Introduction<\/span><\/h2>

Google Chrome is the gateway into the internet, but it can be difficult to navigate. They all clump up your homepage and once you open too many tabs, you can\u2019t even tell what each tab is! There are plenty of third party tools that offer cleanup and organization, but if you\u2019re not so keen on figuring out a whole new software, we\u2019ve got you covered. There are many great organizational tools available right inside your browser, so let\u2019s get right into it!<\/span><\/p>

Getting Started<\/span><\/h2>

Downloading Chrome:\"\"<\/b><\/p>

Go to the Chrome website to download Chrome. This can be done by searching any web browser (the typically pre-installed ones are Safari\/Edge), and searching for \u201cChrome\u201d.<\/span><\/p>

Download and launch the software to install Chrome.<\/span><\/p>

Opening Windows:<\/b><\/p>

You should see a button which has the Chrome logo on it. Click that, and a new window with a single blank tab will pop up.<\/span><\/p>

New Tabs:\"\"<\/b><\/p>

Click the \u201c+\u201d sign next to your current tabs (on the right) to add a new tab.<\/span><\/p>

How to uninstall Google Chrome:<\/strong><\/p>

For Mac, move the application from the application into the trash. For Windows, use the control panel to uninstall Chrome.<\/p>

22 Quick Tips<\/span><\/h2>

Chrome has a lot of miscellaneous features that can be super helpful, if you know where to look. Here are almost two dozen of the most important we\u2019ve curated for you!<\/span><\/p>

1: Incognito Mode<\/strong><\/p>

\"\"If you don\u2019t want Chrome collecting your data, use Incognito Mode! By tapping the three dots on the top right hand corner, and choosing Incognito Mode, Chrome will no longer track your browsing history. Of course, you won\u2019t be able to look at your history, so remember to be careful with these tabs.<\/span><\/p>

2: Clearing History\"\"<\/strong><\/p>

Keep getting that suggestion you don\u2019t want? Try clearing your browsing history. Click the three dots, then hover over \u201cHistory\u201d. Tap the \u201cHistory\u201d button that pops out, and choose between a variety of settings as to how far back you want cleared, and if you want to clear across multiple devices or just the one you\u2019re currently browsing on.<\/span><\/p>

3: Guest Mode\"\"<\/strong><\/p>

If you need to lend your computer to someone who you\u2019d rather not have access to all your accounts, guest mode is a great way to keep your privacy. Click your profile picture in the top-right corner of the browser and click \u201cGuest.\u201d This will keep their browsing data separate.<\/span><\/p>

4: Screencast\"\"<\/strong><\/p>

On any Chromecast-enabled TV or projector, you can cast your laptop screen to the device by clicking the three dots on the top right hand side and selecting \u201cCast.\u201d<\/span><\/p>

5: Off-Tab YouTube Controls\"\"<\/strong><\/p>

You can manage whatever\u2019s playing even when you\u2019re not on your YouTube tab by clicking the music note icon that appears on the top right of your browser screen when a YouTube video is playing.<\/span><\/p>

6: Omnibox\"\"<\/strong><\/p>

Ever want to find a specific page on a specific site? You can with Omnibox. Go to: Settings > Search engine > Manage search engines. Click \u201cAdd\u201d under \u201cManage search engines\u201d and you can add a website to the omnibox. Next time you want to search for a page within that website, you can type the website address and hit tab to search for pages within that website.<\/span><\/p>

7: Omnibox Autofill<\/strong><\/p>

By enabling Omnibox you can also make quick calculations in the search bar, and answer basic questions without having you even press enter.<\/span><\/p>

8: Search Google\"\"<\/strong><\/p>

If you are unfamiliar with a term or phrase used in a website, highlight it and right click. Click \u201cSearch Google for _____\u201d and you\u2019ll immediately pop open a new tab with that search.<\/span><\/p>

9: Mobile Search (Android-only)<\/strong><\/p>

If you highlight text on an android phone, a popup will give you a quick search similar to tip 8!<\/span><\/p>

10: Navigation<\/strong><\/p>

Alt+Enter on a search makes the search appear in a new tab, so whatever you were looking at isn\u2019t lost. Hold Ctrl\/Cmd to select multiple tabs to move. Holding down Ctrl\/Cmd and then hitting 1-9 brings you to that tab.<\/span><\/p>

11: Open Accidentally Closed Tabs<\/strong><\/p>

Ctrl\/Cmd+Shift+T reopens the last tab you closed so if it was an acident you can get right back to what you were doing.<\/span><\/p>

12: Pins\"\"<\/strong><\/p>

Right-click a tab and click \u201cPin\u201d so that it shows up in a separate little bar. This tab will stay there, even if the window is closed, so you never have to worry about losing it.<\/span><\/p>

13: Startup Tabs<\/strong><\/p>

If you ever want Chrome to automatically open tabs when you boot up, you can go to the \u201cSettings\u201d menu and click the \u201cOn Startup\u201d button. Then, click \u201cAdd a Page\u201d and paste the link.\u00a0<\/span><\/p>

