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7 killer feature hacks for Google Chrome

7 killer hacks for Google Chrome

This gallery will walk you through seven killer hacks to make the most out of Google Chrome, the up and coming browser that everyone seems to want to have (or already has). From auto-incognito mode to tweaking the PDF reader and syncing your browser and auto-start tabs, this gallery will show you how to customise hidden features you may not know about.

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

16 comments
jacklg99
jacklg99

Are a BIG waste of my time. I agree TR has useful material to present but presents it in a way that is absolutely old-fashioned and a BIG time waster. Get with the program TR !! Present information like a modern web info provider.

gavin.burgess
gavin.burgess

First, the methodology is a PITA. Page loading takes too long (I'm on broadband, feels like dial-up). Second, what "hacks"? They're tips for beginners. Puhleeze! And as far as click-wrangling goes, this is a champion. It's time TR grew up.

ms344
ms344

If we all just promise to give TecRepublic all our "clicks", will you then start posting entire articles that aren't fragmented into dozens of annoying little pieces? You have genuinely good content much of the time, but I simply do *NOT* have the patience to pad your click-count with this utterly transparent charade. Actung, Google - Can you automatically NEGATE high click counts from known Gallery-Mongers? Corrective feedback *IS* indicated.

sh10453
sh10453

I agree with others that these are options and settings, or configurations, but not hacks. Most of them are obvious to most Chrome heavy users, but a few maybe not. I like the about:xxxx (flags), and the -incognito. Good article for people who are new to Chrome, and a few things for Chrome users, but it is a great article for those who love to whine, and who think they are .... well, never mind.

oisleach
oisleach

I went through about 7 pages and then just punted the whole thing and went elsewhere, if I actually payed for this stuff i would just dump my subscription. Oh wait I already did that !!!

marcwaters86
marcwaters86

Make a hack that displays the gallery on one page as everyone keeps saying I read from my blackberry phone when I have time and it is hard to navigate that many pages for one story.

loopygeorge
loopygeorge

What nonsense!!! BAit and switch would be better.

johns
johns

I like the tip on auto start in Incognito Mode, especially for work. Too bad i had to wade through so many screens to find it.

dogknees
dogknees

Just normal options that anyone can find by looking through the menus and dialogues.

rasmith_z
rasmith_z

I agree. What a waste of time. Just tell us about them for heaven's sake.

rpb_
rpb_

Rather than a single article with explanations of the seven "hacks", maybe with pictures if they add anything, I have to click through, and wait for, seventeen separate pages, using thumbnails that are too small to decide if I want to see the full image or not, with no helpful tooltips or link titles to help me decide either. What a waste of everybody's time. I'm curious what the seven hacks are. But I don't have the time to wait for seventeen separate pages to load. So I'm not going to bother. Could we *please* just have an article with it all on one page?

d.dannicker
d.dannicker

I decided to register and comment instead of clicking through. This is the level of patience of the internet these days. Tried to get through "synching" what, 5 pages for how to synch?!?! ah!

oldguardreindeer-techrepublic
oldguardreindeer-techrepublic

It's gotten to the point where I just close the page when I see a gallery-style article. I don't look at anything on the sidelines, so there's no reward for extra-clicks. Just kill the gallery or kill me...at this point I don't even care anymore

brian
brian

I tried enough to see the images list was padded with dumb stuff like a screenshot of the Google password prompt. All I got before I decided it was way too time consuming to click through is that Chrome has basic functionality that it would be embarrassing not to have.

a1lawng
a1lawng

Shortness aside, I agree with the sentiment.