If you’re a trader looking to improve your productivity and profitability, Google Chrome features can help you achieve your goals.
According to PC Magazine’s article on the best browsers for 2023, Chrome is the most popular web browser. So there is a high probability you are already using Chrome, but you are probably unaware of some of the hidden Chrome features.
Here are some of the top Chrome features that can help traders be more productive and profitable:
1. Speed Up Your Google Searches
When researching a stock to trade, you may come across a new business or technology term that you aren’t familiar with. Instead of opening a new browser, you can simply right-click on the term and use the “Search Google for” option to learn more.
2. Resolve Browser Slowness
Not all websites are created equal. Some sites have inefficient scripts that can slow down your browser experience.
If your Chrome browser seems to be slower than usual, go to the triple dot on the right side of your Chrome window, click to get the dropdown menu, and select “More Tools” > “Task Manager.” This will give you a view of what each tab and extension is up to. Close the unused tabs that are hogging CPU or memory, and disable extensions you rarely use that are big resource hogs.
3. Mute Annoying Ads
Whether you are a day trader or a swing trader, you’ll periodically be doing research. And nothing breaks your concentration more than a sudden burst of audio from a webpage. You can right-click on the tab and select “Mute Site” to stop any sound originating from the tab.
4. Stop Video Autoplay
5. Reopen Tabs Instantly
If you have too many tabs open, it’s easy to mistakenly close a tab you need. Use the Control-Shift-T for Windows or Command-Shift-T for Mac to reopen the last closed tab.
6. Zoom In/Out Faster
You might have to zoom in and out to view trading tables and charts. On a Windows trading computer, you can use Control and plus sign(+) for zoom in, Control and minus sign (-) for zoom out, and Control and zero (0) for getting to 100%. On a Mac, replace the Control key with the Command key.
7. Pin Tabs
When you have a lot of trading sites open, it’s difficult to keep track of everything on your browser. To stay organized, try the Pin Tab option. The pinned tabs will always stay on the left side of the screen, so you know where your most important websites are. This will also keep you from accidentally closing tabs.
8. Select Multiple Tabs
When you want to break your trading research into groups, the multiple tabs selection option is handy. All you have to do is hold down Control (Windows) or Command (Mac) and click on multiple tabs to select them as a group. Then you can drag them out to create a new Chrome window.
9. Make Application Shortcuts
If you visit a certain trading website regularly, try making a shortcut for it. Just select the URL in the Chrome browser bar and drag it to your desktop or dock. It should create an icon. You can now click on the icon like you would any application and it will take you to the website.
These are just a few of the many features that make Chrome an excellent choice for traders looking to improve their productivity and profitability.
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