23 Hidden Chrome Features And Settings You Should Start Using Today 2020

Hidden Google Chrome Features And Settings
Hi, we have shared the list of Google Chrome settings that are very useful with some hidden Chrome features that you should start using from today. 

Google is the most popular web browser in the world own by Google and after reading this article on chrome settings and hidden chrome features you will be using Google Chrome-like an expert.

1. Go Incognito

Go Incognito - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
By using this hidden Google Chrome feature you can surf and use the internet safely and without exposing you searches Google as google keeps records of your search histories and the websites you visit by searching then on Google

You can see all your activities done on the internet by visiting My Activities.

To go incognito in Google Chrome go to options ( three dots at to top-right side in the chrome app) and then tap on the New incognito tab.

You can open a new incognito tab in Google Chrome by pressing Ctrl + Shift + N if you are using Google Chrome on your PC.

By going incognito you can browse privately and the other peoples who will use the chrome on the same device will never get to know about the activities and searches you have performed in incognito mode.

Chrome will not save your browsing history, cookies, and site data, and the information entered in the forms ( Usernames and passwords ). Your activities will be visible to the websites you will be going to visit and to the Internet service provider.

2. Cast Your Screen

Cast Your Screen - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
You can cast your Google Chrome activities to your TV and other devices just like you cast your smartphone screen to your TV.

You need to click on the Options > Cast.

Before using this hidden Google chrome feature turn on the device on which you want to transfer the content from your PC. This is the simple and fast way to cast Netflix movies or YouTube videos on your TV from your PC.

3. Select And Search

Select And Search - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
Suppose you are reading an article like you are reading now and you came across a word that is a total stranger to you and you want to search for its meaning, definition or need full information about that word or sentence than you might first copy that word or sentence and then paste that word on Google search bar.

You can copy a word or sentence > Right Click > Search for google "Word" in the pop-up window.

This is the fastest way to search for words in Google and keeps you away from irritation by using the primitive way which is very time-consuming. 

This hidden Google chrome feature will be very useful for you if you frequently search for the word in Google for their meanings.

4. Print The Web page

Print The Web page - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
You are searching for the information on a topic and came across a web page that contains the full information about that topic and you want to get the hard copy of that web page so that you can carry that print out of the web page with you. 

Then you can print the whole web page by using the print feature in chrome

You can Right-click on the web page and then click on the print in the pop-up window to print the web page or just press Ctrl + P on your keyboard.

And, if you are using your phone then go to Options > Share > Print (Printer icon)

Keep in mind that you need to provide the name of the website and author who have done hard work in writing that article on that website. ( bibliography)

5. Clear Browsing History And Activities

Clear Browsing History And Activities - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
You can use this chrome setting to clear all the history on Google chrome like your search history, cookies, and other site data, download history, passwords, and others. 

You can use this setting to clean all the personal information you have entered in chrome so that no one can know about them in the future

Go to Options > Settings > Search for Clear browsing data on the Desktop version of chrome and for mobile version for chrome tab on Options > History > Clear browsing history (at the top).

While using the hidden chrome feature you can choose from the time for which you want to clear the browsing history like you can select for All time to clear all the history, last hour, last 7 days, and even for the last $ weeks.

You can choose from two options i.e Basic and Advance. 

You can use Basic to clean the information if you want to clear the browsing history and cached images and files and use an Advance setting to clear all the information including the passwords and Download history. 

So, be careful while clearing your browser history as it will be almost impossible to get the data back.

6.  Drag Tabs

Drag Tabs - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
Many of us open more than one tab while browsing on Chrome and even some tine more than 10 tabs at the same time. 

You can use this hidden Chrome feature to separately select the individual tabs and open these tabs in separate windows.

You need to press Ctrl + Select the tabs by clicking on the individual tabs you want to open in a new window.

Now, you do not need to click and drag tabs on by one to create the different collections of similar tabs in the new windows.

7. Use Omnibox To Search In Website

Use Omnibox To Search In Website - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
You can Omnibox search and open the web pages you visit frequently so that you can save time as now you need to open that website and navigate to that web page. 

You can use the Omnibox to quickly the web page from the specific windows as shown in the image.

You can type the URL of the website > Click Tab to scroll for URL in the suggestion box and then click enter to open that Url.

We have shown how you can open the web page from our website aulpiny.com by just typing the URL of the websites and then choose the URL you want to open.

8. Search Images For Google

Search Images For Google - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
Many images are embedded in the web pages inside the content and if you want to get the information about the image on the website then you can right-click on that image and then click on the Search Google for an image or Click and hold on the image and then click on the Search for this image for mobile users.

You can also use a Google image search to get the full information of any image with a similar image. Just open Google images and then upload the image or enter the URL of the image.

9. Add To Bookmarks

Add To Bookmarks - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
By using this hidden Chrome feature you can save the URL of the websites to chrome or your device so that you can read that article or the other articles from the same website later.

To save a URL to bookmarks Click on the Star icon at the left side of the search bar if you are using home on your PC and tap on the Options and then tap on the Star icon on the top of the pop-up window.

After you add a URL to bookmarks a new bookmark bar will be added to the home (just below the Address bar). You can click on the bookmark bar to quickly open that URL and continue your reading.

10. Open Same Pages at Start

Open Same Pages at Start - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
You can use this hidden Chrome feature to add a website URL that you wish to open just after you open Google chrome. 

For example, you can add Bing.com instead of the Google home page so that you can perform a search by using Bing as a search engine.

Go to Options > Settings > Homepage > Turn the option "ON" > the URL you want to set a Homepage.

This is just one example, you can set any website URL that will open whenever you will open Google Chrome on your PC or your phone. 

