Google Chrome Tips and Tricks for Windows users

Google Chrome Tips and Tricks for Windows users

Tips & Tricks

How to Pin Tabs in Chrome

  • When you have the Chrome browser with multiple tabs opened, then it would be very hard to see what websites you have opened. To get rid of this problem, right-click on a tab and select “Pin tab” and you could see that tab has been reduced to the favicons size. Now, do this for all the tabs opened and you could see all tabs easily and can access them quickly. To expand the tab to it’s original size, right click on the tab and select “Unpin tab” again.

How to Bookmark a Website with Favicon

  • Whenever you bookmark in Chrome, it saves with the text. This would also take place on the toolbar of the Chrome browser. To save the space, you can bookmark the website with it’s Favicon. To do so click on the star or press CTRL + D and remove the text present in Name text box and click “Finished” button. This would bookmark the website with a Favicon.

How to Remove Password from PDF Using Chrome

  • Say that you have the password protected PDF file, and you want to share it with others without the password. You can use Chrome to remove the password from that PDF file. To do so, drag and drop the password protected PDF file in the Chrome browser and enter the password to open the file.
  • Now, press CTRL+P on keyword and Print dialog box gets opened. Now, click on “Change” under “Destination”.
  • Click “Save as PDF” under “Local Destination”.
  • Now, you can see that the destination has been changed to “Save as PDF” and click “Save” button to save the PDF file.
  • Now you can share this PDF File with others which do not require any password to open it.

See Recently Viewed Pages in Chrome

  • We all know that history page in Chrome shows us the websites which we have visited. But, for this, we need to open the history page by pressing CTRL+H. We can reduce the time of going to history page with this small trick. Without going to History Page, to view the recently opened pages just hold and press the back button of Chrome Browser. It shows you the recently viewed ten pages. Click on the one which you want to revisit.

Search for the Selected Text with Drag and Drop

  • When we want to search for some text while reading an article in Chrome, we just select the text, right-click and select “Search Google for”. To save time, drag and drop the text to the address bar or Omnibox of the Chrome browser. That is it. Now, your search for the selected text will be shown.

Carry out Calculations in Chrome Omnibox

  • Apart from just being the address bar, Chrome’s Omnibox acts as a basic calculator. Instead of looking at Google Calculator or Wolfram Alpha, just enter the basic calculation in the Omnibox and in the auto-suggestions, you could see the result. This is really a time-saving Chrome tip. You can also perform unit conversions easily in the same way.

Save any Webpage as PDF using Chrome

  • If you want to save any web page as PDF, then there is no need of any extra software to be downloaded. Just open the web page in Chrome and hit CTRL+P on your keyboard to open the “Print” dialog box. Just change the print destination to “Save as PDF” as we did in Tip.3 to remove password from PDF file. Just hit save button and your required web page is saved as PDF.

View Cached Version of a Website using Chrome

  • Google Chrome creates the cached version of every web page regularly. If you are facing a problem with your internet speed and taking a lot of time to load a single web page, the viewing the cached version of web page comes handy. To get so, type “cache: website” in the address bar of Chrome and hit enter. You could see the latest cached version of that particular website.