Right from the start, the Google Chrome aimed to be as lightweight and user-friendly as possible, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some advanced features hidden away behind the scenes—and with that in mind here are some useful Google Chrome tips and tricks you need to know right now in order to increase your productivity.
1. Use Google Chrome As Calculator:
The Google Chrome Omnibox can act as a calculator. We can just type the calculation and in the auto-suggestion, the result will appear.
In the same way, we can also do conversions. Just type what you want to convert and you can see the result.
2. Use Google Chrome As Image Viewer:
You can use Google Chrome as an image viewer. Just drag & drop that jpeg directly to your Google chrome to have a quick look.
3. Use Google Chrome As Media Player:
You can use Chrome to view several of the most common video, audio, and photo formats to save you the trouble of having to install or launch a separate media player application. Chrome keeps on-screen interface elements down to a minimum, so you might prefer to open up a podcast or a movie in a browser tab, for example. Just drag and drop the file into an open tab.
4. Use Google Chrome For Quick Note:
We can open a text editor in our browser. We can take notes in it easily . For that, just type or copy
data:text/html,<html contenteditable> in the address bar and press enter. Then click on the screen to see the cursor. You can take notes on this screen now.
5. Pin Your Frequently Used Tabs:
Pin your favorite tabs to save space on your tab bar without losing quick access to your favorite pages. In the above picture, you can see we have five pinned tabs, which would have normally consumed our tab bar.
To Pin, a tab right-click on any open tab and click Pin Tab.
To unpin it, right-click on pinned tab and click Unpin Tab.
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6. Learn more about the sites you visit:
You may not have given much thought to the little icon to the left of the Omnibox address bar, which can look like a padlock or a blank sheet of paper depending on the site you’re currently visiting. If you click once on it, you can see a wealth of information about the page you’re on, including its security credentials, the origin of the site, the permissions you’ve previously granted it (like fullscreen mode) and the existing cookies stored by the site.
7. Bring up the Task Manager:
Chrome has its own Task Manager —it shows you a list of all the open tabs and the background processes running in the browser at the moment, along with a number of system resources they’re using up. You’ll find the Task Manager most useful when you’re trying to troubleshoot problems with the browser, and you can quickly close down a tab or process by highlighting it and clicking End Process.
To Open Task Manager, Press Shift + Esc or “Menu” icon in the top right corner, click More Tools, and then Task Manager. If you want to get real geeky click the stats for nerds click at the bottom of the Task Manager.
8. Use the Auto fill feature:
Use the Chrome Autofill feature for automatically filling out any online form with common fields such as your name, e-mail, address, etc. To enter the Autofill values follow the steps below.
1. Click on the “wrench” or “Menu” icon in the top right corner.
2. Click Settings
3. At the bottom of Settings, click Show advanced settings…
4. Click Manage Autofill settings under Passwords and forms.
5. In the Autofill settings window, click the Add new street address button.
6. Fill out all address settings you want to be saved and click ok.
7. Once complete try out your Autofill using the below form. To enter the values click on any of the below fields and select the name of your Autofill.
9. Double-click for word definitions:
Browser extensions can add all kinds of functionality to Chrome of course, but one of the best we’ve ever come across (and one we use every day) is the Google Dictionary utility. Once installed, you can double-click on a word inside Chrome to get a definition in a pop-up window, together with a link that leads to more information if you need it. It’s invaluable for those times when you want to know what a word means without interrupting your workflow.
Download Dictionary Extension Here and Install It.
10. Enable guest browsing:
Someone wants to borrow your laptop—but you’re not keen on him or her messing around with your Facebook account or seeing the URLs that come up as suggestions in the Omnibox. The answer to your problem is the guest mode, which you can activate via the Enable Guest browsing tick box under People in Settings. To switch to the guest account, click on your username (top right), then choose Switch Person and Browse as Guest.
We hope these Google Chrome tips and tricks will help you to improve your productivity. We will be adding new points and features to this article as we come across new features offered by Google . Make Sure to bookmark this page for future use.
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