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Google Chrome has come a long way in the past year , steadily adding subtle but useful features for power users. Let's take a fresh look at Chrome's current offerings—especially for those willing to brave its early developer builds. Not long after Chrome's release, our 2008 Chrome Power User's Guide covered its best features for savvy surfers, such as keyboard shortcuts and startup switches.
Reader Scott writes in with a useful tip: you can drag any link directly from Chrome to a new tab in Firefox, or the other way around. Most Lifehacker readers already know this, but you can drag tabs from Firefox directly into Chrome as a new tab, but you can't do the same from Chrome to Firefox—unless you drag the bookmark from the tab instead. Scott's tip, in his own words: When you want to open a Firefox tab in Chrome, you can simply drag the tab right over to Chrome—but to open a Chrome tab in Firefox, you need to grab the star icon and drag instead.
Windows only: The latest beta version of Google Chrome adds support for user scripts, but if you want to enable them you'll need to follow a couple of quick steps. The first step is to download and run the Google Chrome Channel Changer tool, which will subscribe you to updates from either the Beta or Dev channels—you get more features but potentially a less stable browser. For user scripts just choose the Beta channel, go to Help -> About and click the Upgrade button, and you'll get the latest beta version . Next you'll want to open up your favorite file manager and browse down to the following path for your Windows version: Windows XP: %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default Windows Vista: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
Google Chrome is a new browser, and the developers release around 10 versions per day. So, how are you going to check the current version and download? Dirhael from DonationCoder.com had release an application which can check the latest release and download it using your default browser. Just press the “Check” button and it will show you the latest release version. after that, you may choose to download the Installer or Archive. The download will start with your default browser. download from DonationCoder | download from MediaFire
I added quite a few bookmarklets to my Bookmarks bar and was unhappy with the same default icon that showed for each one. There are no settings currently available within Chrome to change the icon, but there is a way to fix them that works quite well. First, you’ll need to download and install the free SQLite Database browser .
We've got a newer, always up-to-date version here . Click to view Now that you've been enjoying Google Chrome's headliner features and speed for almost a week now, it's time to dig into the less obvious functionality and options you don't already know about. Become a keyboard shortcut master, take a peek under the hood, and customize its behavior and skin with some of the best shortcuts, bookmarklets, themes, add-ons, and subtle functionality in Google Chrome.
Most browsers have a print button so you don’t have to hunt for the correct menu selection or rely on remembering the keyboard combination.
You already saw Google Chrome's humorous about:internets Easter egg, but reader nettleman points out that Chrome's got several special about: pages that reveal all sorts of interesting information about what's going on behind the scenes. Here's the full list, with screenshots. about:memory about:stats about:network about:internets about:histograms about:dns about:cache about:crash about:plugins about:version Update: Mawin adds that you can also go to two special pages on a per-site basis. view-cache:[URL] shows you some under-the-hood cache details, and view-source:[URL] shows you the page's markup. (Though you can view source by just right-clicking on a page and choosing, um, "View page source.") You Mac and Linux users, here are some about: page screenshots:
For my english speaking audience : This is Portable Chrome (build with Code of Chromium).