Thursday, November 5, 2020

Google Drive Files Appear in Search Results in Chrome Omnibox


This isn't extremely new, but the ability to access Google Drive files from search results in the Chrome Omnibox is something I've noticed most people are not aware of. This simple tip can be a timesaver. We've all gone to our computers, thinking of a file buried deep within our Google Drive that we dread having to fish out. It's not difficult, it's just a little annoying. 

About a year ago, Google set the Chrome Omnibox, the address bar, so you can type the name of a Google Drive file and it will appear in the dropdown search results. You will know it's a Google Drive file because the icon of the app used to create the file (Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.) will appear to the left of the file. Simply click the file in the search results and get right to work. 

The GIF below shows you what this looks like in real time.

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