The Google Chrome Browser is quickly becoming the preferred choice of internet users everywhere. As a matter of fact it is becoming more and more unusual for anyone to use the standard Microsoft browser. Maybe it’s because Microsoft’s browser is just too uncool where browsers like Google Chrome with its minimalistic appearance seems very futuristic and trendy.
Here is a short list of several of the best tips, tricks and options that you can use with your Google Chrome Browser to make things a little quicker and more customized.
If you have any others please feel free to leave a comment below and suggest it to us.
Pin a Google Chrome Tab in Place on the Browser Bar
One thing I often find annoying with Google Chrome is accidently moving the tabs around on the browser bar. Sometimes I even accidently move the tabs to a brand new Google chrome window.
Not to worry as the good people at Google have already gave a solution to this and it is the most simple of things to achieve.
Simply move the cursor over the tab that you wish to pin to the Google Chrome browser bar and use the right button to click on it. A small menu will appear. Select the option “pin tab” and click with the left mouse button.
Show the Home Button on the Google Chrome Browser Bar
I love a button on my browser that I can click at any time and be taken back to my homepage. The number of times that I have installed Google Chrome and been left without the home button is unreal. What is more unreal is that each and every time I am left without the button I suddenly find myself unable to recall how to get the home button back on the browser bar.
It is actually quite simple.
Go and click on the wrench or spanner that is located in the top right of the Google Chrome Browser and select “options”
Then under the “basic” tab you will see a box that you can tick or check that says “show Home Button on toolbar”.
You guessed it. Go and tick that box and from now on you have your beloved Home button back.
Use Google Chrome to Open Multiple Webpages on Starting
Use Google Chrome to Open Multiple Webpages on Starting
Do you ever open your Google Chrome Browser and find that you instantly have to open several new tabs and webpages? Would life not be easier if you could open your Google Chrome Browser but open several webpages at once?
Well, with Google Chrome you can and it’s quite easy to do.
Just click on the wrench or spanner icon that is located in the top right of your browser and go click on “options”.
Once the new window appears making sure you are in the “basic” tab and look for the section that says “On Start Up”. The option you need to select is “open the following pages”
Once you have checked the “open the following pages” option you may then click on the “add” button and begin adding the websites you would like to open when you open your Google chrome browser.
Once you have the desired websites entered the next time you go to open your Google Chrome Browser you will find it opens all of the web pages that in the order in which you have entered them in the box.
Use Google Chrome Browser as a Calculator
Have you ever been stuck for a calculator while using Google Chrome to surf the internet? No, me either but I figure that a calculator built into my web browser could be a handy thing. In a way like people originally thought it would be handy but pointless to have a camera on your mobile cell phone.
You can use the URL bar to perform calculations. The URL bar is the box where the web address is typed at the top of the Google Chrome Browser.
There is no special trick to using it you simply type in the sum that you wish to have answered and you get the result as in the screen cap.
This will also work if you have the need to carry out conversions such as feet to meters or gallons to litres etc.
Use AutoFill to Auto-complete Addresses
I’m sure there are a whole load of you out there who are reading this and will agree that you often get sick of having to type your name and address or other details into the computer over and over and over again.
Not anymore. Google Chrome has a feature called “AutoFill” which put simply allows you to store your name and address then use the Auto-Complete option to fill out those annoying forms.
To use this you must first activate it. As always you must click on the wrench or spanner in the top right of your Google Chrome Browser and select “options”.
This time you need to click on the “personal stuff” tab. You then check the box that says “enable AutoFill to fill out web forms in a single click”.
To add addresses to the AutoFill settings click on “manage AutoFill settings” then when the new window appears you can click on the button that reads “add new street addresses”.
It is as simple as that. Now the next time you are asked to fill out your details you will have the use of AutoFill.
You can actually store your credit card details in AutoFill but please consider the security risks involved if you choose this option. If your laptop or computer were to be stolen your credit card details would be stored on your computer so always make sure you password protect your computer to make it that little harder to access.
View Your Bookmarks, Browsing History and Downloads in Google Chrome.
It is very easy to view all of the browsing data with Google Chrome.
Just type into the URL bar (the wide box at the top of the browser where you type the webpage address) and type in anyone of the following options
“Chrome://bookmarks” “chrome://history” or “chrome://downloads”
Sync Your Google Chrome Settings with Your Google Account.
This is actually a very handy and useful feature of Google Chrome. Especially useful if you happen to be one of those people who work and use more than one computer.
It allows you to sync the settings from your Google Chrome Browser to your online Google account so if you are working on your computer at home and like the way it is set up you can then go to work and use the same settings with just a few clicks.
As always you click on the wrench or spanner in the top right hand of the browser then select “options”.
Then you click on the “personal stuff” tab and you will see the option to “setup sync.”
You will be asked to sign in to your Google account and from there you will be able to save all of your settings and use them on any computer or laptop anywhere in the world.