Force Close a Tab in Google Chrome

Sometimes tabs stop working and will hang and not let you close them when you click on the ‘X’.  Usually Chrome is good at closing tabs that have crashed, but not always.  In case you need to manually close a tab that is not responding, here’s how you do it.

Go to Window -> Task Manager.  Find the misbehaving tab by its title, and click End Process.

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Pretty easy huh?

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How to link to a Google+ post

So this seems so basic, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it from the browser.  If anyone knows how to do it in the browser, please share!  So here is what I did.

In the Google+ app (Android and iOS shown below)  if you click on the ‘card’ for a post, it will open the post and its comments.  Then hit the ‘three dots’ menu button (or the hardware menu key), and you’ll see an entry for ‘Link’.  Clicking that will copy a link to the post to the clipboard.  I emailed it to myself to get the link on my computer.

Google – there has got to be a way to link to a post from the browser? Anyone?


Quick search other sites in Chrome omnibar

Nifty little trick.  If you want to search for something on Amazon, YouTube, or any other major site, here is a shortcut.

Start typing the name of the site you want to search in the Chrome omnibar:

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As the instructions say, press tab and you get this prompt:

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Now simply type your query and you’ve saved a few steps!

Oftentimes I would google ‘amazon’, then click on the first link to go to, then do my search on amazon. This is way faster!