Chrome constantly surprises me with its great collection of options.
For example, you can:
- Grab multiple tabs at once and move them all to a new window
- Perform math operations directly in the location bar without pressing enter
- Speed up Chrome with a few easy steps
- Manage chrome.exe processes to prevent your browser from locking up
And that’s just the surface. Today I want to show you how easy it is to manage multiple profiles in Chrome.
If you have more than one Google account then you’ll find this trick particularly relevant. Most people don’t know about this feature so you’re about to join a rarefied coterie of Chrome experts.
To start your profile fun, open Chrome and type the following in the address bar:
When your Settings whirls onto the screen, scroll down to the bottom and click the Add new user… button.
You’ll see a list of Chrome user icons you can use. I was tempted to go with the Ninja but then I wanted to be the slice of Pizza… Ultimately, my ambivalence resulted in me choosing the picture of the black guy since he looks pretty cool.
If you leave Create a desktop shortcut for this user checked, Chrome slaps a shortcut on your desktop that gives you direct access to that users specific account and preferences.
I love this feature so I always leave it enabled.
The moment you click Create, Chrome instantly whips open a new window donning the avatar icon you chose earlier.
Now you can sign-in and sync your profile for that account.
You can also switch profiles on the fly by clicking the avatar graphic in the upper left corner of the browser.