I don't really know if I'm in the right place to ask the question, and I apologize for my poor English.

At the time, Google had this thing called black bar, some liked it, some didn't like it, some didn't like it, and now there's nothing to go directly from a Google search to a YouTube search without copying everything, typing youtube.com into the URL, and pasting again.

It's not something really difficult, but when you have to do it several times, it's long and the workflow can become stupid and unproductive. Some search engines like DuckDuckGo or Qwant have something called a macro, it allows you to repeat the search on other engines, with example the command !yt.

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On Google, you can search only on certain sites by using the site: operator, ie searchterm site:youtube.com to only get results for YouTube.

But I think there's an easier solution, called search keywords. On Firefox, you can right-click any search bar on any website and add a search keyword there, on Chrome you can set them in the Settings (chrome://settings/searchEngines).

Once you've set the search keyword, you can simply type "yt searchterm" to search for your term on YouTube.

See also: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-search-from-address-bar

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    I don't really think this solve my question. I would like to have a button on google that from the searsh I type (For example test google.com/…) being redirected to youtube (this link : youtube.com/results?search_query=test ) Because youtube search engine is different than google one, it allow to filter by time, type, lenght...
    – Yoann
    Dec 13, 2018 at 13:32
  • google.com does not support such search shortcuts. You can only do that in the browser. Dec 13, 2018 at 22:49
  • Ok, i was looking for something with the browser, i'm curently using Firefox.
    – Yoann
    Dec 18, 2018 at 0:13

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