7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

Summary: A series of easy to implement hacks to make Chrome work better for you, including cloud print and auto-incognito.

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  • 3. Here you have a list of already visited pages. You can either select them from the list or type them in manually.

    4. Click Add and repeat as necessary.

    Next time you open your browser, all of the tabs that you selected in the options will be opened automatically. 

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    To read more about these Google Chrome hacks, read the iGeneration blog where it explains all.

  • Google Cloud Print allows you to access your home or office printer from anywhere. But you need to have an updated beta version of Chrome to do this.

    1. In Chrome, click the spanner icon, and go to the Options.

    2. Under the Under the Bonnet tab, click Sign in to Google Cloud Print.

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    To read more about these Google Chrome hacks, read the iGeneration blog where it explains all.

  • 3. Sign in using your Google account. This is best if it is the most common account you use, if you have multiple accounts with Google. 

    4. Once you have signed in, Google Cloud Print should be automatically enabled. From here you can print a test page to make sure that it works. 

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    To read more about these Google Chrome hacks, read the iGeneration blog where it explains all.

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  • read the iGeneration blog where it explains all. NOT

    Nice bait-for-click - the blog doesn't do anything but point you back to the slideshow. This garbage drives me further away every day.
    Alacrify
  • still without ajax ?

    this retarded way of displaying images which reloads all the page is really very outdated ..
    move to Ajax plz
    LionSaba
    • Right on!

      @LionSaba <br>It's annoying that it keeps reloading the page and that can take time on people's slow internet bandwidth or slow computers. Just make it so it downloads the images so we can see them in that slideshow without having to wait for the whole page to reload. This is why I just glance at a few images and be on my way.
      megamanx
  • RE: 7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

    I agree with the previous comments. I also think that the Instant Search feature is more of an annoyance than a benefit. But the PDF plugin tip was a welcome one.
    123techie123
  • Hmmm

    After reloading the page around 20 times (each screenshot) and reading short pompadours am still waiting to know (at least) those killer features (that it's supposed I didn't already know).

    Maybe the heading should have been: "Surfing the configuration of Chrome"

    Wasted time!, aghrr.
    nanomartin
  • RE: 7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

    After read all of these info I got to ask this:
    when there is a link "mailto" on web sites why Google Chrome does not open my GMail account?
    Tnxs
    Jorge
    Andraus
    • There's an Extension . . .

      @Andraus

      you can add to do this. It's called "Send from Gmail" . . .
      JLHenry
      • RE: 7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

        @JLHenry This extension doesn't show on Firefox
        Palandri
  • RE: 7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

    OMG I too followed the link to the "blog" thinking thank goodness they FINALLY listened to us at least giving us an OPTION to opt out of the USELESS GALLERY view .... but NOPE it sends ya right back to the gallery!
    Please get rid of these horrible slideshow views, if you want to report tech news and information please arrange it in a blog or format that is truly useful.
    vbpdhayes
    • RE: 7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

      @vbpdhayes@...One way is to provide an alternative, 'or in text form'. It's been done on zdnet.
      PreachJohn
  • RE: 7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

    7 hacks, only one of which was news to me (or anyone else) and 70 screens to see them in. You keep biting the hands that feed you and one day...
    Thad McIlroy, The Future of Publishing
  • RE: 7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

    The slide show suck. Less likely to bother with these in the future. Bring back to old format and quit showing off the new features.
    bdfew
  • Get Adobe Reader back in Chrome -- Why?

    You mention three reasons to get Adobe Reader back in Chrome:
    1) search - what do you think ctl-F (as in Find) is for? It searches PDFs just the same as web pages;
    2) rotate the page -- OK not in Chrome, but how often is this required? I've only had to do it about 6 times in 10 years - just save the PDF and open in your native Adobe reader;
    3) save the PDF -- why not just right click and select "Save as ..." or type ctrl-S?

    Sounds like you really don't understand Chrome's basic features, let alone the "killer" ones.

    And I second the opinion that these slideshows are a really aggravating way to present this information.
    bradhansen9
  • Slide Show Suck

    You will get less and less traffic, not more if you continue with these annoying slide shows
    pak43
  • The new Chrome 10 beta browser is magical

    I just installed the Chrome beta and the speed increase is significant. The browser seems to be very stable at this point as well.

    I have installed the OSX version and apparently the hardware GPU assisted features are working to reduce CPU load.

    As an aside, I installed the Splashtop remote app for my iPad and was able to stream the Chrome beta experience onto my iPad screen.

    What a nice experience to have a fast and fully functional web experience on my iPad courtesy of Chrome and Splashtop.
    kenosha77a
  • So disabling a product's feature (PDF) is a &quot;killer hack&quot;

    Congrats.
    h-fate
  • RE: 7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

    Since when does changing built-in preferences constitute a "hack"? BTW, the blog explains nothing of value. But you do have a good idea there, so use it: provide explanations. We need information, not pretty pictures.
    neiltoz
  • RE: 7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

    Ax the slideshow. I puked by the fifth one. At least I'll know the next time to take the title and Google it.
    saltwater43
  • RE: 7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

    Please get rid of these horrible slideshow views, if you want to report tech news and information please arrange it in a blog or format that is truly useful.
    http://haffow.com/index.php
    sanjananb
  • Please, end these pointless galleries

    Absolutely pointless, with thumbnails so small you can't choose any to see anyway, and N times slower for every reader to read, where N is the number of images in the gallery.
    rpb_