Now, let me just start by saying that…
Google Chrome Incognito Mode and Google Chrome Safe Mode are two different things as far as safety, security, and CPU usage are concerned.
Google Chrome Incognito Mode is all about private browsing, security and protecting your data. Any sites that you visit, and files that you download while in incognito mode are not recorded in Chrome’s browsing or download history. And all cookies that were added, are deleted as soon as you close the browser window.
Google Chrome Safe Mode is all about temporarily disabling all of the Extensions you’ve added from the Google Chrome Store. Firefox, and even old ( insert curse word here ) Internet Explorer have Safe Mode. I’m not quite sure why Google Chrome doesn’t.
When we’re streaming movies from my laptop to the flat screen using the HDMI port, it can sometimes be frustrating when I know that the experience could be so much smoother and faster if I could just disable all of the extensions that I’ve downloaded by simply opening a different instance of Google Chrome. The normal process of disabling extensions is irritating because I have quite a few installed, and disabling and enabling them can be quite tedious. After searching, I realized that the Google Chrome installer does not unpack a shortcut for Google Chrome Safe Mode, and that someone had created an extension – to disable extensions – one by one even. ( side eye )
Sorry, but we shouldn’t have to do all of that. Firefox gets the edge on that one.
So I followed some old support threads and created one myself.
All you need to do is:
However, if you got to this post while trying to find Incognito Mode, here’s some information on the Google Support site.
The code to create a shortcut with Google Chrome Incognito mode is actually quite similar to the one I posted above for Google Chrome Safe Mode Shortcut. However, instead of “disable-extensions”, you would type “incognito” after the program location.
Hope this helps someone else.
It’s definitely made my music and video streaming much faster, and my working in Adobe Photoshop less of a time suck.
I don’t hate Windows 7 as much as I hated MoJo-JoJo (read: Windows Vista).
So I had to learn the shortcuts. They just make life easier.
CTRL + SHIFT + N is my favorite. It creates new folders. lol.
The full list of keyboard shortcuts includes:
You can also interact with windows by dragging them with the mouse:
You can use any of these shortcut combinations to launch the applications in their respective position on the taskbar, or more:
In addition, you can interact with the taskbar using your mouse and a modifier key:
Here’s a few more interesting hotkeys for you:
I am NOT my PC. I’m nicer…because my PC was on that BULLSkee this week.
On Tuesday, it decided to FAIL when I uninstalled iTunes.
I had to uninstall iTunes because it was not sending my Nike+ iPod information to NikePlus.com.
Anyways, Wednesday rolled around and then my laptop decided to not boot up AT ALL. *eye roll*
So I spent a good majority of Wednesday trying to re-load Windows 7.
However, this time, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate. And THIS time, I actually hacked it to disable the Activation Check.
Luckily, I was able to backup all of my files while it was doing what it was doing, and I spent a few hours deleting the stuff in windows.old/ directory because not all of it had the Courtney Elizabeth permissions. *Damn you, TrustedInstaller*…
But … all seems to be better…
Now…lemme go find some wood to knock on.
x0x0, BoonCONTINUE READING