14: Media Player<\/strong><\/p>

Ever wanted to quickly play or show an image or video file? You can drag the file into Chrome and it will automatically display!<\/span><\/p>

15: Download Destination\"\"<\/strong><\/p>

If you want to download things from Google into a very specific destination, you can hit Ctrl\/Cmd+S to save, then change the location from the \u201cWhere\u201d menu.<\/span><\/p>

16: Ultra-Secure Passwords<\/strong><\/p>

When creating a password, Chrome can generate a secure password then save it so that while you have access, no one else will. Make sure Sync is on, then Google will do the rest. Just make sure to select Google\u2019s suggestion when you create an account.<\/span><\/p>

17: Auto-Fill<\/strong><\/p>

Google can save login information, so when you see that \u201cSave Login Information\u201d menu pop up, accept it and never have to memorize your logins again!<\/span><\/p>

18: Task Manager\"\"<\/strong><\/p>

Just like Windows, Chrome has a task manager. To open it, go to the three dots on the top right corner, hover over \u201cMore Tools\u201d and then click \u201cTask Manager.\u201d<\/span><\/p>

19: Clean\/Repair Chrome<\/strong><\/p>

If for any reason Chrome isn\u2019t working like it should, you can fix that by hitting Settings > Advanced > Reset and Clean Up. Then, hit \u201cClean Up Computer\u201d to get Chrome to scan and clear itself of any irregularities it might find. If this doesn\u2019t speed Chrome up, you can click \u201cReset settings to their original defaults\u201d which, as the name suggests, resets Chrome.<\/span><\/p>

20: Flags\"\"<\/strong><\/p>

Chrome has some experimental features on a secret page, which can be unlocked by typing and searching for \u201cchrome:\/\/flags\u201d. Some may be buggy, so use at your own risk.<\/span><\/p>

21: Desktop Shortcuts\"\"<\/strong><\/p>

If you want to save a specific page to the desktop, click \u201cMore Tools\u201d in the three dot dropdown menu, then hit \u201cCreate Shortcut.\u201d Name it and you\u2019re good to go!<\/span><\/p>

22: Handwriting-to-Text<\/strong><\/p>

Search for \u201cGoogle Lens\u201d to use Google\u2019s new writing-to-text function. Just hold your camera up to the paper in question or import a photo, and you can copy and paste that text into a document.<\/span><\/p>

We hope these tips and trips help you make the most of your Chrome experience!<\/span><\/p>

Organization<\/span><\/h2>

Windows:<\/b><\/p>

The easiest way to separate tabs is by grouping them into windows. By separating your tabs by task, subject, or any other difference, you can easily unclog your screen. \"\"<\/span><\/p>

  1. Hit the \u201c...\u201d button on the top right.\u00a0<\/span><\/li>
  2. A button called \u201cNew Window\u201d will create a new window.<\/span><\/li><\/ol>

    Ctrl+N (Windows), or Cmd+N (Mac) will also create a new window.<\/span><\/p>

    To transfer tabs from one window to another, simply drag the tab in question over to a different window. If dragging is not available, right click on the tab, then select \u201cMove Tab To Another Window\u201d to move it. Notably, Safari only lets you move tabs to a completely new window, so keep that in mind when organizing your tabs.<\/span><\/p>

    To move more than one tab, select multiple tabs by holding down Ctrl (Windows), or Cmd (Mac) while clicking. Follow the steps above to move them to their new home!<\/span><\/p>

    Naming Windows:<\/b><\/p>

    While it\u2019s good to have separate windows, they can get confusing. To effortlessly keep track of what window contains what, you can assign a name to a window. \"\"<\/span><\/p>

    1. Right-click on the small blank space between your tab bar and the downward arrow icon that lets you search tabs.\u00a0<\/span><\/li>
    2. Click \u201cName Window\u2026\u201d to assign a name to it!<\/span><\/li><\/ol>

      Tab Grouping:<\/b><\/p>

      For further subdivision, or if you\u2019d really prefer to not split into multiple windows, you can group your tabs in a single window to provide further organization! Here\u2019s how.\"\"<\/span><\/p>

      1. Right-click on any tab and click \u201cAdd Tab To New Group\u201d.\u00a0<\/span><\/li>
      2. Choose the color and the name, and you\u2019re all set!<\/span><\/li><\/ol>

        Bookmarking Tabs:<\/b><\/p>

        If you\u2019ve got tabs saved up that you want to look at later, it\u2019s much easier to simply add them to your bookmarks. You can easily save all the tabs in a window by following these steps.\"\"<\/span><\/p>

        1. Right-click that empty space between the tab bar and the downward arrow icon.\u00a0<\/span><\/li>
        2. Click \u201cBookmark All Tabs\u201d.<\/span><\/li><\/ol>

          Once you\u2019ve saved your tabs, you can safely close them now and simply pull them up later.<\/span><\/p>

          With these tips, hopefully you can manage the tab gore a bit better! It\u2019s amazing how many tools these browsers have, yet most don\u2019t use them. Hopefully our guide has been able to cut down on the headache, and that you enjoy using your favourite browser a little bit more!<\/span><\/p>

