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The Chrome web browser, created by Google, has a lot of options built into it that beginning users may miss because of the incredibly simple interface that is used. While many options may be hidden away to give a neat, polished appearance, there’s a considerable amount of customization you can do to make Chrome your favorite and most useful web browser.
First of all, you’ll want to download Google Chrome. The browser replaces or can substitute for your normal web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. Then, you’re free to customize your experience.
Many web browsers let you set up your home page or the page that’s accessed when you first launch the browser. Google Chrome lets you assign multiple pages when you start up. Perhaps you’d like to access an online mail account, your work webpage and your favorite news source. Click on the wench icon on the right hand side of your browser’s address bar (you’ll become very familiar with the options this button provides). Click on options and choose the “basic” tab and you’ll see a radio button to choose where you can add or remove the pages you’d like opened on startup.
If you’ve ever needed to compare two sites at once, you may have found yourself switching between tabs or windows constantly. The Google Chrome Dual View plugin lets you open two pages in the same tab.
There are lots of other extensions and applications that are available on Google Chrome that can help customize your experience even more. From web designing tools to games, you’ll find almost everything you’ll want to have in the Google Chrome site.