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WannaBe uses the same search plug-in format that is used by
Apple's Sherlock application. Therefore, the same plug-ins can
be used for both applications. However, you do NOT need
to have the Sherlock application or a newer version of MacOS
to use the plug-ins. As long as WannaBe works, the plug-ins
There are a number of different ways to use Search Plug-ins. Note that you may need
to change the creator code of a plug-in file to WannaBe's creator code (WBWB) for some
of the methods to work. To change
the creator code of a plug-in file, you can use a file utility such as ResEdit, or use
the Change Creator To WannaBe utility
found on the WannaBe download page.
3 Ways to use Search Plug-ins
- double-click on the plug-in in the Finder
- drag its icon onto WannaBe's icon
- choose "Open..." from the "File"
menu, then use the standard dialog to find and open
Or, Create a Search Menu
You can also configure the Apple Menu to hold plug-ins, by putting an alias to your
plug-in folder in the Apple Menu Items folder in the System Folder. Alternatively,
you can place aliases of specific plug-ins in your Apple Menu Items folder.
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