Tracking down that elusive web page or niche website could soon become a lot easier thanks to a new update Google Chrome.
The browser announced a new shortcut that will let desktop users search their history and web bookmarks directly from the Chrome address bar.
Users will now be able to search by typing @bookmarks to view pages they’ve already saved, or @history to open a search for recently visited web pages.
Google Chrome to improve search
A new application has been noticed 9to5Google (opens in a new tab) in beta for ChromeOS 106, which should roll out to users over the next few weeks.
Along with bookmarks and web search history, users will also be able to search open tabs by typing @tabs. Entering any type of @ query followed by a space will change the field to help display the results.
When searching in web history or bookmarks, users just need to press enter to go straight to a result, while for tabs, if there is only one matching result, the user will be taken straight there.
The launch is the latest Google Chrome update released by the company, which continues to improve and customize the browser for users everywhere.
This comes after the recent discovery of a new feature known as “Lyophilised Tabs”which saves tabs as “interactive snapshots” which means they can be loaded and displayed much faster.
Google claims that the new feature, which improves on the previous method of displaying unloaded pages (via screenshots) by allowing users to click on links and scroll the length of pages before they are fully loaded, provides a “significant 20% speedup” in the cold launch of the browser on Android devices.
The browser is also recent updated picture-in-picture mode. to enable non-video content for the first time, giving a boost to those users who like to have multiple windows open at the same time.