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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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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: {google:baseURL}search?q=%s&{google:RLZ}{...


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Go to opera://about to learn your paths Copy siteprefs.json from %installation-root%\profile to %installation-root%\%opera-version%\resources In %installation-root% remove default_partner_content.json then rename siteprefs.json to default_partner_content.json and set read-only access on it Remove default_partner_content.json from %installation-root%\...


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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: http://www....


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


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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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There are two ways to do this: Add this userscript to Tamper Monkey: var elOpenSearch = document.querySelector('[type="application/opensearchdescription+xml"]'); if (elOpenSearch) elOpenSearch.remove(); If you're not a regular Tamper Monkey user and don't feel like wasting 15-20 MB of RAM just to load the Tamper Monkey extension for this purpose, then ...


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


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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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Try using this simple userscript: // ==UserScript== // @name Block Opensearch XML specs // @namespace * // @version 0.3 // @description Block opensearch xml links // @match * // @copyright 2012+, Christian Huang // ==/UserScript== var i; var val; var len; var opensearches; opensearches = document.getElementsByTagName('link'); len = ...


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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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Goto Chrome → Settings and click on the Manage Search Engines button. Add new search engine Name: Google Keyword: google.com Url: {google:baseURL}search?q=%s&{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:assistedQueryStats}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:searchClient}{google:sourceId}{google:...


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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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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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Starting with version 34.0.5, this can be changed by going to Options Search It can also be changed programmatically, although this is more difficult. The search engine setting is now kept in the Profile Folder, in a file called search-metadata.json. Example { "[global]": { "current": "Google", "hash": "fGiy1O53LgQtereW/...


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Visit http://www.google.com/ncr. NCR stands for "no country redirect", and visiting that link sets a cookie that will prevent redirects in the future. As long as the cookie is set, you will get the global site and results. If you want to get regional results, click on "Go to Google %country%" at the bottom right corner of the screen.


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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. http://www.bing.com/...


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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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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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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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Here a somewhat hacky workaround which works just fine for me. Just rename the search alias to something cryptic like "§$%!/()&/". While the search engine is still there you won't see it again, ever. Pretty annoying if you can't google for "jenkins" because chrome forces you to search in jenkins.


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How to add a search engine: Options > Basics > Search > Manage search engines...or chrome://settings/searchEngines Other search engines The first field is the name to give the search engine. The second field is the keyword, for use in the address bar. The third field is the URL, where %s is the variable for a query. or... Right click > Add as search ...


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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 browser....


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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 = "http:...


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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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The full list of available advanced operators can be found at the Advanced Operator Reference. The current landing isn't helpful, but the operator keywords, listed below, are in the topic tree. Operator Keywords: altloc: AND contains: define domain: ext: feed: filetype: hasfeed: imagesize: inanchor: inbody: instreamset: intitle: ip: keyword language: ...


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One workaround I've found for this is to acquire the habit of starting all my searches with a space. If you type ・Splunk median (where ・ represents the space character), Chrome will perform a Google search on Splunk median.


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You may want to use Firefox with Bing Bing will be set as your homepage and search engine.



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