You know that awesome Google Chrome address bar that doubles as a search bar? Did you know you can quickly tell it what website you want to search without taking your hands off of the keyboard?
In my Google Chrome search bar, if I want to search a specific website, I just type one of the following strings, followed by a space, followed by my query:
i Google Images
v Google Video
m Google Maps
> Google: I'm Feeling Lucky
t Browse Twitter discussions
So, if I wanted to search for the word “flower” in a Google Image search, I would just type “i flower” in the search bar and press Return.
Settings these keyboard shortcuts up is very easy. Launch Chrome, and then open up Preferences. Then click on the Manage button:
Then, double click on any Search Engine you’re interested in, modify the “Keyword”, and you’re officially an internet ninja!
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