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Google Chrome 100 won’t break the internet – but might change the way you search for it

Finding a query in Google Chrome may soon become much easier, thanks to an upcoming feature that adds a sidebar when browsing the web.

With Google’s Chrome web browser approaching version 100, we’re already seeing some features that can help change the way you use the browser, such as improvements to closing tabs in Android, and it’s likely we’ll We’ll see other features appear as the big release approaches.

If you have multiple tabs open at once, this could be a great feature to search while browsing. However, it looks like the sidebar is only showing in one tab – it won’t stay in the same place when you switch between different tabs.

However, this is still a feature in testing, so the sidebar may change before it appears in a final version of Google Chrome.


Google Chrome Canary showing how to enable side search

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As it stands, the sidebar is not available in Google Chrome 99, but it is in the test version of Chrome, called Canary.

Go to chrome://flags at runtime Google Chrome Canary version 100and you will be redirected to the indicators page, where you can enable many features while testing.

In the search bar, type “Sidebar” and you will be greeted with three options. Enable all of these, then close and open the browser.

Search for a query and select the first result. A “G” icon will appear next to the address bar. Click on it, which will bring up the sidebar. You can then use it to search for something else while you navigate through the main window.