Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 17:04 UTC
In the News NetApplications has released its latest browser market share figures, and these figures show that Chrome has overtaken Safari as the number three browser worldwide, behind Internet Explorer and Firefox. IE, by the way, continues to lose popularity rather fast.
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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

So it's the combination of Google Search on the internet side and polished implementation on the local browser side. I'll have to look at that more then.

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j.blechert Member since:
2006-01-04

No there actually is more. the chrome location bar spots a generic search feature, it recognizes search forms in a webpage, for example http://dict.leo.org. Once that page has been loaded once to search for a translation is as easy as entering dic[autocomplete]+TAB and a word.

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RE[6]: Momentary - thanks all
by iarann on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 06:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Momentary - thanks all"
iarann Member since:
2006-05-14

I was going to clarify this as well, glad someone else noticed. IE defaults to searching if you don't type a URL on bing.com, but you can't control the search with special keywords or anything. Opera first introduced the feature, though Firefox, Konqueror, and Chrome have had it quite a while now, which allows you to create custom search keywords in the address bar. If I type g linux browser site:osnews.com it is the exact same as typing that into the search box on the google homepage. If I type w Firefox it searches wikipedia. When using a small amount of screen for your browser, like on a netbook, this saves you a large amount of real estate space and you only need to go to one area to type.

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