1/15/2009

Bookmark keywords in Google Chrome

I had previously mentioned that I use Google Chrome 80% of the time. My primary complaints with Chrome were:

  1. No adblock
  2. Lack of bookmark keywords
  3. Compatibility

Well, it appears that there's been some good progress.

Regarding #1, Google recently unveiled a developer preview channel to test a new version of Chrome that supports extensions

Regarding #2, I was able to find a method to add bookmark keywords! Thanks to postings at the unofficial google-chrome-help usenet group and at the unofficial googlesystem blog, here's how to do it:

  1. Click on the wrench icon, select Options
  2. On the 'Basics' tab, 'Default search' section and click on the 'Manage' button
  3. In the 'Search Engines' popup, click 'Add'
  4. Fill in the required fields. e.g.
    • Name 'Yahoo Finance',
    • Keyword, 'fy',
    • URL, 'http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=%s'
You're set!

4 comments:

aaron said...

Thanks for posting this. It's exactly what I was looking for.

Rick and Yuri said...
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JoseLopez said...

Awesome. I've been searching for something like this for the past few days.

Thanks!

Davide Ganz said...

The Tip Easily Resumed:
http://howtosdo.blogspot.com/2011/06/bookmark-with-keyword-in-chrome.html