Google Chrome turns 11 on Monday (2). Promising to be faster than its competitors, the browser had its first beta released on September 2, 2008. Three months later, on December 11, Google's browser released its official edition to the public. To celebrate the birthday of the world's most popular browser, the TechTudo has prepared a list of nine tricks to use in Google Chrome.
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1. Use the search bar as a calculator
Chrome search bar works as a calculator Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
Why open the operating system or mobile calculator if I can do operations directly in the Chrome search bar? Just type the calculation from simple accounts to more complex numeric expressions, and the browser will display the result below. The tip also goes for the Google Chrome mobile app.
2. Open multiple tabs when starting browser
Open a set of pages by launching Chrome Photo: Playback / Ana Letcia Loubak
Instead of opening a single homepage, Chrome users can load multiple sites at browser startup. To enable the feature, I need to go to Settings> Startup and check the "Open a specific page or set of pages" option. Then simply enter the address of the desired websites. The tip is useful for those who like to start the day by reading multiple news portals, for example.
3. Search other search engines from Omnibox
You can search sites without having to open them as long as they are in the search engine list. The trick helps save time and allows the user to go straight to YouTube, for example, without having to visit the home page from the video portal or go through the Google results page.
Search other sites from Omnibox Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
First, go to Settings> Search Engine> Manage Search Engines. L, press "Add" button to add the desired websites search engine list. Then go back to Omnibox and enter the address of the page you want to search. At the far right of the bar, the browser will ask you to press the tab key to search the site in question. After pressing the button, you will see "Search YouTube" (following the example above) written in blue on the left side of Omnibox. Now just type the query, and Chrome will search straight on the requested URL.
4. Reopen recently closed tab with shortcut
Open recently closed tabs in Chrome with a few clicks Photo: Playback / Ana Letcia Loubak
It is common that, with several flaps open at the same time, the user ends up closing one of them by mistake. To open the tab again, just press the Ctrl + Shift + T keys. You can also restore the page by going to the three vertical dots on the right side of the Chrome window and resting the cursor over the "History" option, which shows a list of recently closed sites. .
5. Use the search bar as a notebook
Chrome search bar works like notepad Photo: Playback / Ana Letcia Loubak
In addition to serving as a calculator, Omnibox can also be used as a notebook. To enable the feature, simply type "data: text / html, "(without quotes) in Chrome's search bar and hit enter. Then just type whatever you want on the blank page. The trick also goes for the browser app.
6. Switch between tabs with shortcuts
Chrome shortcut lets you switch between open tabs Photo: Melissa Cruz / TechTudo
Navigating between tabs may be easier with Chrome keyboard shortcuts. Instead of using the mouse to toggle the open tab, simply press Ctrl +1 to go first tab, Ctrl + 2 to go second, and so on.
Cast your computer screen from Chromecast
Select the button to cast your TV screen Photo: Playback / Barbara Mannara
With Chromecast, a device that can turn a regular TV into a smart TV, you can stream content like Netflix from your phone to your television. Not everyone knows, however, that Google's browser has a feature that lets you do the same with your computer screen. No mystery: just right-click anywhere in Chrome and select "Cast."
Fixing guides prevents accidental closing of important pages Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
To prevent important tabs from being closed by mistake, Chrome users can pin tabs to their browser. The tip is useful for those who usually work with many pages open at the same time. The simple procedure: Right click on the tab you want to pin and select "Pin tab". This pushes you to the front of the list and turns it into a small space-saving icon. If you close Chrome and reopen it, the pinned tabs will still be there.
9. Drag downloaded files to browser
Drag and drop downloaded files to view them in Google Chrome Photo: Playback / Ana Letcia Loubak
To view a downloaded file in Chrome, simply drag it from the download bar and drop it into the browser. By avoiding opening specific programs, the trick helps increase productivity. The browser can function as image viewer, music and video player and PDF document reader.
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