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May 28

Google Chrome Tips

If you use Google Chrome as your browser, maybe these 5 tips will help you:

  1.  Use the Google Omnibox (address bar) as a quick calculator.
  • Type a number
  • Type the operator (plus +, minus -, multiplation *, or divison /)
  • And type the second number to see the results.  (Don’t even  press enter.)  Results display.

 

  1. Convert web pages into App Shortcuts, i.e. Make an icon of a webpage on your desktop, start menu, or pin to taskbar.  App shortcuts are handy for frequently visited sites like Gmail, Facebook, etc.  To create an app shortcut:
  • Be on the webpage you want to work with
  • Click on the three bars in the upper right
  • Click on Tools from the drop down menu
  • Select Create application shortcuts
  • Check Pin to Task and uncheck other selections you don’t want
  • Click Create

Try it, if you don’t like it you can right click on the icon on the taskbar, and select Unpin from task to remove it.

 

  1. Dig yourself out of a link hole. Navigating back several pages after you’ve burrowed deep into a website involves several keystrokes.  There is a better way.
  • Click and hold Chrome’s back button to see a list of links you’ve been to. This works with the forward button also.

 

  1. Shrink Tabs into Favicons. Cluttered with tabs?  Google makes it easy to manage favicons and take up less space.
  • Be in the desired tab, then Right click on the tab ex Facebook.
  • Select Pin Tab.  (To unpin, right click the desired tab and select Unpin tab.)

 

 

  1. Multiple Home Pages.  Be sure to not add too many, it will take too long to open.
  • Click on the three bars in the upper right
  • On the drop down, click Settings
  • In the On Startup section, select Open a specific page or set of pages, then click Set pages
  • Enter the current URL or if you went to the page you wanted to set first, then click Use Current Page.
  • Click Ok, then close tab.  When you close the browser and open again, your multiple pages should all display.
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