Google always tries to simplify the use of its applications and services. This is one of the main reasons behind the popularity of its products. Now, Google’s Chrome web browser has come up with a new upgrade for its desktop users. With this upgrade, performing a search within your tabs, bookmarks, and history has become easier than before.
As you would know that previously there was only one method to search within tabs, bookmarks, and history. For tabs, you had to click the drop-down button at the right side of the last opened tab to search within the tabs. And to perform a search in history and bookmarks, you had to open the bookmarks manager and history manually in Chrome.
But, this new upgrade is allowing Chrome users to search within tabs, bookmarks, and history directly from the Chrome address bar. Yes, that’s correct. All you need to use the shortcuts provided by Chrome in this new upgrade.
The Shortcuts To Search Tabs, Bookmarks, and History From Address Bar
Google provided three shortcuts @tabs, @bookmarks, and @history to search within tabs, bookmarks, and history respectively from the Chrome address bar. Let’s check out how to use these Chrome shortcuts.
Search Within Tabs Using @tabs Shortcut
If you are used to opening multiple tabs during your office work, this shortcut can save you time. All you need to follow the steps mentioned below:
- Enter @tabs in your Chrome address bar.
- Click the Search Tabs button or just enter a space.
- Now, you need to enter the tab title to see the matching suggestions.
- As soon as you will choose the one, you will be switched to that tab instantly.
Search Bookmarks Using @bookmarks Shortcut
The number of bookmarks in your browser can be much higher than opened tabs and it makes it even tougher to search within bookmarks. So, if you have a huge number of bookmarks and you often need to search within the bookmarks, this @bookmarks shortcut can make this task easier.
- Enter @bookmarks in your Chrome address bar.
- Click on the Search Bookmarks button or enter a space.
- Now, write down the title keywords to see the matching suggestions.
- Just click on the desired bookmarked URL to open it.
Search Within History Using @history Shortcut
We browse numerous websites every day and all the entries are saved inside the browser’s history. If you are looking for a website that you browsed a few weeks or months ago, this might be a bit difficult approach. But, this shortcut to search inside the browser’s history right from your address bar makes this process easier.
- Just like the other mentioned shortcuts, enter the @history shortcut in your Chrome address bar.
- Click the Search History button or use the spacebar to enter your query.
- Enter the search string to find your desired website.
- Choose the one from the matching entries.
That’s how you can use these three shortcuts to perform a search inside your tabs, bookmarks, and history items directly from your Chrome address bar. I am happy to get this upgrade because it is really saving me a lot of time. What are your thoughts?