10 hidden Google Chrome features you didn’t know existed : Nowadays every time we need any information or want to do any type of stuff it may be going social with social media or watching some youtube video, or maybe you need some help in completing some assignment, or you just want to read our blog. We always take help from internet. Internet is backbone of today’s world but to access the internet we must use a browser.
And when it comes to browser, chrome is one of the most popular web browser or maybe it’s your favorite web browser like me. Obviously, it has amazing features. According to the latest numbers from W3Schools, 76.3 percent of people are using Chrome, more than double the next highest, Firefox (13.3 percent), with IE/Edge (4.6 percent) and Safari (3.3 percent) far behind.
Ss it’s always a good idea to know some shortcuts or tips and tricks to help you browsing the internet so you can browse with more efficiently in less time. So let’s get into top 10 chrome tips and tricks.
1. Search Directly Into Sites Using the Omnibox
If you want to search through website without having a huster of going to those sites, this trick what all you want to know about. But keep in mind that this feature is only available for they are in your list of search engines.
Do you so you first head to settings then search engine and then manage search engines. There you can check your default search engine, some other site are also available for some quick searched as well a the option to add other website to list.
So for a quick YouTube search, just type YouTube in the omnibox and it should prompt you to press tabs to search in the website. So after pressing tab you will see search YouTube written in blur on the left of omnibox. You just type your search and you are good to go.
2. Drag Multiple Tabs at Once
Many of us know the trick to drag and drop chrome taps into their own browser window, but it’s helpful to know that you can do it with more than one tab at a time. Do do so just press and hold the control key and click on all the tabs you want to select. And if you are using mac then hold the command key.
3. Open Accidentally Closed Tabs
Often we mistakenly close a tab we don’t want to. But from now you don’t have to worry about it. Chrome is kind enough to forgive this mistake. To bring back the closed tab you can try two methods one is to right click on any other tab and click on the reopen closed tab or maybe you would just like to press control + shift and t altogether. And hurrey chrome will reopen the closed tab. You can keep hitting this shortcut for more closed tabs reopening.
4. Open a Search in New Tab
By default searching for any word in omnibox and getting return will open a search for everything related to that keyword. But this time may be you want to search for something without loss the site you are in. thankfully there is a key that may help you so just hold down the alt key and then press return key and it should open a new tab.
5. Browse Through Tabs Using Key Commands
Sometime we just want to read something really quick in another tab, to do so just press and hold the command key and press the number between 1-9, each number is associated with a tab starting with 1 from left to right.
6. Drag a URL to the Bookmarks Bar
If you come across a website that you just liked and want a continual and easy access. You may just want to add it to your bookmark bar by just selecting the url and dragging to the bookmark bar and boom. You have that site in your bookmark bar. You can also edit it later as you want.
7. Add a Link to the Desktop
If you liked a website that much that you just want to add it to your desktop and want to access it with just a click, then chrome has an amazing feature for you. Just click on the menu icon and then head to more tools and then click on add to desktop. Now it will ask to to name it and just name it as you want. This will make a clickable icon on your desktop so you can quickly access any website.
8. Open Specific Pages at Start
No one has same choices but chrome will always open a same web page every time you open it. So may be as i would like to do you may also want to open a specific web-page every time you log on to the chrome. To set this up just in settings go to the section named on startup. And click on the option that says open a specific page or set of page. Here you will see a option to add a new page here just add the page and you are good to go.
9. Easy Key Command to Delete Browsing History
Many time we want to delete our browsing history, some past URLs, cached images, cookies and password this all may sound a huge task but you can do it all with the clear windows in settings. You can access it quickly just by pressing control-shift and delete all together and clear browsing data window will open.
10. Translate Anything
Chrome already has built-in Google Translate for entire web pages. But what if you just want to translate a passage. You can have it just by two clicks. First you have a install a extension. So you can highlight any text and the google translate icon will appear.