October 6th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

You can search your Google Drive files directly from Chrome’s Omnibox: Go into the “Edit search engines” menu and add a new search engine with the name “Google Drive” and the keyword gd (or whatever keyword you prefer). For the URL, enter http://drive.google.com/?hl=en&tab=bo#search/%s, then click the Done button.

Now, type gd into the Omnibox, hit Tab, and search away within your own Drive files.

Source: 50 tips and tricks for Chrome power users

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September 8th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Via  WP Tavern:
Within the last five weeks, several people have reported an issue in Chrome that breaks the WordPress admin menu. If you hover the mouse cursor over menu items in the sidebar, they’ll occasionally fall out-of-place.

To disable this feature, visit chrome://flags/#disable-slimming-paint in Chrome and Enable the Disable slimming paint option, and make sure the other two Enable options are disabled because they will override the Disable option.


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July 14th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Got a word or two in a Web page that you want to search on. Instead of highlighting, copying, and pasting into the omnibox, instead try highlighting and dragging & dropping the text into the omnibox. It’s a bit recursive, but try it with the word omnibox if you’re not sure what the omnibox is. 😉

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May 19th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Chrome users with tons of open tabs: The Great Suspender extension is for you!

Automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources

Unload, park, suspend tabs to reduce memory footprint of chrome.
Tabs can auto-suspend after a configurable period of time or be suspended manually. Tabs can be whitelisted to avoid automatic suspension. Suspended tabs are retained after closing and reopening browser, preventing many tabs from all reloading after a restart. Very simple, intuitive interface.

The Great Suspender is a lightweight chrome extension to help reduce chrome’s memory footprint for users that like to have too many tabs open at the same time. This extension will automagically unload each tab while retaining its favicon and title text. A tab can be restored by clicking anywhere on the page when it is needed. This reduces the number of dom elements on the page and ensures no memory leaks or excessive javascripts are running.

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November 25th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Firefox S+RightClickTake a second to hold down the “S” key and right-click on any image on the web. Whoa, right?

The results vary by browser:

  • Chrome: This immediately initiates a reverse image search (i.e., searches Google for that image) in a new tab, which can come in pretty handy. It’s faster than right-clicking on an image and selecting the search option. (I found this in an infographic about cool browser shortcuts over at Eukhost, but then found that it doesn’t work the same in other browsers.)
  • Firefox: Opens the set image as desktop background window(as shown in the image above at left).

Read the full post @ Lifehacker.

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October 28th, 2014 by Michael Sauers


Memento wants to make it as straightforward to access the Web of the past as it is to access the current Web.

If you know the URI of a Web resource, the technical framework proposed by Memento allows you to see a version of that resource as it existed at some date in the past, by entering that URI in your browser like you always do and by specifying the desired date in a browser plug-in. Or you can actually browse the Web of the past by selecting a date and clicking away. Whatever you land upon will be versions of Web resources as they were around the selected date. Obviously, this will only work if previous versions are available somewhere on the Web. But if they are, and if they are on servers that support the Memento framework, you will get to them. 

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July 15th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

IE logoFirefox LogoChrome iconFrom today forward, gone is the need to move your mouse to enter a URL into your browser’s address. Next time, just press F6 and start typing.

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June 3rd, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Chrome iconIn a move that could — and maybe should — have happened years ago, Google has finally released native 64-bit Windows builds into the Chrome release channel. While not yet available to stable or beta channel users, those wishing to take full advantage of their 64-bit processors can do so with the release of Google Chrome 37 Dev and Google Chrome Canary 37.

The 64-bit builds — according to Google — hit the spot with its three “core principles”: speed, security and stability.

In releasing these builds, Google notes that the majority of users running Windows 7 or later are now using the 64-bit versions of Windows, a decade or so after AMD and Intel first started the transition from 32-bit to 64-bit computing with their first 64-bit processors.

Read the full article @ BetaNews.com.

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March 11th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

How about creating a custom Chrome theme for your public computers. Just install the My Chrome Theme app, choose your wallpaper and some colors and you’re all set.

My Chrome Theme

Read the full instructions @ Chrome Story.

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February 18th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Chrome iconSome of you may be aware of some special Chrome URLs starting with chrome:// such as chrome://restart which restarts the browser. Well, there are literally dozens of these available. To see a full list enter chrome://chrome-urls.

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