5 Tips To Improve Your Chrome Experience On Android

Author Natallia Slimani 6.9.2015. | 19:32

Chrome For Android

Chrome Browser is a favourite of many and comes with loads of useful features. However, there are still some hidden tricks that you may not be aware of, but which could make your experience significantly better. Here are a few of them.

Easier Search

On your smartphone, there is a quick and easy way to search for further details about the webpage content. As you are reading an article in Chrome and would like to get more details about something you see – here’s an easy way to do it. Tap and hold the part of the text you are interested in. Sliders will then appear to help you make the precise selection. Then, you will see a white bar with your selection and a Google logo next to it. Tap on it to open up an overlay window with the results.

Zoom All You Want

If you want to zoom in on some information on the web page in Chrome, and do so accurately and quickly, you can simply double tap the area you want to see closer. Sure, you can always pinch the screen to zoom in, but a simple double tap can be way more efficient on a smaller screen

Get Desktop Style Back

If you think Chrome looks much better on your desktop, you can get that style back even when browsing on your mobile. It’s really easy to do. Just tap the Menu button and choose Request Desktop Site. There you go, Chrome will look just the way it does on your desktop.

Set A Password

If you don’t want others having access to your browsing history, bookmarked sites and other personal data, you can easily set a password for your Chrome browser. You won’t even need any special extensions for that. Just head over to chrome://flags. Look for Enable new profile management system. Once you have found it, tap on Enable. To activate the changes, relaunch your browser.

Browse Comfortably

As hard as it may be to believe, there are still some websites out there that are not optimized for mobile browsing. If you find yourself looking at just this type of website, you will be happy to have Reader Mode enabled on your smartphone. This mode will help you solve this issue. Once again, you need to go to chrome://flags. Use the Search Bar at the top and look for Reader Mode. Then, tap on Enable Reader Mode Toolbar Icon. Once that’s done, relaunch your browser. You will see an icon with an A in your Chrome toolbar. If you come across an unoptimized site, just tap on the icon to optimize it.

Author Natallia Slimani 6.9.2015. | 19:32
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