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.
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.
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
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
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,