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20 Killer Google Chrome Tips And Tricks You Can’t Miss For Sure

20 Killer Google Chrome Tips And Tricks You Can’t Miss For Sure

Internet is a form of information of life today. In this era everyone grows up with the internet at their fingertips. It is needed for everything ranging from schoolwork and research assignments to entertainment and socializing. After all, no one wants to stumble on something they shouldn’t read or watch it online.

When we talk about choosing a web browser, mostly people will examine the speed of the browser and how user-friendly it is as their top ways to determine the best one. Keeping that in mind, Google Chrome browser has been a favorite web browser for many savvy internet users. While Chrome is easy to use, there are some simple Google Chrome tips and tricks that can make your web experience much more satisfying and reliable. Here’s a look at some tips and to make Chrome faster, more effective, and extremely flexible:

 

1. Open Multiple Pages on Start up

    Rather than opening your browser with just one homepage, Chrome gives you an option to open several pages as it starts up, providing an instant access to several websites and services you prefer to start your day with.

     

    2.  Pin Tab

      In Chrome. there is an option to pin a tab that can minimize the tab to display only the icon. When you have a number of tabs opened, this feature is very useful, as it will display the icons, leaving more space for multitasking. This option also avoids tabs lost on the side of the screen when you have numerous tabs open at one time.

      3. Display Home Button

        Chrome claims a simple design that a lot of people love, but some users want to see a “home” button to click.

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        To add a home button in Chrome you just have to click on the ‘Wrench Icon’ at the top-right corner, select ” Preferences,” and under the tab you will find a check-box for “show Home button in the toolbar.”

        4. Create desktop shortcuts of your favorite websites

          In Chrome, you can turn the site into a desktop app to quickly access your favorite website. To make a shortcut, navigate to your favorite website, click the wrench icon select “Tools” and then click on “Create application shortcuts.”

          5. Utilizing Omnibox

            In Chrome, the URL address bar is also called as Omnibox, which can be used for simple mathematical queries. Just type the calculations or conversions directly in the Omnibox and press enter to see the results yourself.

            6.  Reopen Recently Closed tab

              While surfing the  internet, you can open any tab that has been closed by mistake. You just have to pressing Ctrl + Shift + T. You can also reopen it by a right click on the title-bar -> and select “Reopen closed tab” as shown above.

              7. Secret Mode

                  For private browsing, you can enable secret (incognito) mode, where Chrome will not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable secret mode by pressing Ctrl + Shift + N, or go to Settings click “new incognito Window”, or you can select “open link in incognito window” by a right mouse click.

                  8. Task Manager

                    Task manager shows the memory and CPU usage by each and every tab opened in your Google Chrome browser. If three are many Tabs open in the browser, and causing slow speed, you can open task manager to locate a problematic site.

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                    You need to right click on the title bar and select “Task Manager”, or you can even Press Shift + escape key to open it.

                    9. Change search engine in the omnibar

                      You can change the search engine by changing the address bar to “Search yahoo.com:” any other search engine you prefer. You just have to type “Yahoo” in the address bar and type the keyword, after this your keyword will be searched in the yahoo.com.

                      10. Change link or tab location

                        If you want to change the tab location or want to open a link at a specific tab location, you can hold the link or the tab, drag the link or the tab to a specific tab location. A small arrow will appear while dragging and dropping the link.

                        11. Carry your chrome settings

                          If you are using different computers at home or at work, you carry your Chrome settings with you by using chrome Sign in. You can keep and use your bookmarks, themes, extensions settings, by using any computer. You have to select “Sign in to Chrome” from the settings menu to carry all the settings.

                          12. Drag and drop downloaded file

                            One of the coolest Chrome tips; drag and drop your downloaded file from your chrome browser. You need to drag the file from the Chrome download window and drop it to your any other file browser.

                            13.  See history, bookmarks & downloads

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                              Chrome can display your browser data and settings through specific Chrome URLs, which is a useful to see the info in your browser. Here you can look for a specific website, erase all your history, or delete only selected browsing sites from your history.

                              Press Ctrl-H, or go to Customize -> History, to open the history tab.

                              14. Resize Text Area

                                Google Chrome also allows you to resize the text area on any website. You’ll see two slanted lines at the bottom right corner of the “text area” drag it by using your mouse to resize the text area on the screen.

                                You use this option in the comment box (text area) located at the bottom of the post page.

                                 

                                15. Use auto-fill

                                  We always feel irritated typing our address again and again, but you might love Chrome’s AutoFill options that can recollect the information and save you from the repeat effort.

                                  Go to settings -> Options -> Personal Stuff then choose “AutoFill options.” By selecting “Add address,” you can enter your details.

                                  17. Navigate between tabs quickly

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                                    You can also navigate between opened tabs very quickly by using some shortcut keys.

                                    Use Ctrl+Tab to navigate Tabs one by one, Press Ctrl-1 to go to 1st Tab, Press Ctrl-2 to go to 2nd Tab, and so on. You can also switch to the last Tab by pressing Ctrl-9.

                                    18. Google cloud print

                                      Go to Settings and look for Under the Hood Options then click on sign into “Google Cloud Print”. By doing so, you will be able to setup your printer account to use Google cloud print. You can print your document from wherever you are and you can even print to it from your mobile phone, PC at home or work, or any system that is connected to the internet.

                                      19. Make favicons your bookmarks

                                        In Chrome, there is another way to get quick access to your favorite websites by creating favicon of the website instead of whole URL text.

                                        To get this, first click the wrench icon, selecting “Tools” and then ticking “Always show bookmarks bar.” Once done with this, whenever you are going to add new sites to your bookmarks, always make sure to delete the text in the name box, for a favicon-only list.

                                        20. Set pages to load automatically

                                          Google Chrome can open your favorite tabs automatically. To organize this, go to Settings, search under the “On startup” section, and click “Open a specific page or set of pages.”Click the “Set pages” link,

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                                          Tayyab Babar

                                          Tayyab is a PR/Marketing consultant. He writes about work, productivity and tech tips at Lifehack.

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                                          Last Updated on February 15, 2019

                                          7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                          7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                          Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                                          Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                                          Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                                          So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                                          Joe’s Goals

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                                            Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                                            Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                                            Daytum

                                              Daytum

                                              is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                                              Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                                              Excel or Numbers

                                                If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                                                What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                                                Evernote

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                                                  I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                                                  Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                                                  Access or Bento

                                                    If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                                    Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                                    You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                                    Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                                    All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                                    Conclusion

                                                    I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                                    What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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