Sneaky Search Engine

I use Google search from my Chrome omnibox quite a bit. One of my favorite searches is “define <term>”.

Somehow define got hijacked so that when I typed it, it switched to a search of word.sc. Fortunately, I knew this probably would be Chrome’s settings for Search Engines (top right wrench or three horizontal lines > Settings > Show advanced link > Manage Search Engines).

Scroll down to the bottom of the search engine list and click the X next to word.sc. This removes it as a search option.

Basically, Chrome collects search engines from the sites I visit. If you enter the keyword for the search engine, then the omnibox searches that site instead of Google. So

from Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

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