The default and preferred browser for most people– Google Chrome. But do you know the convenient hacks it has to offer? With just a few clicks on the right button, you’d be rocketed off to a world of new experiences and a bunch of ‘OH WHY DIDN’T I FIND OUT ABOUT THIS BEFORE?’
Here’s Google Chrome hacks EVERYONE must learn by now:
1. Mobile Mode
Ctrl + Shift + I (for Windows)
Command + Option + I (for Macs)
Click the phone icon
Tada, you’re on mobile mode on your Google Chrome!
You get to upload pictures to Instagram from your web browser and do all the things you thought could’ve only done on your smartphone.
2. Discounts with Honey
Head to your Google Chrome webstore and search for ‘Honey’.
It’s a coupon app that automatically searches for coupons and sales on sites you shop on.
Save some cash, use those coupons.
3. Chrome Remote Desktop
Head to your Google Chrome webstore and search for ‘Chrome Remote Desktop’.
This allows you to access another other computers or laptops from your own!
Connect via Remote Desk.
It’s great if you’ve left your files on another computer or if you’re trying to teach someone how to do something!
4. Photo search
Drag the image you want to search for, if you’re looking for other sizes or something similar to it, and drop it at the Google Image Search Bar.
It will redirect you to other sizes of the images (if any) and some similar images.
Great for finding materials for your assignments!
4. Grammar checker
Head to the Google Chrome webstore and search for ‘Grammarly’.
This extension helps check your grammar, looks for misspellings and improves the quality of your writing.
Works for emails, social media and more! Never send something with a typo out again!
6. Bookmarking all sites
Ctrl + Shift + D (for Windows)
Command + Option + D (for Macs)
This will bookmark all the sites that are currently open on Google chrome.
Great for dissertations and research papers!
7. Reopen accidentally closed tabs
Ctrl + Shift + T (for Windows)
Command + Option + T (for Macs)
This helps you reopen and recover the tabs you’ve accidentally closed.
8. Get summaries for long articles
Head to the Google Chrome webstore and search for ‘TLDR’.
This extension gives you summaries on long articles.
Reading is now a breeze!
9. Switch tabs
Ctrl + Tab (to the right)
Ctrl + Shift + Tab (to the left)
Switch from one tab to the another!
Great for multitasking.