Google Chrome, Developer version 4.0.302.2 includes a new way to easily search a website. When typing a URL into the address bar, an option comes up to “Press Tab to search”. Have a look below:
The feature looks great to me. My only question is how Chrome decides which sites are available to search and which ones to omit. I have yet to see another site come up with this option other than Tomshardware. Now let’s take a look at what happens when you press tab:
Chrome maintains a smooth transition to the new search option and it is clearly visible within the url bar. Now let’s try to search Tom’s Hardware for the Radeon 5770 card. I search “5770”:
It appears that those results coming in from the dropdown list are things that I have already visited. It appears Google is searching my browser history, rather than Google search results. While this is still useful, I’d look forward to an option to see live search results right from the dropdown box.
What do you guys think?