Google chrome is a wonderful browser. It’s fast and powerful. Many of us use chrome and know how to use it. But there are a few things, which are not so obvious, to many. In this post I would like to share a few things, which would help to get the best out of chrome.
#1. What would you do if you got an important tab closed and don’t remember which website was open?
Well the obvious thing is you would go to history and try to bring up the page that got closed. Ok, this should work. Here is another simple solution, just use File -> Reopen Closed Tab. This will reopen the closed tab. It is that simple!
#2. You have a few tabs open and want to bookmark those, how do you do it?
The usual way is to highlight the star symbol on the address bar, but this will only be helpful if you want to bookmark a single page. If you want to bookmark all the open pages/tabs, just go to Bookmarks -> Bookmark All Tabs. Similarly you can remove multiple pages from Bookmarks, for this go to Bookmarks -> Bookmark Manager -> Bookmarks Bar. Select all the pages that you want to remove and delete.
#3. You want to remove an unresponsive tab, how to remove it?
Normally you will try to bring up the Windows task manager and try to kill the task. A smarter way is to bring up the Chrome Task Manager from Window -> Task Manager and press “End Process”, for the selected tabs. This will kill the tabs.
#4. How do you know which tab is taking more memory so that you can optimize your browsing?
Go to task manager as above using from Window -> Task Manager. In the bottom you will see a link saying – Stats for Nerds. Click it to see the processes and memory usages.
#5. How to get rid of browser tabs while reading a webpage?
Try the Presentation mode. Go to view -> Enter Presentation Mode. The page is rendered now without any distractions, leaving out the menu and other browser options. This will allow you to focus better on the content.
#6. How can you search on the web directly from chrome browser?
In the Chrome address bar, type – “?” followed by query text and chrome will display the search result from google.com. You don’t have to visit google to do the search.
#8. How would you to increase or decrease page resolution on chrome?
One way is increase or decrease you desktop screen resolution from Desktop settings. The other easy way is to use view -> Zoom in; Zoom out to achieve the resolution that works best for you. You can use + or – to control the size of page display on chrome.
#9. If you see any issue with your chrome browser, how can you reach out to Google support?
Use Help -> Report an issue, you will be presented with a form. Just fill it up and upload the necessary document or screenshot, provide a contact email Id and submit using Send feedback.
#10. Turn Google chrome to a text pad
Type in data:text/html,<html contenteditable> in the browser address bar, and you can type things into the page which is now rendered editable. This trick works on any browser.