For many Apple users, Chrome is the default browser on the Mac they use every day. That’s why you’ll find Google Chrome tips for Mac interesting, because there’s always something new to learn. Here we have compiled several of them that are probably not well known.
Keyboard shortcuts for Google Chrome on Mac
We start with the Chrome keyboard shortcuts, which are quite abundant on Mac. Here is a selection of the lesser known:
⌘ + Shift + T: Reopens a recently closed tab and takes you there. ⌘ + Option + Right or Left: Moves you between tabs. ⌘ + 1 to 8: access a specific tab. ⌘ + 9: takes you to the last tab. ⌘ + [: te abre la página anterior del historial en pestaña activa.
⌘ + ]: open the next history page in the active tab ⌘ + W : close the active tab. ⌘ + R: reloads the active tab.
Force dark mode on all websites
Dark mode has become standard for just about everything. However, many web pages do not support it yet. With Chrome on your Mac, you can force dark mode even on websites that don’t have it. For that, proceed as following :
In Chrome, enter the URL chrome://flags. Search for Force dark mode. In the only result you will see, select Enabled from the drop-down list.
Pin your most used tabs in Chrome
If you’re a regular Safari user, this will sound familiar. Because pinning tabs is a super useful feature to always have your favorites at your fingertips. With a tab open in Chrome for Mac, right-click it and click Pin. Now you will always have it there when you open the browser.
Create a profile for work and another for leisure
If you use your home or work computer daily, you can separate your Chrome usage into two different profiles. Each will have their own story and favorites, for a complete separation between the two worlds.
To do this, simply click on your user image in the top right and add a new profile. From here you can also switch profiles and change their appearance.
Always mute any website
Another little-known Chrome on Mac trick is the ability to disable specific web pages. When you are there, right-click on its tab and select Mute Website. From now on, everything played on this site will be silent.
Create a QR to access a website
QR codes have unexpectedly made a comeback due to the pandemic. And now there are other uses like this, where we can create a QR to access the web we have active directly from Chrome. Just tap the share arrow next to the URL and click the QR, the browser will create one with a dinosaur in the center.
Send Web Pages from Mac to iPhone with Chrome
Chrome has similar functionality to iCloud tabs in Safari. It involves sending a website to your iPhone from the Mac and vice versa. To do this, you must be logged in to both with the same user. Right-click on a tab and you’ll see the option to send it to your iPhone.
Keep your session each time you open Chrome
In Chrome, you can choose that when you open the browser, everything appears as you last closed it. To do this, you must go to the Chrome settings, section When opening. There you will see the option to open everything as it was before closing.
Do a reverse image search on Google
In Google we can search for a specific image as well as words or phrases. If you come across one on a page and don’t know where it came from, you can always right-click on it, hit Search Google Image, and start searching. Very useful when you want to know the origin of a photo.
Recover this tab closed by mistake
In Safari, you may be used to pressing ⌘ + Z to recover a recently closed tab. But in Chrome for Mac, this combination does not work. If you want to use a keyboard shortcut to reopen those mistakenly closed tabs, the one you’re looking for is ⌘ + Shift + T.
Send a link to highlighted text in Chrome
Link sharing is very common, but how many times have you wanted someone to see a specific phrase on a website or a very long article? With this Chrome feature, you can create a precise link that leads directly to the phrase. Simply select the block of text you want, right-click it, and select Copy Link to Highlighted Text.
With this link, anyone who clicks on it will automatically take you to the underlined text. A very useful function for our contacts to get to the point.