Google Chrome Windows Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse Shortcuts

Google Chrome has a lot of Windows keyboard shortcuts, and mouse shortcuts, that allow quick access to the underlying functions. Keyboard and mouse shortcuts are combinations of keyboard strokes and mouse clicks that you can use to perform specific actions. Knowing some of the Google Chrome shortcuts listed below can help save you time.

Below are a list of all the shortcuts available for the Google Chrome web browser.

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Short Link - Posted on September 26, 2009 at 11:08 am (PST)
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Adding Google Chrome Home Button

When Google Chrome is installed for the first time it is missing the home button that many have become accustomed to from Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. To enable the home button in Google Chrome click on the wrench in the top right corner of the Chrome window, and left click Options.

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  • mel
    thanks.Very useful
  • Nerd Grind
    Hello Anders, The following article will instruct you on how to get the Home Button back:

Short Link - Posted on September 26, 2009 at 10:36 am (PST)
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Google Chrome Frame Works Around Stubborn Microsoft

On Tuesday Google introduced Google Chrome Frame that is an open source plug-in that bring HTML5, and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer.

With Google Chrome Frame, developers can now take advantage of the latest open web technologies, even in Internet Explorer. From a faster Javascript engine, to support for current web technologies like HTML5’s offline capabilities and <canvas>, to modern CSS/Layout handling, Google Chrome Frame enables these features within IE with no additional coding or testing for different browser versions.

To start using Google Chrome Frame, all developers need to do is to add a single tag:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="chrome=1">

When Google Chrome Frame detects this tag it switches automatically to using Google Chrome’s speedy WebKit-based rendering engine. It’s that easy. For users, installing Google Chrome Frame will allow them to seamlessly enjoy modern web apps at blazing speeds, through the familiar interface of the version of IE that they are currently using.

For WordPress users there is a plug-in that helps with Google Chrome Frame integration, which really isn’t necessary since it’s easy to simply add the tag above.

Herein lies the problem. Web site visitors are redirected from the web site homepage to a plug-in download page. Most people won’t have a clue what Google Chrome Frame is, so they’ll be unlikely to download and install something they know nothing about.

Even though the Google Chrome web browser is faster than Internet Explorer, most people continue to use the slower Internet Explorer because they are familiar with it. For most people easier is better.

If Google really wants to get people to adopt new technologies to improve the Internet, they’ll need to convince companies like Microsoft to move ahead at the speed of technology. Since Microsoft is so reluctant to do anything "open source" Google is having a tough time, so they are appealing to developers (documentation here), and Internet surfers to pressure Microsoft, or work around Microsoft by trying to get a grass roots ground swell of support from developers and Internet surfers.

Microsoft is also introducing their own header tags for developers to add to their websites to be able to continue to have Internet Explorer 8 render their web sites in Internet Explorer 7 mode.

We want to see push technology that makes web site development easier for developers, so their web sites will render properly in any web browser using web hooks in their web site.

It seems unlikely that a web site owner will risk alienating their readers by redirecting them to a plug-in install page that they must install to view the web site. While we think Google Chrome Frame is a great idea, how it is integrated into an Internet surfer’s life will decide if this project succeeds or fails.

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  • Horia Dragomir
    I\'ve been pondering how obtrusive the pop-up really is; the redirect, as well. I\'m thinking of extending the plugin so that ...

Short Link - Posted on September 25, 2009 at 10:10 am (PST)
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Google Chrome Beta Available for Download

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Although the latest non-beta version of the Google Chrome web browser will be out in a few days, the Google Chrome Beta is available right now. There are quite a few bug fixes, that many people will appreciate. Click here to see the changelog, and to download the latest Google Chrome Beta.

Short Link - Posted on October 30, 2008 at 9:40 pm (PST)
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Iron is Chrome Without Google Watching

iron browser Iron is Chrome Without Google Watching

Google’s ability to gather information through the Chrome browser has spooked many, inspiring the creation of Iron, a freeware version of Chrome that cuts all data being transferred to Google HQ. So if you’re one of those people who thinks that maybe even Google can’t handle all that power (note, knowledge is power) and use every other search engine and Internet Explorer, then you’d better get Iron. It’s exactly the same as Chrome, without the data swapping. But don’t think it’ll actually protect you because, as you know, you’re online.

Short Link - Posted on September 24, 2008 at 6:24 pm (PST)
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