Google has recently added a new feature into its iconic Chrome internet browser, known as Chrome Actions. In the recent Chrome 87 update, Google has brought a new addition to its internet browsers to boost the productivity and efficiency of its uses while surfing the internet. This feature will reportedly convert your browser’s URL bar into a command prompt for your Chrome browser. Using it, you will be able to enter commands into the URL bar and access particular features within a short time. This will enhance your professionalism and performance during working or surfing the internet.
This feature will save you plenty of time that you invest in finding your Chrome browser’s specific tools and functions. In short, it will allow you to navigate through out the application very quickly and effectively. However, if you haven’t used it, which is obvious since you came here just to learn that, you need to learn and remember some specific commands to use this feature.
In this blog, we are going to teach you everything you need to use this feature. Bear in mind that this feature is not yet available to all users. So if you don’t see this feature in your internet browser, then don’t get frustrated. Google is currently gradually rolling out this feature to global users. However, it could take time, so if you don’t see it in your latest Chrome edition, don’t get disappointed and just wait a little more.
First of all, you have to make sure that you have the latest version of Chrome on your computer because this feature is only available on the latest version. To check If you are using the latest version, simply open your Chrome browser and then click on the three vertical dots from the top right corner. After that, select the Help button and then click on the About Google Chrome option. If you are using the latest version, you should see a small note saying that Chrome is up to date or something similar.
If your browser is outdated, it will automatically start updating itself as you navigate the About Chrome section.
Once you have updated your browser to the latest version, you should check whether you have the Chrome Actions feature or not, as it is not available to all users.
To check whether you have the Chrome Actions feature or not, you need to type a command into the URL bar. If your browser has this capability, it will display a suggestion whenever you start entering a command into the URL text box.
To do so, you have to learn using the feature. Let’s see how to use it.
Chrome Actions: A Beginners Guide
here are the commands that you can type in the URL box:
1. Clear browsing data
This is one of the easiest and most required commands that you should learn. All you need to do is simply click on the URL section bar on the top of the browser, then type Clear Browsing Data. As you start typing this command, Chrome might show you a suggestion of this complete command. When Chrome shows you the suggestion, all you have to do is click on it to use Chrome Actions. It will directly take you to the Clear Browsing Data tab. This way, you can easily access this setting without wasting too much time.
2. Manage passwords
Your Chrome has a dedicated Password Manager, allowing you to see all your saved passwords. You can see and manage your saved passwords, update the current passwords for a particular website, and do much more.
You can use the Chrome Actions feature to access this Password Manager. All you have to do is put in, Manage Passwords in the URL section. Hit the Enter key afterward to access this feature. You will be able to manage passwords right from there.
3. Manage payment methods
Chrome stores your payment details and transaction details as well. Whenever you make an online purchase using an online payment method, Chrome asks you to save your payment or transaction information. You can go and see what payment methods you have saved on your browser. There you can remove, update, or manage your payment methods.
You can access Chrome payment methods using Chrome Actions by simply searching for ‘manage payment methods’ in the URL bar. As you start typing this command, you will see the ‘Manage payment methods’ button to access it directly. Just press the button, and you will be able to see all of your payment methods saved on your browser.
Do you wish to access the Incognito Chrome window quickly? Just search for Incognito in the URL bar and tap the Open Incognito Window button. That’s all you need to do to access it in the newest edition.
5. Translate This
Whenever you need to translate a page in the desired language, all you need to do is search for ‘translate this’ in the URL bar. After that, you will see the Google Translate pop up on your browser. Select the preferred language and then translate the current page to your preferred language.
It was a short guide on getting used to Chrome Actions, the newest update in the Chrome browsers. We hope you have found this article practical and informative.