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11 Insanely Useful And Simple Hacks For Google Chrome

The Omnibox is your friend.

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3. Pin your most used tabs to the left to keep things clean and allow for more space.

To pin, just right click on the tab itself and select "Pin Tab." They will be anchored to the left and the "X"s will disappear so you won't accidentally close them, either.

4. Set a reminder for yourself from the search bar.

First, get the extension here. To set a reminder, type "tm" to activate the timer extension, then tab or spacebar, and finally the time and message. At the time you specify, you'll get a desktop notification with your message.


5. Use Incognito Mode for no-trace browsing.

You can open an incognito session by going to File -> New Incognito Window. A lot of people already use this for... lewd browsing, but it also comes in hand if you're gift shopping for someone else and getting around some prominent paywalls.

7. Add custom search engines to search inside specific sites more quickly and easily.

Right click on any search box and select "Add As Search Engine." In the subsequent menu, make sure you pick a simple, memorable keyword, 'cause that's what you'll use as a shortcut in the main search bar.