How to Search Open Tabs in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox

Xiaobai Software  2022-09-29 11: 21  read 130 views

Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla have all improved tag management features in recent years.In the past, users have relied heavily on tag management extensions.Therefore, seeChrome,FirefoxEdgeThere's now a built-in tag search feature, which is reassuring.

The tabbed search box is undoubtedly very useful when you have a lot of web pages open in your browser.They enable you to find pages that open in your browser by typing keywords, which may be faster than scrolling through a cluttered bar of tabs.Here's how you canChrome,EdgeFirefoxSearch for open tabs in .

 

How to Search Tabs in Google Chrome

Google is introducing a tabbed search box in Chrome in 2021.Now that it's no longer an experimental feature, Chrome's tabbed search box is enabled by default.You can search for tags in Google's flagship browser like this:

1. Click the down arrow button on Chrome's tab bar.Or you can do it by pressing Ctrl + Shift + A hotkey.

 

2. Enter a keyword in the "Search Tags" box to find a web page.If you only have one website page open, then entering a website title is sufficient.

3. Click on a page found in the search results to view it.Alternatively, you can press the up and down arrow keys and the enter key to select one.

 

4. In addition, you can select any page in the "Open Tabs" list of the search tool to view it without entering keywords.

Google Chrome's search tab tool also has some experimental features that are not enabled. Chrome's experimental features tab includes flags that allow you to enable media tags and fuzzy search phrases for the search tool.You can turn on these features as follows:

1. To view the experimental flags, type chrome://flags/ in Chrome's address bar and hit Enter.

2. Then enter a tag search in the Search Flags box.

 

3. Select "Enabled" in the "Tag Search Media Tags" flag.

4. Click Enable on the Fuzzy Search drop-down menu for Tag Search.

5. Press the Restart button on the Experimental tab.

 

Enable Tag Search Media Tag Flag Adds a media indicator icon to tags that play music, video, etc.For example, try playing a YouTube video.You'll see a speaker icon next to the tab playing the video in Chrome's search tab tool.

 

Tag Search's fuzzy search option enables you to find tags with less specific keywords.For example, typing YT into Chrome's search tool will find YouTube with fuzzy search enabled.Therefore, you can find tags with less specific keywords.

How to search for tags in Edge

Edge's tab search tool is fairly similar to the one in Chrome.It lists open and recently closed tabs in a popup and shares the same hotkeys.However, the search tool hasn't been incorporated into Edge's tab bar in the same way.Here's how you can find tags with Edge's search tool:

1. Click the Tab Actions menu button at the top left of Edge.

2. Select the "Search Tags" option.

 

3. Enter a keyword in the search tool's text box.

 

4. You can now use the up/down keys or mouse click on a tab in the search results to view its page.

How to Search for Tags in Firefox

Firefox's tab search tool is a little different than Chrome in Edge.The URL bar in Firefox incorporates the browser's tabbed search tool.You can use Firefox's website address bar to find tags by following these steps:

1. Press the "+" button to open a new tab in Firefox.

2. Click inside the Firefox website address bar and select the tab (rectangular icon) option.

 

3. Firefox's Tag Search feature will then display a list of open page tags.You can click the Switch to Tabs option there to see the pages listed.

 

4. Or enter a search phrase in the URL bar to find a specific tag.Then tap it to switch to the tab option.

How to Search Tabs with a Browser Extension

While extensions are no longer necessary to search for tabs in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge, there are still some good tab search tools that can be added to these browsers.

Search all Tabs

 

The Search all Tabs extension enables you to find tabs using the search operator.

When you add Search all Tabs to Chrome or Edge, you can access the search tool by clicking the extension button and selecting it from there.Firefox users can click to search all tags directly from the URL toolbar.

Then enter a search phrase in the extension's input query box.It will find open page tags in your browser that include matching keywords you entered.The extension displays a percentage number of tags found to highlight how well they match the keywords entered.Click a tag's search result to view its page.

You can also include many operators in your search query.For example, try searching for tags by including an AND operator between two keywords.Then, searching all tags will find pages that match those two keywords.To see the full list of operators for the extension, click the FAQ link below its search box and scroll down to question 12, which lists these operators.

Download: Search all Tabs for Google Chrome | Edge | Firefox (free)

Hare

Hare is another free tab search plugin that you can install for Firefox and Edge.However, the extension appears to be no longer available in the Chrome web store.

After Hare is installed, click that add-on button on Firefox's URL toolbar, or within Edge's Extensions menu.Then you'll see a large "Search Open Tags" box that lists your page tags.You can click on one of the page tabs listed there and do not search, or enter a keyword to search.

 

Hare has various hotkeys that you can take advantage of with the extension.To see them, click the "Toggle Shortcuts" button at the bottom of the search tool.

Hare's search tool also lets you close multiple page tabs.To do this, click the checkbox next to the page you want to close.Then press the close tab button.This is a useful feature for closing tabs that neither Firefox nor Edge's built-in search tools include.

 

Download: Hare for Firefox | Edge (free)

Find your tabs better in Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge

Google Chrome, Firefox, and Edge's tab search tools provide a clear overview of pages opened in the browser.They are useful for clearly identifying and looking for specific tags when you have many web pages open.

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