Google Chrome - just discovered a feature

May 5, 2011 12:52pm CST
Heh, it's one of those days when I feel like a noob. I've been using Chrome for ages and never noticed the right-click URL thing. Highlight a URL in any text document, right-click it and you have an option to open that URL in another tab. I wonder how many times I've done that and NOT noticed the option - instead choosing copy, opening a tab myself and pasting the URL in? I know, I'm such an idiot. Has anyone else noticed any neat little time-savers in their browser?
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• India
5 May 11
You really proved that you are an idiot. But dont think like that because it happens sometimes. And in my case,i am using chrome from last 2-3 years but the feature which you are talking about is known to me only from last 1.5 years. That means that time i was also stupid. I also used to do the same , copy and paste the URL in my own tab, but as time went on, one day i noticed the feature and it really saves my time. no other time saving feature is coming in my mind right now, but when it comes i will surely inform you !
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• Philippines
5 May 11
Years before Chrome, there were Firefox and IE. They have that kind of features already way back. Just saying.. =)
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
6 May 11
No I haven't noticed that either. Thanks to your discussion - now I know! LOLs I have recently shifted from Firefox to Chrome so I really nothing much to speak of when it comes to experiences with this browser - the only thing I could say is that I'm loving it's simplicity, speed and minimalism.
6 May 11
After a while, it becomes prone to crashing, takes ages to load and locks up, just like any other browser. Ho hum, so much for tech advances.
@bmthepro (118)
• India
4 Jul 11
Lol, hate to admit this but I am having that 'feeling like a noob' moment right now. Tried to find excuses to blame for my ignorance but there ain't none. So guess we all act like noobs now and then. Thanks for the update now working on chrome will be much simpler in such cases.
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
6 May 11
No I haven't noticed that either. Thanks to your discussion - now I know! LOLs I have recently shifted from Firefox to Chrome so I really nothing much to speak of when it comes to experiences with this browser - the only thing I could say is that I'm loving it's simplicity, speed and minimalism.
@Mamagee (392)
• Malaysia
6 May 11
I like to save my favourite url in my browser. so I don't need to type or paste from somewhere else. Sometimes even we feel that we know everything, but still there's something we miss out or we have over look. I study something new everyday.
• Philippines
6 May 11
I guess I'm an idiot too since I didn't realize that feature until your post and I tried to do it and was a bit amazed, I was like, "HEY, HIS RIGHT!!!"....
• United States
5 May 11
I read recently where someone said that Firefox 4.0 has copied Chrome. I did not participate in that discussion because I have not used Chrome. Then I read your discussion and long and behold. I discovered that after upgrading my Firefox 4.01 that I also have this feature. I was shocked last week when I saw that. Now I am surprised to see that Firefox has taken the features from Chrome. Hmm wonder what else Firefox took up from Chrome. lol