How to add Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky Option to Your Chrome Search Engines

Although it’s been a part of the Google search page since the earliest days, some people still don’t know what the I’m Feeling Lucky button does. It’s very simple – it just takes you to the first search result found for your keyword. Pressing this button with a keyword entered automatically opens the first page in the search results. So it can be a handy shortcut to use, and now there is a way to set up your Google Chrome search box (otherwise known as the address bar) to search with I’m Feeling Lucky.

Click the menu button at the top right of your Chrome window and select Settings. Then scroll down that page a little to the Search options and select Manage search engines

 

Then click the “Add” button at the top of the “Other Search Engines” section to bring up a dialog allowing you to add a new search engine.

Under “Search Engine”, type “I’m Feeling Lucky”. Under keyword, type whatever keyword you’d like to use to indicate to Google Chrome that you want to use this particular search engine. You might type “Lucky” here, for example. Then in the URL section, enter “{google:baseURL}search?q=%s&btnI=Im+Feeling+Lucky”.  Hit “Add” and you’re all done.

Using your new “I’m Feeling Lucky” search engine is simple. Just type whatever keyword you chose into the address bar, and then hit the Tab key. The address bar will change to a blue font and will now say “Search I’m Feeling Lucky |”. Type whatever search you want into the address bar and hit return; Google will bring you directly to the first search result for your keyword.

So now you can do some quick searches with the I’m Feeling Lucky option from your Google Chrome search box. Note that this trick won’t work on mobile browsers.

9 thoughts on “How to add Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky Option to Your Chrome Search Engines”

Avatar Paresh says:
It works as it says. For me it lands on a redirection page where it shows a link to the expected page. Either click it OR hit Tab + Enter
Avatar Truman says:
Okay it actually works with just “{google:baseURL}search?q=%s&btnI”
Avatar Truman says:
Unfortunately don’t think this query works anymore
Avatar qwertyuiop says:
I cant get im feeling lucky on my chrome
Avatar Kevin Funk says:
This isn’t working for me anymore, anyone know why? It used to. Did google change the url?
Avatar Kevin Funk says:
To clarify, the search just takes me to a normal google search page with a list of results, instead of taking me to the first hit.
Avatar Haas says:
The exact same thing has happened to me. I used to use this feature a lot :-(
Avatar Shawn says:
Don’t hit Tab as the instructions say, use your keyword. For example, I use a dash instead of Lucky. If I start my search with a dash it changes to the I’m Feeling Lucky search engine.
Avatar Dave says:
type the keyword, then click tab
Avatar David Hay says:
When I press tab it cycles through the options for my keyword
Avatar Saikumar says:
How can I get the “I’m feeling lucky” on my mobile phone?
Avatar Shounak Adhya says:
Please activate feeling lucky in Google on android.
Avatar Donna White says:
How can I get the “I’m feeling lucky” on my mobile phone?

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