How to Setup a Custom Search in Google Chrome for the Devhub

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#1

Hey everyone! Recently you’ve probably heard that our beloved platform’s documentation is in the process of moving to robloxdev.com. If you were used to sifting through the old wiki to find information, try setting up a custom search in Google Chrome (note: you probably can do this for any other good browser like Firefox).

Step 1: Open Chrome’s Settings

You can click the three dots at the top right and hit Settings, or navigate to chrome://settings/.

Step 2: Select Manage Search Engines

Scroll down a little and you should see an option to Manage Search Engines. You can also search the settings in the bar at the top.

Step 3: Under Other Engines, click Add.

Use the following values for the fields:
Search engine name: Roblox Devhub
Keyword: robloxdev
URL with %s in place of query: http://robloxdev.com/search#stq=%s

Step 4: Try it out!

Open a new tab and type robloxdev followed by TAB. Then, type a query like “ParticleEmitter”. When you press enter, it will open up the search page for the devhub. Ta-da! Jumps right to the devhub.

Power users might have set something like this up for the old wiki. It might be a good idea to replace the URL field in your old search shortcut to retrain your brain to get used to the new devhub. You could also probably make such a custom search for the class reference with a URL like http://robloxdev.com/api-reference/class/%s.

Fun fact: you don’t even need %s in the URL. One of my college professors would set up tiny shortcuts like “1” and “2” to jump to his classes’ schedules with three keypresses: 1 + TAB + ENTER. I thought that was pretty clever too, so maybe that information might also be helpful to you.

Go forth and search, my friends!


#2

Thank god. I was just about to ask for this. Good find!


#3

Thanks!