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Preventing sites to add themselves to the Google Chrome search engine list

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

For a long time, sites have been able to add themselves to the search engine list in Google Chrome.

The last one is my own, but hundreds of them are not.

I never noticed this until I needed to add some custom search engine strings to the list and found the UI is obnoxiously slow when there are hundreds of entries in that list.

It’s like the cookies editor: the editing speed decreases exponentially with the number of entries in that list.

The feature is called Tab to Search, apparently is intentional, based on the OpenSearch standard and well documented:

Many people dislike it though:

There are various ways around it documented in the last link.

This is the one I liked best: [WayBackDon’t add custom search engines – Chrome Web Store.

–jeroen

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