Google chrome is a fast and secure browser by Google. Apart from the general features that define browsing the internet, Google Chrome has a lot of powerful tricks that most people don’t know. These tricks would make your life easier and let you show off your knowledge to others too!
In this article, let us discuss 5 such secret Google Chrome hacks and tricks that most of you don’t know.
Chrome’s very own Task manager
Akin to the Task manager you see and use on Windows, Chrome also has its very own task manager which shows detailed information about various active tabs on chrome including their memory usage, process ID and lots more. You can access the task manager in many ways. Of course, there is a shortcut for Task manager, Shift + Esc which lets you access it directly.
Another way of accessing it is to click on any empty beside your tabs in the top side of the Chrome window and from there, hitting the task manager. You can also access it by clicking on the three-dot icon at the top right and then going to more tools, then task manager.
Navigate Chrome fastly through Chrome URLs
Have you ever observed the URL when you go through certain pages within chrome? For instance, if you open the downloads page of chrome, the URL bar will show the URL as chrome://downloads/ or the settings page as chrome://settings/. These are the Chrome URLs and each page concerning chrome would have one.
In addition to the, You can use these URLs to quickly go to specific pages. To get a list of all chrome URLs, use the URL: chrome://chrome-urls.
Use Experimental Features
Chrome has many experiential features that are not fully tested but can be a lot useful. You can see those by going to the flags page, which is directly accessible by the Chrome URL of chrome://flags. Here, you can turn on or off any features and use them as you like!
Power of Omnibox:
The URL bar you see at the top can do more than it seems. It is called Omnibox and one nice feature it provides is to search through any of the websites directly without visiting the front pages of it. In Default, it is set to Google, but you can also set it to Wikipedia or anything else you like by going to the three-dot icon and find settings -> search engines and clicking manage search engines.
Cast directly from chrome
You may already know about Chrome cast which lets you cast entire screen onto your TV screens. Google Chrome has an inbuilt cast capability that lets you screen not only your entire screen but also specific chrome tabs!
To access Cast functionality of Chrome, click the three-dot icon right of the top bar and select cast option. Then, Chrome looks for nearby supported casting devices and then you can connect to the required device!
Those were 5 of the secret tricks and hacks we promised! However, as you have understood by now, there are many more of these tricks already and with chrome being continuously developed and improved by Google, we can certainly expect more!