We just heard that Google has introduced a Chrome extension that will automate the process of adding its secure Google search site to the Chrome 6.x branch. The extension, known as Google SSL Web Search, is still in its beta phase, but will end up working with Chrome 6.0.419.0 as well as Linux and Windows computers.
So, what exactly will Google SSL Web Search do for Chrome? Basically, this new extension will add an encrypted Google search to the browser’s list of search engines.
Installing this extension, which was originally introduced in June 2010, will open up a configuration window that has a button allowing users to open Chrome’s “add search engine” feature. This is where you can set a keyword to quicken the way Google SSL Web Search works. You’ll also get instructions on how to make SSL Web Search your default search engine, if preferred.
Though the extension was originally introduced in June 2010, the guys at Google are still perfecting it. However, right now the facility is not compatible with Mac computers. This is because the Mac UI of Chrome for handling such issues hasn’t been implemented yet. If and when this will be implemented for Mac users remains to be seen.
In the simplest of terms, this new extension streamlines a task that wasn’t overly complicated to begin with. It just makes adding a search engine and setting it to default even easier. Perhaps it may be more effective if it would just automatically set Google SSL as the default search engine – what do you think?