Chrome allows adding keywords for search engines and lets you use a keyboard shortcut, tab, or space in the address bar to trigger them. Recently, Google disabled the Space bar shortcut in Chrome 88 and re-enabled it after backlash, now the company providing a setting in Search Engines for you to take a decision on which keyboard shortcut to select for keyword searches in Chrome. Users have options to pick from “Tab or space” and “Tab”.
Enter the keyword of the website you want to search in address and press the keyboard shortcut.
- Ensure you’re using Chrome Canary 92.0.4497.0 or later, open chrome://flags/#omnibox-keyword-space-triggering-setting
- Select Enabled and restart the browser.
- Visit Settings >Search engine
- Click on Manage search engines
- Under Keyword shortcuts for search keywords
- Select “Space or Tab” or Tab.
Generally, here is how you can do a custom search on Chrome.
Enter the keyword of the website you want to search in the address bar and press the keyboard shortcut.
If you select the first option, then, you usually type keyword or website address and press tab or space bar, you can further search the website.
If you select the second option, tab, then the Space bar shortcut no longer works, where you have to press the Tab button on the keyboard.
Google is adding the change to Chrome search settings and giving freedom to select which keyboard shortcut to use for keyword searches from tab or space bar.
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