15 Chrome tricks you didn't know about

by March 22, 2016 0 comments

 14 Chrome tricks you didn't know about

 Use Google Chrome as your daily browser? Here are some tricks that would come handy in making your user experience with Chrome more fun, productive and intuitive. Let's get started.

Use Omnibar as a calculator

You can just type in the numbers you want to calculate, for example if you want to multiply 5 by 10, just enter ‘5*10=’ you’ll see a dropdown where the calculation is already made. Same can be used for various conversions such as Pounds to Kilograms, currency conversions etc.

Get your bookmarks saved on cloud

While shifting to a new computer, we always miss the comfort of the bookmarks on the Chrome of the previous machine. Well, simply Sign in to Chrome with your Gmail account, and voila! It saves your bookmarks, settings and passwords if you’ve saved any on the cloud.

So if you just sign in to chrome using your Gmail account, all your settings would come directly on to Chrome, just as it was on your previous PC. This will also save bookmarks on the Chrome browser on your Android device if you’re using the same account.
 
Pin websites to Desktop

If you have a certain website that you use more often, you can pin the same websites to your desktop as apps. To do this, simply head to the website to be pinned, and go to Chrome Settings then More Tools and then ‘Add to desktop.’
 
Handy Chrome Shortcuts

Chrome supports dozens of keyboard shortcuts, and these can be used to do everything from managing/navigating tabs, to clearing browser history. Here are some that you’ll end up using the most:

* Ctrl+Shift+N: Open a new window in Incognito mode; Ctrl +J: Open recent downloads; Shift+Esc: Open Google Chrome’s task manager; Alt+Enter: Open URL in a new tab after typing the URL manually; Ctrl/Shift+F5: Reload the current page while ignoring cached content.
 
Create a work-friendly home page

Wish for a more work-friendly home page? Chrome is there to help. Check out Momentum, a cool app from the Chrome Web store. It actually helps you be more productive by letting you add your to-do’s for the day, including any priority tasks. Moreover, everyday it welcomes you with some stunning wallpapers, so no more boring grey screen.
 
Search for the images using Google reverse image lookup

There have been times where you’ve looked up for a certain image and you have not been able to download it. Not anymore. Simply right click on the image, and hit the Search Google for image option. Chrome will launch a new tab, and using Google’s reverse image lookup it’ll search for similar images on the web. How cool is that?
 
Chrome’s Task Manager

Chrome is a very power hungry browser, we all know. So how to make it eat a little less of your RAM? It’s simple. Hit Shift+Esc and it’ll show you Chrome’s own task manager, which provides detailed info about the running tabs, extensions, plug-ins etc. You can see which app or extension is sucking up so much of your RAM, and kill it there and then. It gives you a good bifurcation of the resources each app or page is consuming.
 
Remote desktop access through Chrome

Chrome can also be used for remote desktop access, just like Team Viewer and other such applications. And the process too is very simple. All you have to do is install the Google Chrome Remote Desktop App on both machines, and follow the easy instructions provided. The remote system sharing is secure, and authenticated by user shared PINs.
 
Chrome Dictionary

Reading something on the web and you don’t know what the word means? No worries, just install Google Dictionary from the Chrome’s webstore. Once installed, simply hit the dictionary and then select the word you want the meaning for. It’ll open a pop up and show you the meaning.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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