How to: Make search results URL clean and simple

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Don’t you hate those ugly URLs of search results pages with all these “hl& aq aqi aq” extra parameters and when you want to email or send a Google search link to someone you start trimming it and clean up all the extra parameters every time. Well, I do!

Good news!

Google chrome thumbnail Google Chrome has a cool feature that allows you to have a clean search results URL with no extra parameters.

All what you have to do is to right-click on the address bar and select “Edit search engines…”

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A window should pop up with a list of search engines. Unfortunately, You can’t change Google’s entry, But you can make a new one 😉
Hit the “Add” button, Fill in the name, the keyword and in the URL field use this value {google:baseURL}search?q=%s

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Then make the new search engine the default.
Now when you search for something like “Kittens” all what you’ll get is a neat, simple and clean link http://www.google.com/search?q=kittens
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