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Google Chrome Bookmarklet: Set a second search engine in Google Chrome (JavaScript Plug-in)

March 12, 2009 00:07 PDT

Posted by Andrew.

Ladyhawke posted a question in Chrome Forum, she want to set a second search engine in Google Chrome:

Google images

by ladyhawke on Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:57 pm

how can I use google images within google chrome without making it my default search engine? In google, it's right there and you can choose "images". I don't use it all the time but it's nice to have there when I want it. I don't want it as my default seach though. Is there a way to put google images on the bar under the URL box? So you can just click on it?

I just wrote a Bookmarklet to set a second search engine in Google Chrome, it will show a dialog box lets you enter the search keywords, and then locates to Google Image search engine:

Set Google Image as second search engine in Google Chrome

  1. Make sure your bookmark shows on browser(Click menu: Tools -> Always show bookmarks bar)
  2. Drag and drop the below link in your bookmarks

    Google Image Search

Thats it and you are done!

Now, you can use Google as your default search engine and Google Image as your second search engine. To search Google Image, just click the button in the bookmark bar, enter the search keywords and then click OK, as it is shown in the figure:

Set a second search engine in Google Chrome

What is Bookmarklet?

A bookmarklet is an applet, a small computer application, stored as the URL of a bookmark in a web browser or as a hyperlink on a HTML web page. The term is a portmanteau of the terms bookmark and applet. Whether bookmarklet utilities are stored as bookmarks or hyperlinks, they are designed to add one-click functionality to a browser or web page. When clicked, a bookmarklet performs some function, one of a wide variety such as a search query or data extraction. Usually the applet is a JavaScript program.

If you have any suggestion about this Bookmarklet, please leave your comment. :)

Other resource about Search Engine and Google Chrome

  1. PageRank Status Checker - Check the Google PageRank & Alexa Rank
  2. How do I edit or add my search engine options in Google Chrome?

Other resource about image search and image tools

  1. Google Image Search
  2. ACA HTML to Image Converter: Save online HTML web page to image in batch.

#1  posted on November 29, 2009 10:39 PST
@martin lock

1) No one cares
2) Because yeah, Windows Vista is a browser...
3) Alexa rankings can be the sole determinants of measuring a sites importance and popularity if one chooses to go by it... Kinda like Soundscan for CDs, applied to the web instead. Of course Soundscan doesn't count the number of bootleg CDs or ones sold out of an indie artist's car either. Alexa doesn't care about the back alleys of the internet either...
4) No one cares... Really they don't

#2  posted on June 14, 2010 03:36 PDT
What is the use of alexa ranking? I can drop my rank from 10m to 1m in just one week.

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