How to Use Chrome’s Omnibar to Search Gmail

  • MORE

Most people know that you can use Chrome's Omnibar, aka its address bar, to search the web with Google or another web search engine. However, many aren't aware that you can also use the Omnibar to query your own Gmail account.

hero

It won’t work right out of the box, but with a couple of setup tricks, you’ll be able to find a specific email without having to navigate to Gmail first. It’s a real time-saver.  Here's how. 

1. Open Chrome.

open Chrome

2. Open the Chrome customization and settings menu by clicking the icon at the right of the Omnibar.

open settings3. Choose Settings.

settings4. Scroll down to Search and choose Manage search engines.

manage5. Copy the following text: 

https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#apps/%s

and paste it into the URL field of the Add new search engine area.

paste6. Add a name and keyword to the other two boxes.

name

7. Click Done.

done8. To use the command, type gmail.com into the browser and hit the Tab button on your keyboard.

type gmail and hit tab9. Add your search query and press Enter.

enter

Chrome Browser Tips

Add a comment
1 comment
Back to top