7 Cool Chrome Tricks & Tips You Might Not Know

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Some cool Chrome tricks

Hello everyone, as most of you know, Google Chrome is one of the most popular default browsers used by millions of people across the globe. And there are many reasons behind it. It is easy to use, and its list of various hacks would enhance a user’s experience.

In this blog, we will talk about some super cool tips that would surely surprise you. Chrome comes with some excellent features that one can use in everyday life.

If you are not aware of this already, we will enlighten you about the same. In this regard, you need to know that more than 65% of Internet users use Google Chrome as their primary browser.

However, if you want to know about some other browsers, you can click on this article by Forbes. Here, they have talked about other browsers, such as Vivaldi, Microsoft Edge, etc.

Here are some awesome hacks that would make your browsing easier and better!

Pin tabs

While we are working, we have to open a lot of tabs. Sometimes we need to keep multiple tabs open so that you can we can gather information from them. But if you need to close some while making sure you don’t lose something, you can pin them to Chrome. You can pin a tab by right-clicking on it and choosing ‘pin’. This will allow you to turn the tab into a smaller icon on the left that will remain there even if you close and reopen the window. Then, you can drag to reorder the same.

Add a custom search engine

If you don’t know about the Google Chrome custom search engine, let us take you through the same. To switch your default search engine, open your browser. Then go to settings and tap on the search engine. You can then select the search engine of your choice and click on OK.

Screenshot on Google Chrome

Screenshots are so valuable in today’s day! Whether you want to save a picture from Pinterest or get a screenshot as a reminder to complete a task, we cannot do without screenshots.

Here’s how to screenshot on Google Chrome. All you need to do is hit Control + Shift + I (on a PC) or Command + Option + I (on the Mac). The Element Inspector will pop up.

Next, press Ctrl + Shift + P (for a PC), or Command + Shift + P (for the Mac). You can now search for the list of developer tools.

Next, type “screenshot”

Select the type of screenshot from the four options available. And then, your screenshot will be saved.

Utilize and make the most of Google Omnibox

Have you heard about Google Omnibox? It is way beyond just displaying the URL and allowing you to search. It can even give you access to perform mathematical calculations. So if you do not have answers to certain questions, it will help you solve the same. You will get the search result automatically. Isn’t it a cool trick? It will be very useful if you are studying, giving tuitions, etc.

Save web pages as PDF files

You might not know this beforehand, but yes, you can save web pages as PDF files as well. This is extremely useful if you are a student or a working professional. This way, you can go through the document later on in your free time. For this, all you need to do is go to the page you want to download and then click on the print button in the three dots menu. After that, tap on “save as PDF”. Finally, you have to click on the save/ print button.

Find words with the help of an option

If you want to find particular words in Chrome, you can use the Find in Page option. Press Control + F and type the words in the search bar which appears. It is a great tool that helps you find a certain word on a particular document or site. All you need to do is swipe up and down on the right bar to scroll through the matches quickly.

Speed up downloads with parallel downloading

Google Chrome offers you a wide variety of features. Here, you can speed up downloads with parallel downloading when it comes to large files. Parallel downloading breaks the file into various parts so that the downloading can take place simultaneously. This particular technique also boosts overall speed.

Open ‘chrome://flags’

On typing ‘parallel’ in the search box, ‘parallel downloading’ will appear

Tap on Default and choose the ‘Enable’ option from the dropdown menu.

Next, click on ‘Relaunch Now’ to enable parallel downloading.

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