Note: this feature only works if you have Google set as your default web browser.
Chrome will automatically add this feature to any website it determines to have a search engine. To activate the feature, open a new tab and go to the website. Once you go, if Chrome recognizes it, the next time you go it will automatically add the 'tab to chrome' feature.
Here is a list of some websites Chrome automatically detects and adds for you (remember you have to go to the website one time for the feature to be activated):
- Google Translate
I wish this would work for every website, but it currently does not. In some cases you are able to manually add a website to 'manage search engines' with a quick code. Please note, that this trick does not work for every site.
Steps to manually add a website:
- In Chrome, go to Settings
- Click on 'manage search engines'
- Add information in all three fields
- Box 1: Name of the website (ex: Google Drive)
- Box 2: type in the keyword you use in the omnibar to activate the feature (ex: drive)
- Box 3: In some cases, simple add ?s=%s after the websites search URL (ex: https://drive.google.com/drive/search?q=%s)
Here are a couple codes that don't follow the basic rule above. Copy and paste the URL into box 3 of the 'manage search engines' section.
- Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=%s
- Expedia: https://www.expedia.com/Search-Results?ref=addressbar&q=%s