Search the web on Chrome

You can quickly find what you’re looking for on the Internet, in your bookmarks, and in your browsing history.
  1. On your computer, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. In the address bar at the top, enter your search.
  3. Select a result or press Enter.

Tip: As you type, you may get suggestions based on your web and app activity. You can delete individual suggestions from your search history or hide sections of suggestions based on your activity when they appear. Learn more about your activity.

Search within a webpage

You can find a specific word or phrase on a web page on your computer.

  1. On your computer, open a page in Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top right, select More More and then Find.
  3. At the top right, enter your search term.
  4. Press Enter to search the page. 
    • Matches appear highlighted in yellow. On the scrollbar on the right, yellow markers appear where all the matches are located on the page.

Tip: You can also use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + f (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) or ⌘ + f (Mac) to quickly find a word or phrase.

Search for words

You can find more info about a specific word or phrase on a page.

  1. On your computer, open a page in Chrome Chrome.
  2. Highlight a word or phrase.
    • If you’re on a PC: Right-click the highlighted content.
    • If you’re on a Mac: Hold Ctrl and click the highlighted content.
  3. Click the option to search with your default search engine. For example, you might find an option like "Search Google for 'emperor penguin.'"

Tips:

  • When you select a word or phrase, you can translate to your preferred language or get the definition.
  • When you select a number, you can convert units.

Search the web with images

You can learn more about an image with Google Lens. For example, you can use a picture of a dress to search for info about where to buy it, find images with visually similar dresses, or find where that image is used elsewhere on the web.

Before you start:

To learn more about an image:

  1. Open a page in Chrome Chrome.
  2. Right-click on an image.
  3. In the menu, choose “Search image with Google Lens.”
    • If you right-click anywhere outside an image, from the menu, you can choose “Search images with Google Lens.” After you click this option, you can drag to select an image.
Tip: Search results display on the right side of your screen. To display them in a new tab, click Open .

Find search results at a glance

You can display the results in separate panels to easily navigate between multiple search results.
  1. On your computer, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. In the address bar at the top, enter what you want to search for.
  3. Select a result or press Enter.
  4. To view your search results again without leaving the current page, to the left of the search bar, select Side Search .
  5. Select a different result. It opens in the main window.

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