Search the Web Faster by Adding Search Shortcuts to Google Chrome
By on December 13th, 2009

If you’re using Google Chrome, then you need to learn this simple trick of adding keywords to make your search faster and simpler. By default, when you type a keyword in Chrome’s omnibar (address bar), it redirects you to Google Search with it’s respective results. Now, if you want to search for a pic on Flickr or want to search something on Twitter, you can use the same address bar to perform your search. It’s pretty neat and very useful. Saves most of your time :)

Here’s how you do it:

Step 1:

Right-click on the address bar and select Edit search settings…

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Step 2:

Click on Add and fill in the details and click OK.

Name: Name of the website.

Keyword: A unique keyword.

URL: The search URL (Don’t forget to add %s at the end of the URL)

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Step 3:

It’s all setup now. Let’s put it to test. Let’s search for Techie-Buzz on Twitter. On the address bar, type the shortcut keyword (tw) followed by a space (else press Tab) and then enter your search term and press Enter. You’ll be redirected to Twitter.com with the the search results. Pretty simple! Isn’t it?

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Here’s a huge collection of shortcut keywords along with their search URL prepared by Andrea Olivato. Check them out!

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Author: Joel Fernandes Google Profile for Joel Fernandes
Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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  • http://roovno.com Abdul Jaleel

    Collection link given in the article doesn't work

    • helder

      I already use this fuction on Opera and Firefox with very easy steps. In Chrome is a bit difficult to work though.
      Can’t get this tip to work with this site: http://legendas.tv/

  • http://www.joelifernandes.com/ Joel Fernandes

    The link is working fine, Abdul. Please recheck it. Here's the link – http://blog.andreaolivato.net/net/ultimate-collec

  • http://digitalblogindia.in Kunal

    Thanks for the tips. I was trying to find on how to search for individual sites by pressing the tab key. It's not working for me for some reason.
    .-= Kunal´s last blog ..What is the Google Chrome Omnibar ? =-.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=801339751 Yaron Rosen

    awesome

 
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