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Closed Chrome and lost everything? Recover text you typed and didn't save | Productivity

Typio is a free extension for Chrome that saves everything the user types in the Google browser for seven days. The useful function for those who accidentally close the window ends up losing what was being written. The application also helps to recover data in case of crash, Chrome's native function only reopens the tabs, but does not save the content of the text fields. The information is recorded locally, on your PC, and is not sent to the cloud.

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Check out, in the following tutorial, how to install and use the main functions of the Typio extension in Chrome. The procedure was performed in the browser version for macOS, but the tips also apply to users of Windows PCs.

Learn how to use the Typio extension to avoid losing text in Google Chrome Photo: Melissa Cruz / TechTudoLearn how to use the Typio extension to avoid losing text in Google Chrome Photo: Melissa Cruz / TechTudo

Learn how to use the Typio extension to avoid losing text in Google Chrome Photo: Melissa Cruz / TechTudo

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Step 1. Access the download page of the Typio extension. Select "Use in Chrome" and confirm the installation in "Add extension";

Install the extension in your browser Foto: Reproduo / Helito BijoraInstall the extension in your browser Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Install the extension in your browser Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. After installing the extension, the Typio icon will be added to the right of the Chrome address bar. Click on it to enable or disable saving data on the page you are visiting. This is useful to prevent the application from registering your conversations on sites such as Facebook and WhatsApp Web;

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Enabling or disabling feature on specific websites Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. Afterwards, after accidental closing or locking, to recover the text of a field, click the right mouse button on it, go to "Typio Form Recovery" and select "Recover this field";

Retrieving typed text Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraRetrieving typed text Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Retrieving typed text Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 4. Now, choose the text you want to retrieve from the menu. To see all options, click on "Browse all entries";

Select the desired text Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraSelect the desired text Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Select the desired text Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 5. In the left column, select the text you want to retrieve. On the right, you can click "Copy to clipboard" to copy or "Restore just this" to restore the text in the field. After seven days the history will be removed automatically, but you can delete something immediately in "Delete entry".

Viewing complete history Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraViewing complete history Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Viewing complete history Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Ready! With these tips, you will never again lose what you typed in Chrome when you closed the browser accidentally or in case of a PC crash.

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