When I want to search for something related to Google using chrome, I start typing 'google' in the omnibox. Immediately, Chrome changes this to "Search Google (Default)" to do a Google search.

Search Google (Default)

But this is not what I want. I just want to make 'google' part of the query.

How do I change or switch off this behaviour in Chrome?


Right click within the address bar and select "edit search engines". For the google (default) search string change the text trigger string (the second column) to something else, like a string of gibberish. This is now still the default search engine, so it will be used for any text entered, but it won't trigger upon entering the word 'google'.

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