If you’re using Google Chrome to browse the internet and want a quick way to jot down notes or ideas without needing a separate app, this trick will turn a Chrome tab into a simple note-taking app. Here’s how it works:
– Open a new tab in Chrome.
– Copy and paste or type “data:text/html, <html contenteditable>” into the address bar and press Enter.
– A blank page will appear where you can type notes directly.
– You can now bookmark the page to save it for later so you can refer back to your notes within Chrome any time.
If you’d like to protect your privacy and prevent yourself from being tracked by websites other than the one you are currently visiting, there’s a way to automatically block third-party cookies in Google Chrome. Here’s how:
– In Chrome, click on the three dots (top right) and click on ‘Settings’.
– Click on ‘Privacy and security’.
– Click on ‘Third-party cookies’.
– Select ‘Block third-party cookies’.
If you’d like to capture long web pages in their entirety, e.g. for use in documentation, presentations, or competitor analysis, Google Chrome has a lesser-known but built-in way for doing this. Here’s how it works:
– Go to the web page you’d like to capture.
– Press Ctrl + Shift + I (or Cmd + Option + I on Mac) to open Developer Tools, then Ctrl + Shift + P to open the Command Menu (right-hand side).
– In the search bar at the top (next to ‘Run >’) type “screenshot” and select “Capture full size screenshot”.
– The screenshot will be saved in your ‘Downloads’ folder as a PNG file.
If you’ve got a long list of bookmarks in Google Chrome that’s not in order, using ‘Bookmark Manager’ can help get your bookmarks organised and easily navigable. Here’s how to use it:
– In Chrome, top right, click on the three dots and select Bookmarks > Bookmark manager.
– Your bookmark list, with a border around the outside, will be displayed in the centre of the screen.
– Click outside the border of the list, right mouse click, and click on ‘Add new folder.’
– Name the folder, e.g. travel, work, food, music, and click and drag bookmarks from your list into the appropriate folders.
– If you want to be more specific and super-organised, you can set up folders within folders.
– Chrome will build a folder menu on the left-hand side of the screen enabling you to easily navigate between your bookmark folders.