is wikipedia's autocompletion:
Wait..hold on..do you realize how powerful this is?
This is a nice opportunity for universities and companies, to implement their own autocomplete-engines (search thru papers e.g.).
Just imagine for a moment, how you could organize your company's information in a totally different way.
The potential is huge: it's filling the gap somewhere between webbookmarks and knowledgebases.
How to set SearX preferences in XR?
Luckily, VR headsets support the 2D web these days..so we can open a tab with the SearX preferences-page
I did some counting, SearXR has more than 50 preference-settings and even more searchengines to cherry-pick from.
Amazing ❤︎ as that is, translating that to a VR does not make much sense. Unless you like an interface like this:
SearXR also offers changing preferences inside immersive mode.
In this mode tabs cannot be opened:
Therefore SearX will utilitize preferences-URI's as a fallback:
Here you can see preferences-URI's offered as buttons in immersive mode (as a fallback):
For Universities, Companies and Non-profit organisations: you can configure sane defaults for your students/employees in
settings.ymlof your SearX installation