IBM Connections QuickSearch for Chrome updated

I first blogged about the IBM Connections QuickSearch plugin for Google Chrome three weeks ago. Back then it was at version 1.8.

Remarkably since then the author, Romain Lienard, has released four updated versions:

[titled_box title=”Changelog for IBM Connections QuickSearch”]

– New group feature !!!
– Can now post a message to the user’s board with @mention (using the new group feature)
– Can now share a File to a group of users. To unlock the “share this file” feature you have to be first on a webpage which is an IBM Connections File URL

– “share this URL” now works with communities (with typeahead)

– new “share this URL” feature
– UI bug fixes

– a context menu is now available. Just select some piece of text within any webpage, then right-click and select a service to fire the search !

– can now set a default scope (in the options page)[/titled_box]

I’m so impressed by this development effort, and by the rate that new features are being added.

For example, the context-sensitive search:

QuickSearch menu

and ‘Share this URL’:

QuickSearch share

If you access IBM Connections on a regular basis and use Google Chrome as your main browser, you really would benefit from this plugin.

Grab it from the Chrome Store (it’s free), and say a big thank you to Romain (@lienardr)!

IBM Connections QuickSearch plugin for Google Chrome

Terrific find by Mat Newman this morning

Every now and again one comes across an awesome plugin that demonstrates some fantastic integration between day-to-day applications and IBM’s Connections collaboration platform. This one is a Connections search plugin for Chrome, and it’s awesome.

I’d agree – this is really great. I use the Chrome quick search functionality a lot, so this is a near perfect feature integration (though still some way short of the awesome Connections toolbar for Firefox in terms of overall functionality).

Developed by IBMer Romain Lienard, this plugin seems to have started as a tool for internal use (it supported only IBM’s W3 install of connections initially), but now can be configured for any Connections environment:

This extension let you search content within IBM Connections.

The IBM Connections QuickSearch plugin let you quickly search for users or content within IBM Connections and update your profile picture using your webcam or an existing picture.

Use the popup window in the upper right corner of chrome in order to search within Profiles (with type-ahead feature), Files, Forums and so on.

You can also use it directly from the URL navigation bar, by typing “ic” (without any quotes) following by a space then your query. Then press enter for a global search or arrow keys to reduce the scope.

Download it from the Chrome web store:

IBM Connections Quicksearch plugin for Chrome

I have it configured to search the Greenhouse right now, and it works like a charm.  Great work Romain (and nice find Mat!)

A fix for the Chrome header issue

Stuart blogged back in January about a known issue with downloading files from the files application using Chrome.

Connections Chrome issue

IBM do not officially support Chrome with Connections 3.0.1 – but our good friend & IBM Champion Sjaak Ursinus has devised a work around.

Header edit Content-Disposition ^(.*)creation-date=(.*);smodification-date=(.*);$ “$1creation-date=”$2″; modification-date=”$3″;”

ensure the mod_header module is uncommented httpd.conf

save and close the file.

Restart the HTTP server to pick up the change

Sjaak’s full explanation can be found on the Connections Forum.

[Originally posted on The Connections Blog by Sharon Bellamy where it had 16 comments]