If you are a Chrome user who often has a lot of open tabs and bookmarks saved, you will know how frustrating it is to lose these pages in your browser. Nobody wants to waste time looking for lost pages! While Chrome already has a tab search feature, there is an even more efficient way to find things in Chrome.
Google Chrome’s @ shortcut allows you to easily find things in your browser. Here, we’ll show you how to do it.
What is Chrome’s @ shortcut?
If you’re looking for an easy way to manage tabs in Chrome, check your browsing history, or manage your bookmarks, this is it. Chrome’s @ shortcut serves as a quick way to sort your history, bookmarks, and tabs, allowing you to search directly from the address bar.
The shortcut uses the @ symbol as a prefix for tabs, history, and bookmarks in the address bar. This makes it easy to find open tabs across multiple Chrome windows and tabs. You can also easily access a specific bookmark, and you can visit pages in your history without having to navigate through your search history.
How to use Chrome’s @ shortcut
To use Chrome’s @ shortcut, you must be using at least Chrome version 108. To find tabs, bookmarks, and your lost history, follow the instructions below.
Use Chrome More Effectively
Chrome’s @ shortcut will help you spend less time searching for things in your browser. With the instructions above, you’ll easily know how to get your tabs, bookmarks, and history.
If you’re looking for other ways to customize your browsing experience, Chrome has plenty of other features to help you out.
One feature Google Chrome lacks that some alternative browsers include is a screenshot tool. Browser Screenshot Tool enables users to capture snapshots from webpages. Chrome may not have a full-fledged snapping utility just yet, but Google has added experimental screenshot features to its flagship browser in 2022.
Chrome’s two-use gtal screenshot tool enables users to capture and then edit snapshots from within the browser. Even though they are not regular features yet, they work very well. This is how you can enable and use those experimental screenshot features in Google Chrome.
How to Enable Google Chrome’s Screenshot Tool
Chrome’s experimental screen-capturing utility is one with which you can capture selected rectangular areas of pages. It saves your captured screenshot to Windows Clipboard. So, make sure you have enabled Clipboard History in Windows 11 or 10 before activating this experimental feature. In this way you can enable the screenshot tool in Google Chrome.
Open a webpage from which to take a screenshot. Click the Share This Page button to the right of Chrome’s address bar. Then select the New Screenshot option on the menu shown directly below.
Your open webpage will be greyed out after you select that option. To take a screenshot, move the cursor to the place on the page from where you can take a screenshot, and click and hold the left mouse button. Then drag the rectangle to the area of the webpage you want in the screenshot, and release the left button.
A Screenshot Copied box will appear in Chrome that shows a portion of the image you just captured. You can click on the download button there to save the picture. Alternatively, open an image editor like MS Paint and press Ctrl + V to paste it.
How to Enable Google Chrome’s Screenshot Editor
Some Chrome users may prefer to edit their captured webpage screenshots. You can apply some basic edits to your snapshots by turning on Chrome’s experimental image editor. That editing feature includes options to add some shapes, emoticons, arrows, and lines to your captured output.
You can enable the editor feature in the same way as the Screenshot tool in Google Chrome. To do this, open the chrome://flags/ page and type screenshot in the search box as covered in steps one to four above. Then select the Enabled option for the Desktop Screenshot Edit Mode flag and restart the browser.
Click Share this Page and choose the Screenshot option to take another snapshot. After taking a screenshot, you’ll notice that the Screenshot Copied box now includes an Edit option. Click on that edit button to bring up the editor.
To add some hints to your screenshot, click the arrow buttons. Choose a color, and drag the slider bar to adjust the thickness of the line. Then hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor over the image to add an arrow.