Is there a short cut for Google search box as in the picture below in Google chrome? Thank you.

The question here is different with what I am asking. What I want to find shortcut is the red box in the picture below not the address bar as in the link.

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  • Possible duplicate of Chrome's omnibar shortcut, F6 vs Alt-D vs Ctrl-L?
    – DavidPostill
    Mar 27, 2016 at 17:30
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    Hi, it is not. I meant the red box above not as the one above.
    – emnha
    Mar 27, 2016 at 17:34
  • there is an extension in web store for google chrome named google search , try to isntall it and see if it can help
    – Scorpion99
    Mar 27, 2016 at 17:45
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    If you start typing on the page, it'll take you to the search-box by default (Just tested, using chromium based browser)
    – Glitch
    Mar 28, 2016 at 6:41
  • @RiA Latest Chrome here (version 61.0.3163.79 (Build oficial) (64 bits), Windows 10) and if I type on the page it doesn't take me to the search bar.
    – Metafaniel
    Sep 7, 2017 at 17:26

2 Answers 2


I don't know when this happened, but today I was about to click the search bar and a little prompt appears near the bottom and says something to the effect of:

press the / key to search.

I did, and voila! I am able to start typing in the omnibox!

Thanks Google!


I found a screenshot:

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Ironically, the shortcut doesn't work on the search homepage (google.com), only after you've done a search can you use that shortcut.


Since this feature was very unfortunately removed by Google in July 2017, you need a browser extension to add it back. One that I find useful is: Google Search Keyboard Shortcuts. With this extension, you can just start typing and it will bring you back to the search box.

  • I think it's back. See my answer
    – smac89
    Apr 16, 2021 at 21:06

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