10 Hidden Google Chrome Features You May Find Useful

October 4, 20121 Comment
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Google chrome is no doubt one of the fastest browser around as per the user and community around google chrome, it is one of the light browser which loads the web pages quite faster as well. Google chrome user base who have started using it as a primary browser has been increasing since the day it has been released in May 25, 2010 and recently google has surpassed Internet Explorer and grabbed the title of “World Most Popular Browser”.

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Considering all this, there are some hidden experimental features in google chrome and out of which some of them will appear as ready features in future versions of google chrome, but one thing to note is that you can actually use these features in existing version of google chrome installed on your computer.

Chrome_Flags

In order to access and enable these features you will need to type chrome:flags in the address bar.

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Once you have opened the chrome flags page, you will see a list of tweaks, some of which might be already enabled and some of them can be enabled by you if you really want to test drive them before they are added in future upcoming versions of google chrome.

Please Note: Before you actually try out these features, These experimental features may change, break, or disappear at any time. We make absolutely no guarantees about what may happen if you turn one of these experiments on, and your browser may even spontaneously combust. Jokes aside, your browser may delete all your data, or your security and privacy could be compromised in unexpected ways. Any experiments you enable will be enabled for all users of this browser. Please proceed with caution.

Tab Overview [For Mac Only]

Swipe down with three fingers on your trackpad to see an overview of all your tabs. Click on a thumbnail to select it. Works great in fullscreen mode.

Printer Reset [For Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS]

Reset the last used printer on restart. With this enabled, the OS default printer will become the current printer for print preview on each browser start.

Action box [For Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS]

Enables the "Action Box" experimental toolbar UI.

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New Apps Install Bubble [For Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS]

When installing an app, it will always show a bubble pointing at the new tab page button on the tabstrip instead of opening a new tab page.

Experimental location features [For Mac, Windows, Linux]

Enables experimental extensions to the geolocation feature to use operating system location APIs (where available). This feature would really make sense on the some of the new windows 8 touch screen tablets.

Add grouping to tab context menu [For Windows]

Adds items to the tab context menu for grouping tabs.

Enable auto-login [For Mac, Windows, Linux]

When enabled, visiting a Google account login page will trigger an infobar allowing easy sign in with the Google account connected to the profile. Auto-login is always disabled if the profile is not connected to an account, regardless of this flag.

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Enable Chrome To Mobile [For Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS]

Enable the Chrome To Mobile page action, which allows you to send page URLs and offline copies to Chrome on your mobile device.

Stacked Tabs [For Windows]

Tabs never shrink, instead they stack on top of each other when there is not enough space.

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Website Settings UI [For Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS]

Enables the Website Settings UI. The Website Settings UI replaces the page info bubble and provides an easy way to configure site-specific settings.

Conclusion:

We hope you like some of the above hidden google chrome hacks, in case you have any other tip like these to share please let us know through the comments section below.

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Author + Admin: Abhishek Bhatnagar - Professional blogger by passion, Software Enggineer. I love to write about useful computer tips & tricks. Connect with me at twitter or on google+ profile or mail me at abhishek@technixmedia.com or know me more on www.abhishekbhatnagar.com

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  1. Anbhav Agarwal says:

    I am the lovings these new features. This is the first post of yours I liked. Keep doing the good work Abhishek!

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