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 words or images

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

  1. On your computer, open a page in Chrome Chrome.
  2. Highlight a word, phrase, or image.
    • If you're on a Mac, hold Ctrl and then select the word, phrase, or image.
  3. Select the option to search for it with your default search engine.
    • You might find something like "Search Google for 'emperor penguin'" or "Search Bing for this image."


  • 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.

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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