Now replace \"SearchAddressGoesHere\" with the search URL you configured above. Replace \"Name your search here\" with whatever text you want to appear in the pop-up window. Going back to your DuckDuckGo example, your final code would look like this: data:text/html, Finally, create a new bookmark in your web browser and paste this modified code into the address or URL field. Give the bookmark an easy-to-remember name so it appears in your bookmarks bar, and you're done. Add search shortcuts to your browser As an alternative to using bookmarklets, most modern browsers already have built-in site-specific search capabilities, using the exact same URL formatting trick I described above. All you need to do is create memorable keywords to run those searches, and your browser will do the rest. In fact, your web browser may have already done a lot of the work for you. If you use Google Chrome, go to Settings > Search Engine > Manage Search Engines and Site Search. From there, look under \"Inactive Shortcuts\" and you'll see a list of all the sites you've typed into a search box. To create a search shortcut directly on these sites, simply click on the \"Enable\" button. Jared Newman / Foundry In the image above, for example, I had already searched the web using the private search engine Brave. As a result, Chrome shows a handy \"Enable\" button to search Brave with a text shortcut. To finish setting up the shortcut, click the pencil icon next to the site you just activated, then change the \"Shortcut\" field to something memorable. Jared Newman / Foundry In the image above, I have configured the \"bs\" shortcut for Brave Search. Now I can type \"bs\" followed by a search term in Chrome's address bar, and it will search Brave instead of Google. You can set up similar shortcuts for virtually any site with a search function, including Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, and Wikipedia. Personally, I always prefer to use bookmarklets because it saves me from having to remember specific search syntax. But if you prefer browsing with keyboard shortcuts, you might prefer to add site search shortcuts to your browser. Setting up search shortcuts may take a few minutes of initial commitment, but you'll quickly save that time by finding your favorite sites more efficiently. Get a weekly tech tip delivered to your inbox with Jared's Advisorator newsletter, where a version of this column originally appeared.", "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "/how-to-bypass-google-and-search-your-favorite-sites-directly/" }, "publisher": { "@id": "#Publisher" }, "sourceOrganization": { "@id": "#Publisher" }, "copyrightHolder": { "@id": "#Publisher" }, "author": { "@id": "#Author" }, "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.pcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/powersearch.jpg?quality=50&strip=all&w=1024", "width": 1920, "height": 0 } }

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