Alexa-Search, Browser Extension, Google Chrome, Javascript

Google Chrome Extension – Alexa Search, an Omnibox extension

Google Chrome Omnibox Search extension that enables you to search Alexa (alexa.com) from the Omnibox.  To use, simply type ‘alx’, a space, and your search query into the Omnibox and it will open your search results up in a new tab.

manifest.json


{
	"name" : "Alexa Search",
	"short_name": "alx Search",
	"description" : "To use, type 'alx' & space, and a query term into the Omnibox. timothytocci.com",
	"version" : "0.1",
	"background" : {
		"scripts" : ["background.js"]
	},
	"omnibox" : {
		"keyword" : "alx"
	},
	"icons" : {
		"16" : "alx_16.png",
		"32" : "alx_32.png",
		"48" : "alx_48.png",
		"128" : "alx_128.png"
	},
	"manifest_version" : 2
}

background.js


chrome.omnibox.onInputEntered.addListener(function (text) {
	var createProperties = {
		url : "http://www.alexa.com/search?q="
		 + encodeURIComponent(text)
	};
	chrome.tabs.create(createProperties);
});
chrome.omnibox.onInputStarted
.addListener(function () {
	var suggestion = {
		description : "Search Alexa using the query: %s "
	}
	chrome.omnibox.setDefaultSuggestion(suggestion);
});

Install Alexa Search Extension (chrome store)

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Browser Extension, Google Chrome, Javascript, Wikipedia-Search

Google Chrome Extension – Wikipedia Search, an Omnibox extension

Google Chrome Omnibox Search extension that enables you to search Wikipedia (wikipedia.com) from the Omnibox.  To use, simply type ‘wiki’, a space, and your search query into the Omnibox and it will open your search results up in a new tab.

manifest.json


{
	"name" : "Wikipedia Search",
	"short_name": "wiki Search",
	"description" : "To use, type 'wiki' & space, and a query term into the Omnibox. timothytocci.com",
	"version" : "0.1",
	"background" : {
		"scripts" : ["background.js"]
	},
	"omnibox" : {
		"keyword" : "wiki"
	},
	"icons" : {
		"16" : "wiki_16.png",
		"32" : "wiki_32.png",
		"48" : "wiki_48.png",
		"128" : "wiki_128.png"
	},
	"manifest_version" : 2
}

background.js


chrome.omnibox.onInputEntered.addListener(function (text) {
	var createProperties = {
		url : "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search="
		 + encodeURIComponent(text)
	};
	chrome.tabs.create(createProperties);
});
chrome.omnibox.onInputStarted
.addListener(function () {
	var suggestion = {
		description : "Search Wikipedia for the query: %s "
	}
	chrome.omnibox.setDefaultSuggestion(suggestion);
});

Install Wikipedia Search Extension (chrome store)

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America-Online-Web-Search, Browser Extension, Google Chrome, Javascript

Google Chrome Extension – America Online (aol.com) Web Search, an Omnibox extension

Google Chrome Omnibox Search extension that enables you to search America Online (aol.com) from the Omnibox.  To use, simply type ‘aol’, a space, and your search query into the Omnibox and it will open your search results up in a new tab. While America Online has web search that also sports the ‘Powered By Google’ badge, America Online has had web search features for quite some time and I believe they supplement their results with their own. The ranking is different at the very least.

manifest.json


{
	"name" : "America Online Web Search",
	"short_name": "aol Search",
	"description" : "To use, type 'aol' & space, and a query term into the Omnibox. timothytocci.com",
	"version" : "0.1",
	"background" : {
		"scripts" : ["background.js"]
	},
	"omnibox" : {
		"keyword" : "aol"
	},
	"icons" : {
		"16" : "aol_16.png",
		"32" : "aol_32.png",
		"48" : "aol_48.png",
		"128" : "aol_128.png"
	},
	"manifest_version" : 2
}

background.js


chrome.omnibox.onInputEntered.addListener(function (text) {
	var createProperties = {
		url : "http://search.aol.com/aol/search?q="
		 + encodeURIComponent(text)
	};
	chrome.tabs.create(createProperties);
});
chrome.omnibox.onInputStarted
.addListener(function () {
	var suggestion = {
		description : "Search using America Online Web Search for the query: %s "
	}
	chrome.omnibox.setDefaultSuggestion(suggestion);
});

Install America Online Web Search Extension (chrome store)

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Amazon-Web-Search, Browser Extension, Google Chrome, Javascript

Google Chrome Extension – Amazon Web Search, an Omnibox extension

Google Chrome Omnibox Search extension that enables you to search the web using Amazon from the Omnibox.  While still experimental at Amazon and powered by Google; if Amazon turns its computing might towards web search – we’re all in for great results. To be fair, Amazon’s web search experiment is named Amazon Smart Search (which is easily confused with its commercial endeavors) (besides, how would ‘___ query term here’ look to you every day while using it?) – not Amazon Web Search (which is used in the extension). Also, I feel its fair to mention that there’s almost twice as many paid results (ads) on these result pages.

