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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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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: maps.google.com
  • URL: https://www.google.com/maps/search/%s

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 "maps.google.com" 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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