How to Search in Tabs in Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the best browsers available for PC and Android. The neat and clean interface loaded with extensive features makes it well-loved among the users. I don’t think there is much need to discuss the Google Chrome browser as most of us use it while surfing the internet. The ease of access in tabs in the browser is what matters. In this article today, I will tell you about searching in tabs when you have multiple tabs open in your chrome browser.  Let’s begin:

How to Search in Tabs in Google Chrome?

Earlier in the previous versions, the search in tabs features was available in Chrome OS only. Later on, it was added to other operating systems too. You need not add this feature as it is present by default.

Here are the steps to guide you using this feature:

Locate the Tab search drop-down icon on the top next to the address bar. You can also do it with shortcuts.

For Windows: Ctrl+Shift+A

For MAC OS: cmd+Ctrl+Shift+A

After opening the tab search, you can see the drop-down of all the tabs open on your chrome browser. Select the tab you want to open.

You can also search by typing the site name or a related keyword in the search box given.

How to Search in Tabs in Chrome Browser on Your Android Phone?

You can also find all tabs in the chrome browser on your Android Smartphone using the feature “Switch Tabs”.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Google Chrome on your browser.
  2. Click on the “Switch Tabs” option near the address bar, and you will see the list of all the open tabs. You can select any tab to visit or delete.

I know this is not a particular function to switch between the tabs, but it surely helps you find all your open tabs in Google Chrome.

Some Important Tab Shortcuts For Google Chrome

Here I am mentioning some shortcuts for Tabs and windows in the Google Chrome browser.

Response Shortcut
Opening a new window Ctrl + n
Open Incognito mode Ctrl + Shift + n
Open a new tab Ctrl + t
Open closed tabs Ctrl + Shift + t
Move to the next tab Ctrl + Tab
Move to the previous tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Move to a particular tab Ctrl + No. of the tab
Move to the right tab Ctrl + 9
Open your home page in the present tab Alt + Home
Going backward in the same tab Alt + Left arrow
Going Forward in the same tab Alt + Right arrow
Close the current tab Ctrl + w
Close the window Ctrl + Shift
Minimize the window Alt + Space+ n
Maximize the window Alt + Space + x
Quit Google Chrome Alt + f+ x


So, guys, this was all about search in tabs in the Google Chrome browser. This feature is convenient when you are multitasking and have too many tabs open on your Chrome browser.

About the author

Vishnu Dass

A Computer Science Graduate And IBM Certified Cloud Computing Specialist. Always has an eye on PC hardware updates. You can find him repairing PCs when not writing.