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How can I create a URL shortcut in Chrome?

Example: When I type "m", immediately, "" fills out, so I can just do 'm' followed by 'enter' to go to gmail.

Similar things happen with t (twitter) among many others.

In some cases, though, I want to define specifically the first choice - in particular, for "c". When I type "c", I get, but I would prefer to get "" so I could go to my calendar quickly.

I'm sure that Google uses an algorithm to rank what to put first - hence putting "" first for "m" since I go there often - so I thought maybe by going to calendar more the effect might happen, but it hasn't.

Just wondering if there are shortcuts for this. Thanks for any advice.

(PS. I am aware of editing search engines so you can do, for example, "d" followed by a space and then whatever you want to immediately search on, but that is a separate feature.)

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marked as duplicate by slhck Dec 17 '12 at 13:35

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I do not believe this is possible, at least without using an extension. If you don't want a separate feature though, I believe the only way to accomplish this is to edit the Chromium Source itself. You could make yourself your own browser. A lot of work just for that though. – Josiah Dec 15 '12 at 20:16
(Just an Idea) To achieve similar functionality I use Autohotkey Hotstring feature. When I type su followed by space it expands to – Ankit Mishra Dec 15 '12 at 20:20
Do you know you can take advantage of the custom search engines feature in Google Chrome to create simple URL shortcuts? You don't have to use that feature for searching inside a website. – amiregelz Dec 15 '12 at 22:58
I found a nice solution here:… (thanks to a comment by @amiregelz) – dmonopoly Dec 16 '12 at 4:58

Unlike IE’s old SearchUrl key which required a parameter to use a custom search-engine (e.g., for your example, you would have type c blah or c . or something in the address-bar), Chrome’s custom search-engines don’t require you to add the %s parameter at all:

  1. Right-click the Omnibar
  2. Select Edit search engines…
  3. Click Add
  4. Enter Calendar in the Name field
  5. Enter c in the Keyword field
  6. Enter in the URL field
  7. Click OK and Close
  8. Click the Omnibar
  9. Press c, then Enter
  10. Marvel at your new shortcut
  11. Wonder about making a bunch more…
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(A workaround) With a simple AutoHotkey script you can have exactly the same functionality.

After installing AutoHotKey, create new .ahk file with following code. Run it.
Now typing m followed by enter or space, will take you to gmail automatically.

These are known as HotStrings, you can modify them according to your need. The script can be made context sensetive so that these HotStrings are activated only in Chrome.

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