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In google Chrome, when you have visited a site, say wikipedia.com, your can thereafter search the site directly from the omnibar by typing in a few letters then hitting tab. However, I noticed that after I clear my cache, Chrome does not remember the search autofills, and I once again have to visit the site manually for it to take effect.

Is there a way to make the omnibar searches permanent even after doing a full cache clear in google Chrome? Thanks.

Update: I tried the suggestion below, but bookmarking the site just allowed me to autocomplete the address. It did not allow me the option to hit tab to do the search directly in the omnibar. Any suggestions?

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In future, if you have a specific issue to address with an answer, leave a comment on said answer instead of having to edit your question. Question edits are for clarifications and not really cluttered with why each answer doesn't quite work. –  random Jan 16 '10 at 1:28
    
Unticking 'Clear saved form data' when you clear your cache and history may prevent your searches from being erased. –  Wesley Rice Dec 16 '10 at 20:14
    
@random I am confused. Is not the information about what was tried and did not work a clarification of the question? It seems to be entirely consistent with what is suggested in this section of the faq –  irrational John May 16 '12 at 18:15
    
"suggestion below" is very ambiguous and does not allow the answerer to know their question is short unless they're watching edits on the question @irr –  random May 16 '12 at 19:19

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You can assign keywords for search-engines:

  1. open the "Options" menu
  2. "Basics" tab
  3. under "Default Search" click the "Manage" button

In the popup window double-click any of the saved search-engines and assign a keyword (like 'a' for amazon etc.). To search just type 'keyword search-term' in the address bar and hit enter.

  • I just assume that keyword searches are persistent, but didn't try it out actually
  • the manage search engines popup is populated with search engines you already used, so if something is missing, just do a manual search first
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The Chrome address bar looks through your bookmarks, so:

  1. Bookmark the site
  2. Set up bookmark syncing

This saves your bookmarks in your Google Account and means that you'll always have access to them.

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