Google Chrome Killer Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts

Chrome Is the Most used Browser nowadays and also we all love it as it's simple with all features we expect in a web browser. Here are some Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts you should know about chrome.


Open Multiple Pages on Startup

Rather than just one trusty homepage, you can get Chrome to open several pages as it starts up, giving you instant access to whatever sites and services you prefer to start your day with.

It's easy to setup. Just click on the wrench icon on the top right of your browser window, select "Options" and under the "Basic" tab check the box where it says "on startup... open the following pages."


If you click "Add" it brings up a list of recently browsed sites to choose from, or you can manually enter a URL in the box at the top.

Now, the next time you fire up your browser, those pages will be automatically loaded in the order in which you entered them, saving you some precious time.




 Pin Tabs in Place on the Browser Bar
If you are going to be using a site or service a lot in one web session, you can "pin" a tab in Chrome, which will shrink the window down to the size of the favicon, leaving more room for multi-tasking. It also prevents tabs from getting lost on the side of the screen when you have many open at once.
To do this, right-click on the tab you want to pin and hit "Pin tab." To enlarge the tab, just right-click and hit "Pin tab" again to uncheck the option.



Turn Your Favorite Websites into "Desktop Apps"
There's another option open to you in Chrome if you want fast access to a favorite site — turn the site into what could be loosely described as a desktop app.
To do this, navigate to the site you want to desktop-ize, head over to the wrench icon on the top right of your browser window, select "Tools" and then click on "Create application shortcuts."
This will then bring up a window that gives you the option to create shortcuts on your desktop, in your start menu, or on the quick launch bar and you can check or un-check the boxes to make your selection.
If you opt for desktop you'll instantly see an icon for the site appear on your desktop display, as per the grab below:

Open new tab
To open a new tab, hold Command and press T. For PC, hold Ctrl and press T.
 Close current tab
Never click that stupid little "x" to close tabs again. Rather, save time by holding Command and pressing W. For PC, hold Ctrl and press W.
 Reopen the last tab closed
I hate when I close a tab, then realize crap, I still needed that info. I just hold Command and Shift, then press T to quickly recover it. For PC, hold Ctrl and Shift, then press T.
 View next tab
Instead of dragging my mouse to the top of the browser to click another tab, I rapidly move to the next tab by holding Command and Option, then pressing the right arrow key. For PC, hold Ctrl and press tab.
View the previous tab
Likewise, I can switch to the previous tab by holding Command and Option, then press the left arrow key. For PC, hold Ctrl and press 9.
 Switch to a specific tab (first eight tabs)
If I need to jump to a specific tab, I hold Command and select the appropriate number. For example, if I need to jump to the seventh tab open, I hold Command and press 7. If I need to jump back to the second tab open, I hold Command and press 2. For PC, it's the same action, just hold Ctrl instead of Command.
 Open hyperlinked text in a new tab
If I'm reading an article that has an intriguing hyperlink in it, I open it in a new tab by holding Command and clicking the link. Try it out here.

Open hyperlinked text in a new window
Similarly, if I want to open a link in a new window, I hold Shift and click the link. Try it out here.

 Put cursor in search bar
I hate dragging my mouse to the search bar to type in a URL or Google something. Rather, I hold Command and press L to jump my cursor to the search bar.

 Erase current search
If I totally screw up a URL or Google search, I'll quickly start it over by holding Command pressing delete. For PC, hold Ctrl and press Backspace.

 Highlight next word in search
To highlight the next word in a search, I hold Shift and Option, then press the right arrow key. For PC, hold Ctrl and press the right arrow key. I use this to quickly highlight a word if I need to delete it.
 Highlight previous word in search
To highlight the previous word, hold Shift and Option, then press the left arrow key. For PC, hold Ctrl and press the left arrow key.

  Go back to the previous page
Wanna jump back to the previous page? Just press delete. On PC, press Backspace.

 Go forward to next page
Wanna go forward? Hold Shift and press delete. On PC, hold shift and press Backspace

 Reloads current page
Is the page frozen? Hold Command and press R to quickly reload it. On PC, hold Ctrl and press R.

 Opens the find bar
Need to find a keyword or phrase on the page? Hold Command and press F. Then simply type what you're looking for. On PC, hold Ctrl and press F.

Scrolls to next keywords in find bar
The first keyword isn't correct that appears in the find bar? Press Enter to move to the next search term. On PC, hold Ctrl and press G.

 Scrolls to previous keywords in find bar
To scroll back to the previous keyword, hold Shift and press Enter. On PC, hold Ctrl and press G.

 Save current page as bookmark
Read an awesome article? Or need to bookmark a useful tool? Hold Command and press D. On PC, hold Ctrl and press D.

 Open downloads page
Downloaded something you quickly need to reference? Hold Command and Shift, then press J. For PC, hold Ctrl and press J.

 Open new window
When I have too many tabs open, but I don't want to close them yet, I'll open a new window. To do this, hold Command and press N. On PC, hold Ctrl and press N.

 Drag tab out of strip to open in new window
No this isn't a keyboard shortcut, but it's just as useful. If I want to focus on only one tab, I'll click the tab and drag it downwards until a new window opens. This helps me focus on only one tab, by removing it from a cluster of too many other tabs.

 Close current window
Quickly close the current window by holding Command and Shift, then press W. On PC, hold Ctrl and Shift and press W.
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