Google is working on a feature that will allow Chrome to display suggestions from your Google Drive documents in Chrome’s Omnibox ().
At present, this is possible only using a custom search engine that you can add to Chrome and launch using a special keyword. There is also an extension that helps you set this up easily.
We do not have many details available yet, but I am hoping that this will be an opt-in feature that won’t be enabled by default. One thing we know for sure is that this will feature will work only when Google is set to be the default search engine on Chrome.
Here is the new flag that’s currently available in the Canary channel of Chrome:
Name: Omnibox Google Drive Document suggestions
Description: Display suggestions for Google Drive documents in the when Google is the default search engine. – Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS
The flag description explains how this feature is expected to work. Once enabled, Chrome will search your Google Drive (also) each time you type in a keyword into the address bar aka the Omnibox. If there is file or folder that Google thinks is related, you will see it as one of the suggestions.
I enabled this flag and tried searching for some items that I have in my Google Drive, but this feature does not seem to be working in the latest Canary version of Chrome OS. I think I’ll have to keep trying!