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In FireFox, in your address bar type about:config and press Enter. Now look for an entry that's titled "keyword.URL", this is the config key that contains which search URL to use when you search through your address bar. If you double click the entry, you can change the value. By default it should be set to google, which uses this query URL: ...


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This was making me absolutely insane, so I found a hackish, but effective solution to the issue. Chrome stores it's search engines in a simple sqlite3 database. I found that you can create a trigger when chrome goes to add the search engine that causes the database insert statement to be ignored. Note that the search engines are still kept in memory, so ...


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I found them: Perform a search Click Advanced on the results page Click on Get more search tips Click on the Advanced search options topic Click on the Advanced search keywords topic I don't think you can link to the page directly. Otherwise I would. These are the search keywords supported (2009/08/06): contains: filetype: inanchor: inbody: intitle: ...


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You can goto Settings > Manage Search Engines in Google Chrome and you can add Google Search Engine again. Here's how: In the bottom you will find Other Search Engines and below that text boxes for adding a new search engine. Give Name - Google Keyword - google.com and paste the below code in the URL box: ...


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Starting with Version 17 (Developer Preview) Opera includes a Search-Engine Manager, which allows the user to add his own search engines. But the default search engines included with Opera cannot be edited in this way! To edit them use the first part of this answer, Versions 15-16 can also use the second part: Disabling the default Search Providers (because ...


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Yes, this is by design. No, there's no way to disable this.


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If I'm understanding what you're describing correctly, then this isn't the websites doing anything at all. Rather, Chrome itself identifies search boxes on websites and then itself adds those to its list of search options in the omnibar. A1: Yes, this is default behavior, but it's not the websites adding themselves, it's Chrome adding the websites. A2: I ...


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Do you have very long (wide) lines? Have you seen line-number-display-limit-width ? line-number-display-limit-width is a variable defined in `C source code'. Its value is 200 Documentation: *Maximum line width (in characters) for line number display. If the average length of the lines near point is bigger than this, then the line number ...


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In Europe, you can choose what browser to install. In the US, Internet Explorer is installed by default. The default search engine for Internet Explorer is Bing.


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Search engines like Google do not really evaluate the query. What they do is evaluate the first part of the query, meaning enough results to display the first result page. That's because Google works under time constraints, needing to give a result in a matter of seconds, while for some keywords there are result sets pointing to millions (or more) of ...


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I am using this extension: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/ocpcmghnefmdhljkoiapafejjohldoga


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No need of an extension, this feature is built-in. And as far as I remember, It was there even before google chrome exist... Two methods: Method one: Click on the search bar button and next on Manage search engine... Select a search engine and click Edit keyword... Insert your keyword. Click Ok x2. Done, you could use this keyword in the address ...


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EDIT: I know you mentioned not the advanced option, but you can type in the operators manually if you want you. Microsoft just took them and gave them a definition the average person can understand. This would also apply for google. You can type in "cars NOT ford" for example and get all cars search terms that do not mention ford. ...


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You can't add additional search engines, but you can change which search engine it uses. Setting the default search to Yahoo would then allow you to search Yahoo for the selected text. I think being able to add additional search engines to this list would be a great idea though, so I have added it as a feature request. The only alternatives would be to use ...


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Goto Chrome → Settings and click on the Manage Search Engines button. Add new search engine Name: Google Keyword: google.com Url: ...


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Find your Chrome User Data directory: Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data Windows 7: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome or ~/.config/chromium Open the Local State file in a text editor, and change the ...


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You can achieve this with a JavaScript bookmarklet. I will post the uncompressed code first (so it's easy to read), and then the code compressed to a single line for Firefox. Uncompressed: Thanks, @Didjo, for catching the extra %s case! javascript: (function(){ var keywords = "%s"; var mainURL = "http://superuser.com/"; var searchURL = ...


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You need to use the wild card which is an astrix * around a query string and the keyword 'site:' to tell Google you're after a site search. Type the following into Google: (no spaces and exactly as is) site:*pedia.* or click this Google.co.uk link (which is a shortcut to show Google with the search term above). However, as you'll see, this will not ...


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What you need to do is make the address bar search engine use the "I'm Feeling Lucky" Google Search instead of a normal Google Search. "I'm Feeling Lucky" Google Search When a user types in a search and clicks on the button the user will be taken directly to the first search result, bypassing the search engine results page. The thought is that ...


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You probably have the new Google-Homepage. If you want the old home-page back you can try the following (this only works in Chrome): enter chrome://flags in the address bar goto Enable Instant Extended API Set it to Disabled Restart Chrome This worked for me (until Google decides otherwise). Edit: If you go directly to ...


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Go to this page and find Google UK from the list. Click on that link to install google.co.uk and confirm the addition. The new engine will appear in the search bar shortly. Select it from the search bar and you're done. You can also check this Mozilla Help Page for alternative solutions.


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Take a look at this page when in Firefox. You'll find all the possible Google pages you might need, including the Australian version. When you find what you want, just click the link on that page. It will add the new search engines to the Firefox search box. If you need to add a search engine to Firefox, IE 7/8 or Chrome, you can probably find it over on ...


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Here's a blog post mentioning 28 RapidShare search engines including MegaDownload RapidZilla Rapidshare searcher Rapidshare Index RS Find


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You can get augmented search results showing a StackOverflow icon to the right of the results that match using a Kynetx info card and a card selector. The "StackOverflow fan card" can be found at http://geek.michaelgrace.org/2009/11/the-context-of-a-stackoverflow-junkie/


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If you really only care about getting SO results, you can use the site: stackoverflow.com option on your search. example: stackoverflow answers site:stackoverflow.com


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One way to get a decent idea whether the text is ROT13 encoded would be to search for common sequences/words. For instance, if you were looking for ROT13 english text you could search for: gur bs gb naq n va vf vg lbh gung which is the top ten english words according to world-english.org: the of to and a in is it you that ...


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Reverse the order in the bar. Instead of typing in site:google.com hello use this: hello site:google.com This is also true for Google Chrome.


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You hit on the biggest one in your question: not being specific enough. Limiting yourself to Google Web Search is often a mistake, especially if the topic is popular. For instance, if you want help on the terminator (the line that divides night and day), simple searches for terminator or twilight will find movies, not earth science. In many cases, a quick ...



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