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Using Google Chrome to Browse the Internet

Part of the The Internet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Chrome offers all the speed and reliability you have come to expect from a Google product. The following list outlines the main features of Google Chrome:

  • Download Chrome for free from chrome.google.com.

  • Add the current page to your bookmarks: Press Ctrl+D.

  • Edit your bookmarks: Press Ctrl+Shift+B to display or hide the Bookmarks toolbar. To open the Bookmark Manager, click the Customize and Control icon (the wrench) and choose Bookmarks→Bookmark Manager.

  • Set your browsing preferences: Click the Customize and Control icon and choose Options.

  • Set your start page: Click the Customize icon (the wrench), choose Options, and click Use Current Pages in the On Startup section.

  • Erase cookies or the history of which websites you've viewed: Click the Customize and Control icon, choose Options, click Under the Hood, and click Clear Browsing Data. (Or, press Ctrl+Shift+Del.)

  • Block pop-up windows: Chrome automatically blocks pop-ups.

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