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10 tips to help you get the most out of Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the most popular US web browser, and has made large gains in the enterprise in recent years. Here are 10 tips for increasing your productivity with the browser.

Google Chrome now holds the title of most popular US web browser, according to the federal government's Digital Analytics Program. Released in 2008, the browser has since overtaken competitors Safari, Internet Explorer, and Firefox, ZDNet reported, and is commonly used by businesses.

"Google's Chrome Web browser has made significant inroads in the enterprise over the past couple of years," wrote TechRepublic contributing writer Scott Matteson. "What started out as a consumer novelty has become an institutional product."

Here are 10 popular TechRepublic articles with Chrome tips that will help enterprise users work with the browser more efficiently.

1. Steps to resolve Chrome bookmark synchronization issues

Business users operating between multiple machines often must synchronize all data to one device for easier access while traveling. This can lead to issues with duplicate bookmarks or other data piling up in Chrome, according to Matteson. In this article, he explains different ways to troubleshoot and resolve these issues.

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2. How to use 'Pin Tab' to organize your work in Google Chrome

Many enterprise users suffer from tab creep—when there are so many open browser tabs that it becomes difficult to find those you need the most, such as email, social media, and work websites. Chrome includes a feature called "Pin Tab" that many users don't know about, which can help manage tab creep. Here, TechRepublic global editor in chief Jason Hiner describes how it works and why it's useful.

3. Install Chrome via GPO and save yourself some time

Most system administrators deploy Group Policy Objects (GPO) to control and limit user activity on Windows-based PCs, according to TechRepublic contributing writer Tim Lange. GPO is a valuable tool because it provides control into the operations on the workstations with ease. Using Google's Chrome MSI installer and GPO template can help admins automate widespread installation and control of Chrome. In this article, Lange takes you through the steps to do so.

4. 10 Chrome tricks to improve your browsing experience

"Chrome is a fast and sleek browser that can handle the workload of even the most Web-intensive users," wrote Matteson. Here, he offers some tips to improve your Chrome experience by taking advantage of some of the browser's lesser-known built-in features, including keyboard and browser shortcuts.

5. Set up the Chrome for Business browser in your organization using Group Policies

Google provides a full Windows installation package for Chrome that can be deployed in an enterprise, with more than 100 policies and preferences. In this article, Matteson explains how to get started using Chrome for Business.

6. Pro tip: Switch between tabs in Android Chrome

Many business users end up with a lot of tabs open in Chrome, which, on the Android version, can make it difficult to find what you need, or even end up slowing down the device if left running. Here, TechRepublic contributing writer Jack Wallen explains a method for quickly switching tabs on Chrome in Android to improve efficiency.

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7. Browser wars: Is Chrome or Safari better for your Mac?

As web browsers grow more similar, businesses may find that significant differences exist in terms of tracking, administering, updating, and securing a variety of users, applications, and systems, according to TechRepublic contributing writer Erik Eckel. Here, Eckel describes how Chrome and Safari differ in the enterprise environment, and how to determine which browser is best for your organization.

8. 10 Chrome and Firefox add-ons that streamline data sharing, storage, and security

Add-ons can be useful tools to enhance productivity in any browser. In this gallery, TechRepublic contributing writer James Sanders walks through 10 different add-ons for Chrome and Firefox to improve data sharing, storage, and security for business users.

9. Chrome Sync: Configure once, work everywhere

Using Chrome Sync can help enterprise users keep their browsing experience consistent across multiple devices and platforms, according to TechRepublic contributing writer Andy Wolber. Here, Wolber explains how to enable Chrome Sync to sync apps, auto-fill information, bookmarks, extensions, settings, and more to save users time.

10. Capture the web with Chrome screenshot tools

It's useful for professionals to add screenshots to training materials or presentations. While you can take screenshots from Chrome using systems tools, this process is not exact, Wolber wrote. In this article, Wolber describes four web screenshot tools that make the process more efficient.

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About Alison DeNisco Rayome

Alison DeNisco Rayome is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. She covers CXO, cybersecurity, and the convergence of tech and the workplace.

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