Hi, I’m Laura and I’m on the Chrome accessibility team at Google.
In this quick video, I’m going to show you some ways to search, and to navigate the address
bar in Chrome using only your Mac keyboard. Let’s get started by looking at how to enter
search terms and web addresses. First, I hold down Command and press L (as
in location) to put my cursor in the address bar. We also call this the ‘omnibox.’ I can type a web address here and press Enter
to navigate to that page. Or maybe I want to do a quick web search from
anywhere in Chrome.  To do this,  I can hold down Command and Option, and press F,
as in find. Did you notice that now it says “search
google” in the address bar? Now, I can type a search term and press Enter. A quick fun fact is that I don’t even need
to press Command + Option + F to be able to search Google here —  I can actually just
enter the search term directly into the omnibox and press enter, and that will pull up the
search results for that term. I can even do things like quick math equations,
and simply arrow down to see the answers without even having to leave the page. Pretty cool,
right? Now, with this site open, maybe I want to
find some specific text on the page. To do this, I press Command + F (as in find),
and the Find box opens at the top right corner of the Chrome window. From here, I can type my search text into
the box and press Enter. Now you’ll see that my search term is highlighted
on the page for better visibility. And I can press Enter to jump to each match
on the given page. To jump backwards, I hold down Shift and press
Enter. I’ll quickly mention that there’s another
way to navigate through the matches, in case you prefer one way over the other. I can press Command and press G as in GO to
jump forward through matches on the page, or press Command + Shift + G to jump backwards. If the match is a link that I want to click,
I can press Ctrl and Enter to open it in the current tab. Remember how Command + F opened the Search
box? I can close it by simply pressing Escape. Keep in mind that escape is always handy for
closing things like menus and dialog boxes. Keep in mind that you certainly don’t have
to remember all these shortcuts we’ve gone through today. Just focus on the ones you find most useful
for now. So that’s all for the basics of searching and using the address bar. To provide our team with feedback or ask any
questions, join our Google Group and send us an email at [email protected] To learn more about Google accessibility as
a whole, check out To sign up for user studies to explore new
features or to help shape Google products, go to Also, look out for additional videos about
more ways to make Chrome easier to use. Again, I’m Laura, and on behalf of myself
and the Chrome Accessibility Team, thanks for watching!