If your favorite browser is the one developed by the Californian firm, you cannot miss the following guide with the best tips and tricks for Google Chrome, the platform that allows you to access practically any website. Strictly speaking, the list could be endless, so we will start with some general recommendations to make your browsing more efficient and safe. In any case, we will be adding more tips and tricks in the coming weeks.
Underlined web pages
For when you find an important paragraph or text on a page or website, and want to share it, you can do it more intuitively, thanks to a new Google extension for Chrome. Having installed Link to the text fragment, all you have to do is select the section that interests you, right-click on the mouse on it, and click on the option Copy link to selected text. What follows is to send the link generated to a contact, so that they can specifically see the area you underlined, as shown in the image below. At the moment, this feature works in Chrome and, moderately, in Edge.
From web page to PDF file
At some point, trust us, you are going to need to save a web page as a PDF file. To carry out this process, go to the article or site that you are interested in transforming; press the three dots located in the upper right corner and choose To print. In the new interface, on the tab Destination, Choose Save as PDFwhile pages, decide if you only want to save certain pages of the generated file or all of them.
It happens that several of the innovations announced for the browser, such as the fact of grouping tabs, come first Chrome Beta, which, in addition, has weekly updates. If you want the chance to use the upcoming features before they are released to everyone, download this version, available on both desktop and mobile, iOS and Android.
For further customization, you can set a photo and name to have in Chrome. After all, if it’s your default browser, you’re sure to spend several hours a day here, right? Click on the three points at the top right, select Setting and, in the section Google and youchoose Chrome name and photo. There you can indicate the ones that you like the most.
Total change of appearance
And if you want to get more fully into the Chrome aspect, select from various themes, from some “very dark” to others more minimalist. Go to the Chrome Web Store to choose your favorite.
Recovery of closed tabs
It can happen to all of us: accidentally closing a tab. Fortunately, the command Ctrl + Shift + T It allows you to recover it without any problem, which avoids going to the browsing history and, consequently, wasting time.
Sometimes you do it for convenience or because you don’t have a password manager: save your new passwords in Chrome. To see how many you have stored and manage them, go to Setting, locate the section Autocomplete and click Passwords. For greater security, as of December 2019, the browser warns you if your user names and passwords they are compromised in some data gap, in addition to suggesting that you change them.
Search on a page
It happens that sometimes you want to see the content that has been published on a topic on a specific page. To do this, in the search bar, type the address of the site, leave a space, type the term for which you want to receive information and press Enter. This trick, in addition to saving time, is sometimes more efficient than going to the search engine for the page in question.
Your favorite sites in one click
Do you always open the same pages at the beginning of your day? Let Chrome do the work for you, as you can tell different sites to start when you launch your browser. To set them, go to Setting, locate the section When opening and check the box Open a specific page or set of pages.
Set a different search engine
To find the information you need, Chrome uses the default home search engine, Google, however, it is possible to use another one, from Bing to DuckDuckGo. All you have to do to change it is go to Setting, go to the section of Seeker and select the one of your preference in Search engine used in the address bar.
And your downloads?
If it happens to you very often that you cannot find the various downloads you make from Chrome, go to the place where you can see these. Click on the top three points and then on downloads (they appear in chronological order).
In Chrome, you can use various shortcuts to carry out actions more quickly. Below, we show you some of the most popular ones.
|one. Open a new window||Ctrl + N||⌘ + N|
|two. Open a new tab||Ctrl + T||⌘ + T|
|3. Open Chrome history||Ctrl + H||⌘ + Y|
|Four. Access downloads||Ctrl + J||⌘ + Shift + J|
|5. Go to the address bar||Ctrl + L or Alt + D or F6||⌘ + L|
|6. Reload current page||F5 or Ctrl + R||⌘ + Shift + R|
|7. Stop page load||Esc||Esc|
|8. Save site as bookmark||Ctrl + D||⌘ + D|
|9. Search with another search engine||Write the name of a search engine and press Tabulator||Write the name of a search engine and press Tab|
Check your bookmarks
How long have you not checked your bookmarks? Do you know how many you have? The good news is that you can manage them so that you are left with only the ones that are worth it and, consequently, you have a “cleaner” browser. To see them all, use the following shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + O.
Don’t forget about your extensions either
Having the extensions that you only really use will improve your user experience. It is possible to know how many you have and remove those that you have not used in a long time in a simple way, without complications: click on the top three points, go to More tools and, in the menu that opens, choose Extensions.
If you really love a site, surely you want to have a direct access to it on your desktop. To do this, go to the page that interests you in Chrome, click on the three points located in the upper right corner of the browser, choose More tools and select Create Shortcut.
If you accepted notifications from a site by mistake, don’t worry, you can block them again. Go to the page you don’t want to receive alerts for, click on the padlock icon located in the address bar and select Website settings; In the interface that is displayed, you can erase from the data to the permissions that you have granted it.
* Article updated by Luis Miguel Paredes on June 23, 2020.