Tools, Tips, Tricks

Google’s Feeling Lucky Search from Chrome Omnibar

Written by Sakthi Tharan

Have you ever wonder why there is a button “I’m Feeling Lucky” on Google’s search page? Pressing it will take you directly to the site which comes first in search, instead of showing to ‘search result’. And you probably know that you can search from Chrome’s Omni bar. Google Chrome browser’s URL bar is called as Omni bar. Type anything there and press enter, it will take you to Google search result.

Let’s see how to it works. Watch the video…

How to configure the settings to perform the search like above?

  1. go to chrome://settings/searchEngines
  2. press “Add” to add a new search engine
  3. Enter “https://www.google.com/search?btnI=I&q=%s” in URL
  4. Enter keyword of your choice. Here I used ‘g’. (So it will be easy to call this search engine by typing ‘g’ and then ‘tab’)
  5. Name the search engine as “I’m Feeling Luck” or whatever you like.

The settings should look like in the below picture after filling all the details.


Enjoy the handy search engine to land on any site you wish to see. You don’t even have to type the full URL of the site. Here in the video example, I just typed “bbc” to go to BBC site instead of typing the full URL “bbc.co.uk”.

About the author

Sakthi Tharan

Alpha Geek | Blogger by interest | Former Web Developer & Designer | Research Scholar | Likes to share what he learned.