Google Chrome is a web browser that was developed and introduced by Google more than a couple of years back. Chrome uses the WebKit layout and application engine and was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows in September 2008. By the commencement of the current year 2011, Google Chrome had ended up being the third most widely used browser, according to the statistics by Net Applications. Google Chrome also came into being through a number of open source projects.

Apart from being fast, the purpose of launching Chrome was to bring a secure, simple and stable web browsing experience to users. Its power lies in the performance of applications and JavaScript processing speed, and both of these were verified by a number of websites to be the fastest among all the web browsers.

Much has been said and written about the functioning and features of the Chrome Omnibar. While some say it is great, others believe it isn’t convincing enough compared to other browsers because of its lack of ability to set bookmark shortcuts. However, Quickmarks, which is a Chrome extension, resolves the problem by helping you to access your bookmarks very quickly, via the keyboard.

For those who are not aware of the word, Quickmark or a QR Code was a two dimensional bar code created by a Japanese company Denso-Wave in the early 1990s. The term ‘QR Code’ was derived from ‘Quick Response’, as the content of the code was intended to be decoded at a very high speed.

How to add Bookmark shortcuts to the Chrome Omnibar through Quickmarks

In order to add Bookmark shortcuts to the Chrome Omnibar using

Quickmarks, the following steps can be followed:

Step 1: Type ‘b’ in the Omnibar after installing the extension.

Step 2: Type the bookmark shortcut for the bookmark that needs to be opened. Bookmark shortcuts can be set by appending a keyword in the brackets (For example, fb for facebook and so on) to the title of the bookmark.

Step 3: Once you follow the previous step, it would be recognized by Quickmarks, thereby setting it all up so that you only have to type ‘b fb’ if you want to open Facebook in your browser.