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7 Top Tips and Resources for Google Chrome
by Sam Dean - Oct. 30, 2008Comments (9)
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Google introduced the beta version of its open source Chrome browser nearly two months ago, and issued its third update to the beta yesterday. (The update pushes to you automatically if you're running Chrome.) Although there are signs that the very early popularity of this browser has calmed down somewhat, it's still generating a lot of buzz, Google has confirmed that many extensions are coming for it, and I expect to see it in a mobile version very soon. If you're running Chrome, here are seven tips for customizing and getting the most out of it.Create and Save Profiles. Google Chrome Backup is a freely downloadable tool that lets you backup and restore profiles you've created in Chrome. It's wizard-driven, to keep the process easy.  Tips for Power Users. Lifehacker's tips for power users of Chrome are excellent. Learn about diagnostics, themes, shortcuts, working with tabs, and more here.Run Chrome on Mac OS X and Linux. CrossOver Chromium from CodeWeavers can be used to run Chrome on Mac OS X and Linux. You'll find downloads specific to most popular Linux distros. Even CodeWeavers describes this as early "proof-of-concept" more than anything else, but you may want to give it a try.Surf Anonymously in Chrome. The Chromium open source core of the Chrome browser has been tweaked to produce aersion of Chrome that can allow for anonymous browsing. People in parts of the world where Internet use can lead quickly to jail time may be interested in this, or hotspot users who want an added layer of anonymity may be interested. Iron is based on Chromium, looks and works exactly like Chrome, but introduces several levels of privacy, as we wrote about here. Chrome Privacy Guard is a mini application that removes all client ID information when you use Chrome.Use the About: Pages. Like Firefox, Google Chrome can pull up a ton of useful diagnostic and other types of information if you type about: commands in Chrome's address bar. For example, type about:plugins to get the list of plugins available for Chrome. The Google operating system blog has a good list of these.Get a Portable Version of Chrome for Your USB Drive. You can get a lightweight tweak of Chrome based on the Chromium code here. Hat tip to Lifehacker for this.Here's a Video Featuring 10 Chrome Basics. In case you missed any.
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by an anonymous user on Oct. 30, 2008Neat list - thanks! Chrome has been a regular fixture on my Google Analytics, which is cool.
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by dakota on Oct. 31, 2008The search engines (analogous to firefox's quick searches) are indispensable. When I want to search Wikipedia for an article I type "wp [article]" and boom goes the dynamite, done. Right click the omnibar and go to 'edit search engines'.
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by Google Chrome Board on Oct. 31, 2008Don't forget about Google Chrome Board!
PS: Thanks for the link to Iron, hadn't heard about it before.
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by Still like Firefox on Oct. 31, 2008Is Google sharing the Chrome code with Firefox? Like to have some of the same features/innovation without having to switch to another browser app.
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by Sam Dean on Oct. 31, 2008Chrome does share code with Firefox, but it's primarily built on Webkit--which Safari is also built on.
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by Kanchana Wickremasinghe on Nov. 01, 2008When will Chrome going to be available on Ubuntu?
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by an anonymous user on Dec. 30, 2008Why won't gogle chrome allow me to get more info from my google side bar. It prevents expansion tabs from opening. I'm about to dump it. It also dumps most of my cookies.
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by an anonymous user on Nov. 24, 2009very useful informations thanks for sharing.They are too neccessary for me. I bookmarked.
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by ankara parke on Dec. 25, 2009Is Google sharing the Chrome code with Firefox? Like to have some of the same features/innovation without having to switch to another browser
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