Google Chrome secrets

Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. It is fast, easy to use and has a huge amount of features. Unfortunately, users of this browser implement only a small part of the functions of Google Chrome, although knowledge of the subtleties of its operation significantly increases the efficiency of working with the browser.
Express panel for Google Chrome
Add extension to Chrome
How to take a screenshot in Google Chrome
Google Chrome sync
How to create an account in Google Chrome
Save webpage as PDF

Express panel for Google Chrome

Express panel of Google Chrome browser can be seen every time you open a new tab. It consists of two rows of rectangles with a miniature image of sites that are most often visited by the user. When you click on each of the tiles goes to the site. With this feature, the user can quickly access frequently used sites. Express panel for Google Chrome
Often users have a question, how to add a site to Google Chrome express panel? Tiles with links to sites are installed in the panel automatically, without user intervention. Unfortunately, the browser does not allow you to add sites there. The user can only remove any tab from the panel. To do this, click on the cross in the upper right corner of the rectangle. Google Chrome express panel
If you delete the history of visits to sites, the express panel will also be cleared.
In order to make the express panel more convenient and functional, you can replace the standard express panel with a similar one installed as an extension. The Chrome Web Store contains a large number of express panels from third-party developers. They contain many advanced settings and beautiful. How to install the extension in Google Chrome will be described below.

Add extension to Chrome

What is an extension in Google Chrome? In fact, this is a small program that installs some additional features in this browser or changes its appearance. Extensions for Google Chrome developed a lot. Most of them are in the Chrome Web Store. Other applications can be downloaded directly from the site of its developer.
In order to see which applications are installed in your browser, go to Browser Settings, in the opened settings menu and open the “Extensions” item in the list that appears.Add extension to Chrome
In the “Extensions” window that opens, you can view the description of installed extensions, enable or disable them, and delete. You can install the extension in two ways: from the Chrome Web Store or manually.

Installing an extension from the Chrome Web Store

In order to put in the browser a new extension from the online store, go to the settings of the “Extensions” section. Extension from the Chrome Web Store
At the very bottom of the menu that opens, select the “Open Chrome Web Store” section. Installing an extension Chrome
In the opened store, you can select any extension, read its description and install it by clicking on the “Add to Chrome” button in the description.

Install the Google Chrome extension manually

Sometimes the Chrome Web Store doesn’t have the required extension, but it’s on the website of some developer, or someone gave you a file with the extension for Chrome. What to do in this case? In this situation, the file with the extension is installed in the browser manually.
It should be noted that extensions installed from the Chrome Web Store provide some guarantee that they are secure. At the same time, the application that you install yourself may contain malicious code that threatens to cause you a lot of trouble. If you are confident in the safety of the extension or put it at your own risk, follow these steps.

  1. Unzip the extension file to a folder. If the file with the browser extension has the format *.crx, change the end of the file to *.zip and unzip it into a separate folder.
  2. In the browser settings, go to the “Extensions” section, enable the “Developer mode” and click the “Load unpacked” button. Install the Google Chrome extension
  3. Specify the path to the folder with the unpacked extension and click “OK”. Wait until the installation is complete.

The negative point of installing extensions manually is the appearance of a window warning of the dangers of such extensions every time you open Google Chrome.  Installing extensions manually The solution to this problem can be to disable the extension and enable it in the browser settings only when it needs to be used.

How to take a screenshot in Google Chrome

In the latest versions of the Google Chrome browser, one very useful feature has been added – the ability to create a screenshot of the website page being viewed. Of course, there are many other ways to take a screenshot of a screen or a program window, but this method can also be useful in some cases.
In order to take a screenshot of the page opened in the browser, go to the Google Chrome settings and in the “More Tools” section select the item “Developer Tools”. Take a screenshot in Google Chrome The same result can be obtained by pressing Ctrl+Shift+I.
Click on the icon with the tablet and phone. Or press the key combination Ctrl+Shift+M. Take a screenshot
A panel with settings will appear to the left of the icon, with which you can see how the site’s page will look on various devices: Smartphone’s, tablets, etc. This panel has its own settings menu. You can call it by clicking on the corresponding icon. Screenshot in Google Chrome
In the menu that appears, click “Capture screenshot”, after which a screenshot of the visible part of the site page will be saved in the download folder.Capture screenshot If you need to make a screenshot of the entire page of the site, in the same menu select the section “Capture full size screenshot”.
You can add a frame to the screenshot as a selected device. To do this, select the option “Hide device frame” in the settings panel menu. Hide device frame
Thus, in Google Chrome browser without any extensions, you can make a high-quality screenshot of the site page and even add a mobile device frame to it, as if the site was opened on this device.

Google Chrome sync

Why do I need Google Chrome data synchronization? For example, you have a home computer, a laptop and a computer at work. It would be very convenient for all settings (bookmarks, theme, home page, etc.) to be saved and be the same on all your devices. Make it very easy.

  1. Go to the Google Chrome settings. Google Chrome settings
  2. Open the People section and enter your Gmail email address and password there. People section Chrome
  3. In the same section, enable the “Sync” option and in the additional synchronization settings, select what you want to synchronize. additional synchronization settings

Now, on any of your devices, the data in the browser will be the same if you sign in to your Google account.
You can disable synchronization in the same way. Enter the “People” section in the Google Chrome settings, open the advanced sync settings in it and disable everything that should be synchronized.

How to create an account in Google Chrome

If several people work in the Google Chrome browser on a computer, you can make sure that each of them has their own browser settings: their own bookmarks, design theme, their own mail, and so on. You can do this by creating individual users in Google Chrome.

  1. In the “Settings” browser, go to “People”.
  2. Enter the “Manage other people” section.create an account in Google Chrome
  3. In the window that opens, click the “Add Person” button.Add Person Chrome
  4. Enter your username, select avatar. Here you can select the option “Create a desktop shortcut for this user” Click the “Add” button.
  5. In the window that opens, click “Login”.
  6. Enter your Google account information and log in to the account that will be associated with this user.

In the “Manage other people” section, you can see all created users and log into any of them if you know the data to log into your account. If the user’s shortcut was placed on the desktop of the computer, you can immediately open the browser under the desired user. This browser feature is very convenient, for example, when all family members use the same computer.

Save webpage as PDF

With Google Chrome, you can save a page in PDF format.

  1. Go to the “Settings” browser and select “Print” or press the key combination Ctrl+P. Save webpage as PDF
  2. In the print window that opens, click the “Change…” button.Save a page in PDF format
  3. In the “Print Destination” window click “Save as PDF”. Save as PDF
  4. In the Print window, click the “Save” button. Here you can choose some options. You can, for example, specify whether you want to save the background of the site or determine whether the layout of the sheets will be optimal – portrait or landscape. save the document in PDF format
  5. Select the folder to save the document in PDF format and click “Save.”

After completing all these manipulations, you will receive a PDF file that will display the selected page of the site, including text and images.