Search on new tabs uses search box or address bar query


  1. Posts : 101
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Search on new tabs uses search box or address bar query


    Hi folks,

    So I'm getting used to the features of Microsoft Edge Chromium that I installed not too long ago. There is something I don't understand though.

    In Privacy and services/Address bar when I select Google as my default engine a new option becomes available - "Search on new tabs uses search box or address bar". I've toggled between Search Box and Address Bar but can't seem to see any difference in the way it functions. I can search in the address bar with both options.

    Can someone explain to me the difference between these two options?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 2,159
    WINDOWS 10 Pro x64 build 19042.685
       #2

    When you choose the "Address bar" option, you will only be able to search in the address bar, if you try to type something in the search box (the one in the middle), you will notice that it automatically redirects you to the address bar, this is how it works in Chrome currently, basically the "Address bar" option turns the search box into a "fakebox".

    If you choose the other option (Search box), you can type directly in the search box (it will not redirect you to the address bar), and you will be able to search in the search box with Bing and in the omnibox (address bar) with Google (or with any other search engine).

    Many users wanted to have the option to search in the New Tab Page with a search engine other than Bing and this was Microsoft's response to those requests, in fact, if you choose the "Address bar" option, you will notice that the Bing logo disappears from the search box.

    Interestingly, in Chrome, that "fakebox" will soon become a "realbox", that is, it will be possible to type directly into the search box without being redirected to the omnibox, this feature can be enabled in Chrome with a flag.
    Last edited by LEOPEVA64; 12 Jul 2020 at 19:33.
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  3. Posts : 101
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    LEOPEVA64 said:
    When you choose the "Address bar" option, you will only be able to search in the address bar, if you try to type something in the search box (the one in the middle), you will notice that it automatically redirects you to the address bar, this is how it works in Chrome currently, basically the "Address bar" option turns the search box into a "fakebox".


    If you choose the other option (Search box), you can type directly in the search box (it will not redirect you to the address bar), and you will be able to search in the search box with Bing and in the omnibox (address bar) with Google (or with any other search engine).

    Many users wanted to have the option to search in the New Tab Page with a search engine other than Bing and this was Microsoft's response to those requests, in fact, if you choose the "Address bar" option, you will notice that the Bing logo disappears from the search box.

    Interestingly, in Chrome, that "fakebox" will soon become a "realbox", that is, it will be possible to type directly into the search box without being redirected to the omnibox, this feature can be enabled in Chrome with a flag.
    Ah, thanks!
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