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Chrome Just Got an Address Bar Update, Here’s What’s New

Google has just announced a new update for its flagship Chrome browser, and this update might prove very useful for Chrome’s millions of users with all things having been considered and taken into account. The main change that is coming to the Chrome browser has to do with the address bar. More specifically, users can now enter three new shortcuts into the address bar to make it easier for users to search for personal usage history than might have been the case otherwise.

Most people have been using Chrome for quite some time now, and that means that they will have a huge jumble of bookmarks as well as a complicated usage history that might seem impossible to explore. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the latest update will allow users to enter @history to easily check it, and they will also be able to use @bookmarks and @tabs as well.

These shortcuts could prove useful because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making everything accessible from the address bar instead. Users currently have to make a lot of clicks to obtain this information, so this may be a welcome change that could improve accessibility across the board.

Users can also enter keywords next to the tags which would help them see their usage history or tabs pertaining to that particular topic. Some are criticizing this for potentially reducing or negatively impacting user privacy, but in spite of the fact that this is the case many are excited about the benefits it might bring.

Mobile users may have to wait a while before they can start utilizing this feature. However, PC and Mac users would be able to use it immediately. Google is clearly trying to centralize its various sections and make the address bar the only place that matters on the browser. This can result in a much simpler user interface, and it may also help users see if they have any data worth preserving as well.


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