Everybody knows to open a URL through the web-browser. Open the browser and type the address and hit enter from the keyboard and it gives the result. But, you might not be familiar to open the URL / web page from the taskbar.

To able to open the URL from browser taskbar, you need to do the following steps :

Right click on the taskbar and go to Toolbars and select Address.

Select Address

Now, one toolbar with search box will be visible in your PC taskbar.

toolbar with search box

Put any webpage address and hit enter from keyboard. It will open the URL in default browser.

If you want to search a phrase of words over the internet then also it is possible. Suppose, you want to search “router unlock”, then write the phrase in address bar and hit enter from the keyboard. It will search that phrase in default Search engine. However, when you will try to search a single keyword, suppose “unlock”, then it will not work.

This trick works in Windows 7 / Windows 8 and Win 8.1 too.

If you want to disable or enable transparency of Windows 8 and Windows 10, then you can try a new freeware Opaque Taskbar.