Obscure Features of Google Chrome:
Google Chrome has been steadily gaining in the browser market share since its launch almost two years ago. Chrome has a lot of hidden features which can immensely enhance one’s browsing productivity if he knows about them.
Some of the following features you may know and have already used. But there are few more:
1. Hidden T-Rex Game
Google has programmed an addictive little game into one of the most annoying and disgusting screens on Chrome.
Whenever Chrome warns you that it is “Unable To Connect To The Internet“, simply tap the spacebar to start an endless running game. You can thereby tap the spacebar again to make the sprinting dinosaur jump over the obstacles.
2. Re-Open Tabs You’ve Accidentally Closed
Accidentally closing a Chrome tab that you were still using is very common.
Simply thus head to File > Reopen Closed Tab to bring it right back.
3. Navigate Your Tabs Without A Mouse
Retire your mouse by holding down the Control key and then tapping any number keys between 1 and 9.
Each of these numbers is thus associated with one different tab in your Chrome browser.
4. Compose an Email from your Address Bar
Type mailto, followed by the email address of your recipient into the address bar and hit enter, it speeds up your email.
Chrome will launch your default email client, with the recipient already you entered.
5. Go Incognito: One of the Hidden Features
And if you want to avoid to replicate the last tip, do your browsing in an Incognito tab. One of the hidden features that Google will not save your web history anymore.
Load a new Incognito tab by heading to File > New Incognito Window.
6. Personalised Chrome
Decorate your Google Chrome web browser with a new look from one of the hidden features, Chrome Theme store.
Paste the following URL in your address bar, https://chrome.google.com/webstore?hl=en&category=theme
7. Clear Your Browsing
- Type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar
- Hit enter.
You can then choose exactly what data to remove and save yourself from any kind of embarrassment.