By adding shortcuts to the address bar, Google is making it simpler to access frequently used features like recently closed tabs, bookmarked pages, and the browser’s history. Start your search for a website by typing @tabs, @bookmarks, or @history.
The ability to search within tabs is perhaps the most useful. Tab search is currently available in Chrome; however, you’ll need to either click the arrow symbol in the bottom right corner to reveal the search bar or keep in mind the Shift + Cmd (Ctrl) + A keyboard shortcut. Using @tab or searching for a tab’s name in the address bar saves time and effort.
If you try to open a tab that you already have open, the address bar will let you know, and you’ll be able to switch to it by selecting “Switch” from the drop-down menu.
You had to access the bookmark supervisor via the bookmark menu in order to perform a search of your saved bookmarks. The new @bookmark shorthand allows you to search within bookmarks. The new @history shortcut may be used in the same way.
Users of next-gen browsers like Arc and SigmaOS are encouraged to have as many tabs running in the background as they like. Users may then rapidly go to these tabs using a keyboard shortcut or the search bar. Chrome’s new shortcuts make it just as easy to reach frequently used features like tabs, bookmarks, and history.
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