Manage how you search instantly from your new tab page!
The Searches Central by Search Smart extension is here to supply you with useful searching tools.
With Searches Central you get a new tab extension that provides you with:
New tab search form and address bar searching functionality.
Quicklinks to shopping and commonly used social sites.
Convenient web search powered by Yahoo!
Searches Central will also prompt you daily with access to searching as well as personalized weather forecasts to get your day started. You can opt out of this feature at any time from the settings widget.
You can also use the settings widget at the bottom right of the new tab page to adjust your personal experience.
Click "Add To Chrome" above to get started for free from your browser's new tab.
Our extension can be removed at any time.
Permissions & Reasons Used
Our extension only uses the minimum permissions required.
"Read and change your data on all hsearchescentral.com sites"
Reason: "This allows our extension to work properly. We only request access to the website our extension runs on."
"Replace the page you see when opening a new tab"
Reason: "This means you are installing our new tab extension. Every time you open your Chrome browser you will see our website and all of its useful features."
"Change your search settings to: hp.hsearchescentral.com"
Reason: "This allows us to offer you useful searching capability from the address bar with results that go to Yahoo!"
"Read your browsing history"
Reason: "We use tabs to ensure we can offer you additional optional products. It also allows us to give you access to your daily feature and other useful tools. We do not store or transmit any of your browsing history."
"Manage your apps, extensions, and themes"
Reason: "This is used to see what other extensions are added along side us. We perform analysis to identify if any of these extensions are not behaving or are preventing you from using your features."
Additional Permissions Used:
Reason: "Cookies are used to ensure you get the right user experience when you install our extension. Our extension only grabs the cookies we set on our pages."
Reason: "This is to control the timing of daily feature ensuring you get access to helpful links as well as a personalized weather forecast. We use alarms to make sure you don't receive daily feature more than you should."
Reason: "Used to save technical information locally on the extension to ensure you see the right content."
Permission: "webRequestBlocking" and “webRequest”
Reason: "This allows us to properly show you the search results you are looking for by sending you to the right place. Without it you would end up seeing the wrong Yahoo search results."