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How to Search the Web on Samsung Galaxy Tab

By Dan Gookin

You can search the web a couple of different ways from the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Of course, you can use the Galaxy Tab Browser. Or you can use the Google Search app. But perhaps the handiest way to find things on the web is to use the Google widget on your Samsung Galaxy Tab. That widget doesn’t come preinstalled on any Home screen panel, so you’ll have to add it.

Search using the Galaxy Tab Browser

To search for something anytime you’re viewing a web page in the Browser app, touch the Search icon button, found on the right end of the Address bar.


Type the search term into the Address box. You can choose from a list of suggestions.

To find text on the web page you’re looking at, as opposed to searching the entire Internet, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the web page where you want to find a specific tidbit o’ text.

  2. Press the Menu icon button.


  3. Choose Find on Page.

  4. Type the text you’re searching for.

  5. Use the left- or right-arrow button to locate that text on the page — backward or forward, respectively.

    The found text appears highlighted in green.

  6. Touch the X (Done) button when you’re done searching.

The Google Search app, found on the Apps Menu, works like a full-screen version of the Google widget. Use the app to search the web.


Add the Google widget to the Galaxy Tab

A widget works like a tiny, interactive or informative window, often providing a gateway into another app on the Galaxy Tab. Just as you can add apps to the Home screen, you can also add widgets.

To add the Google widget, follow these steps:

  1. Touch the Customize icon button on the Home screen.

  2. Choose Widgets.

  3. Scroll the list to find the Google widget.

  4. Drag the widget to a Home screen panel.

    The Google widget is plopped on the Home screen.