Saturday, March 9, 2013

Getting to Know Google Chrome: A Tip Tutorial

OH NO!! I ACCIDENTALLY closed my browser - NOW WHAT???

Let me take you on a side journey before I give you the tutorial!! Ha! I have completely switched to using Google Chrome and use NO other browser at all!! I can't stand FireFox (it is S-L-O-W), and Internet Explorer won't even run (since about 6 months ago). If you use anything other than Google Chrome, well you will have to find another 3AM'er to get a quickie self-help tech tip from...sorry..haha I am also a PC user and not a MAC user. This tutorial may vary slightly if you are using a MAC. 

I am sure that we all have experienced the following scenario...

It is a cool winter-ish night & you are in the mood to create, explore, & get stuff done (even if that includes pinning)! While you are working on multiple projects, the number of tabs in your browser begin to pile up - but you just can't let even one go. They are vital to what you are working on!! If you are like me, you will have a tab for Facebook, Pinterest, TpT, TN, Etsy, Blogger (for the post you have been trying to finish for a week now), Payloadz (this is my absolute must have solution for sending all of my large files), and whatever else I am working on.

All of my store links are simultaneously open when I am uploading a new product. I make sure to upload my files to each store at the same time. I have made the mistake of waiting before!!
Any-WHO, you get the idea. It doesn't matter what you are doing because it is important to you at the moment you are motivated.

As you get deeper in your zone, you ACCIDENTALLY click the X on your browser & LOSE EVERYTHING! What do you do??

1. Panic & completely criticize yourself for being a moron or a failure?

2. Take it as a sign to procrastinate and get a bite to eat from the kitchen?

3. Freeze in a moment of shock because you just realized that you didn't bookmark ANY of the pages you were working on & you can't remember the links?

4. Go directly to your browsing history, sift through the mess,  hope to come across the right sites, and take precious time in the process??


Do what I do - GIVE GOOGLE CHROME A GINORMOUS HUG, because they have a solution that only takes seconds...AND will bring back everything (I mean EVERYTHING..) you were working on?

 There are so MANY cool features you can gain from learning about the browser you use. Sure, you can just open it, learn to type in the search bar, and some may even learn to print from a browser...BUT.... Google Chrome can do so much more!!! Ready to learn something REALLY easy??? Won't you please follow me to the next paragraph.....

OH NO!! I just ACCIDENTALLY closed my browser..... NOW WHAT??

Before the accident, your browser may have looked something like mine below...

Okay, well maybe you weren't on the same websites I was on...hahaha...CLASSIC!!

Take a deep breath & smile (The 3AM Teacher & Google Chrome loves you)...

1. Open a NEW Window (re-open your browser)

Double click on your Google Chrome Browser icon. If you are having this problem, then I will assume you already know how to open a new browser window.

You should see the Google Chrome Start page. If not, find the two links located at the bottom of the browser labeled "Most Visited" & Apps. Make sure you click on the APPS option. 

If you have set your browser to open to a specific page and you do not see the Chrome Tool bar at the bottom of your browser window... NO PROBLEM!!

Just move your cursor (your mouse) to the very top of your browser window. The top "border" of your browser.

   2. Choose to RE-OPEN CLOSED TABS 
      *You can also use the shortcut 
         Hold down CTRL + SHIFT + T

If you choose this method, then once you click to re-open the closed tabs, GUESS WHAT?? You ARE FINISHED!! 

If you would like further directions that are complemented by my pretty pictures and antics, then keep reading...

2. Look all the way down at the bottom of your browser and find the AWESOMELY simplistic link that is labeled, "RECENTLY CLOSED". 

3. Once you click on the "Recently Closed" link at the bottom of your browser....

GOOGLE CHROME will GIVETH what your FINGER had TAKETH AWAY (don't even start about me not being grammatically correct here..hahaha)

I am sure that you can probably right click and re-open closed tabs in any browser, but I cannot give you a 100% green light about that. 

If your browser does not have this option (just in case), you can always download a Google Chrome extension that will give you a speedy short-cut. All Browsers have access to third party  downloadable extensions; however, proceed with CAUTION!! Be absolutely certain that the extension is safe. If you download an extension and end up having problems, just delete it or disable it from your browser settings. 

I REALLY hope this little mini tip helps some of you out and I didn't just waste a bunch of cute pictures for nothing...hahaha!!

Now I need to get back to work... or Google Search School! I am amazed by the amount of things I can learn from the comforts of my home...

Dear Google Search, I want to be a millionaire just like Deanna Jump!! hahaha

Thank you so much for stopping by. If you didn't learn anything, I hope you giggled!! I love reading your {puffy} heart notes below...

1 comment:

  1. Michelle, I love you! Everything you said above...I've done...even gone to the kitchen to get something to just makes me feel better..haha!
    Sharon Winter


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