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Using Google as my browser's homepage has become unbearably slow. (Let's just assume I have a slow Internet connection.)

I want to create a simple HTML page that I can keep local to my machine that contains a simple HTML form that will submit a query to Google. -- I want to use this as my browser's homepage in lieu of "about:blank"

Could an enterprising SuperUser help me create the HTML to help me make this dream a reality?

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Looks like I'm being lazy. – Nate Jul 23 '09 at 19:48
Are you referring to the "regular" Google web search page,, or iGoogle,, and presumably with any number of gadgets as your homepage? – Danny Whitt Jul 23 '09 at 19:57
First time in my life I have ever heard someone say google was slow. – Troggy Jul 23 '09 at 20:30
@Danny I was referring to It easily takes me 3 seconds to load here at work and its auto-focus-on-the-search-bar became unbearable. – Nate Jul 23 '09 at 20:42
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Save the page using your browser's save-complete-page functionality, and then set an HTML "base" tag in the header of the saved page to

Info on that tag here:

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Set your homepage to about:blank and then use the search bar of your browser.

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<form action="" name=f><input name=hl type=hidden value=en><input autocomplete="off" maxlength=2048 name=q size=55 title="Google Search" value=""><br><input name=btnG type=submit value="Google Search"><input name=btnI type=submit value="I'm Feeling Lucky"></form>

just stole their form and stuck it in there, should work

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Perhaps you could use Google Chrome. The address bar is by default a "Google search" box already.

And this is how to add feeling lucky

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