Google Chrome Tips: Part 1

chrome 300x300 Google Chrome Tips: Part 1Earlier this month Google Chrome celebrated its second anniversary.   With in two years Google Chrome has captured 10% of global browser share. The reasons for its ascendency is simple: Google Chrome is sleek, secure, really fast and it rarely crashes. Here are some tips that will be handy in using Google Chrome.

How To Copy and Paste as Plain Text?

Often, one gets frustrated in copying a text from a website and pasting in a email. Because, the simple copy and paste would preserve the original font and spacing. One wishes there were a short cut to copy anything you want and paste as plain text. Google heard it and granted the wish.

ctrlshiftv Google Chrome Tips: Part 1In Google Chrome,  to paste the copied rich text as plain text, just use  ”Ctrl-Shift-V” instead of “Ctrl V”. If you are using Mac it’s Command-Shift-Option-V.

How To Browse Incognito Mode in Chrome?

Admit it, all of us would like to browse with no traces on the computer. Lets just say we all want to do that to get some surprise gift. Almost all browsers have the option of going undercover to do some private browsing. In Google Chrome it is called “Incognito Mode”. If you browse a website on incognito window and close the window, the browser will have no record of you visiting the website.
One can always go to Tools menu and switch to “Incognito Mode”.

ctrlshiftn 300x66 Google Chrome Tips: Part 1However, the easiest way to browse on this stealth mode is to just hit “ctrl-shift-n”, and you will see a pop up window warning you

You’ve gone incognito. Pages you view in this window won’t appear in your browser history or search history, and they won’t leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close the incognito window. Any files you download or bookmarks you create will be preserved, however.

If you want to use incognito mode in Mac it’s “command + shift + N”.  If you have a link that you want to open in incognito mode, just right click the link and select “Open link in incognito window”.


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