Search using the Address Bar (omnibox)

The address bar (sometimes called the "omnibox") not only doubles as a search box, but can also be used to provide you with a lot of other useful information. 

search Search the web

predicted sites Search for bookmarks, browsing history, and related items

When you type in the address bar, it automatically shows you matches from your bookmarks and browsing history. 

  • bookmark appears next to bookmarked sites.
  • search appears next to searches, including related searches if you have the prediction service turned on.
  • Blank page icon appears next to matches from your browsing history, or related sites when you have the prediction service turned on.

bookmark Create bookmarks

Clickstar icon at the right end of the addresss bar to create a bookmark.

lock icon See alerts for the page you're on

  • lock iconappears next to the address bar if Google Chrome detects the page you're on is properly encrypted for you security.
  • skull icon appears next to the address bar if Google Chrome cannot verify the security of the page you're visiting.
  • pop-up alert appears in the address bar whenever the browser blocks pops-ups. Click the icon to see the pop-ups that have been blocked or to manage pop-up settings for the site.