Tip: Easy Way To Search DevExpress.com From Chrome URL Bar

07 March 2011

Here's a tip to quickly search DevExpress web sites by using the Chrome browser's URL bar.

Quick Search

To start searching follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Type search.devexpress.com or tv.devexpress.com in Chrome's URL field and press the TAB key
  2. Enter your search keywords

See it in action here:

SearchInChromeUrl

Search Multiple DevExpress Sites

This shortcut works for these DevExpress properties:

One Time Load

If you don't get that tab option on your first try, then simply visit the URL once and try it again. This approach uses an xml which may need to be loaded the first time.

Search All DevExpress

Right now, this URL search feature only works in the Chrome browser because only the Chrome browser supports this functionality.

However, you can still search multiple DevExpress web sites by using the search textbox on our website:

devexpress.com Search

This search textbox uses http://search.devexpress.com which can search all of our web sites.

Lifehacker Tip

Learn how to add custom DevExpress search engines to Chrome with a keyword shortcut. Read the "How to Set Keyword Bookmarks in Google Chrome" lifehacker article for more info.

 

Enjoy this shortcut and drop me a line below with your thoughts. Thanks!

 

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3 comment(s)
Fırat Esmer

Vaov, it's cool!

7 March, 2011
James S K Makumbi

Uhm, Sir, This does not work with Chrome 10.0.648.127 (latest stable) without any plugins. Maybe you can tell us which chrome version you are using? Probably you are using beta?

9 March, 2011
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Jake,

Just tested it with the same latest chrome version and it works. However, you have to visit the site once first, not sure why. I mentioned this in the "One Time Load" section above.

Thanks.

9 March, 2011

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