If you're a Chromebook user, there’s a good chance you use a number of Google services like Gmail and Drive. One of the best features these services offer is the ability to use Google’s search prowess for finding the right message or file.
Chrome allows you to look for the right piece of information inside these services right from the omnibox (the combined search and address bar at the top of the page). For example, you can search through your Gmail, Drive, or other Google services without navigating to those specific sites.
To make this happen, you’ll need to work a few setup tricks. Click on the browser’s options menu, then go to Settings > Manage search engines. Next, scroll down to the bottom of the Other search engines box. Then add Gmail in the “Add a new search engine” box at the bottom, type
Gmail as the keyword, and the following URL:
Follow the same procedure for Google Drive. Use
Drive (or any other term you prefer) as the keyword and insert this URL:
Next time you want to find a message or file, there will be no need to open Gmail or Drive. Simply hit the search button, type
Drive, and press Tab. You’ll see a box that indicates you’re going to search in that particular application. Type your query, hit Enter, and you’ll arrive in that particular app with the requested search results.