|How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/2/10 1:09 AM|
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/4/10 11:05 PM|
Searching Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar
You can search almost all of Google's products and apps in the Google Chrome Omnibox (address bar). All of the apps require you to be logged into your Google Account with cookies enabled for the search to work.
To use these right-click the Omnibar and click on "Edit search engines". In there click on the "Add" button. Use the info below to add each search to Chrome.
Let's say Google Web Search is your default search engine. Using keywords,like the ones below, allow you to bypass your default search so you can easily search other search engines. Let's say you want to search "Google Docs" for "meeting". Type this into the omnibar "docs meeting". The keyword "docs" tells Chrome which search engine to use. Leave a space between the keyword and the search terms. If you want to search your default search engine don't use a keyword. Chrome already knows what it is.
I didn't include the individual Help Forums since there are so many of them. If you want them you'll have to dig them out on your own. Here they all are http://goo.gl/7Ma0 I also didn't include Google's Language Tool since they are ever-changing. New languages are being added all the time and I didn't want to have to update this list forever. I might have missed a few other things but this will get you started.
Name: Google Calendar
Name: Google Images
Name: Google Video
Name: Google Maps
Name: Google News
Name: Google Shopping
Name: Google Gmail
Name: Google Books
Name: Google Finance
Name: Google Scholar
Name: Google Blog Search
Name: Google Picasa
Name: Google Docs
Name: Google Reader
Name: Google Sites
Name: All Groups
Name: Google Groups
Name: Google Checkout Stores
Name: Google Directory
Name: Google I'm Feeling Lucky
Name: Google Health
Name: Google Patent Search
Name: Google Web Search
Name: Google Product search
Name: Google Trends
Name: Search Google Mobile
Name: Google orkut
Name: Google Knol
Name: Google Labs
Name: Google Code
Name: Google Wave
Name: Google Help
Name: Jobs At Google
Name: Google Investor Relations
Name: Google Official Blog
Name: Google Similar Images
Name: Official Gmail Blog
Name: Google Lat Long Blog
Name: Google Chrome Blog
Name: Chromium Blog
Name: Google Chrome For Mac Blog
Name: Google Code Blog
Name: Google Wave Blog
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/4/10 11:06 PM|
Here are a few more Google searches.
Name: Google Bookmarks
Name: Google Notebook
Name: Google Earth Gallery
Name: Google Movies
Name: Google Music
Name: Google History
Name: Google Newsletter Archive
Name: Google Analytics
Name: google Shopping Classifieds
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/4/10 11:07 PM|
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/4/10 11:08 PM|
If you are using a computer at a library, school, kiosk, work that blocks you from searching Google here is some good news. This should also work if you are in a country outside of the USA that blocks Google Search.
You can sneak in through Google's backdoor.
You can also use this to search Google in the Omnibar
Here is a normal Google Search URL.
Replace that with this.
That will redirect you to this.
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/5/10 9:33 PM|
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/5/10 9:42 PM|
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/5/10 9:45 PM|
This will teach you how to filter your searches better.
Be careful some operators cancel each other out.
Below are hundreds of experiments using these operators
Google Hacking Database
You should read a book called "Google Hacks Second Edition"
There is a preview of this book in Google Books
This example will help you find FREE Ebooks. Do not remove any of the spaces and OR must be capitalized.
harry potter ( pdf OR txt OR lit OR rar OR doc OR rtf OR chm OR pps OR zip OR odt )
If you want to see what people have to say about a certain topic you can display results only from forums.
inurl:forum harry potter
Server Penetration Testing Using Google
Videos About Google Hacking
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/6/10 2:17 PM|
For the past several months trying to set your preferences on the Preference Page in Google Web Search has been impossible. So, Here is how you can change some of them while searching in Chrome's Omnibar. Google is the only search engine that makes this possible.
Let's say you want to set the number of results on the results page. You can add one of these options.
Let's say you want to change the language to Arabic. Google supports over 40 languages.
Here are the languages Google currently supports, but they add new ones occsionally. So this list could be obsolete soon. I won't be updating this list. You will have to search for the new languages on your own.
xx-bork=Bork, bork, bork!
You can also change Safe Search this way too. Choose one of the options below.
Now let's take one of each of the options above and add then to your google Web Search URL. You don't have to use all of these. You can use just one, two or all three. It's up to you.
The %s tells Chrome where to put your keywords in the URL so it can search for them. You cannot omit them if you want this to work.