          Chrome Settings<\/span><\/strong><\/h2>

          Welcome to our complete guide on the Chrome Settings menu! We\u2019ll go over every single setting and what it does so that you can optimize Google Chrome to suit YOUR preference.<\/span><\/p>

          To get started<\/span><\/strong><\/h4>

          Open the Settings tab<\/span><\/p>

          1. Click on the three vertical dots at the top right corner of the screen.<\/span><\/li>
          2. At the bottom there should be a button labeled \u201cSettings\u201d. Click on it.<\/span><\/li>
          3. A separate tab will pop open, which will contain all your Chrome settings!<\/span><\/li><\/ol>

            Basic Settings<\/span><\/h3>

            You and Google<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            This section of the settings focuses on your Google profile and the way it interacts with Chrome across all of your devices.<\/b><\/p>

            Sync and Personalization:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This is turned on by default. Turning off Sync and Personalization will sign you out of your Google Accounts, and unsync your bookmarks, history, and passwords. Use this if you don\u2019t want your browsing activity to carry over from one device to another. You can also sign out here, which is how to remove Google account from Chrome.<\/span><\/p>

            Sync and Google Services:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            Manage What You Sync:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            There are plenty of buttons here, but really this is the advanced version of Sync and Personalization. If you want to keep your passwords synced across devices but don\u2019t want to carry over bookmarks, you can switch that from \u201cManage What You Sync\u201d.\u00a0<\/span><\/p>

            Control How Your Browsing History Is Used To Personalize Search, Ads, and More:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This is another option that controls what data Google gets to see. If you don\u2019t want Google to collect information like location or browsing history turn this off. It does negatively impact a lot of Google\u2019s ability to give you relevant search results, however, so make sure you are ok losing some accuracy on features like Maps\u2019 \u201cNear Me\u201d.<\/span><\/p>

            Review Your Synced Data:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This page tells you all the statistics on what Google is saving. The bottom has a \u201cCLEAR DATA\u201d button which will clear all the data from your Chrome account. This will not affect your device, only what other devices that are also signed into your account can access.<\/span><\/p>

            Encryption Options:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This option gives you the ability to add a sync passphrase for your data. It\u2019s an additional layer of security that you can choose to implement at the cost of convenience (you\u2019ll have to enter the passphrase you select a lot).<\/span><\/p>

            Other Google Services:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            These are other tweaks to your browser\u2019s sync and data settings. Each, when turned off, will impact a form of convenience in order to decrease the amount of data Chrome gets from you.<\/span><\/p>

            Manage Your Google Account:<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This section deals with your Google Account. This setting will be further explored in another section of this page.<\/span><\/p>

            Customize Your Chrome Profile:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This section allows you to set your Chrome profile name, a theme color for Chrome, and an avatar for your profile!\u00a0<\/span><\/p>

            Import Bookmarks and Settings:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This section is only relevant for when you want to import bookmarks or settings from another Chrome browser on another device. Simply plug in the HTML file for your bookmarks from your other browser (you can download it in the bookmark manager), and go!<\/span><\/p>

            Autofill<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            This section manages your privacy and security in regards to saved passwords, cards, addresses, and more.<\/b><\/p>

            Passwords:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This section deals with your saved passwords.\u00a0<\/span><\/p>

            Offer To Save Passwords:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This on\/off switch will control whether or not you receive a popup when you input a new account username and password on any website.<\/span><\/p>

            Check Passwords:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This button will instruct Chrome to scan all your saved passwords and detect security breaches or other threats.<\/span><\/p>

            Saved Passwords:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This section controls every single saved password you have on this browser\/your account. You can check each password, or delete certain passwords if they\u2019ve been saved erroneously.<\/span><\/p>

            Payment Methods:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            Save and Fill Payment Methods:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            If you\u2019ve saved a payment method, this setting will automatically fill in its information when you are prompted to pay.<\/span><\/p>

            Allow Sites To Check If You Have Payment Methods Saved:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This is what it says, turn it off if you don\u2019t want other websites to see if you have a payment method saved.<\/span><\/p>

            Payment Methods:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            Here, you can see every single payment method you\u2019ve saved so far.\u00a0<\/span><\/p>

            Addresses and More:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            Saved addresses will appear in this bar. This can be turned off through the \u201cSave and Fill Addresses\u201d switch.<\/span><\/p>

            Safety Check<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            This button will scan your Chrome browser for any possible safety breaches.\"\"<\/b><\/p>

            Privacy and Security<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            This section can be used to see and erase browsing data and other from Chrome.<\/b><\/p>

            Clear Browsing Data:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This bar will let you clear your browsing data over the last 1 hour, 24 hours, 7 days, 4 weeks, or all time. You can uncheck each of the options to specify what you want erased and what you don\u2019t.<\/span><\/p>

