Google Chrome is a new browser, in comparison to it’s competitors. It is the fastest internet browser and rapidly expanding it’s popularity. I have listed some quick tips for you to take better advantage of the browser.
Configuring Multiple Homepages.
You can configure Chrome to load multiple web sites whenever you open the browser. Click the Setting icon and then Options >> Basic and start adding sites to “Open the following pages”.
Use Address Bar as a Calculator!
Just type the mathematical expression, example “400 * 50″ and the results will appear without the no further action.
Google Chrome Task Manager.
You can monitor which sites are leaving your browser (or system) slow, just by pressing [SHIFT] + [Esc] to open the Chrome Task Manager to see how much memory and CPU cycles each tab is consuming.
Take the Test Drive of Multiple Versions of Chrome.
If you want to access all the new features before the final product, download Chrome from here. It makes update of the beta version of Chrome. But if you do not like the idea of installing a browser in beta, you can install the Canary Chrome, the version with more frequent updates, and can be installed along with any version that you are using.
Turn Web Pages into Application Shortcuts.
Application shortcuts open in a dedicated window without browser buttons and are useful for frequently accessed sites, including Gmail, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. To create one, go to the Setting >> Tools >> Create application shortcuts and click the Create button. You will be provided with option to create a shortcut to “Desktop“, “Start Menu” or “Lock the taskbar” according to current URL.
About in Google Chrome.
You can type in the URL of your browser; “About”, “about:DNS” ,”about:cache“, “about:Plugins” ,”about:Memory” ,”about:crash” to have results for monitoring.
This feature allow you to securely browse through the browser windows, because with this feature you would not leave tracks like a ‘browser & search history’ and cookies. So, if you are not sure to visit the sites or do not want others in the workplace know you visit a site, this feature would be useful.
Edit the Code of Any Website in Real Time.
You can modify any web page locally so that the changes are visible only in your PC. Right click anywhere on the page you want to change and select “Inspect element“. Any change you make the tab Elements will appear in real time.
Check the load time of your website.
The Inspect Element option is also the gateway to monitor how fast certain parts of your site load. To check this, go to the option “Inspect Element” and select the tab Network.
One of the problems when we have too many tabs open, we move over them. So Chrome have a feature called favicons. To activate it, simply select the tab of interest and click the right mouse button and select “Pin Tab“. This guide will go to the extreme left of the browser and lost the title leaving only the favicons. If you want to undo the action, left click on the tab favicons in order to right click and select “Unpin Tab“.
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