Top 11 Google Chrome Tips: Control Your Tabs, Work Offline, More

Google’s Chrome is one of the most popular browsers on the web. In fact, depending on who you ask, Chrome may be the Internet’s go-to browser, surpassing even Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. So what sets Chrome apart from the likes of IE and Firefox?

Well, besides a massive advertising push that started during the Super Bowl back in February, Chrome offers a host of built-in features that, while barely acknowledged by Google, can drastically alter your user experience for the better. From accessing your Gmail account without a web connection to syncing your bookmarks, settings and open tabs across all of your devices, Chrome has a lot to offer. So read on to learn how to use Chrome like a pro with our 11 power tips.

  1. How to Create Desktop Shortcuts for Web Pages Using Chrome
  2. How to Change Your Default Search Engine in Chrome’s Omnibox
  3. How to Open Multiple Tabs on Start Up with Chrome
  4. How to Shrink Tabs in Chrome With the Pin Tab Feature
  5. How to Enable Offline Gmail in Chrome
  6. How to View Your Google Docs Without a Web Connection
  7. How to Sync Google Chrome Across All of your Devices
  8. How to Manage Your Passwords in Chrome
  9. How to Use Chrome’s Built-In Task Manager
  10. How to Use Incognito Windows in Chrome
  11. How to Save Your Bookmarks as Favicons in Chrome
Daniel P. Howley
Daniel P. Howley
A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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  1. Matthew Graczyk Says:

    With a cloud-based bookmarking platform there’s no need to backup or sync your bookmarks because they are automatically backed up and inherently synched, and all your bookmarks are always available using any browser from any computer, mobile phone or tablet. I prefer

  2. disappointed Says:

    I clicked on your page because it said one of the tips was how to ‘Work Offline’, but the tip is only for Gmail. Your headline makes it sound like it is a tip for a general offline mode in Chrome, and I suspect it’s deliberately misleading to get page hits, knowing many people are hoping Chrome will include an offline mode or that there is some way to do it we aren’t yet aware of.

  3. Leo Says:

    this is really embarrassing. where is the offline mode. are you kidding MF!

  4. KIF Says:

    You say “Work Offline”. I do not think that means what you think it means.

  5. general Says:

    Whats funny is the more people that put “Work Offline” in the comments the better google will rank the page :) .

  6. Grego Says:

    Misleading headline, there is no “Work Offline”

  7. Good man Says:

    this is really embarrassing. where is the offline mode. are you kidding MF!

  8. Alex Says:

    If you want “working offline” in google chrome you can install “Quick & Dirty Proxy Flipper” extension. Then, set it in “localhost:8080″. Bye

  9. ROSE ZIGMAN Says:


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