Developer News, More, Technology News

Hidden Features Of Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It used the WebKit layout engine until version 27.Google releases the majority of Chrome’s source code as an open-source project Chromium.

Hidden Features Of Google Chrome

1.Paste and go/paste and search

Google Chrome has a useful shortcut if you want to copy a URL from another browser which you want to look at in Chrome, or if you want to search a piece of text, for example from a word document.
Instead of doing Ctrl+V and Enter in the address bar, instead you can just right click in the URL bar and choose “Paste and go”, or “Paste and search”, saving you valuable seconds.

hidden features of google chrome



hidden features of google chrome


2.Built-in task manager

Chrome treats each tab as a separate process so if just one of them starts causing a problem, instead of closing the entire browser, you can just kill the offending tab.
You can access it through Tools > Task Manager or by pressing Shift+Esc.

google chrome hidden features

3.Pin tab

The Pin tab feature is ideal for those tabs which you never close when browsing, such as email, or Twitter.The tab you select will be locked to the extreme left, and will be converted to a smaller favicon.

google chrome hidden feature

4.iPad interface

Intrigued as to how your favourite sites look on iPad? Well you don’t need an iPad to find out.
Right click on the chrome shortcut on your desktop and select properties. Go to the “Shortcut” tab, and in the “Target” field you will find this text written (where “username” is your windows username): “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Replace the text with the text below, but make sure you have your own windows username after C: \Users\…
“C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe-user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0(iPad; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B314 Safari/531.21.10″
Press OK, and now when you open your Chrome browser for sites which have iPad versions such as Gmail, Twitter and YouTube, it will look as it does on an iPad.

google chrome hidden features

5.Generate passwords

This is just one of the many things you can do by delving into Chrome Flags – Google Chrome’s experimental laboratory of new features.
Chrome even warns that you should be careful because “these experiments may bite”. It goes on: “These experimental features may change, break, or disappear at any time.
“We make absolutely no guarantees about what may happen if you turn one of these experiments on, and your browser may even spontaneously combust.”

google chrome hidden feature

One of those experimental features includes filling in passwords for you when you open an account creation page. You have to be signed into your Chrome account and have your password manager enabled for this handy shortcut to work.
Simply type “about:flags” into the Chrome address bar and find “Enable Password Generation”.

google chrome hidden features

6.Tab overview

Sadly this one is only available on Mac, but it enables you to view all the tabs you have open in a simple tile display, in a similar way to all your windows on a MacBook desktop.
In “about:flags”, enable tab overview, and then swipe down with three fingers on your trackpad.

google chrome hidden feature

7.Quick calculations

Google Chrome’s address bar has many uses, including doubling up as a Google search bar.
But if your maths is a bit rusty, it also can be used to make simple calculations. If you want to know 250 divided by 15, simply type in “250/15” into the address bar and it will show you the answer below.

google chrome hidden feature

8.Stack tabs

Bored of all your tabs squeezing into the top of your screen until they become so small that you struggle to identify them?
This time, for Windows, try stacking your tabs.
Go to “about:flags” as previously, and find “Stacked Tabs”. Once it is enabled, the tabs won’t shrink and will stack on top of each other when space runs out.


To connect with us please follow our Facebook,Google+ and Twitter page.

Like Facebook page

Follow us on twitter

Follow us on G+

You Might Also Like

One comment

  1. 1

    My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post’s to be just what I’m looking for. Do you offer guest writers to write content to suit your needs? I wouldn’t mind publishing a post or elaborating on most of the subjects you write related to here. Again, awesome web log!

Leave a Reply