Secret Google Chrome shortcuts revealed — all the tricks and hacks you never knew you could do
FROM rescuing closed tabs to quick-launching a window for private browsing, these are the tricks you need to know.
GOOGLE Chrome shortcuts are a quick way to complete tons of actions on the web, saving you time and effort so you can do more important stuff — like procrastinate longer online.
There are simply to many of these useful hacks to reel off in their entirety here, so we’ve rounded up the best ones you may not be aware of, reports The Sun.
Posting on Reddit, user EuBestCityEu explained that he and some friends were laying a metal dancefloor in a squad game — because dancing is a thing people do quite a lot in the game — and noticed something untoward.
From rescuing closed tabs to quick-launching an Incognito window for private browsing, these are the Google Chrome tricks you need to know.
Are there certain websites you check regularly? Then pin them to the top of Chrome using this shortcut: right click the tab you want to pin, and press “P” on the keyboard.
This should move the tab to the left of the Chrome window, putting in front of all the other open tabs.
Now, whenever you open Chrome it should automatically be available for you to view.
To unpin it, right click the tab, and press “U”.
BRING BACK CLOSED TABS
We’ve all been there: with too many tabs open, we accidentally close one that we didn’t mean to when axing a bunch of them at once.
This shortcut can bring that tab back from the dead. Just enter Ctrl-Shift-T to magically resurrect it. Chrome remembers the last ten tabs you closed.
OPEN INCOGNITO TAB
The quick route to private browsing is via the Incognito Mode shortcut.
In case you didn’t know, Incognito Mode is designed to (partially) conceal your internet activity, and the websites you visit.
To access it quickly in a new Chrome window, just enter Ctrl-Shift-N.
VIEW NEXT TAB
Don’t drag your mouse to the top of the Chrome window to switch tabs, use this shortcut instead.
Hold Ctrl and press the tab key to view the next open tab.
VIEW PREVIOUS TAB
The same goes for the previous tab you viewed.
To switch to it from your current page, press Ctrl and 9 at the same time.
SWITCH TO A SPECIFIC TAB
Instead of going back or forward by one tab, this shortcut lets you view any one of the first eight tabs you have open.
Just hold Ctrl and select the corresponding number of the tab you want to view.
For example, if you want to jump to the fifth tab, you’d press Ctrl and 5.
JUMP TO THE ADDRESS BAR
Instead of moving your cursor up to the address bar, just enter Ctrl and L and it’ll appear there instantly.
Then you can type in the URL of the next website you want to visit.
At this rate, you may not even need to use a mouse again.
SEARCH FROM ANYWHERE ON THE PAGE
Another way to browse without having to move your mouse is by entering Ctrl and K.
This lets you search Google from the address bar.
OPEN YOUR BROWSING HISTORY IN A NEW TAB
Need to dig in to your browsing history in a hurry? Just press Ctrl and H to open your history page in a new tab.
SAVE A WEB PAGE AS A PDF
This is a handy trick for work and play. If you spot a web page you want to save to your desktop, store it as a PDF by holding Ctrl and P.
After pressing the shortcut, click the change button under the “destination” field on the pop-up page and choose the “save as PDF” option under “local destinations.