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This describes how to add a keyword bookmark (Example is Firefox) to search for a contact in CiviCRM. The need for this came from answering incoming calls from clients - the ability to quickly bring up a list of possible matches helps leverage client details while on the phone.

The resultant url was:

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http://www.CIVISITE.COM: The URL for your CiviCRM install.
%s: This is where Firefox will insert the search terms - 'smith' in the example below. Adjust for other browsers or methods of invoking, e.g. Launchy , Quicksilver  or IE Accelerators.

Thus with this keyword bookmark enabled (I used 'civi' as the keyword) I can type 'civi smith' in the address bar and a page will come up listing all 'smiths' in my database. 

Taking it further.
With a bit of javascript, the keyword url will default to the search page if no search term is given

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In the URL above, the first link is the original link from the first example, while the second is the address used if no search terms are given.

I believe this can work for other custom searches as well, you need to adjust the CSID accordingly and (in my unlearned case) add a sprinkling of trial and error.


  • You need to be logged in for this to work
  • Don't forget to put your site into the URL, twice in the second version
  • If searching for more than one word, use the following syntax: lastname,firstname
  • This integrates nicely into launchy (use the 'weby' plugin) / quicksilver etc