Become a Google Chrome expert with 5 simple tips
- Make a website feel like part of your computer with application shortcuts. Create Application Shortcuts to your favorite web apps, like your email or calendar, right on your desktop. When you click on the icon, Chrome will open the site page in a special, non-tabbed window designed to feel just like the computer applications you're used to.
- Use extensions to add features and personalize your browser. From lightweight Twitter apps, to streamlined notifications that help you stay up to date with your social networking sites, there are thousands of extensions in the gallery for you to choose from to save you time or enhance the sites you’re already visiting.
- Drag a tab to one of 5 positions to re-size or dock the window. Drag a tab to the middle of either side of your computer screen. When the docking icon appears, release the mouse over the icon and the tab will snap into place, filling exactly half your screen. Four other docking positions will help you work simultaneously in multiple tabs with ease.
- Enable bookmark sync to synchronize your bookmarks on all of your computers. When you create a bookmark on one computer, it's automatically added across all your computers. This means that you won't need to manually recreate the bookmark each time you switch computers -- just fire up Chrome, log-in, and your bookmarks will appear.
- Save time searching by cutting out “copy-and-paste”. Simply select text, click and hold the selection, and then drag it to the omnibox. When you let go, Google Chrome will search for the text you dropped using your default search engine. You can also drag in text from other programs. Or just highlight a word or phrase, then right-click on it and select the option to search for that text with your default search engine.