Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers with many awesome and useful features. It has been a favorite web browser for many savvy internet users. While it’s easy to use, there are some simple tips and tricks that can make your web experience much more satisfying and reliable.
Look at these useful Google Chrome tips and tricks you must try:
Chrome as calculator
Users can type in their mathematical query in the address space to have Chrome immediately tell the answer. There is no need to hit “Enter” because Chrome is calculate math problem as users type in the numbers. You should take advantage of Chrome’s intelligent calculator and let it compare deals, make purchases, and do the hard math without wasting your time looking for a calculator that may be sadly misplaced under a pile of papers!
Open Multiple Pages on Start Up
Rather than opening your browser with just one homepage, Google 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.
Using Tab Groups
The first thing you’ll want to do is clean up the mass open tabs crowding up your Google Chrome browser. Luckily, you now have the ability to create Tab Groups. You can then collapse or expand a set of tabs under each individual group.
To create a Tab Group, simply right-click on a Chrome tab and select Add tab to new group. Choose a name and color for your newly created group. Once your Tab Group is all set, you can declutter Chrome. Click on the group’s name to collapse it and vice versa to expand it.
Closed captions are incredibly crucial to folks with impaired hearing or other disabilities. To make it easier to follow audio and video content on your browser, you can turn on Live Captions. Here’s how you can do that.
First, click on the three dots in the upper right corner of Google Chrome. A drop-down menu will open up where you need to select Settings. Once Chrome opens up the settings tab, click on Advanced and then choose Accessibility. Here you’ll have to toggle on the Live Caption feature.
Chances are, you’ve all faced sudden computer crashes or power outages during extreme weather conditions. When your PC shuts off with no warning halfway through work, the most annoying part can be losing all your Chrome tabs. There’s no need to lament over your loss because there is a way to restore those tabs.
Once again, the first thing to do after rebooting your PC is clicking on those three dots in the upper right corner. Next, hover your cursor on top of History and voilà, a Recently Closed tabs option will appear. You can browse through the list and re-open any tab.
Use Google Messages
Constantly checking your phone while working on your computer can be extremely distracting. A better way to balance office hours with your private time is to use Google Messages from your Chrome browser. That way, you won’t be tempted by nonsensical cat memes your friend just sent you.
To view and respond to Google Messages, go to messages.google.com on your Chrome browser. Open the Google Messages app on your phone. Next, tap the three dots in the upper right corner of the app and select Messages for web.
Google Password Manager
Instead of keying in your ID and password every time you log in somewhere, you can use the Google Password Manager. The Password Manager will do the work for you in a secure and effortless way. Before using it though, you need to save your password to the Manager. Here’s how you can do that.
Start by opening up the website who’s credentials you’d like to save. Open the login page and type out your username and password. Once you’ve typed out the details, click on the tiny key icon in the tab’s address bar. Type in your username and click on Save.
Find useful websites fast
Searching for information on the web can be a long, frustrating and ultimately fruitless experience. But Chrome has a way to make it far easier to find useful websites.
When you come across a site that gives you exactly the kind of information you want, you can quickly find others just like it. To find sites similar to any site, type related:URL into the address bar, where URL is the address of the site you’re currently visiting. So, for example, to find sites like Computerworld.com, type related:computerworld.com into the search bar. You’ll then get Google search results for similar sites.