WITH a massive two-thirds of the world's browser user share - a measurement of browser activity calculated monthly by analytics vendor Net Applications - Google's Chrome has no peer in popularity.

So when Chrome speaks, people listen.

That holds true for whatever moves Google makes with each browser upgrade - something Computer  world details in the What's in the latest Chrome update? series - and in what it plans to do in the future.

With each update, Google publishes a set of release notes aimed at enterprises. In those release notes, the company highlights some of the upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications planned for the browser.

In an effort to look ahead at the browser's future, we've collected the most important of the latest items in Chrome's ''Coming soon'' category.

But as Google takes pains to point put, ''They might be changed, delayed, or canceled before launching to the Stable channel.''

''Users will see Google Drive results when entering a search in the address bar, including PDFs, Google Sheets, Docs, and Slides,'' Google wrote.

Google in March kicked off testing of integration between  Chrome and Google Drive for the G Suite Business, Enterprise, and Enterprise for Education productivity subscriptions.

The up-coming address bar-search is somewhat, to somewhat different.

Computerworld's testing of Chrome 75 Dev - after enabling the option flag ''Omni - boc Google Drive Document suggestions'' - showed that suggested matches surfaced in the address bar only of recently-accessed PDF and Google Doxs/Shhets/Slides.

In other words, the Chrome 75 feature feature seems a subset, although not a  perfect one, of what's already in testing for G Suite subscribers, but will be available to all Chrome users who have content in Google Drive.

The honor and serving of the latest operational research on Chrome's future versions and Google continues. The World Students Society thanks author Gregg Keizer.


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