Google Chrome – These ultimate tips and tricks WILL make your browsing better
Google’s Chrome browser has had a swathe of handy updates recently that allow you to get around the web faster and more easily than ever.
With over one billion users, Chrome is officially the world’s most popular browser but many won’t have spotted the new features or know how to use them.
Luckily you’ve found the right place to learn everything you need to know about Chrome.
Here are Express.co.uk’s top shortcut tips and tricks for Google’s Chrome application.
OPEN CLOSED TABS
This is a hugely helpful option.
If you’ve ever needed to close a window or accidentally closed a tab and wanted it back, you’ve felt the pain this helps you avoid.
You can simply press Ctrl-Shift-T (Command-Shift-T on Mac) and the browser will bring back the closed tab with a memory that goes back as far as ten tabs.
Chrome users can now go under the cover of Incognito mode more easily and quickly using this handy shortcut.
Simply press Ctrl-Shift-N (Command- Shift-N on Mac) and the browser will open a new Incognito window ready to start browsing with privacy.
ENTER ADDRESS FASTER
Navigating to the address bar to type in a search or a web address is easy until you lose your cursor on your screen.
Luckily there is a way to get back to the search bar.
Simply use the shortcut Ctrl and L (Command L on Mac) to move your cursor right there into the address bar.
If all that sounds like too much faff then you can just search from right where you are.
Use Ctrl and K to search Google straight away from the address bar.
PIN YOUR FAVOURITE TABS
A nice way to get your favourite websites up faster, without using bookmarks, is to pin their tabs to the browser.
Simply right-click the tab you want and press “P” to move the tab to the left of the Chrome window in front of all the open tabs.
This will now be right there whenever you open Chrome. To remove it right click again and press “U”.
VIEW NEXT AND PREVIOUS TABS
Jumping between tabs can be a balancing act, especially if you have a lot open. Rather than hovering the mouse cursor on the right tab and risking hitting the close cross, use a shortcut.
To view the next tab along use Ctrl and Tab or to go to the previous tab use Ctrl and 9.
GET YOUR HISTORY UP FAST
To instantly see a list of where you’ve been online you can open your browsing history in a new tab.
Use the shortcut Ctrl and H (Command Y on Mac) to open up your history instantly.