Friday, July 13, 2012

Just Type: Chrome's Address Bar

I don't know why you like Chrome, the browser Google gave us but a lot of people like it. If I tell you back in 2008 what features I want to see in a browser, you'd probably give me your reasons not to do that feature. A lot of people praised the way Chrome updates. Now that most browsers do the same, people are letting their annoyance known for the constant updating.

You can't satisfy all the people all the time.

My favorite feature in Chrome or Chromium (if you prefer the open source browser) is the super address bar. I think they call it the omnibar. I like it that I can navigate to the address bar with a keyboard shortcut (CTRL+L). I like it that I can just start typing a character and it tries to guess what I want. Is it your bookmarks or your history? It even offers me a site search on the site before it loads it. How cool is that?



Type "imd-" and this image shows up. Punch the tab key and you go into search mode in the imdb site. This browser knows the web better than any browser I know.

It isn't the fast paced development, although that's cool. It isn't the web store that sold me although that is very welcome.

Chrome tells you to "hold my hand" and like instantly you're going.

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