Six Handy Tips For Google Chrome
Google Chrome is, according to most, the world’s most popular browser. Is it the world’s best browser? That depends on what you think. The best browser for you is the browser you like best.
If you use Chrome we think you’ll find these three tips very useful. But even if you don’t use Chrome, one or more of these tricks might work with the browser you use.
1. Show recently viewed pages with a click
Did you know you can show a list of recently visited pages from the current tab? You can. All you have to do is right-click on the “Back” button and you’ll see a list of recently visited pages. And as illogical as it sounds, this also works with the “Forward” button too.
Did you know that Chrome lets you detach a tab and open it in a new window? It does! All you have to do is drag the tab outside the active window. And you can also add it back to the original windows too. Just drag it back and drop it. You can also rearrange the order of the open tabs on Chrome. This works in Firefox as well. Want to move more than one tab at a time? No problem! Just hold down the Ctrl key and click on all the tabs you want to move and then you can move them as one. This works in Firefox as well.
3. Drag a download
When you download a program using Chrome, you will see it on Chrome’s status bar (the bar along the bottom of the browser window). Did you know you can drag that download tab out of Chrome to your desktop or any folder on your computer? Also, you’ll note at the far right edge of the download tab (which shows the file name) you’ll see a little down-arrow. If you click that arrow you’ll get options such as “Show in folder”. “Run”, “Always open files of this type” and “Cancel”.
4. Reopen Accidentally Closed Tabs
Have you ever closed a tab or tabs by mistake? Chrome makes it easy to get the tab(s) back that you closed accidentally. Here’s how: Just right-click on any open tab and select “Reopen closed tab” or press CTRL-SHIFT-T . Chrome will reopen any recently closed tabs. You can keep on using CTRL+SHIFT+T over and over – and you’ll work your way back through your browsing history. This works in Firefox too!
5. Browse Through Open Tabs Using CTRL key and a number
Did you know you can browse though your open tabs by using the CTRL key + a number? You can. You can browse through tabs 1 through 9 (left to right) by using the CTRL 1, CTRL 2 CTRL 3 and so one to browse through each open tab. Each number is associated with a tab starting first on on the left (number one). You can use CTRL + a number browse through up to 9 tabs, starting from the left. You can us this tip in Firefox too!
6. Add a Link to the Desktop
Chrome makes it very easy to add a clickable link to your desktop. Just click the settings icon (three vertical lines) in the top-right corner. Then click on More tools > Add to desktop. You”ll get small pop-up window, where you can give the link a different name. You’ll also see a checkbox that where you will have an option to set the page to open in a new window.