OmniSearch Chrome Extension: 2 New Ways to Search Your Favorite Sites

My latest mini-side project is a Chrome Extension that adds two additional methods to search: one via the search bar and one in the right click menu.

Similar to my “Search Funnel” Chrome Extension (also an app for Android and iOS), this saves you the step of visiting the website prior to searching.

Enhanced Search Bar (Feature 1 of 2)

Pro Tip: the keyboard shortcut to go to the search bar is Ctrl + L (Windows) or Command + L (Mac)

In the search bar, simply type two periods (“..”) and then hit space.

Enter what you want to search. Then use your arrow keys (or the mouse) to select where you want to search.

Enhanced Right Click (Feature 2 of 2)

In the Options screen, you can specify if the results appear in the current tab, a new tab, a new window, or an incognito window.

Which Services appear?

Chrome seems to limit the number of items that appear in the search bar. I think there is a hidden setting to adjust the count, but I’m not sure if Chrome defaults to a specific value or if it’s dependent upon your screen size. There’s no limit in the Right Click menu.

How Do I Get This?