            Cookies and Other Site Data:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            General Settings:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            These settings let you control what cookies are allowed. This is how to enable cookies in Google Chrome. Cookies, in short, collect data about you. If you do not want cookies, your browsing experience will no longer be as personalized (Amazon can\u2019t remember what you have in your cart, for example). Some sites will no longer work, so it is recommended to keep cookies on.<\/span><\/p>

            Clear Cookies and Site Data When You Quit Chrome:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This setting will make it so that every time you exit Chrome, your cookies are wiped. Keep in mind that while this stops websites from keeping your data, it will also cause them to forget any activity you had on that site (again, Amazon will lose your cart for example).<\/span><\/p>

            Send a \u201cDo Not Track\u201d Request With Your Browsing Traffic:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This essentially makes it so that the website can only track data when you are active on the website, and cannot follow you past their own domain.<\/span><\/p>

            Preload Pages for Faster Browsing and Searching:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This allows Chrome to prepare cookies and other personal information beforehand so when you visit a site it loads quicker.<\/span><\/p>

            All Cookies and Site Data:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This menu lets you see every website that has cookies on your browser.<\/span><\/p>

            Security:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            Safe Browsing:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            These settings control the level of security you have when exploring the web. \u201cNo protection\u201d turns off Google\u2019s security features (not recommended), while \u201cStandard Protection\u201d gives warnings for sites known to be unsafe. \u201cEnhance Protection\u201d requires you to send data to Google, but offers you faster and more broad protection.<\/span><\/p>

            Advanced:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            These settings are for those with technical experience and shouldn\u2019t be changed without proper knowledge. They are for niche applications and don\u2019t impact your browsing experience.<\/span><\/p>

            Site Settings:<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            Recent Activity:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This section lets you see what recent websites you\u2019ve granted\/denied permissions to.<\/span><\/p>

            Permissions:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            This section controls what websites can and can\u2019t access on your computer. You can either allow websites to automatically access some features of your computer, or force them to ask you for permission first. We recommend setting it to \u201cAsk Before Accessing\u201d as it gives users the most control with little loss of convenience.<\/span><\/p>

            Content:<\/span><\/i><\/p>

            These are all setting to do with your privacy. We recommend allowing cookies, allowing JavaScript, \u201cShow All\u201d for images, and blocking pop-ups and redirects. This is how to stop Google Chrome pop ups. If you're wondering how to turn off Google Chrome notifications, they can be turned off here as well.<\/span><\/p>

            Privacy Sandbox:<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This is an experimental new feature that allows companies and websites to collect data without tracking you in particular. It\u2019s still in development, so if you\u2019d like your browser to help develop this feature, turn it on. This feature does not appear for all users, so do not worry if it is not visible.<\/span><\/p>

            Appearance<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            This section lets you customize what your Chrome looks like. Have fun!<\/b><\/p>

            Theme:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This setting lets you explore all the different and fun ways you can customize your Google Chrome theme. Find a theme that vibes with you and enjoy!<\/span><\/p>

            Show Home Button:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This button lets you remove or add the little home button on the top right next to the refresh button. This will allow you to immediately jump back to the Chrome homescreen.<\/span><\/p>

            Show Bookmarks Bar:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This toggles whether a bar with your most recent bookmarks, or any bookmarks you pin to it, will appear.<\/span><\/p>

            Font Size:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This is an accessibility feature that lets you tweak how large all the font is. On the other hand, if you like smaller font, that\u2019s an option too!<\/span><\/p>

            Customize Fonts:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            You can change what font Google Chrome uses here. If you feel like using WingDings or Comic Sans, no one can stop you.<\/span><\/p>

            Page Zoom:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This will change the default zoom for each webpage. Remember that you can change the zoom of individual tbs by using \u201cCtrl\u201d or \u201cCmd\u201d + \u201c+\/-\u201d to zoom in and out.<\/span><\/p>

            Pressing Tab on a Webpage Highlights Links, as Well as Form Fields:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This lets you choose whether tab will jump you to links as well as form fields (text boxes you can fill in like a password), or if you just want tab to jump to form fields.<\/span><\/p>

            Show Warning Before Quitting:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            We highly recommend keeping this on. It will create a warning if you press \u201cCtrl\u201d or \u201cCmd\u201d + \u201cQ\u201d before closing Chrome.<\/span><\/p>

            Search Engine<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            Search Engine Used in the Address Bar:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            Google Chrome lets you use search engines besides Google! Surprising right? If you are ever inclined to stop using Google in Chrome, you can use any browser of your choice.<\/span><\/p>

            Manage Search Engines:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This will let you add search engines to the search engine bank. You can then use these instead of the default engines Chrome supports.<\/span><\/p>

            Default Browser<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            Default Browser:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This setting controls whether or not Chrome is the default browser for your device. If you want to use Chrome as your browser of choice we highly recommend using this feature.<\/span><\/p>

            On Startup<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            On Startup:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This setting controls what happens when you close Chrome. You can choose to have it start with only 1 new tab, with all the tabs you left off with, or by specifying some startup tasks that can be performed every time it opens.<\/span><\/p>

