Chrome and Top 5 Features Hidden From You

chromeSo, this marks my first High Fives series. I am quite satisfied with this category name, kinda like a pun? I don’t know what it’s called exactly, probably the reason why I fail in English class. Going to write more posts like this so please follow if you are interested. The High Five category will contain top 5 tech tips and computer tips such as what I’m going to post now. Onward then!

Google Chrome, with its darn simple, minimalistic design we all love have probably just managed to hide its best features from most of its users and boy, are they good at it.

 

1. Pin – Tabbing

Noname

To pin a tab, all you need to do is right clicking the tab you want to ‘pin’. The tab will then shrink to only its icon and remains, for a lack of a better word, ‘unclosable’.

This is useful for tabs you don’t want to accidentally close like Gmail or any other mail providers. (which I seem to do often enough)

 

 

To remove the pin just repeat the process and click on ‘unpin tab’.

 

2. Drag and Drop Downloads

drop and drag

You might have other better download managers ready in your pocket but the chrome default download engine is actually good enough for quick small file downloads. (usually images)

For those people who use them it’s good if they know that they can actually drag and drop the file they just downloaded anywhere in Windows.

 

3. Task Manager

 

Task Manager Chrome

 

Yes, the tool we use to close annoying slow browsers or force closing a game is also build in google chrome. You can see the chrome’s version of task manager by the Tools menu or the lazy and best way, Shift + Esc, on your keyboard.

The Task Manager shows memory eaten by Chrome and its plugins. Kinda handy to monitor your browser diet I guess.

 

4. Calculator

Calculator Search Bar

The Google Search Bar always bring surprises, this time in the form of a working calculator. It can do simple, basic calculations like multiplication and addition but not X’s and Y’s problems. So no, it can’t do your homework. For multiplication use (*) and for division use (/).

 

 

5. Standalone Site Search

Searchsite

 

If you have ever done a search within a website with its installed search bar, you can do that site’s search by typing, for example : http://www.techexperience.net ; then press tab.

This is quite a rare feat to be done since it is quite useless in my opinion.

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