A cool trick for Google Chrome users

In Mozilla FireFox one of the cool features is “search & go”; so, I go to the address bar and type something: “wikipedia”, instead of “en.wikipedia.org”; FireFox does a cool trick – it searches on Google for “Wikipedia” and does an “I’m feeling lucky” button hit (so, if I search for Wikipedia, it’s obvious I want to go the web site; if I type something that’s ambiguous, Google will do a search for me and present me the results);

In Chrome, I want to do the same thing – type something in the address bar, do a search for it, and go to the first result;

Solution:

– Open Google Chrome;
– New tab;
– Right click on the address bar;
– Edit search engines;
– At “Add a new search engine” give it a name (like “Google Instant Search”), then for “Keyword” choose what you want to type before the search query (I put “>”) and for the URL put “http://www.google.com/search?q=%s&btnI=Im+Feeling+Lucky” (no quotes);

No open a new tab and type:
“> Wikipedia” (notice that between “>” and the search string you need to leave an empty space or hit TAB);

Hit Enter and you are lead to the first Google result for “Wikipedia”

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