Here at Gata Labs, Google Chrome is our default browser and we recommend all of our clients use it. We have learned a few tips and tricks that we believe can be very useful for anyone like us who use Google Chrome everyday.
Shortcuts are quick keyboard commands that you can use to save time. Below I have listed a few that can make things a little easier.
<Ctrl> + <N> – pressing this will open a brand new window for you.
<Ctrl> + <T> – this function will open a new tab
<Ctrl> + <W> – this will close the current tab you have open
<Ctrl> + <H> – If you ever need to go back to a website but just cannot remember the address, browser history is very useful. This will show your browser history in the tab
<Ctrl> + <Shift> + <M> – This will allow you to switch profiles or even go incognito (more on incognito below)
<Ctrl> + <Shift> + <T> – pressing these buttons together will open the previous tab you just closed. I know there have been far too many times where I close a tab by accident before I am done. Using this tab will open it right back up.
<Shift> + <Left Click> – will open a link in a new window
<Alt> + <Enter> – Press this key combination after entering a website address and it will open your website in a new tab
2. The Omnibox
Essentially, a fancy term for address bar but the omnibox is a wonderful feature of Google Chrome. Not only do you enter your URLs into it but you can also search Google directly from it. Just enter your search term and it will search Google for you. Reading something and want to look it up? Well just select it and drag it into the box – no need to type! Need to do a quick calculation? Just type it into the box (e.g. =42 x 7). It’s an amazing tool.
Incognito allows you to browse the internet privately without saving any records. A cool use of incognito mode is it allows you to sign into a website with a different account. This means you are able to sign in to Twitter, Facebook or Gata Labs with two different accounts. You may want to make use of incognito mode while using Gata Labs so you can sign into one account with notifications enabled and a second (or even the same account) with notifications disabled.
These are just a few tricks and tips we have come across that we think will be useful for you. Let us know any tricks you find useful when using Google Chrome!