Google Chrome – Quick Tips

I am a big fan of Google Chrome (and really all things Google). When working with students and teachers, I suggest they sign into a Google Suite account/Google accounts through Chrome.  

Logging into Chrome has several benefits especially when moving between computers. Signing into Chrome enables users to:

  • Transfer their bookmarks from another browser
  • Access the start-up page each time
  • Sync extensions and Chrome apps
  • Access their search history

Once you log into Chrome the first time, go to the top, right corner and choose Settings. This allows you to customize the items you want to sync.

Click Sync from the list provided. Determine the items to sync with your account.

One more thing…

Try out Incognito Mode in Google Chrome. Going into this mode allows you to view a site without being logged into Google or any other site account. I find this helpful when checking to see if a Google Doc works with someone not logged into Google. 

To go into Incognito Mode, go to File > New Incognito Window.

Signing into Google and using Incognito are two quick tips for using Chrome. What are some of your favorite tips using Chrome?

Author: Becca Munson

Becca Munson, Librarian, is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 24 years of experience in education. Becca is the Coordinator for Library Systems in the Blue Valley School District. Previously, she was school librarian at Blue Valley West High School. She opened two buildings in Blue Valley and spent some time as an Ed Tech Specialist before returning to libraries. Becca supports over 45 librarians and support staff as they work to fulfill the mission of flexible scheduling, collaboration, and literacy.

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2 replies

  1. Another great use of Incognito Mode: If you’re logged into a Chromebook (or even Chrome) and don’t want to log out, but want to let someone else open their Google Drive (or Gmail, or other G Suite files), just switch to Incognito, then head to the URL the person needs to access. They can sign in to Chrome in the Incognito window; and when you close Incognito, their log-in is gone. Very handy if a student wants to show something on the projector but I don’t want to take the time to sign myself out, have them sign in, have them sign back out, etc.

  2. Another handy feature in Chrome’s settings – They’ve made it much easier to find the passwords you’ve saved, so when you’re in a different browser, you can pop open Settings, and the third option down should be “Passwords”.

    Once you open that screen, you’ll see all the sites for which Chrome has saved your passwords in the past. There’s also a search box in the upper-right corner, so you can quickly skip to the site whose password you need.

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