Tuesday, March 27, 2018

How to master: Google Chrome for PC, Mac, Android and iOS PART 3

SWIPE TO SWITCH

Switching between tabs on mobile is awkward, with you tapping the tiny tabs button and then selecting a tab. Only you don’t have to – swipe left and right across the omnibar and Chrome switches between open tabs – fast, and ideal for the sausage-fingered.



PIN AND MUTE TABS


Ctrl/Cmd-click a tab on the desktop, and Chrome gives you handy options. If music is blaring forth from one, you can mute the audio. If the site’s one you use all the time, pin it so it stays at the left of the tabs strip. You can also clone the current tab with Duplicate.



REOPEN CLOSED TABS


We note elsewhere how to access Chrome tabs that are open on your other devices; that menu also includes recently closed tabs. But on desktop, commit the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+T to memory. Prod that and your most recently closed tab (or window) will reopen.



REFRESH A WEBSITE


Ctrl/Cmd+R reloads a web page on the desktop. On mobile, drag down until you see the reload icon, and then release. On iOS, you can alternatively open a new tab or close the current one by, respectively, dragging left or right when the reload icon appears.



KILL UNRULY WEB PAGES


These days, websites are as likely to make your PC grind to a halt as a powerful app. Keep an eye on which ones are eating into memory and CPU usage by going to ⋮ > More Tools > Task Manager. Select a process and click End Process to kill it.











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