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Browse the web

Use the address bar like a search box in Chrome browser to look for content.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the address bar at the top, enter your search.
  3. Select a result or press Enter.

Tip: As you enter your search, you may get suggestions based on your web and app activity. You can delete suggestions from your search history or hide sections of suggestions based on your activity when they appear. Learn more about your activity.

If you don’t want Chrome browser to record your browsing and search histories, you can browse the web privately in Incognito mode.

Note: You’ll know you’re in Incognito mode when you see Incognito Incognito at the top of your browser.

Learn more at the Google Chrome Help Center

Open a new tab or window

You can open as many tabs as you want in Chrome. You can also view all your tabs and switch between them. When you open a new tab, a personalized New Tab page based on your browsing history appears.

Open a new tab

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the address bar at the top, enter your search.
  3. Select a result or press Enter.
  • Windows & Linux: Ctrl + t
  • Mac: + t

Open a new window

Click and drag the tab outside the Google Chrome window.

To open a new window, use a keyboard shortcut:

  • Windows & Linux: Ctrl + n
  • Mac: + n

Open new tabs or windows.

Add and organize bookmarks

Add your favorite and frequently visited websites to Chrome browser.

Add bookmarks

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to the site you want to visit again in the future.
  3. To the right of the address bar, select Bookmark Bookmark this page.

Organize your bookmarks

  1. At the top right, click More and thenBookmarksand thenBookmark Manager.
  2. On the left, click a folder to see its contents.
  3. Drag to reorder a folder or bookmark.
  4. Next to a bookmark, click More  and select an option to edit or delete.

Learn more at the Google Chrome Help Center

Download files

To save a file or image on your computer or device, download it. The file saves in your default download location.

Download a file

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to the site where you want to download the file.
  3. Save the file:
    • Most files: Click the download link. You can also right-click on the file and choose Save as.
    • Images: Right-click on the image and choose Save Image As.
    • Videos: Point to the video. Click Download . If you can't do this action, the video's owner or hosting site has prevented downloads.
    • PDFs: Right-click on the file and choose Save Link As.
    • Web pages: At the top right, click More More and then More Tools and then Save Page As.
  4. If asked, choose where you want to save the file, then click Save.
    • Executable files (.exe, .dll, .bat): If you trust the file, click Save. If you're not sure about the contents of the download, click Discard.
  5. When you begin a download, a Download in progress icon  appears on the top right next to the address bar. Once the download completes, the Download tray opens.
  6. To open your file, click Open new .
    • You can also click the file to open it.
Tips:
  • To show extra actions like Show in Folder , point to the filename.
  • If you download a file, or if you’ve recently downloaded a file, the Download tray will appear. Recently downloaded files will appear to the right of the address bar.
  • To view all downloads if the Download tray isn't present to the right of the address bar, click More and then Downloads.
  • You can drag a downloaded file to another folder, program, or website. To move a downloaded file, in the Download tray  , click the file and drag it to the target location.

Change your download location

You can choose a location on your computer where downloads should be saved by default or pick a specific destination for each download.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings and then Downloads.
  3. Adjust your download settings:
    • To change the default download location, click Change and select where to save your files.
    • If you'd rather choose a specific location for each download, turn on Ask where to save each file before downloading.
Choose a place to get downloads.

Learn more at the Google Chrome Help Center

Print web pages

To print from Chrome browser:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Open the page, image, or file you want to print.
  3. Click File and then Print. Or, use a keyboard shortcut:
    • Windows & Linux: Ctrl + p
    • Mac: ⌘ + p
  4. In the window that appears, select the destination and change your preferred print settings.
  5. Click Print

Learn more at the Google Chrome Help Center

Open Google Workspace apps

From Chrome browser, you can run Google Workspace apps, such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Open an app

  1. In Chrome browser, open a new tab.
  2. Choose an option:
    • At the top right, click the App Launcher and thenthe app you want to open.
    • In the address bar, enter chrome://apps and press Enter. Then, click the app you want to open.

Remove an app from the app launcher

  1. Go to the Google Workspace Marketplace and sign in with your Google Account.
  2. On the left, click Manage Apps.
  3. You'll see a list of administrator-installed apps and any apps you installed.
  4. Locate the app you want to delete and click Manageand thenRemove.

Launch Google Workspace apps with Chrome browsers.

Use keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts in Chrome browser help you get more done with fewer clicks. For example:

  • Ctrl/⌘ + T: Opens a new tab
  • Ctrl/⌘ + W: Closes the current tab
  • Ctrl/⌘ + Shift + T: Re-opens the last closed tab 

In most other Google Workspace apps (like Gmail and Calendar), you can see a list of available keyboard shortcuts when you press Shift + ?.

Learn more keyboard shortcuts

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