Chrome user? Here are some helpful tips!

If you are using Chrome as a web browser there are many tips that make your daily routine a little easier.

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I. Use your omnibox as your search. You do not have to go to google.com to search in Chrome. Just go to the top where the url is, and delete the website information, then just simply type like you are searching on google. Chrome is a Google browser, and you can search right in the address bar.

II. Highlight words that you are reading, right click (control + click on a Mac) and you can define the word in the dictionary or search the word. This is quicker than searching the new word in a new tab. My students have been using this a lot! For more useful search information click here.

III. The tabs at the top of your Chrome browser:

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Right Click tab to pin tab: makes it small and brings it left (will not close the tab, unless you unpin!) I use this for keeping email and Google Drive always open and available.

Right click tab to close tabs to the right:  when you have a million tabs open and want to start closing a lot of them.

Right click tab to open recently closed tab: helpful when you didn’t mean to close a tab. You can use this multiple times.

Right click tab to bookmark all tabs in a currently open window:  This is great when you are researching and have many tabs open that you like and want to save them all at once. (to know more about bookmarking click here)

Right click bookmark > edit > shorten length of names, or delete the name all together : this is great when the website has an icon. (example: twitter has the bird, you don’t need the name of the website, see above image)

By Chrystal Hoe, Secondary Technology Integration Coordinator

 

 

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