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Google Chrome Address Bar

In Google Chrome, you can get anywhere on the Web with one box. The Google Chrome address bar that sits at the top of the normal Google Chrome window simplifies your Internet experience by doubling as a search box. In this page you will get a detailed explanation on how to use the Google Chrome address bar.

Google Chrome Search

Type your search query in the address bar, and it automatically suggests related queries and popular websites, based on your input. (Google Suggest is the default service that provides auto-suggestions unless your default search engine uses an alternate service.)

Google Chrome Suggest

This video also details how to use the address bar.

Google Chrome Visit a Webpage

If you know the specific web address you're trying to access, type it directly in the address bar. Press Enter on the keyboard or click the arrow icon to load the webpage. As you type, Google Chrome also automatically searches your browsing history and shows you the matches at the bottom of its drop-down menu.


Google Chrome Search Engine Shortcuts

Here are some tips on doing quick searches with your default search engine or other search engine options saved in Google Chrome.

Using your Default Search Engine

  1. Address bar: The quickest way to conduct a search is to type your query in the address bar. Then press Enter on your keyboard to execute the search.


  1. Right-click search: Highlight any text on a webpage with your cursor. Right-click and select the second menu option to do a search on your highlighted text right away.

Google Chrome Right click and search.

  1. Paste and search: Highlight any text on a webpage with your cursor. If you don't want to do a search on your text selection right away, first copy the text on a webpage (right click and Copy or Ctrl+C). Then, when you're ready, right-click the address bar and select "Paste and search".

Google Chrome paste and search.


Change Default Search Engine

Using Google Chrome address bar you can immediately change Default search engine. Follow these steps to do it.


Step 1:
Right click on the address bar. And click "Edit search engines.. ", which will take you to the page where you can edit which search engine is your default search engine.

Google Chrome edit search engine shrotcut.

Step 2:
If you want to edit other Google Chrome search engine settings go to Google Chrome Default browser settings page.