Usually when I search something on a site, Google Chrome automatically adds it to Preferences -> Basics -> Search -> Manage Search Engines -> Other search engines.

However, even though I searched things here tons of times, that one isn't available in that "other search engines" section. How do I add it there manually?


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Manage search engine options

Google Chrome automatically saves a list of the search engines you've come across while browsing the web. For example, if you visit http://www.youtube.com, the browser automatically detects and adds the YouTube search engine to the list of search engines that you can access from the address bar.

To manually add, edit, or remove search engines from the browser, follow the steps below. These steps apply to Google Chrome in Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS.

  • Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
  • Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on Chrome OS).
  • Click the Basics tab.
  • Click Manage search engines in the "Search" section.

Add a search engine: Scroll to the bottom of the dialog and fill out the following fields:

  • Add a new search engine: Enter a nickname for the search engine.
  • Keyword: Enter the text shortcut you want to use for the search engine. Use the keyword to do keyword searches.
  • URL: Enter the web address for the search engine.
  • link only answers are discouraged here on SU, please expand your answer.
    – studiohack
    Jun 13, 2011 at 3:59
  • I cannot see the word I'm searching for in the URL (to replace with %s), hence I cannot apply that solution. Jun 13, 2011 at 4:01
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    The website you link to uses frames. When you search the frame URL changes to tdkterim.gov.tr/bts/arama/?kategori=verilst&kelime=THISISATEST&ayn=tam however if you visit the frame outside of the site the contents do not load. Jun 13, 2011 at 4:05
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    > I cannot see the word I'm searching for in the URL (to replace with %s), hence I cannot apply that solution. If you do a search then right-click in the resulting page and select View frame source, you can see the URL. For example: view-source:http://tdkterim.gov.tr/bts/arama/?kategori=verilst&kelime=TEST_QUERY&ayn=tam Unfortunately, if you try navigating to that URL, it gives you a blank (literally empty, as in 0-bytes) page. Like todda said, it seems to be a problem with the frames.
    – Synetech
    Feb 8, 2012 at 4:40

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