Search bar

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

A search bar may refer to any of the following:

Search bar

1. With Internet browsers, the search bar is the location within a browser that allows you to search the Internet for what you want to find. For example, in the picture is an example of the Search bar in Firefox, which not only allows you to search the Internet, but also allows you to customize what search engine you want to use.


In Chrome, press the shortcut key Ctrl+K to get to the search box.


Other browsers like Chrome and Internet Explorer have switched to an omnibox, which means the address bar and search bar are all the same thing.

2. With websites, the search bar is a location on a website that allows visitors to search the site for what they may be interested in finding.

3. With Android phones, the search bar is a location found on the home screen that allows you to search Google.

4. In Microsoft Windows Vista and later, the search bar, also called the Windows Search Box, allows users to search in Windows for a file or software program.

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