The most popular web browser on the planet is Google Chrome. This is so because it is very easy to use, lightning-fast, and possesses a tonne of hidden tricks and features that most people are not aware of. You'll learn how top maximize the use of the functionalities of your Google Chrome web browser in this post.
Hidden tips and tricks of Google Chrome that every one should know
The most popular web browser currently on the planet is Google Chrome. It is a US search company's web browser which has gone above the competition from the likes of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari. Access to the California-based company's search functionality as well as simple customisation options are being offered by Google Chrome. It also offers to its users a plethora of hidden tricks and features.
Here's how to get the most from your web browser
1. Watch Movies On Your Television
Google Chrome is an excellent media player. You can drag and drop an image or video file into a new tab to start playback. You can also cast your video to the big screen by heading to the Chrome Settings menu, then tapping Cast, if you want to watch on a bigger screen.
2. Hidden T-Rex Game
An addictive little game has been programmed by Google into one of the most annoying screens on Chrome.
Whenever you get a warning from Chrome that it is "Unable To Connect To The Internet", simply tap on the spacebar to launch an endless running game. Tap on the spacebar again to make the sprinting dinosaur jump over the obstacles. Google Chrome has a hidden game when users are offline
3. Re-Open Tabs You've Accidentally Closed
You don't have to worry about any tap that you've accidentally closed. Simply go to File, and then click on 'Reopen closed tap' to bring it back.
4. Navigate Your Tabs Without A Mouse
By holding down the Control key (or Command on macOS), you can retire your mouse and then tapping any number keys between 1 and 9. Each of these numbers is associated with a different tab in your Chrome browser, with 1 starting all the way to the left.
5. Compose an Email from your Address Bar
Google Chrome is really a one-stop-shop kind of application. By typing mailto, followed by the email address of your recipient into the address bar and hitting enter, speeds up your email. Chrome will launch your default mail client, with the recipient already filled-out.
6. Clear Your Browsing, Cookies and Cached data
If you've been embarrassed by your recent Google Chrome activity, type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar and hit enter. You can then choose exactly what data to ditch, and save yourself from any embarrassment.
7. Go Incognito
If you want to avoid having to replicate the last tip, do your browsing in an Incognito tab. This means that Google will not save your web history or form data. To load a new Incognito tab, head to File, and then New Incognito Window.
8. Find Android Smartphones
If you've misplaced your Android smartphone and you're struggling to find it, just type Find My Phone into the address bar and Google will launch a page that helps you locate your missing mobile. But, you'll have to be logged in with the same account across both browsers to be able to make use of this feature.
9. Personalise Chrome
Paste the following URL in your address bar, https://chrome.google.com/webstore?hl=en&category=theme, in order to redecorate your Google Chrome web browser with a new look from the Chrome Theme store.
10. Cast To The Big Screen
If you love doing your web browsing on a bigger screen, the latest version of Google Chrome allows you to share whatever is on your screen with a ChromeCast with just a few clicks. Just navigate to the tab you'd like to see on your TV, then click on the Chrome Settings menu, followed by Cast.
11. Do A Barrel Roll
This one will be appreciated by anyone who has ever played Nintendo's classic video game Star Fox. By typing the phrase 'Do A Barrel Roll' into the address bar and hit Enter, your Google search results will mimic the classic N64 evasive manoeuvre.