Tech Tip – Search Bookmarks And History Too From Chrome ‘Omnibox’

5th October 2022

The combined address bar and search box in Google Chrome has been improved to allow you to search your bookmarks, history and tabs, as well as the Web. Here’s how to do it:

To activate this new feature in Chrome 105 (released in September):

– Type chrome:flags into the address bar of Chrome (also known as the ‘Omnibox’), and press enter.

– In the page that opens, click on ‘Omnibox Site Search Starter Pack.’

– Click on the menu, choose ‘Enabled’ and re-launch Chrome.

Use the following commands in the Omnibox:

– Type @bookmarks to search your bookmarks, @history to search your history, and @tabs to search your open tabs.