Search Inside Websites With Chrome Address Bar (Omnibox) and Save Your Time

Everyone knows that Google Chrome Address bar AKA omnibox can also be used as search box. That is type your query term and simply hit enter to search in Google. A new feature will let you search inside websites by hitting tab button.

This functionality gives quick search inside websites that you have previously visited. This is same as site: operator which restrict search the pages of a specific site. [View list of search query options]. It is a useful feature if you already knew where to find right results or you have already visited it but forgot its location. For example, a YouTube video or Facebook profile.


This shortcut to save time for searching within a site

To use this handy feature, all you need to do is to start typing name of website in omnibox. After few letters, website name would automatically come up and then you need to press tab button to search inside that website. Now you can search inside that website for anything.This functionality doesn’t work for all websites as of now like Microsoft but expected to fix this soon in near future.

This shortcut will save time for searching without actually going to that site first.

Did you find this article useful -

Filed under Google Chrome. Posted by Abhishek and last updated on March 15, 2011.

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This is a crappy workaround, and doesn’t work for 99% of sites. It’s ridiculous that the Google toolbar doesn’t work with Chrome.

doesn’t work.with

  • How to Subscribe Websites with RSS Feeds on Google Chrome
  • […] the click of a button. Google Chrome address bar (or Omnibox) provides a handful of features like direct search inside websites without going to it or using it as suggestion box or as Google search box. However, it lacks support for RSS […]

    Get Google Updates

    Every Sunday, we send out "Google This Week" newsletter which covers all the latest and important updates from Google. First, we curate information from authentic and verified sources and then write the newsletter in an easy to understand format with images and summary for each update. View Sample ›

    Join 9000+ subscribers following their favorite company in a simpler and easier way. Join Now ›