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    browser site search shortcuts

    July 7th, 2023

    This is an incomplete doc about browser site search shortcuts. You can modify your web browser so that after jumping to your address bar (Cmd+L) you can type a shortcut to search via a particular search tool.

    To add a search tool in your browser, you a name for the tool, a shortcut, and a URL with %s in place of query. Here is the Google Chrome Help page. You can reach the settings directly by typing the following into your address bar: chrome://settings/searchEngines.

    Here is an example setup

    Search: danielsgriffin.com/search

    Shortcut: dsg

    URL with %s in place of query: https://danielsgriffin.com/search/?q=%s

    Here is the search syntax for several search tools
    Search tool URL
    Bing https://www.bing.com/search?q=%s
    Brave Search https://search.brave.com/search?q=%s
    danielsgriffin.com https://danielsgriffin.com/search/?q=%s
    DuckDuckGo https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s
    Ecosia https://www.ecosia.org/search?q=%s
    Google https://www.google.com/search?q=%s
    Perplexity AI https://www.perplexity.ai/search/?q=%s
    Perplexity AI.Copilot https://www.perplexity.ai/search?q=%s&copilot=true
    Qwant https://www.qwant.com/?q=%s
    Semantic Scholar https://www.semanticscholar.org/search?q=%s
    Sourcegraph https://sourcegraph.com/search?q=%s
    Twitter https://twitter.com/search?q=%s
    Twitter.filter:follows https://twitter.com/search?q=%sfilter%3Afollows
    Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search=%s
    You.com https://you.com/search?q=%s