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Turn Google Chrome's search bar into a powerful Quix command line

I'm a big fan of Quix, the handy scriptable bookmarklet that works like a command line from your browser.

Wouldn't it be cool if you could use the search bar as a command line, though, instead of triggering a Quix window? If you use Google Chrome, you can. This neat little hack requires setting up Quix as the default search engine, which will require copy-pasting a little bit of code.

To get Chrome to recognize Quix as a search engine, grab the code from this intrepid coder's blog and follow the detailed instructions there. It actually doesn't take long to set up, and anybody who's savvy enough to use Quix can probably manage it. If you're worried that using Quix as your default search will make Googling tougher, don't sweat it too much: simply putting a g in front of your search is the default Quix command for Google.

[via Lifehacker]

Tags: chrome, command line, CommandLine, google chrome, GoogleChrome, javascript, quix, search