Hey friends as many of us use Google chrome as our default browser for browsing. If you don’t have chrome you can download it from here. There are some shortcuts and tricks but many of us don’t know them, hence I am writing this article to make you all aware about these shortcuts and tricks.
1. Open Multiple Pages On Start-up
You can get chrome to open several pages on startup rather than one homepage; this will help you to get instant access to which ever services you want to start your day….
Here the steps are:–
Just click on the wrench icon on the top right of your browser window, select “Options” and under the “Basic” tab check the box where it says “on startup… open the following pages.”
2. Pin Tabs in place on the Browser bar
If you are going to be using a site or service a lot in one web session, you can “pin” a tab in Chrome, which will shrink the window down to the size of the favicon, leaving more room for multi-tasking. It also prevents tabs from getting lost on the side of the screen when you have many open at once.
Here the steps are:–
Right-click on the tab you want to pin and hit “Pin tab.” To enlarge the tab, just right-click and hit “unpin tab”.
3. Turn Your Favorite Website into Desktop application
You might feel awesome, we can convert our favorite website as desktop application, and it’s amazing you can follow following steps for that:-
Navigate to the site that you want to convert as desktop application, head over to the wrench icon on the top right of your browser window, select “Tools” and then click on “Create application shortcuts.”
This will create a shortcut icon on your desktop as :-
Now, double-clicking on that icon will load up that website in a separate window with no navigation tabs, giving it the feel of a native desktop application — so it could be great for webmail services.
4. Add Home button to toolbar
Adding home button in chrome is very simple, for that you need to follow following steps:-
Just click on the wrench icon at the top-right, select “Options,” and under the basic tab you’ll see a check box for “show Home button on the toolbar.” Hit it and you’ll never be homeless again.
5. Carry Out Calculation in Omnibox
In addition to being a URL Bar and search field, chrome’s Omnibox is also a basic calculator. Rather than opening your computer’s calculator you can type expression in Omnibox, result will be shown as auto-suggestion.
Beyond simple sums, this also works for unit conversions like feet-to-meters,etc…
6. Use AutoFill to Auto-complete an address
If you find yourself typing your address again and again, you might want to consider Chrome’s AutoFill options which can remember it and save your time and effort.
To activate the feature, click on the wrench icon, select “Options,” then click on the “Personal Stuff,” then choose “ Auto-fill options.” By selecting “Add address,” you can enter your details. The next time you are presented with a form, you won’t have to manually type it all in.
You can also choose to add a credit card via AutoFill, but for security reasons we’d advise thinking twice before going down that route
7. Use Chrome’s URL to See History, Downloads And Bookmarks
You can view your bookmarks, downloads and history by typing “chrome://bookmarks,” “chrome://downloads,” or “chrome://history” in the Omnibox.
8. Make Favicon-Only Bookmarks BaR
There’s yet another cool way to get quick access to your favorite, or most-visited sites in Chrome. Plus, it looks pretty cool.
You can get Chrome to display your bookmarked sites in the toolbar, but by deleting the site’s name from the bookmark settings, the browser will just show the site’s favicon, making for a colorful display along the top of your window.
To get this going, you’ll first need to make sure you have the bookmarks bar displayed. You can check this by clicking the wrench icon, selecting “Tools” and then ticking “Always show bookmarks bar.”
Alternatively, to edit existing bookmarks so that they display favicon-only, go to “chrome://bookmarks,” right-click on the bookmark, select “Edit” and then delete the text in the name box.
To add the bookmarks to your bookmark bar, simply drag and drop them from your bookmarks list.
9. Sync your Chrome Setting to your Google Accounts
This isn’t the most exciting tip, but it’s darn useful if you work or play across multiple computers. You can sync your Chrome settings to your Google account so all those preferences you’ve taken time to set up, and all the bookmarks you’ve saved along the way, will follow you wherever you go online.
Simply click the wrench icon, go to “Options” and under “Personal Stuff” you can “Set up sync” by signing in to your Google account. This will now mean all your Chrome settings will sync wherever you sign in with your Google account.
10. Play a Trick On Chrome Using Buddies
If you’ve a buddy or a work-mate who uses Chrome, you can use the “developer tools” functionality to play a really clever trick on them, should they step away from their computer at any time.
When on a webpage, right-click and choose “Inspect element.” This will split the screen to view the page code. In this view, you can select and over-type the text that appears on the page and replace it with wording of your own choosing, or even change measurements, colors, etc. if you’ve got a basic grasp of HTML.
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