Chromebook: Customizing and Controlling Chrome

By Mark LaFay

In your Chromebook, you can access many of Chrome’s functions and advanced settings in the Settings menu. The Settings menu contains quite a bit of general-purpose functionality. Within the Settings menu you can

  • Launch a new tab.

  • Open a new window.

  • Open a new incognito window

  • Access and manage bookmarks.

  • View recent tabs.

  • Copy and paste text.

  • Find text on a page.

  • Zoom in to make web pages appear larger.

  • View browser history and download history.

The Settings menu also has features and settings for advanced users and developers alike. With these options, you can

  • View the HTML source of a web page.

  • Inspect web page elements.

  • Debug JavaScript.

If you’re not sure how to go about doing something in the Chrome browser, the Settings menu is a good place to start looking.

You can access the Settings menu by clicking the Settings button on the right side of the Omnibox. The button looks like a vertical stack of three lines. (See this figure.)

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