2 Cool Tricks with your Browser

| November 11, 2013 | 29 Comments

In my previous article of “How to Create Animated GIFs” you would have gotten introduced to the GifRecorder tool to create animated GIF images which would make it far easier to record your screen actions and paste it as images on your posts.

Now, I started using the tool, and it is amazingly easy to use and I have made use of couple of those animated GIF images in this article as well, do let me know what you think about them and if they prove to be useful to you as a blogger!!!

Which browser -

Since the time I started using Chrome, I have never had a thought to move back to IE or firefox, mainly due to the expansive list of extensions and add-ons that it supports. As a blogger, I have many of the SEO extensions installed like the Alexa page rank, Buffer, List.ly etc.

Scientific Calculator in your browser -

But lately I have also found this cool feature that most of the browsers support and so does Chrome. I am sure you would have already used chrome as a calculator just by entering the mathematical operations in place of the URL. But did you also know that chrome has capabilities to perform scientific mathematical operations?

Yes, it does, and it is quite simple to use. If you go to the Developer Tools option…. ok ok, dont worry, nothing technical here. I know it is called “Developer tools”, but being a non-techie person also, you can use these features without a second thought!!!

To access the Developer Tools in Chrome, press Ctrl+Shift+J, and you will see the lower pane in your browser open up. Go to the console tab at the far right and that is the place to enter your operations. It supports basic mathematical operations as well as some complex ones using the ‘Math‘ function. See below “Animated GIF” to understand how it can be done!!!!

Scientific Calculator Built in to your Browser

Scientific Calculator Built in to your Browser!!!









Edit Current Website -

Have you tried to edit any website content via your browser? Do you think it will or should allow you to edit it? No, none of the web pages are designed to be editable by the reader (of course).

But using an extension, you can actually write your own content in any website of your choice. The extension is called “Edit Current Website” and it installs onto  your favorites or Apps toolbar in Chrome.

All you need to do is open up the website of your choice and click on this extension. Once done, you can edit any content on that session and add your own content.

Just for fun, I picked on Carolyn’s website, and tried doing the same…check it out below :-)

Using Edit Current Website to modify webpage content

Using Edit Current Website to modify webpage content!!!


Over to You -

So what do you think of these cool features on your browser? Have you used them already or something similar to these? I am sure you will be aware of many such features and hidden gems, do share them with your comments below.


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Category: Google Chrome, Technology, Web Browsers

About the Author (Author Profile)

Praveen Rajarao is a Software Tech Lead and in his spare time blogs on his website – http://www.dailymorningcoffee.com and http://www.techivy.com. His topics range from blogging to technology to affiliate programs and making money online and how-to guides.

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  1. Lisa says:

    Thanks Praveen for sharing these neat tricks with us. Scary about writing on other’s websites though, don’t you think? Is that how hackers and spammers get around us?
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    • praveen says:

      Lisa – Glad to see you back on TechIVY. Yes, with any new advancement in technology, there is always a risk of mis-use. There are people who would want to get the better out of it, and there are bloggers like us who might have our own way of thought.

      One good thing though is that you can just modify the text on your screen, without actually sending an update to the website :-)

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment on this one.
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  2. Carolyn says:

    Hi Praveen, Lol, thanks for choosing my website to illustrate the Edit Current Website extension on Chrome. I’m honored that you would be willing to put your name as the author of my Dropbox article! :-)

    Love the GIF illustrations for this post! Well done. I would be very interested in a GIF of how you create those GIF’s.

    The developer tools are very cool too. Love this stuff! FYI for Mac users, the command is: Cmd+Opt+I to pull up developer’s tools in Chrome.

    So very glad you’re back and sharing such great info with us, Praveen!
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  3. sameer says:

    Hi Praveen,
    Nice tips,but about editing current website is already written on labnol its like wiki editing.
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  4. Liz McGee says:

    Hi Praveen,

    I use Chrome too and prefer it.

    Interesting tricks, especially the website edit trick. But other than for demonstration purposes why would you want to edit someone else’s site? Thankfully it doesn’t permanently edit a site. Imagine if it did. What a mess that would be, LOL! :-)

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  5. Abdurrazaq says:

    Hi Praveen , Thanks for your great post. I just knew this way after reading this post.

  6. angela says:

    thanx for this great post

  7. Chevy says:

    Praveen Rajarao, you really brought a awesome article!. i didn’t even know firefox can do these things. i have to shared this article really cool!. thanks
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  8. munna says:

    Hi Sir!

    I have just a question. I want to know how you have created that gif image for your tech blog? I mean its like a tutorial video but not in a video format. Its like a gif image. I want to do the same . Please help me .

    You can reply privately on my email too.

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  9. prajwal says:

    I really like the scientific calculator trick and use it time and often, and your gif recording tutorial was really helpful. Looking forward to more awesome articles form you! :)
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  10. ayush bansal says:

    Very nyc post …this post is very helful for me and it is a valuable post i hope that this post also help other thanks for sharing with us …thanks once again sir
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  11. fahad says:

    Very nyc post thanks

  12. Rahul Sharma says:

    Really cool tricks.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  13. Rahul Sharma says:

    I had no clue that my Chrome has a scientific calculator in it.
    Thanks for sharing this useful post.
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  14. I had no idea about these tricks. The one where we can edit other people’s sites is definitely a sign that technology has come a long way. Good thing it doesn’t actually change the website, we’d all be in trouble :). And I will start using the scientific calculator one. Thank you for sharing!

  15. That was really a cool trick..Specially 2nd one…I like this…Keep them coming bro :)

  16. Dilipwk says:

    Very good trick to try with browser and it’s also help us a lot. Everyone should know about this. I will share this.
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  17. rajsavani says:

    It is a awesome and interesting tricks shared by you.Calculator tricks is very useful with browser.Thank you for sharing this article.
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  18. David says:

    Nice triks , thanks for sharing .

  19. Prashanth says:

    Good article :) Thanks for sharing.

  20. yash mehta says:

    Thank you for sharing this post, worth reading this.
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  21. imranaslam says:

    Hi Sir!Thanks for sharing this useful post.The developer tools are very cool too. Love this stuff! FYI for Mac users, the command is: Cmd+Opt+I to pull up developer’s tools in Chrome.
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