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Is there any command to get a random number from omnibar?

E.g. like how we can type 21 + 56 and it will show 77:

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Update

You are now able to type random number generator into Google to open an interface where you can generate a number between your desired minimum and maximum:

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You can also search for:

  • flip a coin to roll a 2-sided dice, or;

  • roll a dice to roll a 6-sided die.

You could also use Google to find a site like random.org (which would probably work a lot better), or generate one with the JavaScript Console by entering Math.ceil(Math.random()*n) where n is the maximum number that you would want to generate.

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I can't find anything to suggest that you can do it with Google, but random.org has a random number generator on their home page that you can select start and end values and "roll" to get a number between.

They also have coin flippers and other random number related stuff.

Looks like the google calculator has a lot of features but random numbers is not one of them.

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Google does not have a function of random number generation. Instead, you can use Wolfram Alpha.

For example, this query generates a random real number between 0 and 1. Again, this query generates a random integer number between 0 and 100.

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  • Is this real random like random.org or pseudorandom (like what Google already has)?
    – Pacerier
    Jan 3, 2016 at 22:05
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Bookmark the following link. It will generate a random number between 1 and ? from your browser.

javascript:alert%28Math.ceil%28Math.random%28%29*%28prompt%28%271-?%27,%276%27%29*1%29%29%29
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  • This is quite "troublesome" actually....
    – Pacerier
    Jan 3, 2016 at 21:51
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Google can roll a six-sided die, fyi.

Using Google voice search: "OK Google roll a die" Using Google search box: "roll a die"

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  • Are you talking about phones? This doesn't seem to work with google search or omnibar.
    – Pacerier
    Nov 23, 2015 at 21:23
  • I just typed 'roll a die' into the Chrome omnibox on my Chromebook and it worked for me. Nov 25, 2015 at 1:50
  • @pacerier: It may be a regional thing.
    – ale
    Nov 25, 2015 at 2:23
  • @AlE., Seems that the update has reached here now. Nice, we can "flip a coin" too.
    – Pacerier
    Jan 3, 2016 at 22:01
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Google recognizes the phrase "random number x to y" and returns the expected result. It also provides a little interface to generate more numbers in the same range:

Google Random Numbers

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type "generate a random number" in the search bar.

generate a random number with google

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