Google Chrome Productivity Tricks for Better Browsing

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Google Chrome is known for being one of the world's leading internet browsers. If you're looking for ways to improve your browsing experience in Chrome, we've got some ideas. Whether it’s deleting multiple tabs at once or quickly accessing specific pages and tabs in a browser window, there are plenty of productivity tricks that will make your life easier if you use Chrome daily.

Quickly Access Specific Pages and Tabs in a Browser Window

If you find yourself constantly switching between tabs and windows to get your work done, Chrome has a nifty feature that can make this process much more manageable. The keyboard shortcut for opening a new tab is Ctrl+T (or Cmd+T on Windows). To switch between open tabs or windows in Chrome, use the mouse or trackpad to move your cursor over the area where you want it. Then press Ctrl+Tab (Cmd+Tab) or tap Shift+Tab on Macs and PCs, respectively. You can also use this shortcut if you're using multiple browsers together—just hold down Ctrl while clicking on another browser's icon in order to quickly switch between them without having to go through all their menus first!

Delete Multiple Tabs at Once

You can also delete multiple tabs at once. Clicking and dragging on the tab bar will highlight all of the open tabs, allowing you to select them with your mouse. Right-click on a highlighted tab to open its context menu. Then, select "Close tabs" from there, then click on the X in the corner of any automatically-closed tab that appears (this is called "kill-tabs" because it doesn't just close individual windows but also closes its corresponding window).

Cut, Copy, and Paste Between Windows and Across Open Tabs

You can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+X to cut, Ctrl+C to copy, and Ctrl+V to paste. You can also right-click on text within a window and choose Copy from the context menu. The same goes for selecting text on an external webpage: Right-click on any part of it and choose "Select All Selected Text" from the context menu that pops up when you hover over it (or press Alt + T).

Use Chrome to Find Open URLs

If you've ever lost a tab or simply forgotten its URL, there's an easy way to find it again. Just open the Chrome://net-internals/#events page in your browser and type in the URL of the tab that has disappeared. This can be useful if you have multiple tabs open simultaneously and want to see which one is causing trouble. You’ll see a list of events, which includes the tab name and URL. If you click on an event, it will take you directly to that tab.

Create a Bookmarklet for Any Website

A bookmarklet is a small piece of code that you add to your browser and then use on any website. It can be used to send an email or open a new tab in Chrome. To create your own bookmarklet, go to the Chrome Web Store and search for "Bookmarklets." Once you've found one that looks promising, click "Add to Bookmarks Bar." Add it by clicking on its name (it should be highlighted blue), then click "Bookmark this Page." This will save the link so that you can access it later when needed! Now, all we need is some JavaScript code...

Use Chrome's Inspector Tool for Better Browsing

The inspector tool is invaluable and allows you to get more information about a page, such as its source code. You can use the inspector tool to find out where certain elements are on a webpage and even how they are rendered. To access it, right-click on any webpage and select Inspect Element from the menu that appears. This will open up a new window with details about what's happening under each element in your browser window.

Create Shortcuts for Your Favorite Links

When you create a shortcut, it’s like putting your favorite links on the same page. You can then access those links when you need them without opening the browser and finding them manually. This is especially useful if you’re frequently visiting the same site or type of content. To create a shortcut, right-click on the URL of your favorite websites and select “Create Shortcut…” from the context menu. For easy access, you can choose where to save it (Desktop, Taskbar, or Start Menu).

Save Pages to Your Reading List or Saves Them Automatically for Later Access

You can save pages to your reading list and automatically add them to your bookmarks. To do this, open Chrome's Settings page by clicking the three vertical dots in the top right corner of your screen and selecting "Settings." Click "Show advanced settings..." from here and scroll down until you see "Reading lists." Under that section, click "Add bookmarks" or press Ctrl+D (or Cmd+D on Macs). You can also save pages directly from another browser like Gmail, Twitter, or Facebook by copying them into a note on those sites and then exporting it as a text file to import into Google Chrome later.

Block Pop-Ups and Other Annoyances with Adult or Child Safety Features in Chrome

If you’re a parent and have children who are old enough to use the Internet, you may want to block pop-ups in Chrome. The built-in tool is called “Content Blocking.” You can enable this feature by going to settings, clicking “Content Blockers” (located beneath the Security section), then checking off Content Blocking under the Block Popup box. To turn this on or off, open Google Chrome and click on your profile icon at the top right corner of your browser window; this will open up your settings page, where you can change various aspects of how you use Google Chrome, including extensions, sync settings, etcetera! Select Extensions from here –> Settings –> Content Blocking –> Enabled/Disabled (note: disabled means no blocking is enabled). Click the "Add Extension" button below the extension bar at the bottom left corner of the screen when logging into another user account; follow the instructions given thereon screen after choosing whether it should be installed automatically without user intervention required during the installation process.

Disable Cookies, Cache, and Download History

One of the first steps to better browsing is to clear your browser's cookies, cache, and download history. This can be done by going to Chrome's settings page and selecting what you want to remove from the list (e.g., cookies, cache, or download history). Once you've selected everything on the list that you want to be cleared, click "Clear data."

Change How Fast the Browser Boots Up

If you're tired of having to wait for your browser to load, Chrome has a solution. You can change how fast it starts up by going to settings and clicking on Advanced. Then, click on Set Pages Under the Hood and select "Set Startup Pages." From there, you can add any page or site that you would like to have load faster than usual when opening up Chrome.

Set a Default Search Engine in Chrome

To set a default search engine in Chrome, go to Settings > Advanced. Click on the “Search” heading, then select “Set Default Search Engine” (you can also click on this link). Type in Google and press Enter on your keyboard—Chrome will now use Google as its default search engine whenever you type something into the address bar.

Getting Used to Chrome

Now that you know all of these Chrome productivity tricks, it’s time to put them into practice. Just remember one thing: if you haven’t been using Chrome for long enough, you may need to start off with a clean slate. That means deleting all your browsing history and cookies before trying out any new features or tools. You can also do this by going into Settings and selecting Clear Browsing Data in the drop-down menu next to History > Clear Browsing Data on Startup option (if available). Once you’re done with that, go ahead and give yourself some time to get used to Google Chrome by making sure it loads quickly on startup and has smooth scrolling!

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