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Search the web on Chrome

You can find what you’re looking for on the Internet, in your bookmarks and in your browsing history fast. 

  1. Open Chrome. 
  2. In the address bar at the top, type your search.
  3. Click the result or press Enter.

Search within a web page on your computer

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

  1. Open a web page in Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More.
  3. Click Find.
  4. Type your search term in the bar that appears in the top right.
  5. Press Enter to search the page. 
  6. Matches appear highlighted in yellow. You can see where all the matches are located on a web page using the yellow markers on the scrollbar.

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. Open a web page in Chrome.
  2. Highlight a word, phrase or image.
  3. Right-click it on your computer. Use control-click if you're on a Mac.
  4. Click the option to search for it with your default search engine. For example, you might see something like "Search Google for 'emperor penguin'" or "Search Bing for this image."
Android phone or tablet

Google must be set as your default search engine to use Touch to Search. 

  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome app.
  2. Open a web page.
  3. Tap any word on a web page to highlight it.
  4. Tap on the panel that shows up on the bottom of the page. You’ll see search results for the words that you highlighted.

To turn off Touch to Search:

  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome app.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy and then Touch to Search.
iPhone or iPad

Search by voice

Above the virtual keyboard or on the New Tab page, tap the microphone icon .

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