You can add the URL of the YouTube or the URL of this website so that you can quickly access these websites or your other favorite websites.

11. Translate Page In Chrome

Translate Page In Chrome - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
You can use this hidden Chrome feature to translate the content of the website to any other language or use this feature to translate the email written in some foreign language.

You need to add the Google Translate extension to your Google Chrome and then Enable the extension > Click on the Google Translate icon which is added to the left of the address bar > Click on the " TRANSLATE THIS PAGE".

You can type the sentence in the Google translate extensions to translate any sentence in a foreign language and then copy that translation and paste where you want.

You can disable this hidden chrome feature by going to Settings > More tools > Extensions > Click on the Blue button to make it grey.

12. Apply A Theme

Apply A Theme - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
Personalize Chrome on your computer with a fun theme. The theme appears around the border of the browser and as the background when you open a new tab. 

Your Chrome themes are stored in your Google Account, so when you sign in to Chrome on any computer, you see the same theme. Download and add a Chrome theme
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Under "Appearance," click Themes. You can also go to the gallery by visiting Chrome Web Store Themes.
  4. Click the thumbnails to preview different themes.
  5. When you find a theme you'd like to use, click Add to Chrome.
The theme will be applied immediately. If you change your mind, at the top, click Undo. This is the best way to personalize Google Chrome and make it more beautiful.

13. Chrome Experiments

Chrome Experiments - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
Chrome Experiments is a showcase of work by coders who are pushing the boundaries of web technology, creating beautiful, unique web experiences.

You can know about all the new features that will be added to Google chrome in the coming years and the hidden chrome features on which Google is working so that the browsing experience on Chrome can be made better.

You'll find helpful links throughout the site for creating your own experiments, and you can also explore resources like WebGL Globe and our workshop of tools.

14. Google Chrome Flags

Google Chrome Flags - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
You can type Chrome://flags in the address bar and then search to see all the features that you can enable in your Google chrome. 

These hidden chrome features are not permanently added to Chrome and are a test but you can use these hidden chrome features add enable them for your browser.

15. Google Chrome T-Rax Game

Google Chrome T-Rax Game - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
T-Rax game is an Easter egg in Google chrome and you can play this game on your PC as well as on your smartphone. 

This home game starts when you make a search on Google and you are offline.

You can play the T-Rax game on Google Chrome when you're offline.

You can press the Space bar to make the T-Rax jump when playing on the PC and tap on the screen when you are playing on your phone.

16. Site Info

Site Info - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
You can get all the information related to a website in Google chrome so that you know that this you have opened is safe or not. 

You can see the site details like the connection is secure or not, certificate, cookies on the site, and other site info.

To get the site info in Google chrome tap on the Lock icon present on the left side of the address bar.

17. Task Manager

Task Manager - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
If Chrome is not working properly or it went slow then you can speed up the chrome by using task manager in chrome to close all the things which are making chrome work slower.

To manage the application on Google chrome open the Options > More tools > Task Manager.

You can see the memory footprints and the data that a particular application is using in the chrome. You can select the larger application and stop then by click on the "End process".

18. Switch Between Tabs With Numbers

Switch Between Tabs With Numbers - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
If you have opened more than 1 tab then you can use this hidden home feature to quickly switch between the tabs.

You can Press Ctrl + numbers from 1 - 19 to switch between the tabs or Swipe On Tab to switch between tabs.

You can use this hidden chrome feature only if the number of tabs is less or equal to 9. For example, if you will press number 7 then the tab at the seventh place will be opened.

19. Zoom In And Out

Zoom In And Out - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
There are many websites on which the text size is very small and some of us feel uncomfortable reading the text on that website. 

You can press "Ctrl" and "+" to zoom in the web page and the "Ctrl"  + "-" to zoom out.

20. Add To Home

Add To Home - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
You can add the shortcut of the website to the homepage of Google home so that you can save time by clicking on that shortcut instead of typing the URL of the website.

You need to tap on Options > Add to Home screen.

After doing this a new short cut will be added to the home screen with the logo of that website. You can tap on the newly created shortcut to open the web page quickly.

21. Desktop Site

Desktop Site - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
You can see the desktop version of the website if you have opened any website on the mobile version of the chrome. 

This hidden chrome feature is very useful as you can open the websites which are made to open only on PC like Google dive. You switch to the desktop version of the website use that website as you will have opened on your PC.

You switch to the desktop version of the site from mobile in Google Chrome by Tapping on Options and then "Desktop site".

22. Tab Hover Card


tab hover card - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
Enables a popup containing tab information to be visible when hovering over a tab. This will replace tooltips for tabs. – Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS. 

With the chrome feature, you can see the popup tab when you will be going to hover a tab and it will be containing some information about the tab. 

You can customize these hidden chrome features by navigating to the address bar and then search for ( chrome://flags/#tab-hover-cards ). This chrome feature is added in the Chrome 78 version.

23. Force Dark Mode for Web Contents

Dark mode in chrome - Google Chrome Hidden Features And Settings
Automatically render all web content using a dark theme. – Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android. 

With this hidden chrome feature, you can apply the dark mode or the dark theme on all the website in chrome. 

To enable this feature to navigate to the address bar and then search for ( chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark). This new chrome feature was introduced in Chrome 78.


These were the useful Google Chrome hidden features and settings that you can use in Google chrome. We hope these hidden chrome features and settings will be very useful for you. We have listed the best chrome features and settings for you but if you know some other hidden chrome features then you can share with us.

Comments

  1. Tell us which hidden Chrome feature surprised you the most. Also share any other feature that we have not mentioned in this article.

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  2. These hidden chrome features and settings are amazing. The feature at number 12 is my favorite one.

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