Our look at the world’s most popular browser, Google Chrome, continues today as we explore history, downloads, and bookmarks.  You’ll find these options when you click the little 3-dot menu icon on the upper right of the browser.

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History will show you recently closed pages.  Click on any of the displayed pages to open them.

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Click Downloads to see items that you’ve recently downloaded using the Chrome browser.

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You can also search for downloaded items.

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Now, let’s check out Bookmarks.

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You’ll see a menu with several options.

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You can choose to bookmark the page you’re on or bookmark all of your open tabs.

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You can also bookmark a page by clicking the star icon at the far right of your address bar.

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If you want to see your favorite pages displayed at the top of your browser, click Show Bookmarks Bar.

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Your bookmarks will be displayed at the top of the browser, just below the address bar.

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Click Bookmarks Manager and you’ll be able to organize your bookmarks.

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You can create folders to hold particular groups of bookmarks. You could choose a category like “sports” or “work.”  Or create folders to hold the bookmarks for a particular subject you’re researching. Click the drop-down arrow by Folders to create a new folder.

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You can click on any bookmark in the right pane and drag it into a folder or to your bookmarks bar.

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You can just click and drag bookmarks to arrange them. Or click the arrow next to Organize to reorder your bookmarks or to import or export.

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If you click Import Bookmarks and Settings...

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…you can import your favorites/bookmarks as well as your settings for things like browsing history, passwords, autofill, and search engines from Firefox or Internet Explorer.

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We’ll look at more Chrome options in the third part of this series.

~ Cynthia