Google Chrome Tips and Tricks
Google Chrome is one of the most popular internet browsers in the world, but still, not everyone is aware of the hidden features.
Chrome does not only allow you to navigate web pages, it also provides a private web browsing experience and has many features. From simple hacks that allow you to send email messages via the address bar, Chrome gives you everything you need or want.
Below you will find more than 30 tricks and tips compiled for Chrome. As time goes on and new features are added with the new versions, we’ll update this file with new tips.
The tips listed below apply to the desktop version of Google Chrome.
1. Sign in to Google Chrome
Most Chrome users know this, but let’s say it for those who do not yet know. You must log in to get the full experience from the Chrome. If you enter your username in your Google Account, you can save and synchronize your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and other settings in your Google Account. You can then access these elements from any device.
2. Create your own profile
If you have different Google accounts, like business and personal, you can separate your bookmarks and settings by new creating profiles. You can find details about this on the frequently asked questions page.
Deleting the Browsing History
If you do not want Chrome to store what you have visited or downloaded, you can always browse the web secretly using Chrome’s Incognito Mode. You can also delete your browsing history, cookies, or other information in one go, or to cover a specific time period. You can find details about Incognito Mode, or details of how to delete browsing history in Chrome, on Google’s frequently asked questions page.
4. Accessing Chrome settings
In Chrome, you can open the menu in the top right corner by clicking on the three horizontal lines, then access all of Chrome’s settings by clicking on the “Settings”. Or you can access all the settings by typing chrome: //settings/ in the address bar.
5. Keyboard shortcuts
There are many different keyboard shortcuts in Chrome, and the ones you’ll need most are listed below:
Ctrl / Command + T: Open a new window
Ctrl / Command + W: Close current tab
Ctrl / Command + Shift + T: Open last tab
Ctrl / Command + L: Mark the text in the address bar
Ctrl + Tab (Windows) / Command + Option + Right arrow key (Mac): Switch to next open tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp (Windows) – Command + Option + Right arrow (Mac): Go to the previous open tab
6. Adding a “Guest Browser” Account
If a friend is going to use your laptop computer and you want to keep all your information about your browser private, you can open a guest account. You can add a new account by accessing Chrome’s settings page, then clicking Add Contact under the Contact section. That way you can separate your browsing experience.
7. Using the Task Manager
Using Chrome’s Task Manager feature, you can end pages with excessive memory consumption or see things slowing down your session. Open the Chrome menu and click on the More Tools, then to the Task Manager options.
8. Use Automatic Fill Settings
Using your auto-fill settings, you can avoid entering your address, password, or credit card information every time. To do this, go to the Chrome settings, then click the Show advanced settings link at the bottom. There, you will find the settings for Auto fill.
9. Search from the address bar
Would you like to search for pages on YouTube.com without going to YouTube? If you like to do so, go to the Settings page, click Manage search engines under the Search heading. Here you can see a list of sites you can search directly from the address bar. Chrome will automatically add them, but if you like, you can manually add the address that hosts the% s component, for example BrightTitan (https://www.brighttitan.com/?s=%s), instead of a different site query. To do this, go to the bottom of the Other search engines section in the Search engines window, add the URL of the search engine in the box with the name of the search engine, keyword, and% s instead of query. Then type the keyword of the search engine in the address bar and press the Tab button. You can now search the site directly from the search bar.
10. Make a Call from the Address Bar in Your Personal Gmail Mailbox
On the Settings page, under the Search heading, go to Manage search engines. Then go to the bottom of the page and enter the following parameters in the empty boxes in order: Gmail Search (Name of new search engine), gmail.com or mail.google.com (Search engine keyword), https://mail.google.com/ Mail / ca / u / 0 / # apps /% s (Gmail’s search engine address parameter). From now on, you can search in your e-mail messages with the key word you want by first typing gmail.com or mail.google.com in the address bar and then pressing the Tab key.
11. Making Mathematical Operations on the Address Bar
You can use the address bar as an accounting machine. Type 10 x 10 on the address bar and you will see the result is 100 in the search result page. This will work for any mathematical equation.
12. Search Google by Marking a Term
You can search on Google by pointing directly at the word on the page. Select the term by browsing, then right-click or drag it directly to the search bar to perform your search. For example, you can browse through the word “iPad” on a page, then right-click on it, and then click Search Google to search for that word on Google.
Google Chrome has tab pinning functionality. For those who do not know; On web browsers, tabes are sorted from left to right, with the first tabs on the left side of the screen. Most users prefer to keep the most important tabs on the left edge of the screen. Chrome allows some of the most used tabs to be fixed to the left of the internet browser so that the tabs are reduced to the icon size and more space is available on the tab line. Right-click on the tab you want to fix for tab stitching, then select the Pin button.
