Browsers offer us a window into the magical world of the internet, and they do much more than you realize. It's not just about visiting web pages anymore ̵1; web browsers act as something of an operating system itself, which isn't really that far away with Chrome OS now running Google's Chromebooks.
Although there is still a lot of debate over which web browser is best, it really is something special about the stylish, minimalist package known as Google Chrome. And the data shows that most users agree: According to the latest W3Schools numbers, most Internet users are on Chrome, and it's not very close.
These numbers are based on visitors to the W3 website, so they are not a definite representation of the larger population Net Applications has things that are slightly more similar, for example. Regardless of the final result, Chrome is still a very popular browser, and if you don't use it, consider checking it out.
One of the reasons for Chrome's popularity is its clean, polished user interface and its versatility. While Chrome's abilities are multiplied greatly as you contemplate the near-bottomless add-on library, there's a wealth of layered functionality embedded throughout Chrome's guts that you can't even know about.
Check out the list below for tricks that are hidden inside Chrome that you really need to use.