Become A Chrome Hotshot With This Google Chrome Crib Sheet
Do you have any friends or family members that have never heard of Google Chrome? Do you want to look like a Chrome expert, and mesmerize those Web 2.0 neophytes with some slick tips and tricks? Read on, young padawan.
Google's ascendant web browser has a plethora of useful, but not well-known, features that, once mastered, will make you your office's go-to Chrome guy or gal.
Set Multiple Startup Pages
Not happy with just one website loading when you start your browser? Try ten. To have multiple sites open every time you start your browser, click the Wrench icon and select Tools | Options, and under the Basics | On startup section, select Open the following pages: and either click Add to enter your choices, or click Use current pages to automatically select your currently loaded sites.
Math At Your Fingertips
It turns out you can use Chrome's Omnibar, in conjunction with the Google Suggest feature, as an incredibly handy calculator. Just type in your calculation and the answer will instantly appear in the drop down search suggestions.
Identify Problematic Tabs
If you suspect that one of your tabs is bogging down your Chrome experience, just press Shift+Esc to open Chrome's included Task Manager to view the memory and CPU cycle usage of each tab.
Test Multiple Versions Of ChromeWant to try some bleeding edge features of Chrome before they hit the stable release channel without having to overwrite your reliable installed version? Try out Chrome's Canary build, the most frequently updated version of Chrome that installs alongside whatever version of Chrome you are running.
Create App Shortcuts From WebpagesIf you want a Web service to act more like a traditional client-side application, Chrome has the ability to create app shortcuts that open in windows that lack traditional Web browser buttons. To create one, click on the Wrench icon, followed by Tools | Create application shortcuts..., check off where you would like the shortcuts placed, and select the Create button.
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