Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world, and it’s constantly getting new updates and features. One of the most important parts of Chrome is the address bar, which is where you type in the URL of the website you want to visit.
Google is now rolling out five big updates to the Chrome address bar, which will make it more powerful, user-friendly, and secure. Here’s a look at what to expect:
1. Improved autocomplete accuracy and suggestions in Google Chrome
Chrome’s autocomplete feature is one of the most convenient ways to type in URLs. When you start typing in the address bar, Chrome will suggest possible websites based on your browsing history and your current search terms.
In the new update, Chrome’s autocomplete feature is getting even more accurate and helpful. It will be able to suggest websites even if you only type in a few keywords. For example, if you type in “news,” Chrome will suggest popular news websites like Google News, BBC News, and CNN.
2. The ability to detect complete URLs based on keywords
Another new feature in the Chrome address bar is the ability to detect complete URLs based on keywords. This means that you won’t have to type in the entire URL of a website if you know the main keywords.
For example, if you want to visit the Google homepage, you can simply type in “google” in the address bar and press Enter. Chrome will automatically detect the complete URL and take you to the Google homepage.
3. Suggestions for popular websites based on entered keywords
In addition to suggesting websites based on your browsing history, Chrome will now also suggest popular websites based on the keywords you enter in the address bar.
For example, if you type in “python,” Chrome will suggest popular Python websites like Python.org, Stack Overflow, and Real Python. This can be a great way to discover new websites that you might be interested in.
4. The ability to search within bookmark folders by integrating the folder name in the search
If you have a lot of bookmarks, it can be difficult to find the one you’re looking for. In the new update, Chrome makes it easier to find bookmarks by allowing you to search within bookmark folders.
To do this, simply type in the folder name followed by a space in the address bar. Then, type in the keyword for the bookmark you’re looking for. Chrome will then filter the results to only show bookmarks from the selected folder.
5. A new security icon to indicate the security of a website
Chrome already has a variety of security features, but Google is adding a new security icon to the address bar to make it even easier to see how secure a website is.
The new icon will be a lock with a green checkmark if the website is secure. If the website is not secure, the lock icon will be gray. This can help you avoid visiting websites that could put your security at risk.