Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Life Easier
Chrome has a lot of hidden features, some of which are not too easy to find. Do note, however, these features are continued or discontinued as what Google feels appropriate. Some features are handier than others, but there is always one feature that’s loved by all. Let us find out which feature do you prefer!
Drag Multiple Tabs at Once
Most of us are conversant with the facility to drag and drop Chrome tabs into their own browser windows, or mix and match them between browser windows, but you might be unaware that it can be done with more than one tab at a time. All you need to do is press down the Ctrl key and click on all the tabs you wish to move and you can move them as one.
Omnibox doubles up as Calculator
You might be unaware, Google will evaluate basic math in the search bar. But, did you know that you could do the same in your omnibox without accessing Google! Type in a basic math problem and the correct answer will appear in the suggestions below the omnibox without pressing enter.
This is useful only if your default omnibox search is Google, it will not be active if you default is, say Yahoo or Bing.
Drag to Search
Highlighting a word and doing a drag and drop is primarily the same as performing a cut and paste, so all you need to do is highlight a word or phrase and drag it into the omnibox to do a web search. On the other hand, just right-click on highlighted word or phrase and you will prompted to do a Google-search.
Use Key Commands to Browse Through Tabs
Want to avoid using the mouse to move to another tab, all you need to do is hold down the Control key and a number 1 through 9. Each number is linked with a different tab starting with 1 all the way to the left and moving through 9 tabs as you move to the right.
Open Particular Pages at Start
We know you want some specific sites to be easily accesible every time you logon to the web. All you need to do is set Chrome up to open those same websites every time you start up. In the Settings menu, go to the section “On Startup” and choose the option to “Open a specific page or set of pages.” Next to that option is a “Set pages” link, which permits you to choose particular sites that will open up the minute you are on the web.
Automatically Download Files to Your Desktop
If you want quick access to a file you just downloaded and do not want to open not an additional window to access it. All you have to do is have every file automatically download to your desktop for quick access.
Go to Settings (chrome: //settings/), scroll down and click the Advanced Settings link, and then scroll down to Downloads. There you have a choice as where files can automatically download to.
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by techtalks @TechTalks October 20, 2015 9:52 AM UTC