Thursday's Tech Tip

By: David Durnil

August 28, 2014 - Why aren't you using Google Chrome?

Google Chrome has some amazing advantages that are not offered in your most recent update of Firefox or Internet Explorer.

What's Great About Google Chrome

  1. Reopen Recently Closed tab

    If you’ve closed a tab by mistake, you can open it by pressing Ctrl + Shift + T, (or) right mouse-click on the empty area in the title-bar -> and select “Reopen closed tab” as shown below.

  2. Carry your Chrome Settings with You

    If you are using multiple computers (at home or at school), you don’t need to worry about trying to setup the Chrome browser in the same way on all the computers you use. Instead, setup your bookmarks, extensions, themes, settings, etc, on your Chrome browser on one computer, and “Sign in to Chrome” from the settings menu at any location.

  3. Drag and Drop Downloaded file

    Once a file is downloaded, you can just drag and drop the file (from the Chrome download window) to your Windows explore, or any other file browser that you are using on your system.

  4. Create a Shortcut of the Current Tab

    If you like to create a shortcut to the website that you are currently viewing, go to Customize -> Tools -> Create application shortcuts. This will ask you where you like to create the shortcut for this website, as shown below.

  5. Highlight a Text and Search

    When you are browsing a website, if you come across some word that you are not familiar with and like to perform a google search on it, just double-click on the text to high-light it, right mouse-click, and select “Search google for”, which will open a new Tab and search for the selected text. This saves some time.

  6. Autofill

    You can use the autofill option to enter one or more addresses that you can use to fill-up any web forms. You can also use this feature to store one or more credit card information that can be pre-populated on web forms. Don’t use this feature on a computer that you don’t trust.

    Go to settings -> Options -> Personal Stuff -> Click on the check-box “Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click” -> Click on Manager autofill settings -> Click on ‘Add new Address’ and enter the information.

David Durnil

Assistant Principal

Don R. Daniel Ninth Grade Campus

Aledo ISD