For 100s of known and unknown reasons, Google Chrome is my favorite web browser. It is fast, efficient and secure. Though Mozilla Firfox and some others are widely used by developers and people with strong programming background. But for an average user like me and you Google Chrome is the best.
(In case you are not already using it, you can download and install Google Chrome from here.)
So you have Google Chrome now, here is what to do next to get most out of it:
1. GETTING SETTINGS DONE
This mean to set your personal settings to run and operate Chrome in your way.
Click on the wrench in right, Options > Basics
Now look at Home page section, if you use a particular website too often or almost every time you get online. Then add your favorite link in there. I have Google.com as my homepage, because in single click it leads me to Gmail, Docs, Readers and other useful products of Google. You may also add Facebook or whats so ever.
In Tool bar area, select Show Home Button, so that with one click on any opened page you can go to your homepage (favorite page).
Now on top left click on Personal Stuff (under Basics), here look at password area, if your computer/laptop is used by people other then you then select Never Save Password. It’ll keep everyone’s password safer.
Now navigate to Under the Hood, you should come back here after every two weeks are so, to clear browsing history of your browser. This is mainly because it effects/change search results of your quarries on major search engines.
There are thousands of extensions and applications available in Chrome Apps Store. Which increase the usability of Google Chrom, by Google and other developers.
My favorite two are:
AdBlock This extension blocks flash and text adds on almost all website. Which means you can keep yourself away from the messages we usually don’t want to see. You can install this extension from here. Just click on the Add to Chrome button
Google Dictionary As the name says, this extention dictionary helps you view definitions easily as you go through different web pages.
1) Double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble. View the complete definition of any word or phrase using the toolbar dictionary. 2) Foreign words are automatically translated to your language of choice.
These two recommendations can might look simple to you, but I find them very useful every time when I am on Google Chrome.
If you want to know more about how browsers work and which are some of the good one. Then consider visiting What Browser.org a website by Google.
What Browser tells you which web browser you’re using and helps you get the most out of your browser.
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