Chrome extensions

Extensions are applications that run inside your Chrome browser and enhance the functionality of that browser.  Here are a few extensions worth trying:

  1. CraftyRights– Forces all searches for images to return images that are free to use or share, potentially mitigating copyright concerns.
  2. TinEye Reverse Image Search  – Find out where an image originally came from.
  3. Clearly –  Make blog posts, articles and webpages clean and easy to read. Clearly eliminates all distractions from your online reading experience.
  4. The Great Suspender – Automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources.
  5. Onetab – Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all your tabs into a list.  When you need to access tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.

How to add an extension:

Note: you can only have 5 extension icons visible at a time on your toolbar

  1. Visit the Chrome extension store at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions
  2. Search for an extension by name or by Category
  3. Once an extension is located click ADD TO CHROME, then click Add once prompted.

How to use/access an extension:

Note: you can only have 5 extension icons visible at a time on your toolbar

When you find an extension there will be instructions on how to use it for example with TinEye you select an image, right click and select “Search Image with Tineye” otherwise the extension icon will reside in your toolbar and you click on it to activate.

How to remove and extension from Chrome:

  1. On your browser, click menu .
  2. Select More tools > Extensions.
  3. On the extension you want to remove, click Remove from Chrome .
  4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove.
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