Friday, 22 January 2010

Custom Search Engines in Google Chrome

Did you know you can define custom search engines in Google Chrome? Yes you can. When I want to find a map of something, I type "map <mysomething>" in address/search bar and — voila, a map appears. How to do it? It's simple, really:
  1. Right-click your address bar
  2. Click "Edit Search Engines"
  3. Click "Plus" button 
  4. Type your search engine name
  5. Type an activator (a short keyword you should use to tell Chrome that you want to use a custom search)
  6. A search URL, with query replaced to "%s"
It's even more simple once you've seen the pictures. Try it for yourself — saves a lot of time.