A discussion about omnibox in google chrome led me to an idea on how to set up custom actions (not just search) to be performed using omnibox. So I could type
new_event in address bar, press
TAB and get to “new event” page at google.com/calendar with some predefined data.
All you need is to add new search engine in settings.
- Go to chrome settings
- “Manage search engines”
- There are empty fields to add custom engine at the bottom of the list
- Fill those fields as follows:
Now you can type
Hello world, press
return key and you will see something like this:
As you see subject field is predefined with the string you typed in omnibox. You can predefine other parameters using this url:
BTW ‘new_email’ thing can be done in any browser using old, good
mailto: feature. But it’s just an example.
Using same approach I set up an action to create google calendar events. Here is the URI:
I guess same thing can be done in Opera and Alfred App.