Chrome is the tech world’s most popular browser and it is no surprise that it is considered one of the pillars of Google’s products in the unlimited world of online services. Many experts even insist that this is a rather undervalued tool or -more correctly- is something that users do not exploit in 100%. The latter obviously happens because they do not know all of its functions, which span quite a wide range.
Here are 5 of the most useful ones.
We are referring of course to those key combinations that work when, for whatever reason, the mouse cannot be used. These ”combos” allow flexibility and immediacy, although the truth is that a few seconds are not going to save your life.
Some very characteristic shortcuts:
- Ctrl + 1-8 = switch between open tabs
- Ctrl + 9 = go to the last open tab
- Ctrl + H = Show History
- Ctrl + C = Copy a selected item
- Ctrl + V = Paste a selected item
- Ctrl + T = Open new tab
- Ctrl + Shift + T = recover one tab that just closed
A shortcut on the desktop:
For every program you use on your PC –always means via Chrome (mostly web sites and Google apps)– there can be a corresponding desktop icon, which brings immediacy and ease. One of the most typical examples is the ”Google Maps”. How are you going to do something like that? You open the program or app you want, go to ”More tools”, from the menu that appears in the 3 dots, in the top right of the screen, and just click on ”Create shortcut”.
The use of the Task Manager:
To do this, you follow the same procedure as the desktop shortcut, however, by selecting “Task Manager” in More Tools. The function of this table serves to show you the complete list of resources used at all times. Its list includes all open Chrome tabs and installed app extensions.
The size of text boxes:
Few know that Chrome has the ability to format the frame size of each text. This function is already default and you can modify it by ”dragging” with the mouse the right bottom edge of each text box.
The Google Cloud Print
As you can tell if you speak English well, it is a service that allows you to print via ”Cloud”. This means that you can use a printer that is connected to the Internet, without necessarily being in your location and connected to your PC via cable. You simply go to the Chrome menu, choose ”Settings” and then ”Google Cloud Print”. The printer names will be displayed immediately, so choose the one you need.