            Advanced Settings<\/span><\/h3>

            Languages<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            This section lets you change features relating to language and text.<\/b><\/p>

            Language:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This allows you to chance what language Chrome will be in.<\/span><\/p>

            Spell Check:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This will enable the red squiggly lines that tell you when you\u2019ve made a typo. This is a handy quality of life feature.<\/span><\/p>

            Downloads<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            This segment of the settings changes how downloads are handled.<\/b><\/p>

            Location:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This will allow you to change where anything downloaded from Chrome goes. A common change is to switch from the downloads folder to the desktop for easy access.<\/span><\/p>

            Ask Where to Save Each File Before Downloading:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This option will trigger a pop-up menu every time you download something, which will allow you to specify the location of the download each time. Handy but time consuming.<\/span><\/p>

            Accessibility<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            This next section of settings allow for various accessibility features to be triggered.<\/b><\/p>

            Live Caption:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This allows for automatically generated captions for english audio and video.<\/span><\/p>

            Caption Preferences:<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This opens a pop-up to customize the live caption service to your liking. This will be in your PC's settings, so Mac and Windows users will have a different popup.<\/span><\/p>

            Show a Quick Highlight on the Focused Object:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This is useful for those with eyesight impairments. It allows for a small coloured pulse on focused objects, which makes them easier to locate.<\/span><\/p>

            Navigate Pages with a Text Cursor:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            Your cursor will be in \u201ctext editing\u201d mode everywhere, which will allow for an easier time locating it.<\/span><\/p>

            Add Accessibility Features:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This pulls up the chrome Webstore, where you can add any additional accessibility features available.<\/span><\/p>

            System<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            Use Hardware Acceleration When Available:\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This allows Chrome to use the GPU to tackle graphics-intensive tasks like videos or games. It can hurt or improve performance and every computer is different, so be sure to see what others are saying about hardware acceleration before choosing whether to turn on or off.<\/span><\/p>

            Open Your Computer\u2019s Proxy Settings:<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            This is an advanced setting for WiFi, and isn\u2019t necessary for the everyday user. Be sure to know exactly what you are doing before changing these settings.<\/span><\/p>

            Reset Settings<\/b><\/span><\/h4>

            Restore Settings To Their Original Defaults\"\"<\/i><\/b><\/p>

            If you're wondering how to reset Google Chrome, this is it. Why is Google Chrome so slow? Sometimes tweaking settings can have unintended side-effects so resetting everything here is a possible solution. 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            Introduction

            Google Chrome is the gateway into the internet, but it can be difficult to navigate. They all clump up your homepage and once you open too many tabs, you can’t even tell what each tab is! There are plenty of third party tools that offer cleanup and organization, but if you’re not so keen on figuring out a whole new software, we’ve got you covered. There are many great organizational tools available right inside your browser, so let’s get right into it!

            Getting Started

            Downloading Chrome:

            Go to the Chrome website to download Chrome. This can be done by searching any web browser (the typically pre-installed ones are Safari/Edge), and searching for “Chrome”.

            Download and launch the software to install Chrome.

            Opening Windows:

            You should see a button which has the Chrome logo on it. Click that, and a new window with a single blank tab will pop up.

            New Tabs:

            Click the “+” sign next to your current tabs (on the right) to add a new tab.

            How to uninstall Google Chrome:

            For Mac, move the application from the application into the trash. For Windows, use the control panel to uninstall Chrome.

            22 Quick Tips

            Chrome has a lot of miscellaneous features that can be super helpful, if you know where to look. Here are almost two dozen of the most important we’ve curated for you!

            1: Incognito Mode

            If you don’t want Chrome collecting your data, use Incognito Mode! By tapping the three dots on the top right hand corner, and choosing Incognito Mode, Chrome will no longer track your browsing history. Of course, you won’t be able to look at your history, so remember to be careful with these tabs.

            2: Clearing History

            Keep getting that suggestion you don’t want? Try clearing your browsing history. Click the three dots, then hover over “History”. Tap the “History” button that pops out, and choose between a variety of settings as to how far back you want cleared, and if you want to clear across multiple devices or just the one you’re currently browsing on.

            3: Guest Mode

            If you need to lend your computer to someone who you’d rather not have access to all your accounts, guest mode is a great way to keep your privacy. Click your profile picture in the top-right corner of the browser and click “Guest.” This will keep their browsing data separate.

            4: Screencast

            On any Chromecast-enabled TV or projector, you can cast your laptop screen to the device by clicking the three dots on the top right hand side and selecting “Cast.”

            5: Off-Tab YouTube Controls

            You can manage whatever’s playing even when you’re not on your YouTube tab by clicking the music note icon that appears on the top right of your browser screen when a YouTube video is playing.

            6: Omnibox

            Ever want to find a specific page on a specific site? You can with Omnibox. Go to: Settings > Search engine > Manage search engines. Click “Add” under “Manage search engines” and you can add a website to the omnibox. Next time you want to search for a page within that website, you can type the website address and hit tab to search for pages within that website.

