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How to Install Google Chrome|User Guide to Setup in Windows

Updated on March 22, 2013

Google chrome is a, webkit layout engine and application framework based, web browser. In 2008, the beta version of Google chrome for windows was launched and since then it’s gaining steady popularity among the web users. Google announced the publicly release of chrome in December 11, 2008.

How to download Google Chrome

Google chrome can be downloaded at . When the chrome page open, click on “Download Google Chrome” button and then click to “Accept and Install”

New tab opening and closing

In chrome browser, there is a ‘+’ sign just beside the “new tab” for opening a new tab to enter a new page. When you open a new tab in chrome browser, it will show you thumbnail version of a previously opened sites in the black page-don’t bother, just enter the URL of the site you want to go and enjoy browsing.

Page control

Unlike Internet Explorer, Chrome has its page control option located in the top-left side, called “control the current page”. This option will let you copy, paste, search, saves etc., very similar to IE. One of the useful features of page control is the “report bug” option that informs about the errors in the current page.

Creating application short-cut in Chrome

This feature helps to create a desktop short-cut of a currently opened page. For making a short cut of your frequently visited sites, go to the “control the current page” option and then click “create application short-cut”. A new window will pop-up, select desktop and click ok.

Searching for a word in chrome

If you like to find a specific word or a phrase in a page, press the “Ctrl+F” or select the “Find” option from “control the current page”.

Zooming texts in Chrome

A page in chrome can be viewed in three different fonts size-smaller, normal, and larger. For zooming texts select “text zoom” option from the “control current page”

Character encoding in Chrome

When a visitor visits a site written in a foreign language, he may not see some characters in intelligible form-this mainly happens due to incorrect encoder selection of a browser. To change encoding in Google Chrome “go to encoding” from the control page

How to View Source code?

Like any other standard browser, you can view the source code in chrome either by pressing “Ctrl+U” or by selecting “view source” from “developer” in the control page.

Staring Java Script in Chrome

While working online you may need to enable Java script in Chrome for running some special task- enable option is in control page.

Chrome Task Manager

Many WebPages need some specific kind of plug-ins and not all the pages consume the same amount of CPU and memory power. Because of higher graphical contents in a page, you computer might run slow or uploading can take much longer time. To know which pages or sites take up what percentage of memory and CPU, you can use “task manger” of Google Chrome.

Control current page > developer> task manager

how to open incognito window

incognito window in chrome
incognito window in chrome

Safe Browsing with Google Chrome

Incognito Window Opening

From security aspects, the incognito window is a great feature of Chrome- it helps to delete browsing history and cookies as soon as you close a browser window. For experience browsing in chrome incognito window go to Tools and then select “new incognito window”

Import bookmarks & settings of other browsers

For importing bookmarks from other browsers to Google Chrome go to “tools” and then “import bookmarks & setting”. Now, select a browser from where you want to import the bookmarks and also select necessary settings like “browsing history” and “search engines”

Bookmarking a page in Google Chrome

To book mark a page in Chrome a, there is a star icon near the address bar, click on it and name of book mark to save it.

How to View browsing history?

History data can be accessed either by tools menu or by pressing “Ctrl+H” in the keyboard. There is also an option to search for keywords in the bookmarked page-use the “search history” option.

Viewing downloaded items

To see the list of downloaded files click the “downloads” in the Tools menu or just press “Ctrl+J”

chrome settings
chrome settings

Deleting browsing Data

For deleting browsing history use the “clear browsing data” option in the tools menu. Now. Select the type of data and the date of data that you need to delete from the browsing history.

Set up Google Chrome Options

For setting up the general settings of your web browser go to “options” from the tools menu of Chrome. Here, you can select your homepage, start-up page, default search engine, chrome as a default browser. In the “minor tweaks” tab of you can set the location of downloaded items. password savings option while log on to a site, and also can change the settings of font & language of the browser.

In “under the hood” option you can set privacy settings .For a better privacy keep all the default settings selected.

Removing cookies

As you know that cookies especially form un-trusted sites pose significant privacy threats and you can easily delete un-trusted cookies in chrome. Untrusted sites means the websites you are unsure of its authenticity – surly hotmail, BBC... etc. are trusted sites and you can safely keep their cookies in your computer. To delete cookies go to tools> options > under the hood and then click “show cookies”. For deleting all cookies at the a time, click on “remove all” and for deleting only a specific cookie , just select it on the site bar and click “remove”

Restoring Chrome Tab

In case your computer got restarted suddenly, the opened WebPages in Chrome tab may not find enough time to shut down properly. When your computer starts again, you may see a message like: Google Chrome didn’t shut down correctly. To reopen the pages you were viewing just click on the “restore” button on the top-right side of your browser.

How to Block Websites in Google Chrome

For blocking any specific website or sites in Google Chrome, you need to install and extension-Google Nanny-in your computer. Just search in Google with the keyword" chrome nanny" and you will get the download link. Now, install it on your computer and then open the “customize and control Google Chrome"(top-left of chrome browser) and then go to Tools option. Now, click on "extensions", an extension window will open, click on the "option button" in Chrome Nanny. Add the name of the site and URL you want to block and to save this setting click on "save url". Now, the site you wanted to block will no longer appear on your browser, even if you type the site URL in your chrome browser.

In short, Google Chrome is faster, steady, user friendly, and has commendable security features for safe browsing experience. For more information about Chrome settings you may use the “Help” option in the tool menu of Google Chrome.

The latest Chrome beta can be downloaded at - Google Chrome Beta Download

Google Chrome can be downloaded in many different languages, for downloading Chrome in your preferred language, select the language. Chrome is also available to download for Mac and Linux apart Windows 7, XP, and Vista. Check out the screen shot below.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Google Chrome has such great features, it is my 'go-to'!