Google Chrome Tweaks

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Even though Google Chrome is by default a minimalist or bare-bones browser, there are a couple of tweaks available to get more juice out of this orange.

For example, have you been going loco looking for a Search History Button? No problem. I have a solution for you.

In Chrome’s interface, the Search History feature has been integrated into the Back Button–just hold down the mouse button when you’re clicking on the back arrow. After a short delay, a menu pops up showing your recently visited pages. You can also access the full (searchable) history from that menu. If for any reason, Chrome is not responding, click your right mouse button and Chrome will cough out what you’re looking for.

Another nice tweak, is finding your beloved Home Button. By default Chrome has no Home Button. However, you can enable it by opening the options dialog: click the wrench icon in the top right hand corner and then “Options”—and check the box labeled “Show Home Button…”. Voilá, your dear little blue house will appear next to your Star Button.

As for the Bookmarks Bar, whether it shows for you by default depends on your previous browser settings. To show it or hide it, hit Ctrl+B.

If you have been bitten by the curiosity mosquito, please click here to find out more nice little tweaks to make Google Chrome shine like an Elvis Presley’s Cadillac. Au revoir!

Source: Google Chrome Tips and Pointers – Google Blogoscoped

10 thoughts on “Google Chrome Tweaks”

  1. i keep learning about more and more little advantages and quirks with Chrome, such as with security, for example; now if only they would take care of it’s cookie management glitches…

  2. Hi Kingdom Media:

    Chrome is on its initial stage as a BETA software at this moment. As the application matures, I’m sure many other issues will be tackled such as the one you mention.

    I love the blazing speed of Chrome. It’s a Concorde plane in the browser’s world.

    Thanks for your comment.



  3. I was very glad to see your post today, Omar. I did both of the tweaks you have described and loved the Home button as I had been looking for it. Thanks for that.

    I published a post about squirrels and other animals and some of the problems they have. I hope you can take the time to read it. That animals suffer and we do not seem to notice seems so sad. Look at my Dances on Sunshine

  4. Hi RaiyaRaj:

    I’m so happy you found these tweaks useful. I think Chrome is a nice browser, and it’s only a BETA software.

    Can you imagine how it will be when it matures?

    Thanks for dropping by,


  5. Hello there,
    I’m just another blooming blogger,
    but I’ve really taken up a fancy to Chrome. It beats the concorde, I must say!!
    I have a 2MB connection. I get 100KBps with IE, 120 ith Firefox, but a whopping 200 with Chrome!!

  6. Everyone has been talking about the new web browser from Google called Chrome and it seems that quite a few people have started using it. Any how thanks for your tips I found it doing good.

  7. Hello geetha:

    I’ve been using it off and on and like it. There are a couple of things to be ironed out, but over all it’s an excellent browser. The speed is really terrific.

    I’m glad you found some tweaks worthwhile.

    Best Regards,


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