            7: Omnibox Autofill

            By enabling Omnibox you can also make quick calculations in the search bar, and answer basic questions without having you even press enter.

            8: Search Google

            If you are unfamiliar with a term or phrase used in a website, highlight it and right click. Click “Search Google for _____” and you’ll immediately pop open a new tab with that search.

            9: Mobile Search (Android-only)

            If you highlight text on an android phone, a popup will give you a quick search similar to tip 8!

            10: Navigation

            Alt+Enter on a search makes the search appear in a new tab, so whatever you were looking at isn’t lost. Hold Ctrl/Cmd to select multiple tabs to move. Holding down Ctrl/Cmd and then hitting 1-9 brings you to that tab.

            11: Open Accidentally Closed Tabs

            Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+T reopens the last tab you closed so if it was an acident you can get right back to what you were doing.

            12: Pins

            Right-click a tab and click “Pin” so that it shows up in a separate little bar. This tab will stay there, even if the window is closed, so you never have to worry about losing it.

            13: Startup Tabs

            If you ever want Chrome to automatically open tabs when you boot up, you can go to the “Settings” menu and click the “On Startup” button. Then, click “Add a Page” and paste the link. 

            14: Media Player

            Ever wanted to quickly play or show an image or video file? You can drag the file into Chrome and it will automatically display!

            15: Download Destination

            If you want to download things from Google into a very specific destination, you can hit Ctrl/Cmd+S to save, then change the location from the “Where” menu.

            16: Ultra-Secure Passwords

            When creating a password, Chrome can generate a secure password then save it so that while you have access, no one else will. Make sure Sync is on, then Google will do the rest. Just make sure to select Google’s suggestion when you create an account.

            17: Auto-Fill

            Google can save login information, so when you see that “Save Login Information” menu pop up, accept it and never have to memorize your logins again!

            18: Task Manager

            Just like Windows, Chrome has a task manager. To open it, go to the three dots on the top right corner, hover over “More Tools” and then click “Task Manager.”

            19: Clean/Repair Chrome

            If for any reason Chrome isn’t working like it should, you can fix that by hitting Settings > Advanced > Reset and Clean Up. Then, hit “Clean Up Computer” to get Chrome to scan and clear itself of any irregularities it might find. If this doesn’t speed Chrome up, you can click “Reset settings to their original defaults” which, as the name suggests, resets Chrome.

            20: Flags

            Chrome has some experimental features on a secret page, which can be unlocked by typing and searching for “chrome://flags”. Some may be buggy, so use at your own risk.

            21: Desktop Shortcuts

            If you want to save a specific page to the desktop, click “More Tools” in the three dot dropdown menu, then hit “Create Shortcut.” Name it and you’re good to go!

            22: Handwriting-to-Text

            Search for “Google Lens” to use Google’s new writing-to-text function. Just hold your camera up to the paper in question or import a photo, and you can copy and paste that text into a document.

            We hope these tips and trips help you make the most of your Chrome experience!

            Organization

            Windows:

            The easiest way to separate tabs is by grouping them into windows. By separating your tabs by task, subject, or any other difference, you can easily unclog your screen.

            1. Hit the “…” button on the top right. 
            2. A button called “New Window” will create a new window.

            Ctrl+N (Windows), or Cmd+N (Mac) will also create a new window.

            To transfer tabs from one window to another, simply drag the tab in question over to a different window. If dragging is not available, right click on the tab, then select “Move Tab To Another Window” to move it. Notably, Safari only lets you move tabs to a completely new window, so keep that in mind when organizing your tabs.

            To move more than one tab, select multiple tabs by holding down Ctrl (Windows), or Cmd (Mac) while clicking. Follow the steps above to move them to their new home!

            Naming Windows:

            While it’s good to have separate windows, they can get confusing. To effortlessly keep track of what window contains what, you can assign a name to a window.

            1. Right-click on the small blank space between your tab bar and the downward arrow icon that lets you search tabs. 
            2. Click “Name Window…” to assign a name to it!

            Tab Grouping:

            For further subdivision, or if you’d really prefer to not split into multiple windows, you can group your tabs in a single window to provide further organization! Here’s how.

            1. Right-click on any tab and click “Add Tab To New Group”. 
            2. Choose the color and the name, and you’re all set!

            Bookmarking Tabs:

            If you’ve got tabs saved up that you want to look at later, it’s much easier to simply add them to your bookmarks. You can easily save all the tabs in a window by following these steps.

            1. Right-click that empty space between the tab bar and the downward arrow icon. 
            2. Click “Bookmark All Tabs”.

            Once you’ve saved your tabs, you can safely close them now and simply pull them up later.

            With these tips, hopefully you can manage the tab gore a bit better! It’s amazing how many tools these browsers have, yet most don’t use them. Hopefully our guide has been able to cut down on the headache, and that you enjoy using your favourite browser a little bit more!

            Chrome Settings

            Welcome to our complete guide on the Chrome Settings menu! We’ll go over every single setting and what it does so that you can optimize Google Chrome to suit YOUR preference.

