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September 5, 2008

Delicious in Google Chrome

Filed under: Software Development — Fernando Correia @ 5:07 pm

I really liked Google Chrome. It is fast and has a clean interface. One thing that was preventing me from switching to it is the lack of support for Delicious, where I keep my Web tags.

While we wait for extension support, there is a way to achieve good enough integration that makes Delicious usable from Chrome.

Tagging pages

To be able to tag pages on Delicious from Chrome we can use a bookmarklet. Instructions:

  • Open the Delicious bookmarklets help page.
  • Press Control+B to show Chrome’s bookmarks bar.
  • Still in the Bookmarklets page, locate the instructions for Safari.
  • Drag the two links into your bookmarks bar.

Delicious buttons

Now, whenever you want to bookmark a page on Delicious, just click on the icon on the bookmarks bar. Remember you can hide and show this bar, so press Control+B when you need the icon and enjoy a clean interface the rest of the time.

Searching pages

You can use Chrome’s Omnibox to search inside your Delicious tags:

  • Right-click in the Omnibox and select Edit search engines.
  • In the Search Engines dialog press the Add button.
  • Fill the form as follows:
    • Name: Delicious
    • Keywork: d
    • URL: http://delicious.com/search?context=userposts&p=%s&lc=1&u=your_user_name
  • Press OK to close the form.

Now on your Omnibox you can type “d”, the space bar, and your search term, like this:

d python

And a search page in Delicious will be shown.

Google Bookmarks

You can also integrate Google Bookmarks using the same technique described here.


I agree this is not as great as the Delicious extension for Firefox. But I think it is convenient enough to enable me to try switching to Chrome as my primary browser.



  1. Great tip; Delicious was the sticking point up to now for me.

    Comment by Warrick — September 7, 2008 @ 12:26 am

  2. Thanks, Warrick. Same here! The only extension I really miss now is Read It Later, but I can live without it. Yesterday I used mostly Chrome and I really like its clean interface and its speed.

    Comment by fernandoacorreia — September 7, 2008 @ 11:27 am

  3. Great tip! I find Delicious very useful, because I use my bookmarks on different computers and different browsers. What about this searching string?


    This is search only for tag, and not inside title/description.

    Comment by Pisu — September 10, 2008 @ 9:09 am

  4. Hi Pisu! Glad you liked it. Sure, you can supply any search URL you like. I experimented with several in Delicious before pasting it back into Chrome’s Search Engine form.

    Comment by fernandoacorreia — September 10, 2008 @ 9:17 am

  5. Hi! Thank you very much for the tip. It was a sticking point for me as well. What about LibraryThing ?

    Comment by sacredceltic — September 10, 2008 @ 11:58 am

  6. sacredceltic, thanks for the feedback. I don’t know about LibraryThing. Maybe you can use a bookmark or some custom javascript.

    Comment by fernandoacorreia — September 10, 2008 @ 12:23 pm

  7. Great tip! Was definitely keeping me from spending much time with chrome.

    Comment by scott — September 18, 2008 @ 8:29 am

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  9. thank you!

    Comment by n — October 2, 2008 @ 2:17 am

  10. This simple URL works well too:

    Comment by brent — October 23, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

  11. Dóh! Why didn’t I think of that before-cheers!

    Comment by Stephen Scott — November 17, 2008 @ 11:05 am

  12. Well done. Useful information, very well presented. Thanks!

    Comment by Julio — November 23, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

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  15. A decent solution with very straightforward instructions. Thanks!

    Comment by Joel — December 4, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

  16. Many thanks Fernando for your effort on an easy guide to a great tip!

    Comment by Karl — February 21, 2009 @ 10:39 am

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    Comment by Alexwebmaster — March 3, 2009 @ 9:54 am

  18. Great tip! Thanks a lot!

    Comment by Felix — April 25, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

  19. Excellent tip. Thanks!

    Comment by Andrew Jones — May 5, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

  20. Great one, thanks!

    Comment by tjompa — May 12, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

  21. The tip of defining search engine helps me replace Firefox with Chrome as my primary web browser, thanks a lot.

    Comment by Xupeng — May 23, 2009 @ 5:49 am

  22. Thanks, this is a timely and useful tip. Jamie

    Comment by Jamison White — May 29, 2009 @ 1:23 pm

  23. thanks a lot for this useful tip!

    Comment by stubblix — June 1, 2009 @ 9:17 am

  24. Thanks for the tip! That was one last thing that kept me from replacing FF with Chrome.

    Comment by Joel — June 8, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

  25. This solution for delicious on Chrome is so simple! and works like a charm!
    No need for an extension for all I care!!

    Comment by Guido Gutiérrez — July 12, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

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  27. Awesome. Chrome is useful now, and I can stop using IE.

    Comment by Lantrix — July 30, 2009 @ 10:31 pm

  28. thanks, the solution is simple.
    However, still missing some real time search feature as that in Firefox plug in. Since Chrome don’t have an add-on architecture, let’s wait to see how Chrome team provide us some way out.

    Comment by r — September 4, 2009 @ 2:59 am

  29. […] Und eben weil Chrome mir so viel Spaß macht, möchte ich es öfter nutzen. Was ist bei mir dazu notwendig? Meine Bookmarks. Leider gibt es für Chrome keine (eigentlich weiß ich es nicht genau) Plug-Ins, weshalb ich mir anders helfen musste. Zuerst also Tante Google befragen, und die führe mich schließlich zu dieser Seite: Fernando Correia’s Blog. […]

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  30. super helpful. Was also the main sticking point for me.

    Comment by hansg — September 19, 2009 @ 4:50 am

  31. Awesome, thanks very much! Now if only I could get Evernote hooked up as a search engine… =:)

    Comment by Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper — October 2, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

  32. I couldn’t get the search to work so I found a better/different way to do the search which shows both your stored delicious bookmarks as well as the public ones:


    Hope it’s useful :)

    Comment by Duncan — October 4, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

  33. There’s an extension for this:

    Comment by Baronne — October 8, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

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    Comment by rgiar — January 22, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

  37. This is EPIC! Thanks so much :)

    Comment by Francois Bondiguel — February 8, 2010 @ 8:51 am

  38. Thanks so much! This is what I was looking for.

    Comment by Anonymous — December 3, 2010 @ 3:47 am

  39. thanks your tip for searching pages on delicious directly from navigation bar had helped me in shifting to chrome from firefox.

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