Chrome users! Need a quicker way to search ArcGIS documentation?

Blog Post created by DCroninesriuk-esridist Employee on Jan 24, 2017

Esri UK’s Map Labs team have created a set of handy new tools that allow you to quickly search ArcGIS documentation directly from the Chrome Omnibox

How it works

  1. To access this new feature, you need to use the Google Chrome web browser and add one or more of the following extensions:

  2. Once installed, you may see an 'e' icon appear in the Chrome Menu (top right of the window). This isn't actually required when using the extension, therefore you can right click on the icon and select 'Hide in Chrome menu'

  3.  In this demo, we will use the ArcGIS Desktop Search. As such, type ‘desktop’ and then hit tab or spacebar – you can then enter your desired search term e.g. ‘buffer’

  4. Your search will return the relevant ArcGIS documentation. 

Once you have all four extensions installed, you will be able to quickly search ArcGIS documentation using the following key words: desktop, online, enterprise or devs.

Questions or comments welcome.