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 page

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, click More Organize and then Find. A search window opens.
  3. Enter your search term.
  4. Press Enter to search the page.
    • Matches are highlighted in yellow. In the scrollbar on the right, yellow markers show where the matches are located on the page.

Tip: You can also use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + f (Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS) or  + f (Mac) to find a word or phrase quickly.
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.
    • On a PC: Right-click the highlighted content.
    • 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:

  • You can translate to your preferred language or get the definition when you select a word or phrase.
  • You can convert units when you select a number.
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 where to buy it, find similar dresses, or find that image 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 a separate panel 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.
    • To view your search results on the same page, in your address bar, click Open search in side panel or the search engine icon on the far right.
  4. In the panel, select a different result. It opens in the main window.

Tip: Side panel may also work with non-Google search engines, if implemented by them. Click the address bar and point to Open search in side panel or the search engine icon on the far right.

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