Flickr Search Connectr for Windows 7 Search Federation

What is this?

A new feature of Windows 7 is "Search Federation" - the ability to search remote document repositories such as Flickr through the native Windows search interface.

This is a custom Windows 7 "Search Connector" which can be installed to communicate to the Flickr OpenSearch translator implemented on this site.

What can I do?

You can search Flickr photos from everybody, yourself or a specific user. You can also access (open) these photos directly within the shell.

You can even right click on your favourite one to set a particular photo as the wallpaper.

What do I need?

This Search Connector is tested only in Windows 7 M3 Build 6801, but supports all Windows 7 builds above 6801.

No, it doesn't work in Windows Vista or XP. Why? Because I said so.

Get the Flickr Search Connectr

Find photos from:

Sort Flickr results by:

Specific user:

Please specify the Flickr user's email or username

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Search Connector changelog

0.12

  • Fixed: fixed OSDX so that "View site" button works

0.11

  • Fixed: uses OpenSearch startPage instead of startIndex because Flickr doesn't support indexing

0.1 - Initial release

  • Added: flexible sorting parameters
  • Added: alternative link to full Flickr search page
  • Added: support for OpenSearch pagination (not yet implemented in Windows 7, limited to 100 items)

Flickr OpenSearch translator changelog

0.12

  • Fixed: separates tags by semi-colon for Windows

0.11

  • Fixed: uses OpenSearch startPage instead of startIndex because Flickr doesn't support indexing

0.1 - Initial release

  • Added: flexible sorting parameters
  • Fixed: videos corrupting the feed, redirects user to page to view