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Use dev.to as a search engine for Chrome

rhymes profile image rhymes ・1 min read

Yesterday Ben wrote about dev.to's search engine and its value against the sea of Google's search engine.

I definitely agree with his post.

So I just added dev.to as a search engine for my browser, Chrome.

How?

  1. Open settings and go to Manage Search Engines

search engines

  1. Add a new search engine, like this:

devto search engine

(unfortunately the keyword can't be "devto" because it's too short)

  1. open a new tab, type "devtoo", hit the space bar and search away :-)

search with devto

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Peter Kim Frank

Love this! I've set up something similar using Alfred. I can launch Alfred, type in "dev" and then a tag-name, and it'll autolaunch to dev.to/t/tag-name.

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Ben Halpern

This is sweet

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rhymes Author

Cool, right from the desktop!

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Franz Liedke

Nice one! If I am not mistaken, this can be auto-discovered by the browser if dev.to were to support the OpenSearch standard. What would you think about that, @ben ?

More reference:
chromium.org/tab-to-search

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Ben Halpern

Yep, I actually just approved this PR. Will be live shortly. It was sitting in our open issues and our newest teammate @twhite jumped on it.

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Zack Dunn

Sorry for the necropost, but I just used this to add dev.to as a search engine in Firefox. Open standards! :D

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Jess Lee (she/her)

ahhhh haha! this is awesome. I've been wanting to do that too!

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Vincent Grovestine

Late last week, I submitted a new !Bang suggestion to search engine DuckDuckGo; so with luck "!devto yada yada yada" should soon be a thing.

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rhymes Author

we're slowly conquering the web :-D

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