Chrome Browser Tips and Hidden features Tricks for Windows

Chrome Browser Tips. Like any best web browser, A more simple, secure, and faster Chrome has several dozen keyboard shortcuts that can help improve your productivity. Below are a few of our best favourites.

CTRL+F (Find)

CTRL+C (Copy)

CTRL+V (Paste)

Ctrl+J (Downloads tab)

Ctrl+L (Address bar/location bar)

Ctrl+R (Refresh)

CTRL+W (Close window)

CTRL+Z (Undo)

CTRL+Y (Redo)

CTRL+Shift+T (Reopen Close Tab) and even more

Google Chrome Browser Tips

Chrome Browser Tips

Use the Keyboard to Scroll Up and Down on a Webpage. Spacebar to scroll down a webpage, Shift + Spacebar to scroll back up a webpage.

Navigate between opened tabs very quickly by Press Ctrl-1 to go to 1st Tab, Press Ctrl-2 to go to 2nd Tab, and so on. You can also switch to the last (rightmost) Tab by pressing Ctrl-9.

Use the Right-Click Menu on Tab to Mute site which mutes any audio coming from the website that’s opened on that tab, and so on.

Protect a tab from accidentally closed. Just right-clicking on any tab and Choose Pin tap that can minimize the Tab to display only the icon.

Bookmark any page by click Ctrl-D and delete the text in the name box for a favicon-only list. Ctrl+Shift+B Shortcut for show bookmarks bar.

Hit Ctrl + Shift + D to Save All Your Open Tabs as Bookmarks in a Folder.

Highlight a Text and search in any web page on google chrome browser, double-clicks on the text to highlight it, right-mouse-click on the selected text and select “Search Google for”, which will open a new tab and search for the selected text or phrase.

Alternatively, you can also highlight a text, then drag and drop it directly into Chrome’s Omnibox to perform a web search.

Run chrome browser with the default theme to speed browser.

Hidden Chrome Settings

Some Chrome extensions may keep your browser awake even when the Chrome browser is closed or minimized. It could slow down your computer, increase memory usage, and eat up your battery.

If you want to extend battery life on a laptop and reduce memory usage.

Press Alt+E to go to settings, click advanced, then under system look for the option called “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed” Disable it.

Press Right click -> choose to Inspect Element -> select the password field on the page -> change password into the text to view hidden password.

When you go and type a few letters on Google Chrome’s address bar that suggest some matching URLs. You can easily remove by Clear browsing data in history or Drop-down and press Shift+Delete to remove embarrassing URLs permanently.

Go and found under Tools -> Task Manager -> select the websites and extensions that are consuming more memory and click End Process for fix slow chrome.

Setting – On startup to choose open a specific page or set of pages to enter the URLs for the websites that you want to open when you start Chrome in the dialogue box and click OK.

More tool option in chrome setting and click create a shortcut to create desktop shortcuts of your favorite websites.

Instead of entering all your data manually, Autofill feature helps you to store some data — such as your name, address, telephone number, and so on.  Go setting and Click enable Autofill option.

Find out Site setting (Control what information websites can use and what content they can show you) on chrome setting to block or Ask before sending (recommended) Notification under Notifications.

chrome browser tricks

If you can never find downloaded files on your device, Chrome browser tips tell you to designate where they are stored. Navigate to Settings > Advanced > Downloads. Under location, click Change. In the pop-up box, you can set your downloads to be saved in a particular folder.

Chrome setting > Manage Search Engines > Add Button:

“Search engine”: Add Google Calendar Event, “keyword”: Cal

“URL with %s in place of query”: http://www.google.com/calendar/event?ctext=+%s+&action=TEMPLATE&pprop=HowCreated:QUICKADD

Click “Done” and exit the Settings page.

Now in the Chrome Omnibox, type “cal” and press “Tab” the Omnibox will change slightly, showing “Search google calendar event | “ in light blue > Then, type your event details like“Meet My love tomorrow at 5 pm.” Lastly, press “Enter.”

This will brings you to the Google Calendar page with the event added. All you have to do is check the detail and click “Save.”

Search sites directly using Omnibox:

Chrome setting > Manage Search Engines > Add Button:

The first column is the name of the site, the second is the keyword and the third is the search string for it.

Wikipedia – wiki – Wikipedia.org

In Chrome > Start by clicking on the Omnibox (address bar) > Begin typing Wikipedia.org > “Press TAB to search Wikipedia” > Once hit TAB the Omnibox will change slightly, showing “Search Wikipedia | “ in light blue > you can now type anything you would like to search for and click ENTER > You will now do a direct search of Wikipedia for whatever term you used.

Try also below URL:

Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps?source=uds&q=%s
Gmail:
http://mail.google.com/mail/?search=query&view=tl&start=0&init=1&fs=1&q=%s
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/search/web/direct_search.php?q=%s
Twitter User (I like to keyword this one @):
https://twitter.com/search?q=%s&mode=users

Chrome flags enable

In Chrome, the URL address bar can be used for simple mathematical queries 33*33 and even answer questions such as “1 litre equals how many cups”. Just type the calculations or conversions directly in the Omnibox and tap enter to see the results yourself.

If you are annoyed with reloading the web pages after coming online from offline, then enable Only Auto-Reload Visible Tabs.

Enable Google Chrome Parallel Downloading Feature to accelerate download speed.

Turn on lazy loading of images and frames, that defers loading of non-critical resources at page load time.chrome://flags/#enable-lazy-image-loading and #chrome://flags/#enable-lazy-frame-loading

Omnibox UI Show Suggestion Favicons: when you type something into the URL bar, and it lists the suggestions, it will now display the favicon or the site icon next to each result.

Enable Cloud Printer Handler for communicating with the cloud print server, instead of the cloud print interface in the Print Preview WebUI

Instead of restarting Chrome by closing and reopening it, you can type “chrome://restart” in the address bar and press Enter. Chrome restarts and also reopens all the tabs you had open.

Google chrome hidden features

All sorts of hidden features are only accessible by searching some phrases. Just typing in “Solitaire” and press enter to search and see a knowledge graph box that says “Click to Play”,

Choose either Easy or Hard difficulty, and play it.

And also see other hidden games by searching these phrases; tic tac toe, Pacman and Atari breakout.

Some useful search phrase tools for Google Chrome users; Flip a coin, roll a die, spinner and random number.

Search “Google Public Data Explorer” and “Ngram” to view a huge list of statistics.

In google search type Find My Device that lets you remotely track, lock, and erase the data on a lost or stolen phone.

Well, these were the best Google Chrome browser tips that are still moderately unknown to users. So, try them out and do let us know how you like them. Also, if you know of any other hidden Chrome trick that we missed out on, do let us know in the comments section below.

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