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I used to be able to start typing in in Chrome and then tab to search within But it doesn't work any more. What happened?

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Found the solution.… – Duk May 22 '12 at 20:28
Sorta related: How does Chrome know how to search Meta? – Pops May 23 '12 at 16:13
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As you linked in the comments:

At some point of updating chrome, this neat feature stopped working. And I dug around “settings” and figured out how fix this issue. Hope this helps.

  1. Go to “Settings”
  2. Click on “Manage Search Engines”
  3. If you ever used It should be in “Other search engines” section.
  4. Move your mouse over and click on blue “Make Default” button. That will move it over to ”default search settings” section.
  5. If you want Google to be your default search engine, move your mouse over it and click on blue “Make Default” button again.

That’s it. As long as websites are in “default search settings” section, “Press tab to search” works.

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