If you just want to paste the URL in the Omnibar don't use %s. Instead replace them with your keywords separated by a + sign like this.
The & ampersands in the URL are used as separators. No other character will work there.
If you are writing a web page and you use a Google Web Search URL in your HTML source code "&" will have to have this "amp;" added to it like this "&" or the W3C HTML Validator will give you an errer for each one you forgot to add that to.
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/6/10 2:32 PM|
The above code will load file.js into your page. I used file.js as an example. You can replace the word "file" with anything you want.
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/7/10 3:02 AM|
On Google's search results pages is "Show Options". In there is a way to set Anytime, Recent Results, Past 24 Hours, Past Week, Past Year. Sometimes that's not good enough. Sometimes you want to fine tune your query to different value.
Below is a sample of a typical Google Web search URL. Usually they have a lot more text in them. But I removed it to make this easier to understand.
To fine tune it we will need to add a command to that string. The command is "asq_dr=?".
Commands in a Google search URL are separated by "&" which tells the server script to stop the current action and move on to the next one.
Here is the sample url with the command inserted.
In the URL is "as_qdr=?&". Replace the "?" with the following time filters such as all, d1, w2, or y19 etc.
Sample "as_qdr=y19&". This is really easy after you have done it a couple of times.
d1 Past 1 Day
d2 Past 2 Days
d3 Past 3 Days
d4 Past 4 Days
d5 Past 5 Days
d6 Past 6 Days
w1 Past 1 Week
w2 Past 2 Weeks
w3 Past 3 Weeks
m1 Past 1 Month
m2 Past 2 Months
m3 Past 3 Months
m4 Past 4 Months
m5 Past 5 Months
m6 Past 6 Months
m7 Past 7 Months
m8 Past 8 Months
m9 Past 9 Months
m10 Past 10 Months
m11 Past 11 Months
y1 Past 1 Year
y2 Past 2 Years
y3 Past 3 Years
y4 Past 4 Years
y5 Past 5 Years
y6 Past 6 Years
y7 Past 7 Years
y8 Past 8 Years
y9 Past 9 Years
y10 Past 10 Years
y11 Past 11 Years
y12 Past 12 Years
y13 Past 13 Years
y14 Past 14 Years
y15 Past 15 Years
y16 Past 16 Years
y17 Past 17 Years
y18 Past 18 Years
y19 Past 19 Years
The server won't let you go past 19 years.
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||Stefan vd||2/7/10 10:01 AM|
Just typ what you want to search or typ the URL. More you doesn't need to know about it. Here is no up-skilling needed.
But to learn the basis about Chrome visit this site: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=guide.cs&guide=23583
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/8/10 9:41 AM|
Make I'm Feeling Lucky your default search in the Chrome Omnibar.
Right-click the Omnibar > click edit search engines > click the add button > type in a name "Google - I'm Feeling Lucky > type in a keyword im > paste this url in there
Then click OK to save that > highlight your new search engine by clicking on it's name then click on make default button.
If you do not want this as the default then type "im" in the omnibar and leave a space then type in your key words and press enter.
Example "im cat" will take you to the Caterpillar website at cat.com
Example "im google blog" will take you to the Official Google Blog
If you are on a computer that doesn't allow you to search google paste this in the address bar. It will allow you to sneak past their security.
This will allow you to search google without the I'm Feeling Lucky action
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||dwight.stegall||2/23/10 10:08 PM|
Google I'm Feeling Lucky! As Default Search Engine
The following is for Windows users. It might be different for other Operating Systems.
Google Chrome & Chromium
1. Right-click the address bar and click on "Edit search engines...".
2. Click the Add button
3. Where it asks for a name type Google - I'm Feeling Lucky!
4. Where it ask for a keyword type im
5. Where it asks for a URL paste http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=%s
6. Click Ok to save your settings and exit the dialog box
7. Now click the Make Default button
8. Click the Close button at the bottom
9. Type in keywords in the address bar that describe the site you want like Caterpillar for http://www.cat.com/
Internet Explorer and It's Clones
1. Go to this site http://www.ieaddons.com/en/createsearch.aspx
2. Where it asks for an URL paste http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=TEST
3. Where it asks for a name type Google - I'm Feeling Lucky!
4. Click the Install Search Provider button.
5. Check the box that says Make this my default search provider.
6. Click the Add button.
7. Type in keywords in the search box that describe the site you want like Caterpillar for http://www.cat.com/
There is nothing to do here. Firefox searches Google - I'm Feeling Lucky! in the address bar by default. To change that type about:config into the address bar and press Enter. In the filter search box type keyword.URL and change the search URL to the one you want.