To use, simply type ‘aws’, a space, and your search query into the Omnibox and it will open your search results up in a new tab.

manifest.json


{
	"name" : "Amazon Web Search",
	"short_name": "aws Search",
	"description" : "To use, type 'aws' & space, and a query term into the Omnibox. timothytocci.com",
	"version" : "0.1",
	"background" : {
		"scripts" : ["background.js"]
	},
	"omnibox" : {
		"keyword" : "aws"
	},
	"icons" : {
		"16" : "aweb_16.png",
		"32" : "aweb_32.png",
		"48" : "aweb_48.png",
		"128" : "aweb_128.png"
	},
	"manifest_version" : 2
}

background.js


chrome.omnibox.onInputEntered.addListener(function (text) {
	var createProperties = {
		url : "http://www.amazon.com/gp/bit/apps/web/SERP/search?&query="
		 + encodeURIComponent(text)
	};
	chrome.tabs.create(createProperties);
});
chrome.omnibox.onInputStarted
.addListener(function () {
	var suggestion = {
		description : "Search using Amazon Web Search for the query: %s "
	}
	chrome.omnibox.setDefaultSuggestion(suggestion);
});

Install Amazon Web Search Extension (source zip)

File: aws.zip
CRC-32: 242f84bc
MD4: 7fffda73151dbf33aba8c5fae00a3ee8
MD5: 8f575adb94b0cfb32ac8094d78dafa03
SHA-1: 874a58947df97fdd3da00583e6b11ed941de0c81

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Browser Extension, Google Chrome, Javascript, Vimeo-Search

Google Chrome Extension – Vimeo (vimeo.com) Search, an Omnibox extension

Google Chrome Omnibox Search extension that enables you to search Vimeo (vimeo.com) from the Omnibox.  To use, simply type ‘vim’, a space, and your search query into the Omnibox and it will open your search results up in a new tab.

manifest.json


{
	"name" : "Vimeo Search",
	"short_name": "vim Search",
	"description" : "To use, type 'vim' & space, and a query term into the Omnibox. timothytocci.com",
	"version" : "0.1",
	"background" : {
		"scripts" : ["background.js"]
	},
	"omnibox" : {
		"keyword" : "vim"
	},
	"icons" : {
		"16" : "vim_16.png",
		"32" : "vim_32.png",
		"48" : "vim_48.png",
		"128" : "vim_128.png"
	},
	"manifest_version" : 2
}

background.js


chrome.omnibox.onInputEntered.addListener(function (text) {
	var createProperties = {
		url : "http://vimeo.com/search?q="
		 + encodeURIComponent(text)
	};
	chrome.tabs.create(createProperties);
});
chrome.omnibox.onInputStarted
.addListener(function () {
	var suggestion = {
		description : "Search Vimeo for the query: %s "
	}
	chrome.omnibox.setDefaultSuggestion(suggestion);
});

Install Vimeo Search Extension (chrome store)

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Browser Extension, Google Chrome, Javascript, You-Tube-Search

Google Chrome Extension – You-Tube (youtube.com) Search, an Omnibox extension

Google Chrome Omnibox Search extension that enables you to search YouTube from the Omnibox.  To use, simply type ‘yt’, a space, and your search query into the Omnibox and it will open your search results up in a new tab.

manifest.json


{
	"name" : "You-Tube Search",
	"short_name": "yt Search",
	"description" : "To use, type 'yt' & space, and a query term into the Omnibox. timothytocci.com",
	"version" : "0.1",
	"background" : {
		"scripts" : ["background.js"]
	},
	"omnibox" : {
		"keyword" : "yt"
	},
	"icons" : {
		"16" : "yt_16.png",
		"32" : "yt_32.png",
		"48" : "yt_48.png",
		"128" : "yt_128.png"
	},
	"manifest_version" : 2
}

background.js


chrome.omnibox.onInputEntered.addListener(function (text) {
	var createProperties = {
		url : "http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query="
		 + encodeURIComponent(text)
	};
	chrome.tabs.create(createProperties);
});
chrome.omnibox.onInputStarted
.addListener(function () {
	var suggestion = {
		description : "Search YouTube for the query: %s "
	}
	chrome.omnibox.setDefaultSuggestion(suggestion);
});

Install You-Tube Search Extension (chrome store)

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Browser Extension, Google Chrome, Google-Groups-Search, Javascript

Google Chrome Extension – (Google) Groups Search, an Omnibox extension

Google Groups Search is an Omnibox browser extension that allows you to search Google Groups from the browser. To use, type ‘ggs’ & space, and a query term into the Omnibox. The search result for your query will open up in a new tab.

manifest.json


{
	"name" : "Groups Search",
	"short_name": "ggs Search",
	"description" : "To use, type 'ggs' & space, and a query term into the Omnibox. timothytocci.com",
	"version" : "0.1",
	"background" : {
		"scripts" : ["background.js"]
	},
	"omnibox" : {
		"keyword" : "ggs"
	},
	"icons" : {
		"16" : "ggs_16.png",
		"32" : "ggs_32.png",
		"48" : "ggs_48.png",
		"128" : "ggs_128.png"
	},
	"manifest_version" : 2
}

background.js


chrome.omnibox.onInputEntered.addListener(function (text) {
	var createProperties = {
		url : "https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/"
		 + encodeURIComponent(text)
	};
	chrome.tabs.create(createProperties);
});
chrome.omnibox.onInputStarted
.addListener(function () {
	var suggestion = {
		description : "Search Google Groups for the query: %s "
	}
	chrome.omnibox.setDefaultSuggestion(suggestion);
});

Install (Google) Groups Search Search Extension (chrome store)

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