8 Google Chrome Settings You Should Change Right Now!

8 Google Chrome Settings You Should Change Right Now!

Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world and Google has been bringing a lot of new features and a lot of new features and settings to Chrome Desktop and Chrome mobile off lake. Which means there are a great number of Chrome settings not many people are aware of, but that's what we are talking about today. Today I am gonna show you some Chrome settings that you should change right away to really enhance your chrome experience.

Parallel Downloading

      So I am pretty sure that all of you guys faced problems when it comes to downloading large files from Google Chrome. And i know it's super annoying. Well there is a setting which does not completely fix the issue, but it does accelerates download speed in Chrome. Well this settings is available in the chrome://flags/ page. It's a page where you will find a lot of experimental features in Chrome. You can access Chrome Flags by going to chrome://flags/ address. Once you are in the Chrome Flags page, just search for 'Parallel Downloading'. Now enable it and relaunch the Chrome. Now what this does is, it allows Chrome to create three parallel jobs to download a file and that's accelerating the download speed! I personally have noticed slightly faster downloading speeds after enabling this settings specially when downloading large files. So yeah, this is a pretty handy settings and the great thing is Parallel Downloading is available for Desktop and Mobile. So do enable it.

Automatic Tab Discarding


    We all know that Google Chrome is a resource hog, especially when you open up a lot of tabs and some people can't help it. Like me, I open up a lot of tabs in my Chrome . But this is where another Chrome settings comes in really handy. in the chrome://flags, there is an automatic tab discarding option which you should enable if your PC isn't able to handle so many Chrome tabs. As the name suggests Automatic Tab Discarding automatically kills tabs based on precedents. So there's a tab you haven't open up for a long time and your system is running out of resources, Chrome will kill it to save memory and when you go to the tab the page will be reloaded. Well I think it's a great solution for people who want to open up a lot of tabs while also wanting a smooth performance in Chrome.

DuckDuckGo Over Google
     
If you're someone who has always wanted to use a more privacy friendly search engine instead of Google in Chrome, well there's a good news for you. with the Chromium  73 Stable release, you now have the option to choose DuckDuckGo as your default search engine in Google Chrome. Now just go to Chrome settings,. Here you will find the search engine option. Just change it to DuckDuckGo and that's all. You can now search in Chrome using DuckDuckGo, which is great if you want privacy. I mean DuckDuckGo does not track users, does not save research results and prioritizes user privacy over everything. Now it's not as good as google, nut if you care about privacy, this can be a great option.

Drive Files via Omnibox


    The only box AKA the address bar in Chrome is one of the most powerful features of Google Chrome and it has so many features and it's only getting better. There is now an option to access files on Drive where the Omni box. Yeah right, you can search for files by owner name or search for files based on the type. Yeah, it's super handy and of course you have to enable this through chrome://flags. In the chrome://flags page, just search for Omni box Drive Suggestions and enable it. Once then, you should be able to search for Drive files through Omni box. Do note that this only searches files available in the account you have logged intro Chrome web. So yeah, keep that in mind.

Shortcuts For Extentions

    There are a lot of Extensions in Chrome Web Store that really enhanced the Chrome experience. Well what if you could access these Extensions using a Keyboard shortcut? That would be cool, Right? Well yes! you can. All you need to is, first go to the Extensions page, then click on the menu and go to keyboard shortcuts. Well Extension Shortcuts is another setting you should use.

Google Chrome Duet


    Ok, so this one is for Chrome Android users. Ok so you have all know that accessing the Address Bar, the Tab Button, the Menu Button from the top bar in Chrome mobile is so tough. Specially on big screen smartphones. Well Chrome has a new UI that you can enable that can fixes all of these issues. So in chrome://flags; just search for the Chrome Duet. Now just enable it. Now when you relaunch Chrome (make sure do it a couple of times) you will see a new Bar at the bottom which brings everything unique. There's the Home Button, Share Button (To quickly share a Web Page), The Search Button (So you don't need to access the Address Bar at the top), the Tabs Button (To quickly switch between tabs), and the Three-Dot Menu Button. It's just the better Chrome interphase and more user friendly and you should enable it.

New Gestures


    I love the touch pad Gesture to go back and forward in the Chrome bit on Windows or Mac. And it's something that I've always wanted in Chrome Mobile. Well as you must have guessed you can now winnable these new Gestures in Chrome Android. Just go to chrome://flags and search for Gesture Navigation. Now just enable this Flag called History Navigation With Gesture. Now once that, you can just swipe right groom the center to go backend slide left  to go forward. These Gestures are pretty intuitive because if you have a Xiaomi or Huawei Phone, it doesn't interfere with a swipe from the edge back Gesture. So yeah, it's pretty cool.

Functional Tab Switcher


    Google Chrome has had deferent Tab switches. There's the usual tab switcher and there's this horizontal tab switcher which are available to chrome://flags, but if you want a more functional tab switcher, there's the Accessibility tab switcher (That was a lot of tab switcher). So in chrome://flags, you can just search for Accessibility Tab Switcher and enable it. Well this tab switcher might not be the most appealing, but it's certainly very functional. I mean even if you have a number of tab open, you can see them all here and switch between them. You can't do the same with the Traditional tab switcher or the new fancy horizontal tab switcher. So yeah, this is definitely moor functional. 

                                   Well, those were some Chrome settings that you should be changing right away to really inhance your experience. Well which Chrome setting did you like the most? Mention it in the Comment section below. 


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