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I believe most of the people experience that whenever you type in any wrong URL address or infor in the address bar, the browser will redirect you to the default search engine to search for the information.

If you want to search for some information in the firefox, you may need to key in the search key word at the search engine text box at top right hand side of the browser.

But Google Chrome combine this 2 features into you, the address bar in Google Chrome is not only for you to enter the URL, but it also a search engine for you to enter your search key word here.

You may also right click on the address bar to edit the default search engine as per for preference

Edit google chorme search engine

Edit google chorme search engine

Entering the search key word in the address bar

Entering the search key word in the address bar

Google search result

Google search result

The best part to download file using google chrome is you can search for the downloaded file using the search function build in.

 
You can press on [Crtl + J] to open the download management page. Here will list down all the downloaded file with the detail and date.

Google Chrome - Download management

Google Chrome - Download management

Downloading file with firefox, it will pop up a new download window to show the progress for the file. But using the Google Chrome, it will not pop up a new window but it will show the download status at the botton most of the window with the downloading animation.

 
After the download progress compete, you can just drag and drop the downloaded file to any place as you like.

 

Download file using Google Chrome

Download file using Google Chrome

Youtube playback quality

By on December 26, 2008

Youtube now is support for the high quality video playback, compare to the low quality as we always watch previously, it really imporve a lot. But, if you want to watch the video in the high quality, you may need to click on the link just below the video frame to open it in the better quality page, it may not that convenince.

 
Youtube developer know about this issue, they actually allow you to preconfigure the playback quality base on your preference. What you need is just log into your youtube account and set it.

 
Login to your youtube -> Click on Account -> Playback Setup -> Choose the video playback quality

 
But good thing with with the higer price, by enable the high quality video playback option, it will take longer time and more bandwidth to load the video.

 

 

watch youtube in high quality

watch youtube in high quality

Set youtube playback quality

Set youtube playback quality

Tiny Paste

By on December 26, 2008

Just found out another useful web application that may benefit most of the online user. The application is call TinyPaste. The concept for Tiny Paste is similar to the Tiny URL. But the difference is Tiny URL is working for URL, but the tinypaste is working for any long text.

 
TinyPaste very useful when you try to send a very long text to your MSN, YM, or IM buddy. Because all the messenger have their own text limitation. With the TinyPaste, what you need to do is just copy and paste your long text into the TinyPaste home page text area, and click on Submit button to get the result url.

 
What you need to do next is just send that url to your friend to get the message you wish to send to him/her.

Tiny Paste Screen Shot

Tiny Paste Screen Shot

Get tiny paste url

Get tiny paste url

Google Chrome – Open tab

By on December 26, 2008

Want to save time when browsing using the Google Chrome is open the few tab at the same time and let the browser to load it concurrently. In order to save time, you should familiar with the shortcut key how to open tab with the minimum of effort and time.

 
The shortcut key apply in Google Chrome are very similar to other browser such as Firefox, IE, or Opera. You may use it directly. Here are the sample for the shortcut key:

 

Short Cut Key Function
[Crtl + T] Open new tab
[Crtl + N] Open new window
[Crtl + Shirt + N] Open incognito window
[Crtl] + Click on link Open link with new tab
[Shirt] + Click on link Open link with windowtab

 

Open new tab in google chrome

Open new tab in google chrome

The development direction for Google Chrome is try to promote and push the web 2.0 application to the user in order to replace the tranditional window application. So Google Chrome actaully allow us to create the shortcut for the “Application” and place it on your desktop.

 
The application shortcut is actually directly bring you to the web page that serve your purpose with only single tab in the browser.

 
For example, you may create the gmail application shortcut on your desktop in order to skip the typing of “http://www.gmail.com”.

 
What you need to do is first login to your gmail, select [Create Application Shortcut…] -> [Create Shortcut in the following location], you will ask to select the location either on desktop, start menu or quick launch bar -> you will find out that you have a new icon added to your selected location.

 
Unlike previosly how we open the gmail, now you can just click on the short cut that you just created and it will bring you to the gmail home page with the Google Chrome in full screen.

 
From this point of view, you may feel that Google Chrome is not just a normal browser like Firefox, or IE, but it more then that. Google Chrome try to step into our desktop by providing the better user experience on the Web 2.0.

 

 

Google Chrome - Create window shortcut

Google Chrome - Create window shortcut

 

Google Chrome - Placement of shortcut

Google Chrome - Placement of shortcut

 

Gmail shortcut on desktop

Gmail shortcut on desktop

 

Google Chrome – Dynamic Tab

By on December 26, 2008

Google chrome provide another powerful features is the join 2 difference google chrome window into one or you may separate out the tab into new google chrome window.

 
What you need to do is just click and drag the tab that you wish to join, or separate out to the black page or to the browser tab bar. You are done.

 

Google Chrome - How to join tab

Google Chrome - How to join tab

Google Chrome – Home button

By on December 26, 2008

Firefox, IE will have Home button on the top of the browser. By default, you can’t find this button in Google Chrome, but it does not mean that Google Chrome don’t have this features. It just hide it by default, but you can show it out by little configuration.

You may go to Google Chrome Options -> Basics -> Check the [Show Home button on the toolbar], done. You will see the little home button just beside the address bar.

 
The other alternative to go to home page when you browse through Google Chrome is by the combination of the key [Alt + Home].

 

Google Chrome - How to show home botton

Google Chrome - How to show home botton

Some time we will accident close any of the tab on the browser when we open a lot of tab within the browser. What most of the user will do it open the browser history to get back the tab that accidentaly closed.

 
Google Chrome provide a very simple and useful way to get back the closed tab just by press [Crtl + Shirt + T]. With this combination key, Google Chrome will reopen the tab in the reverse order of close sequence.

 
If you want to get back the link from your long history of browsing, [Crtl + H] will help you for that.

 

Google Chrome Browser History Screen Shot

Google Chrome Browser History Screen Shot