Tech Tip – 3 Helpful Chrome / Edge Hacks
Date: Jan 27, 2022
Here are 3 tech hacks for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge to help with improving searches that can be entered directly into the address bar:
Hack 1 - search for websites that are similar
e.g. type related:gov.uk
- This lists results that show similar websites to the Government (political) websites.
- This can be used to list similar websites for any criteria used in the related search.
Hack 2 - search the contents of a specific website
Type what you want to search for and then use site: to specify the website to search
e.g. type Covid19 site:bbc.co.uk
- this will search the bbc.co.uk website for Covid19 and will return links to each page found but only on that specific site.
Hack 3 - Use the browser as a calculator
Type in the calculation
e.g. type 3*9/4.5
- This will bring up a calculator on screen showing the result, which in the above example should return the answer 6 and you can use the on screen calculator for more calculations if need be