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Many times I find myself searching through google (I find it much better than internal search).

Therefore I write in Chrome address bar: "some term I want to find". I'd like to have some sort of shortcut for that and instead of write @super or something similar.

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You can add search shortcut to your omnibox in Google chrome. Right click on the omnibox and click Edit search engines.... You will get a dialogue box for editing search engines.

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In other search engines section add Google search for

  1. Give a name for your new search engine (Google
  2. Give a keyword for this (su)
  3. Give the url as

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Here %s will be replaced by your search term. You can add any Google search operators to this.

Now you can use the keyword (su) for searching Just type su in the omnibox and press tab key, and enter your search terms. Note that on pressing the tab key Chrome will display the name given for the search engine (Google

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This will show results from alone.

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Wow, that pic is rather meta. It's making my head spin so early in the morning. :) – boehj May 16 '11 at 3:04
Perfect! Thank you – Jack Juiceson May 16 '11 at 11:46

Just reverse what you're currently doing more or less.

Start typing supe... will appear in the omnibar. Press tab or space and you can now search in from the omnibar.

It should look like this

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Searching for foo is different from searching for foo. Page 1 results include this and this for the former search (I am located in Germany, for reference). – Daniel Beck May 15 '11 at 11:26
@Daniel Beck: I can confirm the results are different. I find the method I describe above to be more useful as it lands one in SU, not in a Google results page. Nonetheless the poster is specifically asking to search so my answer is incorrect. I'm getting quite different results to the ones you linked for what it's worth. @Jack Juiceson - I'd go with what @WarFox describes. – boehj May 15 '11 at 11:42

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