From IITB, the Google.co.in server, which is the indian mirror to Google responds much faster than it's .com counterpart. Since Mozilla Firefox uses the slower google.com as the URL for all its searches, and I use the integrated search features (right click search, and the search box) a lot, I thought it'd be cool to have these point to .co.in in place of .com so that it doesn't take forever to access my secondary brain. Here's how to do it:
1. To edit the default URL for the search box, go to
firefox/searchplugins, where firefox is the application directory. Open up google.src for editing. Change the "action" value that has google.com to google.co.in. Now all searches from the top right search box will be sent to the indian server. You'll need to restart your browser for this one.
about:config in your location bar(where you type URLs) and press enter. There'll be a variable called
browser.search.defaulturl. Change that to .co.in as well. This changes the right click web search URL.
Of course you can also change these values to point to search engines other than google, like Teoma, if you want.