Since its inception in 2002, Google Chrome has been one ofthe leading web browsers providing us with the super services such as fastbrowsing and cool user interface. Like other browsers, there are a few tricksand shortcuts that would make your browsing more productive thereby improvingyour browsing experience as a whole. Here are some useful tips and tricks to boost your browsingexperience. Omnibox unit converter and calculatorYou can perform unit conversions in the omnibox, withoutswitching to Google search. Just start typing a unit in the omnibox, like “500miles =” and Chrome will suggest a conversion rate, like miles.
If you want adifferent unit than the one suggested, just start typing the unit in theomnibox.You can also calculate math problems on the omnibox, justinsert the math problem in the omnibox and you will receive the result in amatter of seconds. This trick works only if the default search engine isGoogle. Add events in Google CalendarChrome also allows you to add events into your GoogleCalendar from the omnibox. Click the navicon in the upper right hand corner then clickon Settings.
Scroll down to Search and click on “Manage search engines”.At the bottom of the box that pops up, there will be 3 empty boxes for you toadd information. In the first box, enter “Add Calendar Event.” In the secondbox, enter “cal”. In the third box, enter; http://www.
google.com/calendar/event?ctext=+%s+&action=TEMPLATE&pprop=HowCreated%3AQUICKADDClick done and then you can add calendar events directlyfrom the omnibox. To add an event, type cal and press Tab, and enter yourevent. You can even type the event right into the omnibox, like “Pick up Bossfrom the office, 12 p.
m.” Recover your unintentionally closedtabsIf you accidentally close a tab you were still working on,there’s no need to panic, just press Ctrl+Shift+T (Command+Shift+T for MAC) andVoila! Chrome will open the most recently closed tab. You can also right clickon the new tab icon and choose Re-open closed tabs. Search for personal Gmail accountusing omnibarGo to Settings->Manage Search Engine -> Add new searchEngineType the Keyword – Gmail.
com, Name the search engine – Gmailand type this URL – “https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#apps/%s” and click ondone.Now you can search your e-mail in Omni box.You can also do the same for Google Drive with this URL https://drive.google.com/#search/%sIt will increase the efficiency and will reduce the timetaken to search the e-mails.
“Guest browser” featureSimilar to having a guest account in Windows OS, Chrome alsoallows you to create a guest browser to keep your browsing history safe fromyour friends. Chrome-> Settings-> Enabling Guest Browsing -> AddpersonSelect any icon, to add a person.Now there would be a desktop shortcut for Chrome createdwith that person’s name.
You can also access the persons browsing history and managewebsites the person can access.Click on sign in to control and view the websites thisperson visits. Some keyboard Shortcuts: Ctrl/Command + Topens a new tab Ctrl/Command + Wcloses your current tab Ctrl/Command +Shift + T opens your last tab Ctrl/Command + Lhighlights whatever’s in the Omni bar Ctrl/Command + Tabmoves you a tab to the right Ctrl/Command +Shift + Tab moves you a tab to the left