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[Remove chrome "other search engines"] #chrome
// 1. open chrome://settings/searchEngines
// 2. press Ctrl-Shift-J to open console
// 3. paste the following code
// note: you may have to run it multiple times to get rid of all of them
// If you have search engines you want to use add the text "(KEEP)" to their name
// and by name i mean the "Search engine" field when you add/edit one of the search engines
settings.SearchEnginesBrowserProxyImpl.prototype.getSearchEnginesList()
.then(function (val) {
let filterer = arr => {
return arr.others.filter(engine => {
return (Object.prototype.toString.call(engine.displayName) === "[object String]")
&& !engine.displayName.includes('(KEEP)');
});
};
filterer(val).forEach(function (engine) {
if ((Object.prototype.toString.call(engine.displayName) === "[object String]")
&& !engine.displayName.includes('(KEEP)')) {
settings.SearchEnginesBrowserProxyImpl
.prototype
.removeSearchEngine(engine.modelIndex);
console.log('removed:', engine.displayName);
}
});
});
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@sturmen sturmen commented Nov 29, 2017

Thanks for this! It's so annoying that Google makes this so hard.

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@penguin020 penguin020 commented Dec 22, 2017

Just in case you are trying to use this with the (keep) mechanism, I think that the engine.modelIndex can get muddled if you do not refresh between runs of this script, possibly deleting engines you wish to keep.

UPDATE: if you reverse sort by modelIndex, this problem is obviated.

Add

val.others.sort(function (a, b) { return b.modelIndex - a.modelIndex; });

just after the .then.

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@EpicLPer EpicLPer commented Dec 31, 2017

Thanks for this! Saved me from an hour of work haha.

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@SrLeojaco SrLeojaco commented Jan 1, 2018

thanks <3

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@nerdcloud nerdcloud commented Jan 5, 2018

worked perfectly! I had to do it multiple times. Is there a way to block chrome form adding search engines automatically?

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@johnxie johnxie commented Jan 29, 2018

Thanks for this!

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