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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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!