How to set Verbatim mode as default on Google Chrome

Google recently released verbatim mode for it’s search products, which is great for people like me that can’t stand googles fuzzy search. So if your the type of person that likes to actually get results, rather than vague connections to other sites this should work well for you. I’m sure a similar thing can done to Firefox and the like.

The idea of this is to add *&tbs=li:1 *to the end of your search query.

In Chrome you simply need to edit your search defaults.

  1. Right click the URL bar and select “Edit Search Engines”
  2. Under “Other search engines” type in the following fields.
    1. “Add new search engine” - Google Verbatim
    2. “Keyword” - Verbatim
    3. “URL with %s in place of query” - {google:baseURL}search?{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:instantFieldTrialGroupParameter}sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=%s&tbs=li:1
And there you have it, you should have search that actually provides you with results that you want.