Google chrome is a web browser that enables users to browse the internet. If you are new to the internet. Web browser is an application or program that is been installed on your computer. That enable your computer to view web page and follow hyperlinks.
Every pc comes with a web browser installed by default. Like Windows operating system comes with Internet Explorer. Mac operating system comes with Safari. Most user prefer Google chrome browser to the default browser that come with their operating system.
Google chrome is a web browser owned by Google. There are many other web browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and many more. If you have been using the Internet for year now you must have come across other web browsers that also enable you to view web page on the Internet. Google chrome browser was lunch in 2008. It is said that Google chrome is now the most use web browser in the world. Closely followed by Microsoft web browser called Internet explorer and Firefox. Google chrome web browser is the fastest of all web browsers with a user friendly interface.
Unique features about Google chrome
- Google chrome has an inbuilt ability to synchronize with your different device. Such that if you have a bookmark on your computer and you want to access that bookmark on your tablet you don’t have to push any button or create another bookmark. Because Google chrome automatically synchronizes with your entire device.
- Google chrome has a built in flash player. That enable you to play videos online. Have you ever try using any other browser to play video from YouTube or any other website and you get a message that “your flash player is out of date“ but with Google chrome you cant see any of this message because it has flash player built in it that enable you to access any flash website without worries.
- Google chrome has thousand of extensions and Apps that you can use within chrome to improve the overall usability. This App are like plugins they are like update of some features that you cant find in Google chrome.
Google chrome user interface
On Google chrome there are some basic icons you need to know about. This icons are located at the top bar of the web browser this buttons enable you to carry out some basic function.
The back and front button this button enables you to go back or forward on a page. May be you mistakenly click on a link and you want to go back to the previous page that you where in you can click on the back button so as the front button.
The refresh button this button allows you to reload a particular page that you are in. Let’s take for instance you are bidding on something on eBay and the timer is courting down and you want check if you are still the winner you can click the refresh button to refresh the web page.
The home button this is not necessary on every version of Chrome browser. But you can add to your browser this icon takes you back to the home page of Google chrome web browser. On that page you we see icons of your most visited sites.
The address bar this is not just a web site address bar it is also Google. Now for instance I want to search for something on Google instead of typing in www.google.com on the address bar you can simply type in what you are searching for and you automatically Google it for you. And on any web browser you note you don’t have to type in www let’s take for instance you want to visit www.kikguru.com you can just type in kikguru.com.
Now let’s take a look at the buttons at the right hand side. This button they don’t come with chrome this are extensions that you can add to your Google chrome web browser the only one comes with it is the star icon.
The star icon is use to bookmark a page that you are in. Click on it mains that you like the page and you want to add it to your bookmark so that you can get quick access to that page. You can give the bookmark a name or a title and you can select where you want to save the bookmark to. Lots of user we want to save it to the bookmark bar which is under the address bar or you can create a folder.
The Google chrome settings icon this icon gives you all the list of some call functions in chrome such as, New tab, New window, History, Download and lots more.