Search in Google Chrome
Djinu, Alexander Avdeev, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you several different ways we can search using the Google Chrome web browser.
The home screen of Google Chrome shows us eight most popular places that we visit
We can easily type in a search just by typing
This will put the search query into the address bar. The search bar will offer other searches to your query.
We can press the enter key
In this example, Google Chrome will show search results for a Google search for "widgets".
That we may not know is that we can search other search engines using the address bar
Type "Yahoo.com" and press the space key.
Then, let's type "widgets"
This will yield the search for "widgets" on Yahoo.com.
That is the same as typing "Yahoo.com" and then typing in the search bar on the site
Let's type "widgets".
There is a quick and efficient way of doing searches
We right-click on the address bar.
We can click "Edit Search Engines..."
the default search engine for anything we type in the address bar by clicking "Make default". Let's click "Make default".
Now, if we type "widgets" in the search bar, we won't need to type "Yahoo.com" and press the space key anymore
We will get search results for "widgets" on Yahoo!
Also, what we may not know is that whenever we visit a web site and search for something, Google Chrome keeps track of that and makes it easy for us to search for it within the address bar
For example, typing "amazon.com" and pressing the space key right now does not give us the option to search within Amazon
First, we have to go to amazon.com
Then, we have to enter "widgets" in the search box of Amazon.
We go back to the home screen by closing the last tab
We'll see what when we type "amazon.com" and press the space key, we have the option to search within the web site
We will be able to pull up the widget search page on Amazon again.
We right-click the address bar
We click "Edit Search Engines..." We'll see all of the web sites within which we searched
We can easily search within all of those web sites.
One of the sites that does not automatically come up on the "Edit Search Engines" list is Facebook
We try to search for a name
We type the name.
It is important now to click the search button, which is the last in the pop-up list
We type "Facebook.com" press the space key and enter the search term
We'll see that the address bar has not enabled the search text to the left. This is not going to yield the Facebook search result.
What we can do is we can add Facebook manually by right-clicking the address bar
We click "Edit Search Engines..." Facebook is not something that adds automatically into Google Chrome like other searches
We scroll down to the very bottom of the search engines list
At the very bottom, we can enter the address of the search engine, the keyword, as well as the URL with the "%s" in place of query
We'll switch to the Facebook tab where we searched for the name
We'll replace the search term with "%s"
In this case, we mark "Michael%20Kobelashvili" and type "%s".
Now, we highlight the whole line in the address bar and press "command" and "C" (Mac) or "Ctrl" and "C" (PC)
Now, we switch to the "Settings - Search engines" tab
We enter the information for the site
We type "Facebook.com" in the "Add a new search engine" box.
In this video, we can make a keyword for Facebook.com and type "Facebook" in the "Keyword" box
We click "URL with %s in place of query" and press "command" and "V" (Mac) or "Ctrl" and "V" (PC)
This will paste the URL.
Now, when we type the letters "Facebook" and press the space key, Google Chrome will enable Facebook search
We can type in a name to search
Google Chrome will open Facebook and return the search results from Facebook.
That's been a quick tutorial on how to use Google Chrome to search for other web sites as well as Google. Please leave any questions or comments in the space below. Thanks again for watching!
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