Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Omnibox History Sync Now Available in Chrome

P.S. I forgot to mention Dinu spotted this in Chromium, back in May: http://chromestory.com/2011/05/google-chrome-to-sync-typed-urls-and-browsing-sessions-now-in-chromium/

Omnibox History Sync, now available
Well, folks, the picture and caption say it all.  I updated my Cr-48 this morning to 0.15.950.0 and saw a message on the new tab page, telling me omnibox history sync is now enabled.  Hurray!

Now all I need is for Alex, Dinu, or someone else to explain or find out exactly what this means.  :)


Renji said...

This means any URL that you enter in the browser address bar is now synced to the cloud, even if you don't bookmark the website, and would be available across all your installations. This feature is also available on Chrome 15+. :)

Cougar Abogado said...

Thanks, again, Renji for your feedback.

Further questions: Does this include all my "History," or only sites I explicitly type into the omnibox (which I assume)? E.g., does it include my custom search engines, most visited sites I click on, urls I click on in Google or other sites, etc.?

Renji said...

Haven't tested, but I think it syncs only those that you type in.

It doesn't include custom search engines, though that would have been more useful than Omnibox history.