Google on Wednesday announced some big changes to how search will work in Chrome. The company has started experimenting with adding a search box to the browser’s new tab page as well as keeping queries in the omnibox after a search is performed. These tweaks are available to a small set of users on Chrome’s Dev channel on Windows and Chrome OS today, the only requirement being they need to be using Google as their default search provider. Mac support is “coming soon” and Linux is not mentioned at all. Google won’t be adding just its own search engine to the new tab page: it will include the user’s default search provider. The company says it is making the change for the sake of speed, despite the fact that you can search from Chrome’s omnibox: “the goal is to save people time by helping them search and navigate the Web faster.”
Google Chrome to Add Search Feature to New Tabs
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