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Adding Twitter Search to Chrome

18 Jun

This article will show you how to add 2 new Search Engines (‘Twitter User’ and ‘Twitter Hashtag’) to Chrome in just a few minutes.

First, right click on the Chrome Omnibox and choose ‘Edit search engines…’. Alternatively, go to Chrome Options and click on the ‘Manage’ button in ‘Default search:’ area. Either way you should now be looking at the ‘Search Engines’ dialog…

Click the Add button to create the following search engine…

Name: Twitter User
Keyword: @
URL: http://twitter.com/@%s

Click OK.

Next, click the Add button again to create our second search engine like this…

Name: Twitter Hashtag
Keyword: #
URL: http://twitter.com/search?q=%23%s

Click OK and then close any remaining open dialog windows.

So now, whenever you start typing the @ symbol Chrome will activate the Twitter User search

and whenever you want to search for a hashtag just start typing with the #symbol…

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