let's say I want to google search something related to "phpstorm", and writing:

phpstorm how to install plugin


phpstorm how to change theme

Is there possibilty to save shortcut (lets say "ps") for a word "phpstorm" that I need to write at the beggining of search sentence?

Or setting that "p" display "phpstorm" on top of suggested drop-down list.

  • Copy "phpstorm" to your clipboard and paste it every time. Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 19:46
  • yeah, pretty bad idea. Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 19:49
  • Create a bookmarklet that lets you type in the search terms then prepends with phpstorm and does a search? IE javascript:var qry=prompt('Search','search terms');window.location.href='https://www.google.com/search?q=phpstorm '+encodeURIComponent(qry.trim());
    – Zoredache
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 19:54
  • Is it for Internet Explorer only? ahhh IE mneans i.e.. ok. thank You Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 20:04

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From chrome settings choose "Manage search engine" and add new default search engine with prepared url:

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Then by pressing p+tab in search input write searching sentence:

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And word "phpstorm" will be added at the beginning of sentence:

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If you install Firefox along side Chrome you could switch to Firefox to do it. It's called Firefox keyword search and works well. I have "yt" set up for a YouTube search and plain old "g" to Google search whatever comes after my keyword.


  • thanks, good to know (pity that so hard to switch from favourite browser) Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 20:08
  • There might be a Chrome extension that enables it, cos it's a feature in Firefox that's been around for some time now. Good luck!
    – bitofagoob
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 20:10

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