Instant Search vs Omnibox
cb76 last edited by
I'm not the most proficient surfer so apologies if I've overlooked something.
What are he advantages of an Instant Search over the Omnibox? I thought Omnibox was the evolution of the traditional URL/Address bar thus making Instant Search basically obsolete (Unless it can use a different SE ofcourse) Why is it there again?
Anyway, I was hoping to find an option to remove the instant search bar
I'd like the Omnibox to use DuckDuckGo and the Instant to use Google so If I could at least remove it then I'd replace it with a DDG Instant Search extension. Is this possible, can you use developer tools or scripts?
leocg Moderator last edited by
@cb76 Instant Search allows you to do a search without needing to leave the page you are in.
It can be useful, for exemple, to search the meaning of a word, the location of a place, etc while reading an article.
Instant Search only appears when you use Alt + Space and vanishes when you hit ESC. Instant Search can be disabled in settings.
It uses the same search engine used in the start page/speed dial search box. You can use a different search engine by using its keyword.