How to perform an internal website search directly from the URL bar on Chrome

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Chrome has a really useful feature for its desktop version which lets you directly search into a specific website just by using the URL bar. The same URL bar which you often use to type URL’s and search keywords that automatically turn into a list of results pulled directly from websites.

Let’s see:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Type in the website address you want to visit in the URL bar. Note: Do not rely on the autocomplete function as well as the automated search suggestion, instead, just type the complete URL. For example, www.the8-bit.com.
  3. As soon as you type the complete URL of the website you want to visit (make sure it’s correct), press the ‘Tab’ button on your keyboard.
  4. This will modify the URL you entered and display “Search the8-bit.com” instead of just ‘the8-bit.com’.Google Browser, search from address bar chrome, search chrome urls, chrome url tab search
  5. Enter the search term audaciously, press enter and you’ll see the result.Google Browser, search from address bar chrome, search chrome urls, chrome url tab search
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Search results

Tip: A simple backspace will take you back to the normal website URL loader.

You may buzz: “Why is this useful in any tone?”

Look, there are many websites that exist on the far-flung internet space. Out of them, there are only a few that make it to your apprehension. And even less make it to your daily reading list.

And because of that, sometimes, you might want to search for a specific post or a mention on a particular website that you’d have read or might want to read. And almost all of the websites don’t have fast page load speeds as that of Google’s homepage. So, loading and searching on lethargic websites can lay a toll on your time.

Content heavy websites take even longer to load. A perfect example of that would be The Verge. In my case, as an expeditious reader of the tech news giant, sometimes, I crave to read something related to a particular topic, for example, iPhone apps.

Now, instead of waiting for the website to load and then typing the keyword in the internal search, I can easily search for that same keyword using this method. And it works scrupulously.

Other mainstream browsers like Firefox and Edge do not offer a clear-cut option to do this. However, it would be really great if Firefox added the same functionality, as it’s the second most used browser on PC. Speaking of the Edge browser, nothing much has ever been expected from it anyways.