Three Easy Tips for Google Chrome [and other browsers]

By | December 20, 2018
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Three Easy Tips for Google Chrome [and other browsers]

Google Chrome long ago passed Internet Explorer as the world’s most popular browser. 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 will probably work with your favorite browser.

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. This works in Firefox too.

2. Drag-a-tab 

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.

3. Drag your downloads

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”..

There’s a good chance that one or more of these tips will work with your favorite browserm so don’t be afraid to try them with Firefox, Opera, Edge, or even good ol’ IE.

2 thoughts on “Three Easy Tips for Google Chrome [and other browsers]

  1. Gail Bartley

    Thanks so much! I didn’t know any of this but then that is why I rely on you two!

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