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apps:chrome:https_search [2010/05/25 18:19] (current)
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 +====== Make Google'​s HTTPS Your Default Search Engine ======
 +Since Google recently (at the time of this writing) made their search accessible via HTTPS, I figured I would do a quick howto writeup on making that your default search engine as opposed to the normal unencrypted search. ​ This is a full step by step for what is a pretty simple process.
 +
 +Note that this is being done with Chrome 5.0.375.38 beta on Ubuntu.
 +===== Open the Options =====
 +With Chrome open, click on the "​wrench"​ icon in the upper right corner and click on "​Options"​.
 +
 +{{:​apps:​chrome:​chrome_options.png|}}
 +
 +===== Manage Search Engines =====
 +Now that you have the Options open, click on the "​Manage"​ button in the "​Default Search"​ section.
 +
 +{{:​apps:​chrome:​screenshot-google_chrome_options.png|}}
 +
 +===== Get the Default Google Search String =====
 +Now, we want to get the default google.com search string so that we can copy into our new search engine we are going to add.  First click on 
 +the default google search engine and then click the "​Edit"​ button.
 +
 +{{:​apps:​chrome:​screenshot-search_engines.png|}}
 +
 +That will bring up the settings for the default google search. ​ Click in the text box next to URL and press CTRL-a to select all, then right click and select "​Copy"​ (or CTRL-c).
 +
 +{{:​apps:​chrome:​screenshot-edit_search_engine.png|}}
 +
 +Now, click the "​Cancel"​ button and we should be back to our window with the list of search engines.  ​
 +
 +===== Add the New Search Engine =====
 +
 +Next we want to click on the "​Add"​ button to add a new search engine.
 +
 +{{:​apps:​chrome:​screenshot-search_engines-1.png|}}
 +
 +This will bring up a window just like the "​Edit"​ window, but this time everything will be blank. ​ Enter in a name in the "​Name"​ field and a keyword in the "​Keyword"​ field and then right click on the "​URL"​ field and "​Paste"​ in the string we copied from the default google search engine above. ​ All we have to do now is edit the first part of that string and replace:
 +<​code>​
 +{google:​baseURL}
 +</​code>​
 +with:
 +<​code>​
 +https://​www.google.com/​
 +</​code>​
 +and now yours should look something like the following:
 +
 +{{:​apps:​chrome:​screenshot-add_search_engine.png|}}
 +
 +Just click the "​Add"​ button when you are finished and that will take us back to the window with the list of search engines, but now your new "​Google HTTPS" search engine will be in the list.  Simply click on your new "​Google HTTPS",​ click on "Make Default"​ and then click the "​Close"​ button.
 +
 +{{:​apps:​chrome:​screenshot-search_engines-2.png|}}
 +
 +Google'​s HTTPS search should now be your default! ​ If you open and new tab and type in a search, you should see that you are now sent to the HTTPS version of google.com for your search results.
 +
 +{{:​apps:​chrome:​screenshot-thinkgeek_lasers_-_google_search_-_google_chrome.png|}}
  
apps/chrome/https_search.txt · Last modified: 2010/05/25 18:19 by crustymonkey