            To get started

            Open the Settings tab

            1. Click on the three vertical dots at the top right corner of the screen.
            2. At the bottom there should be a button labeled “Settings”. Click on it.
            3. A separate tab will pop open, which will contain all your Chrome settings!

            Basic Settings

            You and Google

            This section of the settings focuses on your Google profile and the way it interacts with Chrome across all of your devices.

            Sync and Personalization:

            This is turned on by default. Turning off Sync and Personalization will sign you out of your Google Accounts, and unsync your bookmarks, history, and passwords. Use this if you don’t want your browsing activity to carry over from one device to another. You can also sign out here, which is how to remove Google account from Chrome.

            Sync and Google Services:

            Manage What You Sync:

            There are plenty of buttons here, but really this is the advanced version of Sync and Personalization. If you want to keep your passwords synced across devices but don’t want to carry over bookmarks, you can switch that from “Manage What You Sync”. 

            Control How Your Browsing History Is Used To Personalize Search, Ads, and More:

            This is another option that controls what data Google gets to see. If you don’t want Google to collect information like location or browsing history turn this off. It does negatively impact a lot of Google’s ability to give you relevant search results, however, so make sure you are ok losing some accuracy on features like Maps’ “Near Me”.

            Review Your Synced Data:

            This page tells you all the statistics on what Google is saving. The bottom has a “CLEAR DATA” button which will clear all the data from your Chrome account. This will not affect your device, only what other devices that are also signed into your account can access.

            Encryption Options:

            This option gives you the ability to add a sync passphrase for your data. It’s an additional layer of security that you can choose to implement at the cost of convenience (you’ll have to enter the passphrase you select a lot).

            Other Google Services:

            These are other tweaks to your browser’s sync and data settings. Each, when turned off, will impact a form of convenience in order to decrease the amount of data Chrome gets from you.

            Manage Your Google Account:

            This section deals with your Google Account. This setting will be further explored in another section of this page.

            Customize Your Chrome Profile:

            This section allows you to set your Chrome profile name, a theme color for Chrome, and an avatar for your profile! 

            Import Bookmarks and Settings:

            This section is only relevant for when you want to import bookmarks or settings from another Chrome browser on another device. Simply plug in the HTML file for your bookmarks from your other browser (you can download it in the bookmark manager), and go!

            Autofill

            This section manages your privacy and security in regards to saved passwords, cards, addresses, and more.

            Passwords:

            This section deals with your saved passwords. 

            Offer To Save Passwords:

            This on/off switch will control whether or not you receive a popup when you input a new account username and password on any website.

            Check Passwords:

            This button will instruct Chrome to scan all your saved passwords and detect security breaches or other threats.

            Saved Passwords:

            This section controls every single saved password you have on this browser/your account. You can check each password, or delete certain passwords if they’ve been saved erroneously.

            Payment Methods:

            Save and Fill Payment Methods:

            If you’ve saved a payment method, this setting will automatically fill in its information when you are prompted to pay.

            Allow Sites To Check If You Have Payment Methods Saved:

            This is what it says, turn it off if you don’t want other websites to see if you have a payment method saved.

            Payment Methods:

            Here, you can see every single payment method you’ve saved so far. 

            Addresses and More:

            Saved addresses will appear in this bar. This can be turned off through the “Save and Fill Addresses” switch.

            Safety Check

            This button will scan your Chrome browser for any possible safety breaches.

            Privacy and Security

            This section can be used to see and erase browsing data and other from Chrome.

            Clear Browsing Data:

            This bar will let you clear your browsing data over the last 1 hour, 24 hours, 7 days, 4 weeks, or all time. You can uncheck each of the options to specify what you want erased and what you don’t.

            Cookies and Other Site Data:

            General Settings:

            These settings let you control what cookies are allowed. This is how to enable cookies in Google Chrome. Cookies, in short, collect data about you. If you do not want cookies, your browsing experience will no longer be as personalized (Amazon can’t remember what you have in your cart, for example). Some sites will no longer work, so it is recommended to keep cookies on.

            Clear Cookies and Site Data When You Quit Chrome:

            This setting will make it so that every time you exit Chrome, your cookies are wiped. Keep in mind that while this stops websites from keeping your data, it will also cause them to forget any activity you had on that site (again, Amazon will lose your cart for example).

            Send a “Do Not Track” Request With Your Browsing Traffic:

            This essentially makes it so that the website can only track data when you are active on the website, and cannot follow you past their own domain.

            Preload Pages for Faster Browsing and Searching:

            This allows Chrome to prepare cookies and other personal information beforehand so when you visit a site it loads quicker.

            All Cookies and Site Data:

            This menu lets you see every website that has cookies on your browser.

            Security:

            Safe Browsing:

            These settings control the level of security you have when exploring the web. “No protection” turns off Google’s security features (not recommended), while “Standard Protection” gives warnings for sites known to be unsafe. “Enhance Protection” requires you to send data to Google, but offers you faster and more broad protection.

