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1/13/17
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ExclusiveBuyerAgent

Search a website through Chrome address bar

A web site I use often has the ability to search the site through the Chrome address bar.  I type the site address and hit space bar; word search appears before site name. See attached.
How can I achieve this with my website.

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sarjoor
1/13/17
sarjoor
Hi there!

In Chrome's Omnibox/address bar, if typing a website name then Space automatically triggers a search from that website, that means there is a custom search engine for that website.

If you want to add your own custom search engine for a particular website, try:
  1. right-click inside the Omnibox/address bar  >  Edit search engines
  2. You will see a list of search engines, keywords, and search URLs
  3. In "Other search engines", you can add the website, keyword and search URL of the website you want

sarjoor
1/13/17
sarjoor
Hi there!

If you are interested in updating your own website so that it can automatically provide a custom search engine to all visitors, per https://www.chromium.org/tab-to-search Chrome/Chromium provides two heuristics that automatically add a site to the list of searchable sites:

1. On the website's homepage provide a link to an OpenSearch description document.
2. If the site does not provide a link to an OpenSearch description document but the user submits a form, then Chrome automatically adds the site to the list of searchable sites. There are a number of restrictions with this approach though. In particular the form must generate a GET, must result in a HTTP url, and the form must not have OnSubmit script. Additionally there must be only one input element of type text, no passwords, files or text areas and all other input elements must be in their default state.

For #1 and #2 Chrome/Chromium only adds sites that the user navigated to without a path. For example http://mysite.com, but not http://mysite.com/foo.

1/13/17
Original Poster
ExclusiveBuyerAgent
Thanks. At least you understand the question. I will test in morning and report back.
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