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Is there a plugin to Chrome that adds a separate search box?

I'd like to set the address bar as 'feeling lucky' search, and a separate box for google search. What's especially important to me is having two keyboard shortcuts like in Firefox: Ctrl-K to search, Ctrl-L to feel lucky.

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Should be renamed to: Feeling Lucky in Chrome –  OscarRyz Jul 15 '09 at 12:46
    
No, there is a solution to achieve Feeling Lucky from the address bar. My problem is that I want two separate boxes - one for lucky and another for search. –  ripper234 Jul 15 '09 at 15:23
    
May I ask why? Given that search results appear as you type, I can't find fault with the current single box setup. YMMV, of course. –  fourstar Jul 19 '09 at 22:12
    
It's just more convenient to me this way, I'm used to ctrl-k for search, ctrl-l for lucky. –  ripper234 Jul 20 '09 at 0:48
    
If Google Chrome can't do that, maybe Autohotkey (which is Windows only) can help you. Anyway I prefer to use just Google Browse By Name –  RamyenHead Mar 24 '10 at 7:12
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There is a "trick":

You can add a custom search engine, you have to use the "Feeling lucky" as another engine:

Follow the directions described here:

Use:

Name:Feeling lucky

Keyword:fl

URL:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%s&btnI=I'm+Feeling+Lucky

and then you can type:

FL + tabYour termENTER

And it will take you there.

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One solution is a bookmarklet:

javascript:q = "" + (window.getSelection ? window.getSelection() : document.getSelection ? document.getSelection() : document.selection.createRange().text); if (!q) q = prompt("You didn't select any text.  Enter a search phrase:", ""); if (q!=null) location="http://www.google.com/search?btnI=&q=" + escape(q).replace(/ /g, "+"); void 0

Create a new favourite and replace the url with the code above. Click on the bookmark to search.

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The address bar is the search bar. Here's a solution I made:

  1. Go to [Spanner] > Options > Basics > Default Search > Manage
  2. Click Add
  3. Enter this url for URL:

    {google:baseURL}search?{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=%s&btnI=I'm+Feeling+Lucky

  4. Set as default

This should make your default search provider the I'm Feeling Lucky service. I have several search providers (keywords are excellent in Chrome, entering "php substr" takes me to the php.net site and tells me while I'm typing I'm using the PHP search engine).

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There is no official or unofficial plugin for "new search box" released yet. A quick google search suggest the same :)

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You can use the search in the "new tab". I don't think plugins are supported yet...

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