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Posted by fusionbox on Jan. 8, 2013, 5 p.m.

Why Use Google Chrome? Tab to Search for One…
 
Google Chrome was released in 2008 and just when most of us were satisfied with an existing browser, Google has come up with a few compelling reasons to switch. Whether it is better page load speed, clean design or integration with other Google services and applications, many users, especially those in the tech world, have been won over.
 
Here is a new reason to give Google Chrome a shot: Tab to Search.
 
In classic Google fashion, there was no big announcement for this feature, but if you’re spending most of your time on a handful of sites, as we search engine marketing and web development folks do, Tab to Search is pretty great. Here is how it works:
 
A user path might look like: 
  1. Type www.securcareselfstorage.com into your browser.
  2. Land on the home page.
  3. Locate the search bar and search “80303”.
  4. Then land on the search result page: http://www.securcareselfstorage.com/self-storage-locations/results/?q=80303
Using Tab to Search, that user path becomes:
  1. Start typing www.securcareselfstorage.com into your browser.
  2. Look for the Tab to Search alert (below), press tab, and enter the search term “80303”.Google Chrome Tab to Search
  3. Then land on the search result page: http://www.securcareselfstorage.com/self-storage-locations/results/?q=80303
As written above, it looks like one step has been removed from the process, but the Tab to Search function is actually cutting two steps out of the process: users no longer have to load the home page or find and use the search bar on the site. Using the omnibox (Google’s term for browser bar, or address bar), users can skip directly to the internal search result page they are looking for.
 
How it works: when a user has already visited a site, that site is cached in the browser, meaning that Chrome has a record of the site from the last visit. If a user has also performed an internal search on that site, Chrome has a record of how the site performs search requests, and can perform that search straight from the omnibox.
 
So the next time you’re using Chrome and are visiting a site you visited and searched in the past, try Tab to Search and get there faster.