How to search your tabs in Google Chrome

Google regularly updates its browser with new features and functionality, and the latest upgrade is about search: not the web, but your tabs, bookmarks, and browsing history.

While it was possible to do similar queries before, it is much easier to do this now; Now use the address bar at the top of the Google Chrome interface, which is now officially your one-stop shop for all your search needs.

These additions come in version 108 of Google Chrome for desktop, so if you don’t have this functionality yet, you may need to update your browser. You can check if you’re running the latest version of Chrome by clicking the three dots (top right), then navigate to: Help and About Google Chrome.

Search your tabs in Google Chrome

There is no doubt that the number of open tabs in your browser can quickly spiral out of control. You may have a particular website open, but you may not remember exactly where. And with so many open tabs, the titles have been reduced to strips of space, making it impossible to find that missing page.

This is where tab search can help. in summer @tabs press the address bar Spaceand enter your search terms. Use keywords you’ll find in the website title, such as “Popular Science” or “Gmail”, as this feature is not yet able to search all pages. Once you find the correct result, click on it and Chrome will jump to that tab.

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This feature is new, but you could (and still can) search tabs in Chrome without the special @tabs prefix, just type what you’re looking for in the search bar. The downside to this approach is that you’ll have to do your own filtering, as results from currently open tabs will be mixed with results from the web and your browsing history.

Search your bookmarks in Google Chrome

Most of us rely on bookmarks to keep track of our steps on the web, and Chrome has a robust built-in system for managing them. For example, you can organize web links into folders or pin them to the toolbar at the top of the browser interface for easy access. But just like with tabs, it can be difficult to keep track of everything you collect.

Now it’s easier than ever to search through your bookmarks. Medicine @bookmarks Tap and in the address bar. Space to search all bookmarks in the browser. You will then see a list of all the webpage titles that match your query. Simply click on any result to jump.

The old way of searching through your bookmarks in Google Chrome is still available. Click the three dots (top right), then Bookmarks and Bookmark Manager. Chrome opens a new tab, and at the top of that screen you’ll see a search box that you can use to look at all the various bookmarks you’ve accumulated over the years.

Search Google Chrome in your browsing history

Tracking our steps on the web can often come in handy, so by default Google Chrome logs every website you visit on the web, in case you ever need to go back. (If you think this is more frightening than helpful, you can turn this feature off permanently from your Google Account page or temporarily by opening an incognito window.)

Chrome’s new search functionality also covers your browsing history. Click in the address bar, type @History and tap Space to search the titles of all the pages you have visited in the past. The scope of results can be quite broad, so remember that the more specific you are, the better.

Chrome has long had a browsing history search option. It’s still there, but as you can imagine, it’s not as accessible as the search feature in the new address bar. If you still want to find it, click the three dots (top right), then History and History Again. Chrome will open a new tab with your browsing history and you can use the search box at the top to search for pages or simply navigate through the site list. Fortunately, Chrome has made this process more intuitive lately, so it’s a lot less daunting than it sounds.

Search the web in Google Chrome

No matter how many features Google engineers add here, you can still use Chrome’s address bar to search the web. This will query Google by default, but you can change the search engine if you want; Go to Chrome Settings (click the three dots in the top right corner, then Settings) and navigate to: Search engine compartment. You can also add more search engines to Google Chrome, which you can call with a keyword directly from the address bar.

[Related: Google Chrome’s new tab page is a mess. Here’s how to make it better.]

We’ve written before about ways to get more out of Google search, and many of these tips also apply to the address bar in Chrome. For example, put quotation marks around a search query to have Google search for exact matches.

A site-specific search can also improve the quality of your results. Write your key terms as usual, then add area: and the URL you want to query. For example, if you want to see all the stories in Popular Science that mention Google Chrome, you have to type. Google Chrome site: You may never need to visit the real Google search page again.

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