Use Google.com instead of .be in Chrome

Why?

  • Google.be lags on new features
  • no +1 in .be
  • no social integration
  • no instant search
  • probably a million other experiments that run on .com but not on .be
  • The black-bar is entirely different on .be, don’t know why
  • Better G+ integration, not that I would ever use it
  • .be lagged on https as well, and I’m a https fan.

How?

In Chrome: surf to settings > Manage search engines.

Then either delete the default one:

{google:baseURL}search?{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}
{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:instantFieldTrialGroupParameter}
sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=%s

Or just add a random website from the list below, and rename it to “Google”, “Google.com” and add this in the last column:

https://www.google.com/search?{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}
{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}
{google:instantFieldTrialGroupParameter}sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=%s

When copy pasting, make sure it becomes one line (e.g. no new lines).

And be sure to make it https and www.google.com (not http://google.com for example), this will increase speed significantly.

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