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Google Chrome Page Settings

In this tutorial you will see how to change the page display settings such as font size and style. You will also see how you can save or print a page and also how to search for a specific word on the page. A new google chrome feature, the Google Chrome Application Shortcut, is also detailed.

 

Google Chrome Text Zoom

The Text Zoom feature in Google Chrome is used to make changes to the font size of the page. Using this zoom option you can increase or decrease the size of text on the web page. You can make a temporary change to the font or permanently change the fonts using "Fonts and Languages" dialog box.

Change Font Size

Step 1:
Click on the "Page" menu.
Google Chrome Page menu

Step 2:
Select "Text Zoom" option.
Text Zoom

Step 3:
Select "Larger" or "Smaller" as necessary.
If you want to have the text return to its original size, select "Normal".
You can also use the short cut keys (as seen behind the words above) to do this without going to the menu.

Change Google Chrome Page Font Settings in Fonts and Languages Dialog Box

You can also change these page font settings using the Google Chrome "Fonts and Languages" dialog box. Follow theses steps to do it.

Step 1:
Click the" Tools" menu .
Google Chrome Tool menu

Step 2:
Select "Options" option in the Tools menu.
Options button

Step 3:
Click the "Minor Tweaks" tab.
Minor Tweaks

Step 4:
Click the "Change fonts and language settings" button.
Change fonts and language settings\

Step 5:
Click the Fonts and Encoding tab and click the Change button for the font type you'd like to adjust. This opens the Windows font menu for that font type, where you can choose a different font, font style, and size.

Step 6:
Click "OK".

Step 7:
Finally click the "Close" button.

 

Google Chrome Encoding

If your default Google Chrome encoding doesn't correspond to the one needed by a website, text may not display properly. For example, if most of the websites you visit are in Simplified Chinese, you may want to use the Chinese Simplified (GB2312) encoding by default. Some websites do not specify an encoding and assume that the user's browser encoding is set appropriately.
Most users will not need to worry about this setting if they are surfing mainly English language sites. But if you do most of your web surfing on sites using a different language you may want to change your default language encoding.

To change your default encoding follow these steps.

Step 1:
Click on "Page" menu.
Google Chrome Page menu

Step 2:
Select "Encoding" option.

Step 3:
Select the encoding that you want from the pop up list and apply.

Change Google Chrome Page Encoding Settings in Fonts and Languages Dialog Box

To open Google Chrome Fonts and Languages dialog box see Step 1 to Step 4 in the Change page font settings in Fonts and Languages dialog box section above.

Step 5:
To change your default encoding, click the Fonts and Encoding tab. Choose the appropriate option in the 'Default Encoding' drop-down menu.

Step 6:
Click "OK".

Step 7:
Finally click the "Close" button.

 

Google Chrome Page Save Feature

There are two ways to save a web page on Google Chrome.

Method 1:
To save a copy of the web page you're currently on, click the Page menu and select "Save page as".
The 'Save As' dialog box for Windows will open.

or right click on web page that you want to save, and select "Save as".

Method 2:
To save a specific frame in the page, right-click anywhere in the frame and select "Save frame as".

 

Google Chrome Page Print Feature

To print the web page you're currently viewing in Google Chrome, click the Page menu and select "Print". The 'Print' dialog box for Windows will open; follow the instructions given.

To print a specific frame in the webpage, right-click anywhere in the frame and select "Print frame".

 

Google Chrome Find in Page Feature

To find specific words or terms on any webpage, follow these steps to open the find box.

Step 1:
Click the "Page" menu .
Google Chrome Page menu

Step 2:
Select "Find in page" option.

Step 3:
Type in your query; the word or phrase you want to find.

Step 4:
Press Enter on your keyboard.

Google Chrome automatically searches the webpage as you type your query, highlighting potential matches in yellow. The total number of matches is displayed within the find box. Click the arrows at the end of the bar to quickly jump between different search matches.The specific match is highlighted in orange, to distinguish it from other matches on the page.

You can also quickly see where all the matches are located on a webpage using the yellow markers on the scrollbar.
Google Chrome Find feature

 

Google Chrome Application Shortcut Feature

Many websites, such as email services, operate like actual programs, similar to those on your computer desktop.

To open these websites just like any other programs on your computer you can create an application shortcut for the website you're on:

Step 1:
Click the "Page" menu .
Google Chrome Page menu

Step 2:
Select "Create application shortcuts" option.

Step 3:
In the 'Google Gears' dialog box, select the checkboxes where you want shortcuts to be placed on your computer.

  • Desktop
  • Start menu
  • Quick launch bar

Step 4:
Click the "OK" button.