The Latest Version of Google Chrome Displays Search Answers in the Omnibox by Default
During the first week of September 2018, Google unveiled its newly updated Chrome browser, Chrome 69. Now, you can view answers to queries as you search for them using the omnibox, which is the bar at the top of the browser used to type URLs.
Even though Google has stated that this is a new feature, it was actually beta-tested in 2014 and made more widely available in 2015 when Chrome 49 was released. However, Google says that this updated omnibox feature is Chrome 69’s default behaviour.
Google said: “[the omnibox] will now show you answers directly in the address bar without having to open a new tab — from rich results on public figures or sporting events, to instant answers like the local weather via weather.com or a translation of a foreign word.”
Answers that you might see within the new omnibox feature without having to view Google’s search results page include:
Weather in a specific location
A person’s birthday
The distance from one location to another
At this stage, it appears that the new omnibox feature only works with Windows computers but not Macs.
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