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Top Five Google Chrome Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts

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One of most popular web browser among all is Google Chrome. Millions of users are associated with it and availing its benefits. It provides an inbuilt feature of security for its users.

But you should be aware of online security related issues so that you can browse safely without harming your PC. Schemes of anti-malware are playing a vital role in this context. Contact me for more details. (See resource box below).

Here are the top five Google chrome tips, tricks and solutions:

  1. Tricks of Omni Box

The address bar of Google Chrome is called as omni box. Generally, you use this bar for typing the URL but you can use it for other purposes as well. Calculator, Paste, search, and Unit converting options come under this category. Whenever you will perform the function of right click on the address bar, a drop down will appear that will provide you options such as paste and go.

  1. Task Manager of Chrome

You can easily access the task manager of Google Chrome by clicking on the option located at the extreme right side at the top. By pressing Shift +esc, you can also perform the same function. By using this option, you will come to know about the tasks currently going on in the Chrome browser. It will provide you the information related to the RAM of the PC too. Plus, you can easily close any task that is going on at that very point of time.

  1. Saving webpage in PDF format

With the help of Chrome, you can easily save your webpage in PDF format on the PC. You can use the shortcut key Control+P that will redirect you to the print window in that case. You can use the save button for saving your document on the desktop of your PC. You can easily edit the dimensions and properties of that document like margins, layout of pages, and etc.

  1. Use of incognito for browsing other than Omni box

Whenever you search something on Google, then it automatically goes into the historical details linked with it. If you are not comfortable with this type of recording system, you can use incognito for browsing privately. The shortcut key for this is Control + Shift + N. Otherwise there is an option given on the right hand side of omnibox from where you can open the Google Chrome incognito window.

  1. Trick to use auto fill option

You can adjust this setting by clicking on preferences and then choosing advanced settings. Then you can click the check box meant for this purpose only. It would be under the Settings of Managing autofill and saved passwords. In this way, you can save your IDs and passwords previously entered by you. You need not to type them repeatedly as they would appear as a drop down list below the column for entering these details. In this way, you can easily open your required mail or any other stuff online.

Google Chrome App Store

Google Chrome App Store

In connection to the previous post on custom themes for your Chrome browser, here’s something about the Google Chrome app store!

 

Here you’ll find various types of apps you can install right on your Chrome browser so you won’t have to individually visit each website every time you need to use the site’s services. You can take advantage of the apps straight from your browser. You won’t have to download and install the apps as well. A shortcut will be added to your browser.

 

Google Chrome App Store

some popular apps in the Google Chrome App Store

 

Apps are categorized based on function. Some of which include the following:

  • Business Tools
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Games
  • Lifestyle
  • News & Weather
  • Productivity
  • Social & Communication
  • Utilities

Each category is further classified into additional classifications which are as follows:

Business Tools

  • Accounting & Finance
  • HR, Legal & Logistics
  • Marketing & Analytics
  • Sales & CRM

Education

  • Academic Resources
  • Family
  • Foreign Resources
  • Teacher & Admin Tools

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Music & Radio
  • Online Video
  • Photos
  • TV & Movies

Games

  • Arcade & Action
  • Board & Card
  • Puzzle & Brain
  • Role Playing Strategy
  • Sports Games
  • Virtual Worlds

Lifestyle

  • Astrology
  • Food & Health
  • Money
  • Religion
  • Shopping
  • Travel

News & Weather

  • News Reporting
  • Social News
  • Sports
  • Weather Forecasts

Productivity

  • Creative Tools
  • Developer Tools
  • Office Applications
  • Search & Browsing Tools
  • Task Management

Social & Communication

  • Blogging
  • Chat & IM
  • Email & Contacts
  • Phone & SMS
  • Social Networking

Utilities

  • Alarms & Clocks
  • Bookmarks
  • Calculators
  • Dictionaries
  • Notepads

Extensions category on the other hand let you have access to several apps that are useful in different activities including the following:

  • Accessibility
  • Blogging
  • By Google
  • Developer Tools
  • Fun
  • News & Weather
  • Photos
  • Productivity
  • Search Tools
  • Shopping
  • Social & Communication
  • Sports

Themes are categorized based on artist or by Google’s arrangement.

Scroll up through the navigation panel once again and look up apps through these labels:

  • Home
  • Popular
  • From your circles
  • Trending
  • Collections

You may also search for applications through the drop down arrow sorted based on what’s recommended, popular, trending, and rating.

Based on all categories mentioned, you now have an idea about the apps which can be installed on your Chrome browser. Find out all applications and extensions you can install when you visit the Google Chrome app store!

Google Chrome Custom Themes

Google Chrome custom themes

If you’re using Chrome as your browser, spice up your web browsing activity by installing Google Chrome custom themes!

 

Google Chrome custom themes

Angry Birds theme

 

Here’s how it’s done:

1. Simply open a new tab on your Google Chrome browser. This is done by simply clicking on that rectangular icon beside the currently open tab. You may also right click on the current tab and look for the New Tab option. Don’t type in anything on the address bar yet.

2. Click on the Web Store icon on the lower right hand side of the screen. The Chrome Web Store then displays.

3. Scroll down the navigation panel on the left side of the screen. Choose Themes, which is the last option on the list. Available themes for your Chrome browser are then displayed.

4. You may sort the list based on what’s recommended (default), popular, trending, and rating. You may also scroll down and simply select among countless options. The number of users who’ve installed a theme is indicated below the theme name itself.

Themes vary in terms of resolution to fit your screen. Some are 1920 x 1080, 1680 x 1050, and 1024 x 768.

You can install themes featuring Hollywood stars, movies, music artists, sports players, cars, anime, cartoon, popular brands and personalities, nature, and so much more.

So go get your Google chrome custom themes now!