posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 02:17 PM
originally posted by: silo13
originally posted by: Templeton
On the desktop when you go to google.com and click the box to enter a query it will move your cursor to the omnibox? Mine doesn't do that.
Exactly what happens to me.
I'm running Win 7 pro if that makes a difference.
I was able to replicate.
For me, this behavior only happens on the NEW TAB page (Settings -> On Startup). If I have my new tab page set to the default "Open the new tab" page
then I get that embedded google search page that likes to show off the omnibar. Once I go to google.com, however, it works fine.
They put out a blog post a few years ago talking about why they did it. Something about training users to search from the omnibox directly; a visual
cue that it's the same thing, just use the omnibox instead. But users keep going to google.com anyway... It is interesting that setting the homepage
to www.google.com instead gives the same chrome://newtab tab.
Setting your new tab page to something other than google.com should clear it up. If you want to use the embedded chrome://newtab page and not have it
lead you to the omnibox then you are sol (without extensions).
tldr; stop clicking the box on the page, it's just decoration - use the omnibox or go to google.com.
edit on 8-2-2018 by Templeton
because: (no reason given)