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How Easy To Access Web Search Engine In Google Chrome

No one will be happier if there are no web search engines available to locate pieces of information from billions of web pages virtually stored in World Wide Web.

Thus, Google Chrome user interface presents easier way to access a user’s default Web search engine, be it Google Search, Microsoft Live Search, Yahoo! Search, Wikia Search, etc.

Access web search engine in Google Chrome Address bar

This first method is the simplest and fastest way to access user’s default Web search engine:

While Google Chrome window is active, press CTRL+T (to open a tabbed window) OR CTRL+D (to set input cursor to Address bar or to highlight text in Address bar) AND type your search term (in Address bar, of course) follow by pressing ENTER key.

In this way, you can access the default Web search engine with one hot key (CTRL+D or CTRL+T, depend on you expectation) and start typing the keywords followed by ENTER key.

Access to web search engine service is easy in Google Chrome.
Access to web search engine service is easy in Google Chrome.

If the default Web search engine is set to Google Search, all Google Search features are available in Google Chrome Address bar, e.g. typing either one of these double-quoted search terms (without including the double-quotation mark) in Address bar: “pi” (reference tool), “3ft in m” (calculator / converter), “time london” (local time), “define:addict” (dictionary), etc.

Access web search engine with the highlighted keywords

This second method is not faster than the first, but it’s faster and convenient in its nature. For example, if you would like to search the web for this “friendly” botanical name “Centella asiatica” or a even “weird” scientific name “Callorhinchus milii”, do you think it’s easier to type the keywords manually or to copy and paste?

If the keyword is found on a web page open in Google Chrome, you can easily find out more relevant online information of this keyword, by just highlighting the text and right click, there is a Search <name of default search engine> For “<the highlighted text> option in the Context menu (i.e. no need to go through extra steps – copy & paste).

How to set default web search engine in Google Chrome?

How to configure Google Chrome default web search engine?To configure the default search engine used by Google Chrome, click the spanner button (tooltips as Customize and Control Google Chrome) on top-right corner and select Options from the drop down menu.

In the Google Chrome Options dialog box, go to Basic tab (default tab shown), select your favourite web search engine as the default of Google Chrome.

If your favourite is not there, click Manage button to add in more web search engines to the list, or select one from the list and click Make Default.

An additional note, Google Chrome is smart as it can detect any web search services that you’ve used in a web page and automatically add them to the list.

For example, if you’ve used the Google Custom Search box in this page, WalkerNews.net is automatically included in Google Chrome Search Engines list:

Google Chrome automatically detects web search services on a page and automatically add it to the list.
Google Chrome automatically detects web search services on a page and automatically add it to the list.

So, you might no need to worry about the Add button. In most cases, just select the listed search engines and set it as default by pressing Make Default button.

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