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It seems that the only site on the web that is unavailable for search via Chrome's omnibar is Google's own Maps. Is there any way I could teach the omnibar to search Google Maps?

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I was searching for the general case of how to add a search provider. I didn't find this until figuring it out on my own and searching for the now known keywords (add search manage engine chrome tab). My original search (add search provider chrome), was no help. Would you and @Sathya mind generalizing this QA? – Louis Jun 18 '15 at 5:47
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You'll have to add a custom search engine. Click on Chrome Menu → Options → Basics → Manage Search Engines. Under Add other search engine, add the following:

  • Name: Google Maps
  • keyword:
  • URL:

Now, type maps (and hit tab) followed by the keyword will search for the keyword in Google Maps.

1: Screenshot of entered search engine

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A small comment on this one: setting keyword to "" is more like the original automatic omnibar behaviour. Thanks! – Nikolai Prokoschenko Jan 5 '12 at 15:00
Any idea why Chrome can't just autodetect this one, like it does with all other search pages? – Thomas Ahle Nov 4 '14 at 16:30
Thomas, Unless I'm mistaken the problem is that Google Maps doesn't support OpenSearch. – Brian Geppert Dec 10 '14 at 16:36

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