10 features of Google Chrome
Google Chrome is an open source browser for accessing the World Wide Web and running Web-based applications.
Google Chrome web browser is based on the Chromium open source project. Google released Chrome in 2008 and releases several updates a year. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, and iOS operating systems. The Google Chrome browser takes a sandboxing approach to web security. Each open website runs as its own process, helping to prevent malicious code on one page from affecting others (or the computer's operating system in general). The browser also supports web standards such as HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Google Chrome Features
- chrome has its own task manager which shows you how much memory and CPU usage each tab and plugin is using. You can open it by clicking Shift-Esc from Chrome. You can get more details by clicking the "Stats for nerds" link in Task Manager and it will open a page with a complete breakdown of memory and CPU usage for each process within the browser.
- Each tab is a separate process in Windows, so you can also go into Windows Task Manager and close one of them if it's stuck. It also means that one bad process on a tab will not kill the entire browser session.
- Limit network connection: You can test the response and performance of a website on multiple connections using DevTools. In DevTools, press Esc to start Console Drawer, and then select Emulation. On the Network tab, select the type of speed to speed up your network connection and see how your website performs within the selected speed.
- One box for search, address and history. Instead of having separate input boxes for the search bar and address bar, Google has merged the two in Chrome. Google also added history to the equation. So, you can type something like "techrepublic" into the box and it will suggest the home page of techrepublic.com, as well as other recently visited TechRepublic pages. This is similar to the new "Awesome Bar" in Firefox 3, but Google's "One Box" also includes search. If you type "techrepublic" in the box and hit return, it will just open it to Google.com (or your default search engine).
- In Chrome, you can drag a tab to its own window and drag it back to the main window. This is called "Pivot Tabs". Also, by default, the "New Tab" page in Chrome presents a page that shows thumbnails of your most visited websites, a list of your recent bookmarks, and a search box that lets you search your history.
- New support for web applications. Google believes in web-based applications and is invested in a future that includes applications that run from the cloud and run in a web browser. Current web applications include Google Docs, Salesforce.com, and Outlook Web Access. Chrome makes it easy to make those apps feel more like desktop apps. From your web app's home page, simply click the Chrome controls icon and then click "Create App Shortcuts" and you can create Desktop, Start Menu, and/or Quick Launch icons. Then when you launch those apps, they open in a streamlined window without the address bar and separate from the Chrome web browser window. If the apps integrate with Google Gears, you can even open them when you're offline.
- Chrome includes an incognito mode where users can go to sites, but nothing from that session (history, form fields, or cookies) will be saved in Chrome. This can be useful on shared computers and when viewing sensitive data via web browser. The beta version of Internet Explorer 8 includes a similar feature.
- Another interesting feature included in Google Chrome is the shortcut “about:memory”. If you put this in the address bar in Chrome, you'll see a page where Chrome shows how much memory each open browser is using. If your computer has slowed down, this feature can help you understand which application is consuming the most memory and you can close it to free up some memory.
- Can keep your bookmarks, browser preferences, and browser theme in sync across multiple computers, using your Google account. This is a useful feature if you often switch between different computers (for example, your home computer and your work laptop) and want the same Google Chrome settings on both of your computers. You can access this feature by clicking on the Tools menu (wrench icon) in the top right corner and clicking on "Set up sync..."
- Mobile device emulator: Nowadays, having a website that is optimized for mobile devices is a must. With Chrome, you can debug websites in mobile mode through the Mobile Emulator feature, which has been totally revamped and added with a bunch of new capabilities.
Google based the appearance of chrome OS, its operating system for web-based applications, in the Chrome web browser. Chrome was the first major web browser to combine the search box and address bar, a feature that most competitors have since adopted. It also allows users to sign in with their Google accounts, allowing them to sync bookmarks and open web pages on multiple devices. In 2010, Google launched Chrome Web Store, an online marketplace where users can purchase and install web-based applications to run within the browser. These applications are available as browser extensions or links to websites.
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