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After I enter a new search engine and its URL, how can I actually add it? There is no button to push, actually there are no control elements whatsoever. I will appreciate your help in this matter.

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I found out what was the problem. I was trying to add another search engine with the same name but different URL. –  Erin Pakston Feb 9 '12 at 9:39
    
I had a similar problem as Erin. Chrome does not give any nice warning when you enter something in wrong (e.g. a mal-formed URL or repeating the same search engine name). It just fails to add the search engine silently. –  Jess Riedel Jan 7 at 19:11

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How to add a search engine:

  1. Options > Basics > Search > Manage search engines...
    or chrome://settings/searchEngines
  2. Other search engines
  3. The first field is the name to give the search engine.
  4. The second field is the keyword, for use in the address bar.
  5. The third field is the URL, where %s is the variable for a query.

    add

or...

  1. Right click > Add as search engine...
    right click

  2. Enter the name, keyword, and URL.
    popup

How to use a search engine:

  1. Type the keyword in the address bar.
    keyword

  2. Press Tab or Space.
    search

  3. Enter a query.
    query

  4. Press Enter.
    result


More information:
Google Chrome Help - Manage search engine options
Google Chrome Help - How to search in Chrome

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Note that the dialog box in step 2 does not exist in the current versions of Chrome. In particular, there's no nice "OK" button. –  Jess Riedel Jan 7 at 19:12

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