            Advanced:

            These settings are for those with technical experience and shouldn’t be changed without proper knowledge. They are for niche applications and don’t impact your browsing experience.

            Site Settings:

            Recent Activity:

            This section lets you see what recent websites you’ve granted/denied permissions to.

            Permissions:

            This section controls what websites can and can’t access on your computer. You can either allow websites to automatically access some features of your computer, or force them to ask you for permission first. We recommend setting it to “Ask Before Accessing” as it gives users the most control with little loss of convenience.

            Content:

            These are all setting to do with your privacy. We recommend allowing cookies, allowing JavaScript, “Show All” for images, and blocking pop-ups and redirects. This is how to stop Google Chrome pop ups. If you’re wondering how to turn off Google Chrome notifications, they can be turned off here as well.

            Privacy Sandbox:

            This is an experimental new feature that allows companies and websites to collect data without tracking you in particular. It’s still in development, so if you’d like your browser to help develop this feature, turn it on. This feature does not appear for all users, so do not worry if it is not visible.

            Appearance

            This section lets you customize what your Chrome looks like. Have fun!

            Theme:

            This setting lets you explore all the different and fun ways you can customize your Google Chrome theme. Find a theme that vibes with you and enjoy!

            Show Home Button:

            This button lets you remove or add the little home button on the top right next to the refresh button. This will allow you to immediately jump back to the Chrome homescreen.

            Show Bookmarks Bar:

            This toggles whether a bar with your most recent bookmarks, or any bookmarks you pin to it, will appear.

            Font Size:

            This is an accessibility feature that lets you tweak how large all the font is. On the other hand, if you like smaller font, that’s an option too!

            Customize Fonts:

            You can change what font Google Chrome uses here. If you feel like using WingDings or Comic Sans, no one can stop you.

            Page Zoom:

            This will change the default zoom for each webpage. Remember that you can change the zoom of individual tbs by using “Ctrl” or “Cmd” + “+/-” to zoom in and out.

            Pressing Tab on a Webpage Highlights Links, as Well as Form Fields:

            This lets you choose whether tab will jump you to links as well as form fields (text boxes you can fill in like a password), or if you just want tab to jump to form fields.

            Show Warning Before Quitting:

            We highly recommend keeping this on. It will create a warning if you press “Ctrl” or “Cmd” + “Q” before closing Chrome.

            Search Engine

            Search Engine Used in the Address Bar:

            Google Chrome lets you use search engines besides Google! Surprising right? If you are ever inclined to stop using Google in Chrome, you can use any browser of your choice.

            Manage Search Engines:

            This will let you add search engines to the search engine bank. You can then use these instead of the default engines Chrome supports.

            Default Browser

            Default Browser:

            This setting controls whether or not Chrome is the default browser for your device. If you want to use Chrome as your browser of choice we highly recommend using this feature.

            On Startup

            On Startup:

            This setting controls what happens when you close Chrome. You can choose to have it start with only 1 new tab, with all the tabs you left off with, or by specifying some startup tasks that can be performed every time it opens.

            Advanced Settings

            Languages

            This section lets you change features relating to language and text.

            Language:

            This allows you to chance what language Chrome will be in.

            Spell Check:

            This will enable the red squiggly lines that tell you when you’ve made a typo. This is a handy quality of life feature.

            Downloads

            This segment of the settings changes how downloads are handled.

            Location:

            This will allow you to change where anything downloaded from Chrome goes. A common change is to switch from the downloads folder to the desktop for easy access.

            Ask Where to Save Each File Before Downloading:

            This option will trigger a pop-up menu every time you download something, which will allow you to specify the location of the download each time. Handy but time consuming.

            Accessibility

            This next section of settings allow for various accessibility features to be triggered.

            Live Caption:

            This allows for automatically generated captions for english audio and video.

            Caption Preferences:

            This opens a pop-up to customize the live caption service to your liking. This will be in your PC’s settings, so Mac and Windows users will have a different popup.

            Show a Quick Highlight on the Focused Object:

            This is useful for those with eyesight impairments. It allows for a small coloured pulse on focused objects, which makes them easier to locate.

            Navigate Pages with a Text Cursor:

            Your cursor will be in “text editing” mode everywhere, which will allow for an easier time locating it.

            Add Accessibility Features:

            This pulls up the chrome Webstore, where you can add any additional accessibility features available.

            System

            Use Hardware Acceleration When Available:

            This allows Chrome to use the GPU to tackle graphics-intensive tasks like videos or games. It can hurt or improve performance and every computer is different, so be sure to see what others are saying about hardware acceleration before choosing whether to turn on or off.

            Open Your Computer’s Proxy Settings:

            This is an advanced setting for WiFi, and isn’t necessary for the everyday user. Be sure to know exactly what you are doing before changing these settings.

            Reset Settings

            Restore Settings To Their Original Defaults

            If you’re wondering how to reset Google Chrome, this is it. Why is Google Chrome so slow? Sometimes tweaking settings can have unintended side-effects so resetting everything here is a possible solution. If you can’t see how to sign out of Google Chrome, this reset will also sign you out.

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