So, you’ve got this awesome website that you visit a lot. More than any other page you happen to surf to. Trouble is, this website tends to favor a ridiculous, unnecessarily long URL (something like http://www.bobssuperawesomefavoritewebsiteintheuniverse.com). Typing something like that in every time? That’s a pain. Unless you favor carpal tunnel syndrome, that’s not something you want to do.
Of course, you could always just rely on autocomplete to fill in the blanks for you. But even that isn’t perfect. And besides, what happens if you have to delete your browsing history for a reason related to, um…website bugs. Yeah, we’ll go with that. Your autocomplete entries are gone, and you’re back to square one.
Ah, but there’s a bit of hope. See, Chrome includes a functionality that allows you to assign your favorite website to a keyword. Just type that keyword in, and Chrome will do the rest. What’s even better, setting it up? Easy as pie.
- First, go to the omnibox (your address bar, basically) and type in chrome://settings/searchEngines.
- Take a look at the list there. Ignore the fact that all the sites here are labeled as search engines-this method works quite well. If your site is already on the list, all you need to do is modify the keyword.
- If your website isn’t in the list, add it. For our example, we’ll type “Bob” for the name, “Bob” for the keyword, and then the way-too-long url under the url box.
- Press [enter], close the tab, and you’re done! Now, whenever you type “Bob” into the omnibox, your favorite website should pop up at the top of Chrome’s suggested sites.
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