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I am trying to move to Chrome from Firefox as it's faster and more stable with the applications we use. The Major problem I have is that I can't have a separate search box like I do with Firefox. One where I can use a hot key to put the cursor in this box (Most Important), and a drop down box to select a different search engine (Less important)

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Question by:networkn
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by:networkn
ID: 36585057
Also what is the hotkey to move the cursor to the address bar of the currently opened tab?
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by:viralypatel
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The address bar itself serves the purpose:

Check here on how to add different search engines: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95653

Now, the hotkey becomes "F6" which is to go to the address bar.

KEep the keywords on the settings page for custom engines short.

Eg. you keep "yah" for yahoo.com

in the address bar when you type "yah" and press the spacebar, the address bar switches to the searchbox for yahoo.

Do the same for all search engines you want to add.

Hope that helps.
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by:networkn
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I don't want to use the address bar, I like a separate box.

Is it possible to remap F6 to say control G or H?
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viralypatel earned 2000 total points
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you can use "Alt+D" instead of "F6"
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by:networkn
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Alt D works nicely thanks. search centre hot key feature broken, otherwise exactly what I need. I am learning to just use the unified search.
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