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If you press tab to search Yelp in Chrome, it will complete to:

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=things&src=opensearch

which searches San Francisco. This is not very useful to people living outside of San Francisco. How can I convince it to search a different location(or "Current Location", even if geoip based)?

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Well, you could just type a new location in the "Near" box.

If you're looking for a URL parameter, use "find_loc". Example:

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=things&find_loc=Washington,+DC

That will search for things in and near Washington, DC.

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A fresh tab in Chrome for me completes to http://www.yelp.com/richmond

That happens even in an Incognito window. It could be you have something blocked at the browser level.

Additionally, you can choose locations like so:

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=things&find_loc=Hoboken%2C+NJ

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  • This is referring to the address-bar search (type ye and press tab) - opening the web page in a tab does redirect to /nyc for me.
    – charl
    Feb 9, 2016 at 15:11

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