Chrome browser Smart use Tips & Features
Be it a smartphone or a Windows PC, Chrome is the world’s number one browser most commonly used for Internet surfing. You will be very surprised to know that ‘Chrome Browser’ has many such features, using which it can be made even smarter. If you have an Android or smart phone, or a Windows PC, then there cannot be a better browser than the Chrome browser. Today in internet world, most of the chrome browser is used for internet surfing. Google’s Chrome browser is very easy to use and it works the fastest. This is the reason that despite using other browsers on mobile, people use Chrome browser more. But you do not know that this browser is not only fast and easy, but also very smart. There are many such features in it, which have been introduced slightly hidden. By using these features, you can make your Chrome browser even smarter.
Browsers offer us a window into the magical world of the internet, and they do far more than you realize. It’s not just about visiting web pages anymore— browsers function as something of an operating system in their own right, which is really not all that far off with Chrome OS now powering Google’s Chromebooks.
While there is still plenty of debate over which web browser is the best, there’s certainly something special about the sleek, minimalist package known as Google Chrome. And the data shows that most users agree: According to Net Applications, most internet users are on Chrome, and it’s not particularly close.
One of the reasons for Chrome’s popularity is its clean, polished UI and its versatility. While Chrome’s abilities multiply greatly when you consider the near-bottomless library of extensions, there’s a bounty of stock functionality embedded all throughout Chrome’s guts you may not even know about.
Check out the list below for tricks hidden inside Chrome that you really need to be using.
If you use someone else’s PC, someone else’s phone or internet cafe to use the internet, you will never want anyone else to see the history of what you have searched. In such a situation, you can resort to incognito mode. This feature will be found in the menu of the browser. It is also known as Private Browsing. Go to the menu for private browsing in the Chrome browser. In this, the second option below will be found with incognito mode.
Do not track:
Perhaps you will not know that whatever you surf in mobile or PC, Google tracks it. However, this track is done for your betterment, so that Google can offer better services for you. If you do not want anyone to track what you are using on the Chrome browser, then you can avoid it by using the Do Not Track. To enable this, go to the settings of the browser and select the Privacy tab.
Share Chrome With Guest Mode
Chrome syncs your bookmarks, history, passwords, and settings across multiple devices. By keeping your account synced, you will be automatically signed into Gmail, YouTube, Search, and other Google services. It can also prove invaluable if you lose your phone or need to migrate to a new device.
However, if someone needs to borrow your device for a time, you probably don’t want them having access to all your information. In this case, set them up with a guest profile using Chrome’s Guest Mode. Click your icon in the top-right corner of the browser and click Guest. A new window will open declaring that you have entered Guest Mode. When finished, close out the window and all browsing history, cookies, and other site data will be removed from Chrome.
Save Offline Page:
This is a very special service of Chrome browser. In this, you can read the save page offline without internet. However, in Chrome browser, this service is not by offline name, but for this you will have to make a bit of effort. You have to open the page online and save it in PDF. For this, go to the menu first. A print option will appear there, click it. PDF option will be available as soon as you give the print command. You save it. You can also save it to internal memory or microSD card. You can read the PDF file by zooming and you can also share it.
We are going to tell you the most special features of Chrome browser. If you are fond of the game then it will be very interesting for you. If internet does not run on desktop or mobile, then you must have got annoyed with it. But after today, it will probably not happen to you, but if the internet is closed then you will enjoy more. You can play dinosaur games on mobile or PC on Chrome browser. This is an offline game, which will only come when the internet is turned off. It is a fun and easy to play game.
Many websites and apps track your location during internet usage, so that the services you need can be provided near you. If you do not want anyone to track your location, you can also turn it off and avoid having the location tracked. For this, go to the menu of the browser. From there choose the setting.
Delete Your Chrome History
If you want to clear out your browsing history, click the three-dot icon on the top-right corner and select More tools > Clear browsing data (or press Control-Shift-Delete on a PC and shift-Command-Delete on a Mac). In the pop-up window, you can delete everything or select specific types of information you want to delete, like browsing history, cookies and other site data, and cached images and files. Click the Advanced tab to zap download history, passwords and other sign-in data, autofill form data, site settings, and hosted app data.
This service is especially special for mobiles. In this, you work on mobile networks, where you have limited data. In such a situation, through data saver, you can save a lot of data from being spent. Going to the settings of Google Chrome browser, at the bottom, you will see the option of data saver. Turn it on This will also make your browsing a bit faster.
In mobile you use pinch to zoom, but on desktop you do not get this option. However, you can enable it with the Chrome browser. For this, you have to go to the settings of the browser. Select accessibility from there. In this, you will get the option of force zoom, turn it on. However, now the website can be zoomed in and out with the mouse on the desktop and the trackpad on the laptop.
Cast Your Screen
You know you can use your Chromecast to cast content from video-streaming services like Netflix and Hulu from your phone to your TV. But you can also beam what you’re seeing on your PC screen to the TV with Chrome’s built-in Cast functionality. The most direct way to do this is to right-click anywhere in Google Chrome and select Cast. You can also get to it via the three-dot icon on the top right. In the pop-up window, select the Chromecast-enabled device on which you’d like your browser window to appear.
Do you know that Google can be searched even while surfing the page on Chrome? There is no need to open tabs separately for this. If you are on a page and touch the word you want to search for a while. With that the word will come with Google people below. As soon as you touch the Google logo, you can search while staying on the same page. This search comes down in half. This feature of Chrome browser makes searching easy.
Integrated YouTube Control
Chrome now allows you to control YouTube no matter what tab is currently open. When playing a video on the platform, the browser menu will feature a music note icon. Click it to see what you’re currently playing. Either control playback right from this pop-up window or click the video’s title to force YouTube open.
Search Directly Inside Sites With the Omnibox
You can search through many websites without actually navigating to them, as long as they’re in your list of search engines. This trick is beneficial if you wanted, for example, to go directly to the Wikipedia article on orangutans without visiting Google.com or Wikipedia’s front page.
First, go to Settings > Search engine > Manage search engines. There, you’ll see your default search engine (the one Chrome uses whenever you type a query into the omnibox), other sites already available for quick searches, as well as the option to add other websites to the list.
So, for quick Wikipedia searches, click Add under Manage search engines and add the site. Then, the next time you type “Wikipedia.org” in the omnibox, on the far right, you’ll see a prompt telling you to press tab to search within the site. Once you press the tab button, you’ll see search Wikipedia written in blue on the left side of the omnibox; type your query and Chrome will only search within Wikipedia.
This function isn’t specific to reference or search sites. You can use the omnibox to search directly through nearly any site — as long as it’s included in your managed list of search engines. Chrome will automatically add these “keyword searches” to any site you visit.