MooTools Documentation Search Favelet

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I'm going to share something with you that will blow your mind: I don't have the MooTools documentation memorized. I just don't. I visit the MooTools docs frequently to figure out the order of parameters of More classes and how best to use a specified method. I've created a MooTools documentation search favelet which allows you to highlight a method name, click the favelet, and get search results in a new window.

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Don't worry about the mess of code...it works!

All you need to do is drag the favelet to your bookmarks/favorites toolbar and you can use it on any website! Check out the demo to test it out.

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Discussion

  1. Ciprian Voicu

    Truly, extremely useful tool. Thanks David!

  2. Great and useful as always David, Thanks ;)

  3. mogi

    perfect!! Just what I was missing.
    Keep up your good work, thank you !!!

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