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Google Chrome Tips, Tricks, Hacks, Shortcuts and Easter Egg

Written By Samrat| 23 October 2008| 5 Comments

I installed Google Chrome on the very first day when it was released. Though I was not using much I feel it is a good secondary option. Yesterday I was using it quite for a longer time and then thought of searching for some Google Chrome Tips. Here are some of them to share with you.

Google Chrome Tips, Tricks, Hacks, Shortcuts and Easter Egg

  1. You can easily resize the text area by dragging it on the lower right corner. So if you need to write a BIG comment in a Blog you can easily extend the text area.
  2. You can reopen the recently closed tab by pressing “Ctrl+Shift+T”. Alternatively you can check the “Recently closed tabs” section when you are opening a new tab.
  3. You can easily search for keywords by pressing either Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E. You can also do this even simpler by typing “?keyword”.
  4. You can also use other search engine if you are not interested in Google. You can do this by right clicking on the Omnibar(Address bar) and choose “Edit search engine“. But I personally prefer Google.
  5. There are many about pages in Google Chrome. You can type about:memory in the address bar and you will get a report showing browsers running in your machine. It will also display the Details of memory usage by different Google Chrome’s processes. There are many other about pages like about:stats, about:version, about:network, about:dns, about:crash, about:histograms, about:cache, about:plugins, about:hang etc.
  6. You can easily drag a window anywhere you like. You can create a new window from your browser tab and you can also add it back to the original window.
  7. If you are looking to browse in private mode then you can try the “Incognito Mode”. You can enter the Incognito Mode by keying Ctrl+Shift+N. You can also right click a link and say “Open link in incognito window.”
  8. You can directly drag and drop a downloaded file directly from Google Chrome on to the desktop or a particular folder.
  9. You can Monitor the resources used by a web page just by right click inside the page and selecting “Inspect element”. You can also switch to “Resources” tab to view the objects load time.
  10. There is an easter Egg in Google Chrome. If you type about:internets it will show a series of tubes taken from the tubes screensaver. It works with Windows XP.

This is not an exhaustive list. So if you have any other tips please drop your comments.


  • venkat said:

    Hey, you missed the tip of creating shortcut to websites in Chrome open page menu click create application shortcut will create the shortcut for the website you opened in chrome.

  • TechZoomIn said:

    Good one yar..useful stuff worth to read it

  • Please Your Tech Buds said:

    Google Chrome Tricks…

    In this post i have covered some tricks about Google Chrome, which you may find interesting and useful. So, here it goes……

  • Anish K.S said:

    I Installed Chrome, But Still FF is My default browser, In Chrome i miss My favorite Google toolbar.

  • Nihar said:

    Thanks for sharing this too….

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