1. Type about:config into the address bar and press Enter
2. In the filter search bar type keyword.URL
3. When you see keyword.URL look to the right and you will see an URL
4. Replace it with http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=
5. Type in keywords in the address bar that describe the site you want like Caterpillar for http://www.cat.com/
1. Press CTRL+F12 to open the Preferences panel.
2. Click on the Search tab.
3. Click on the Add button.
4. Where it asks for a name type Google - I'm Feeling Lucky!
5. Where it asks for a keyword type im
6. where it asks for an address paste http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=%s
7. Click the check box where it asks Use As Default Search Engine
8. Click Ok and then Ok again to save those settings and exit the dialog box.
9. Type in keywords in the search box that describe the site you want like Caterpillar for http://www.cat.com/
Safari For Windows
You can't add any search engines to the search box or address bar in this browser.
But you can use this bookmarklet I made for that.
Google - I'm Feeling Lucky!
In the box that opens when you click on the bookmarklet type in keywords that describe the site you want like Caterpillar for http://www.cat.com/
Put this bookmarklet where it is easy to get to like on the Bookmark Toolbar.
Google's I'm Feeling Lucky doesn't always understand what you want so sometimes it sends you to Google Web Search. Try different keywords until it sends you to the site you want.
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||david.king||8/26/10 3:52 PM|
Awesome post! This should be the default article on how to customise your omnibox search settings. I never realised it was this powerful.
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||Evance||8/27/10 5:19 PM|
Thanks for sharing, dwight.stegall! Check out Chromies of the Week for a post about ya. :)
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||mabb||10/8/10 1:28 PM|
Is there a convenient reference source to look up what the command-line qualifiers for Google Maps, etc mean?
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||Thomas P. - Top Contributor||12/14/10 6:06 PM|
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||Thomas P. - Top Contributor||12/14/10 6:53 PM|
I think Dwight missed a couple of my favourite query-string parameters for Google WebSearch:
* complete=0 : which tuns Google AutoSuggest off.
* filter=0 : which shows "all" results, i.e.
- avoid having to click the "repeat the search with the omitted results included"-link at the end.
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||padolsky||1/16/11 3:32 AM|
What about for Google Translate?
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||mabb||1/16/11 8:55 AM|
For Google Translate using auto language detect and the results in English, create a search engine with this as the URL:
If you want to determine the language to translate from instead of relying on auto, replace "auto" with the language code (eg "fr" for french, "de" for german, etc), and you can replace the "en" with another language code too.
eg to translate from hungarian to hindi, set the URL as:
You can find out the language codes for your chosen languages by using Google Translate normally, set up a translation, press enter, and look at the Chrome address bar. Then you can set up a search abbreviation for each language pair you use.
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||jeszyman||2/6/11 12:49 PM|
The Google Docs search engine URL has stopped working for me since they upgraded their folder architecture last month (01/11). Does anyone else have this problem and perhaps a new URL or solution?
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||mabb||2/9/11 11:22 AM|
@jeszyman Strangely, Google Docs now changes the URL when you enter it, preventing address bar searches from working.
You can see this by doing a search in Google Docs (type in the Google Docs search box and press Enter). Then select all text in the address bar (Ctrl+L), copy it (Ctrl+C), close the tab (Ctrl+W), and paste in the address bar of a new tab (Ctrl+T, Ctrl+V, Enter). If you watch the address bar, you will see the URL appear as before, then change to the Google Docs home page. The same thing happens if you drag the green padlock of Google Docs to the tab bar of Chrome.
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||nunomira||2/14/11 1:20 PM|
Not being able to search Google Docs anymore from the address bar sucks.
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||mabb||2/14/11 2:42 PM|
It does work within the current tab if the tab is already loaded with Google Docs, but this defeats the point, as you then have a search box anyway.
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||notovny||2/19/11 4:01 PM|
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||y4ssen||3/8/11 2:33 AM|
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||y4ssen||3/8/11 2:37 AM|
there is no Kurdish translation , in Goggle Chrome and sadly we Are 55 M Populations in the world ?????????????????????????????????????
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||mabb||3/18/11 11:51 AM|
|Re: How To Search Google In Google Chrome's Omnibar||jeszyman||3/19/11 11:10 AM|
It works! I really missed this feature the last few months. Much thanks, mabb.