10 Google Chrome Tricks and Shortcuts You Should Know

Google Chrome¬† –it’s one of the most lightweight, fast, and secure web browsers you can get in the market right now. Google Chrome provides so many useful features, tricks, and shortcuts to utilize your tasks even better. It features dark mode, Chrome extensions, password manager, group tab management, keyboard shortcuts, and more. In this article, we will discuss the 10 Google Chrome Tricks and Shortcuts that you should know.

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Google Chrome Tricks and Shortcuts

There are so many tips and tricks you can perform in the Chrome browser. However, we have mentioned only the best Chrome tricks that you don’t know. So, with that being said, let’s explore it.

1. Incognito Mode

Incognito allows users to go private browsing. It won’t let your browser save your search history, cookies and site data, and other information. However, those websites you visit and the internet service provider (ISP) will still be able to see view your searches. To open Incognito mode in Google Chrome, simply press Ctrl+Shift+N from your desktop’s keyboard.

Also readHow To Setup Free VPN Extension in Chrome Browser

2. Chrome Task Manager

Chrome provides an inbuilt task manager that can be used to manage all the tabs and other running processes inside the Chrome browser. It can be accessed by simply holding down both Shift+Esc keys simultaneously.

3. Reading List

Reading List is a really useful feature in Google Chrome that can be accessed from the top right corner toggle. In Reading List, you can add your favorite articles or blogs for reading them later. So next time, instead of adding sites into bookmarks, just use this feature. You can quickly add site articles into the reading list, just open a web article >then, click on the Star (bookmark) symbol on the right side of the URL bar > lastly, click on Add to reading list. Now, you can simply access or delete your articles from the reading list option on the top left.

4. Pin Tabs

Google Chrome lets users pin individual tabs on top of the URL bar to access it later quickly. To pin any Chrome tab, just right-click on the tab > and click on Pin. Or, you can right-click on the tab and press P from the keyboard. This will pin your tab on top of the URL bar.

5. View/Recover Recent Tabs

If you’re using Google Chrome on a PC, you can recover your previously closed tabs very easily. To view the closed tabs, simply click on the player icon from the top right corner of the window and scroll down. You can also click on any tab to open it. Or, simply press Ctrl+Shift+T to get the recently closed tabs back.

6. Import Bookmarks and Settings

Google Chrome allows you to import your favorite bookmarks and settings from other internet browsers, such as Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, etc. To do that, click on three dots from the top right corner to open Settings, click on Import bookmarks and settings, then choose your browser and click Import.

7. Change Your Current Search Engine

Probably, you may want to change your current search engine from Google to another. It’s much easier to do that than you think. Just open Chrome settings > click on Search engine from the left sidebar > then, choose your search engine under the “Search engine used in URL bar“. You can also add or remove search engines from the browser from the Manage Search Engines option.

8. View Chrome Accessibility Features

There are several useful accessibility features that can improve or change the way you use Google Chrome browser. Chrome accessibility features include Live captions, a quick highlight feature, caret browsing, and other useful features. Along with that, you can also download and install more accessibility features through Google Chrome extensions. To open the accessibility option, go to the Chrome settings, and click on the Advanced option, then Accessibility from the left sidebar.

9.  Group Tabs

In the Chrome browser, you can group related tabs together and label them with a custom name and color. If you’re working with multiple different tabs you can use this Chrome feature to organize them in order. To do so, simply right-click on the tab and click Add tab to new group, then choose your name and color and hit enter. To remove the tab from the group, right-click on the tab and click on Remove from group.

10. Chrome Experimental Features

Chrome has a lot of experimental features included for developers or testers to try out new things. You can access these experimental features by searching “chrome://flags/” in the URL bar. Here are Top 10 Chrome Flags you should consider enabling in July 2021.


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