Chrome browser advanced settings tips to ‘find the search results you want faster’

Now, suppose you search for a word on YouTube or in the open market.

It’s not really a quick way to open YouTube or a shopping site in your web browser and search for the content you want, or put a search term into Google and hope that the results you want will come out.

Here’s a way that’s much faster than the usual winding road. Setup takes less than a minute. Once set up, you can check search results directly from your favorite sites like Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, and Wikipedia with a single click.

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Make your favorite sites search bar a web browser bookmark

Bookmarks that quickly launch commands in your browser are the best way to search. By setting a search bookmark for each site, you can instantly search your favorite websites directly.

Drag and select the following codes introduced for each site, and then drag them directly to the browser’s Favorites bar without releasing the cursor. Alternatively, you can create a new favorite by taking the address from the code.

Click the following statement three times to copy the entire text string.

youtube search

data:text/html,


Amazon Search

data:text/html,


Search Wikipedia (English)

data:text/html,


Spotify Search

data:text/html,


google map search

data:text/html,


Search Google directions while registering your home location

data:text/html,


Rotten Tomatoes, a movie rating site

data:text/html,


Privacy Search Site Brave Search

data:text/html,


Add a favorite, give it a name, click it, and a search pop-up box will appear immediately. If you enter a search term you want, you will be taken to the results page of that site.
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Create your own search shortcuts

Creating a search shortcut for other sites is also fairly simple. To add a search page for your favorite sites, do a search first, and then copy everything in the address bar up to the actual word you searched for.

For example, suppose you create a search bookmark for DuckDuckGo, a private search engine. After performing a search in DuckDuckGo, copy the following from the address bar and paste it into a text editor (such as Notepad):

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=


This text contains a question mark (?). If there is a question mark in the search address, replace it with %3F. Then we get the following result:

https://duckduckgo.com/%3Fq=


Copy the following statements and paste them separately into a text editor.

data:text/html,

Now, replace the ‘SearchAddressGoesHere’ part with the search URL you set earlier. Here, replace the search name with the text you want to appear in the pop-up box.

Using DuckDuckGo as an example, the final code is as follows.

data:text/html,


Finally, create a new bookmark in your web browser and paste the modified code into the address or URL field. Give it a memorable name in the bookmarks line and you’re all set.

Add a search shortcut to your browser

Most modern browsers have built-in search capabilities by site using the same URL specification format described earlier.

In fact, your web browser may have already done a lot of work for you. In Chrome, go to Settings > Search Engines > Manage Search Engines & Site Search.

The ‘Inactive Shortcuts’ column displays a list of all sites you typed into the search box. All you need to do is click the Activate button to create a shortcut icon that can be searched directly from this site.

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For example, in this image, it can be seen that a search operation was performed on Naver Maps, My Real Trip, Airbnb, etc. Chrome provides a button to activate a shortcut to the search bar of the site where the search was performed.
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To complete the setup, click the pencil icon next to the site you just activated and enter a descriptive name.
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In this example, I have set up a shortcut to the Yahoo search bar. Now, when you type yh into the address bar of your Chrome browser, the text that says search results from Yahoo instead of Google appears in the address bar. After that, just type in the search term you want. Similar shortcuts can be set for almost any site that has a search function, such as Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, and Wikipedia.

Personally, I like bookmarks the most because I don’t have to remember specific search phrases. However, if you prefer navigating with keyboard shortcuts, it may be convenient to add a shortcut to the site search bar to your browser.

It takes a few minutes of upfront work, but in the long run it’s very efficient if you can find your favorite sites faster.
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