Google Chrome Tips and Latest Features 2019: A web browser is one of the most important software applications for accessing information on the World Wide Web. There are a lot of browsers with awesome features and popularity. Among them, Google Chrome is the most popular Browser by Internet giant Google. It is a very simple, secure, and faster browser which focuses on the enhanced performance of web applications. Hundreds of useful extensions can be downloaded for free from Chrome Store and can be used for personal use. Google Chrome provides a lot of features and tips for its users. But most of the users are unaware of it. This article provides important tips and features provided by Google Chrome.
- Pin Tab
In Chrome. there is an option to pin a tab that can minimize the tab to display only the icon. This option also avoids tabs lost on the side of the screen when you have numerous tabs open at one time.
- Avoid Tracking With Incognito Mode
When you go Incognito, your browser doesn’t keep track of browsing history, nor will it store any browsing cookies. To open an incognito window in Chrome, follow the steps:
- Open the chrome on your device
- click the three-dot icon on the top-right of the browser
- select “New incognito window“
- Move Multiple Tabs
There are times when we have a number of tabs opened in Chrome on your device and to reduce the clutter, we decide to move some particular tabs to a new window. However, chances are, you are doing it by dragging each tab to a new window one by one, which is an annoying process. Chrome provides a feature that helps you to easily move multiple tabs in Chrome. For doing this follow the steps:
- Press hold the Ctrl key
- Then, select the tabs you want to move.
- Once done, just drag the tabs wherever you want. You can even use the Shift key to select a range of tabs in Chrome.
- Add Calendar Events from Omnibox
Chrome’s Omnibox aka the address bar packs in a lot of functionality. You can use the Omnibox to do calculations, check the weather, convert units, start the timer, search into websites directly and more. Moreover, you can use the Omnibox for more advanced tasks like sending an email or saving an event to the Calendar. For adding calendar just follow the steps:
- Open the Google Chrome browser on your device
- Click on the three dots menu on the top right of the screen
- Then click on settings
- Click on “Manage search engines” in the Search engine section.
- Next, just scroll down and click on the Add button next to “Other search engines”.
- In the first box, add a name like “Google Calendar Event” and add a keyword,
- Once done, paste this link “http://www.google.com/calendar/event?ctext=+%s+&action=TEMPLATE&pprop=HowCreated%3AQUICKADD ” in the third box.
- Then, click on “Add”.
- Then, just type “Calendar” in the Omnibox and press Tab.
- Then, just type your event details in natural language and press Enter.
- The Google Calendar page should then open up with all your details. You can just press “Save” here to save the event.
- Block Chrome Notifications
Chrome’s notifications feature is pretty great, however, it can get annoying too. For blocking Google notifications, just follow the steps:
- Open Google Chrome
- Then click on the three dots menu on the top right of the screen
- Then, click on “Show advanced settings“.
- Then, go to “Content Settings” in the Privacy section
- Then, click on the “Notifications” section.
- Then, choose to “not allow any site to show notifications“.
- If you want to block notifications from a particular website, click on Site Settings under settings
- Then click on Notifications, where you will find websites that bring you notifications.
- Then tap on a site and in the permissions section, choose “Block”.
- Open Accidentally Closed Tabs
Sometimes you mistakenly closed some tabs, Chrome provides a feature that allows you to make it possible to get it all back. For this, follow the steps:
- Just right-click on another open tab
- Then, select “Reopen closed tab” or press Control-Shift-T and Chrome will reopen any recently closed tabs
- If you closed an entire window, with all your precious pinned tabs, open or click on a new Chrome window and select “Reopen closed window.”
- Open Specific Pages at Start
If you always navigate to the same pages on the web, Chrome makes it easy to have them open every time you fire up Google’s browser. For this, follow the steps:
- Open Chrome on your device
- Then, click on the Settings menu
- Then, scroll down to the “On Startup” section and tick the box next to “Open a specific page or set of pages.”
- Now, you can add a new page to your startup menu. Those sites will always open in separate tabs whenever you load up Chrome.
- You can also choose to “Continue where you left off,” which will load up the browsing session you had going before you closed the window.