14. View What You Allow on Various Pages
Are you wondering how many cookies a page leaves or what permissions you give it? To see this, click the “i” icon or the “Secure” icon to the left of the address bar. In the window that opens, you will see the cookies that are in use and the permissions you have given to the page. It can also be described as the most practical way to allow or block pop-up windows on pages.
15. Creating More Than One Bookmark
If you want to register your current session to resume in the future, open the Chrome menu by clicking the three dot menu icon to the far right of the address bar. Click on the Bookmarks and you will se an option to bookmark every tab. This way you can save all open pages to a new folder. This method will enable users who research on a particular topic and find useful information on various web pages to record them practically.
16. Reopen The Closed Tabs
If you want to reopen the last tabs you closed, choose History from the menu. In the menu that opens, you can see your last closed tabs as a list. You can also continue from where you were navigating when you reopen Chrome by accessing Settings from the menu and selecting Continue on this page under the main menu.
17. Save and Edit Landmarks
The quickest way to save bookmarks is to use the key combination Ctrl + D (Windows) or CMD + D (Mac) while a page is open. You can also open the bookmark editing window by pressing the asterisk immediately to the right of the address bar while the page is open, from which you can specify the name of the bookmark and the location to save it. You can also edit all the pages and folders that are stored on the menu by following the Bookmarks> Bookmark Manager path.
18. Switching Quickly Between Settings
With any tab open, press Ctrl (Windows) or CMD (Mac) to quickly scroll through the open tabs by pressing keys 1 through 9. Each number corresponds to the order of the open tab. Mac users, for example, will press the CMD + 3 keys together to open the third row from the left.
19. Switching Quickly
With any tab open, right-click on the tab with the mouse cursor. You can quickly close many tabs at a time by choosing Close Other Tabs from the pop-up menu or Close Tabs on the Right.
20. Defining the Navigation Page
If you want Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or any other page to open immediately after you open Chrome, you can set these pages to open automatically. To do this, open the Settings page from the Chrome menu. Then select Open a specific page or pages under the heading. Enter the addresses of the desired site(s) in the pop-up window by clicking on the Set paging link.
21. Using Chrome as a Text Editor
Instead of using another text editor to take notes on your machine, you can use Chrome. Type “data: text / html, <html contenteditable>” in the address bar, then write on the white blank page as you like.
22. Playing When There is no Internet
Try to open a page while your computer is not connected to the internete. The page you want will not open, but instead a small T-rex image will appear on the screen. When you see this, press the space key on your keyboard, then start the endless jogging game.
23. Dragging and Moving Multiple Tabs One at a Time
While holding down the Ctrl or CMD key, select them by clicking the tabs you want to turn off, then drag and drop them in the order you want.
24. Using Chrome as a Media Player
Click on any multimedia file on your computer, then drag it directly into the Chrome browser to open it.
25. Downloading Files to the Desktop
To quickly access your downloaded files, you can automatically download them to your desktop. To change the location where files are automatically downloaded, go to Settings, then click Show advanced settings. Click the Change button under the Downloads heading to change your download location to an easily accessible location, such as the desktop or similar.
On the PC, when pressing the Ctrl key, you can zoom in or out by sliding the wheel up or down. You can also return to the default view by pressing Ctrl-0. On a Mac, you can zoom in and out by pressing the CMD-plus or CMD-minus keys. The CMD-0 key combination will also provide the default visual return.
27. To Move Up or Down with Basic Commands
You can scroll down on the page using the space key, or press Shift and space keys together to go up.
28. Translating Everything
Chrome has built-in Google Translate support. However, you can download the official Google Translate app to translate any kind of discourse, paragraph or text. You can mark any text on the page by browsing, then clicking on the Google Translation icon on the top right of the internet browser to quickly translate it.
Broadcast support is included directly in Chrome. You can transfer tabs or media files to a device on the same network as the computer by following the Publish option on the Chrome menu that you will access from Chrome. If you have a Chromecast device, you can cast a tab that’s open in Chrome on your TV screen, as long as that the device is connected.
30. Using a Chrome Theme
If you don’t like the design of the Chrome, you can download a theme from the Chrome web store. Switch to the Theme section of the store, choose the theme you like and download it.
31. Write an Email from the Search Bar
You can write an email message via the address bar in Chrome and send it directly from that section. Start by typing mailto: recipient e-mail address. This will open Gmail’s message writing screen automatically. You can write your e-mail message here and send it to the recipient by pressing the Send button.
32. Creating Desktop Shortcuts
If you are a PC user, you can turn any site into a fast-paced desktop application. Go to the site you want for it, then click on the right-most key icon to open the menu and select Tools. From there, click on the Create application shortcuts button
33. Chrome Extensions
You can use the Chrome Web Store to get the most from Chrome. With the right extensions you can move your web experience to a better spot. For example, by downloading a special Picture-in-Picture extension to YouTube, you can continue to play the video in a smaller window at the bottom right corner of the screen.