When we browse the Internet from our mobile, on most occasions what we do is a quick search. And to make it more efficient and take less time to do it, it is good for us to learn some gestures to move faster in Google Chrome on mobile.
- Go back: Do you want to go back to the page you have previously visited? All you have to do is slide your finger to the right. A left arrow icon will appear. Releasing your finger while the arrow is showing will take you to the previous page.
- Go forward: If after going back you want to return to the current page, the process will be just the opposite. All you have to do is slide your finger to the left. If you release it while an arrow appears on the screen, you will go to the next page.
- Refresh the page: This is undoubtedly one of the most popular gestures. If you swipe down on a website, it will reload the page. Something that is especially practical when we are consulting a site that is constantly updated.
- Tab view: If you want to see all the tabs you have open, you just need to swipe down from the directions tab.
- Close open tabs: If you want to close all the tabs that you have open, you will first have to access the tab view by the traditional method or by the one that we have explained previously. Choose the tab you want to close and slide it to the side until it disappears. It doesn’t matter if you slide it left or right, the tab will still be closed.
- Tab rotation: From the tab preview, if you slide up, after three or four attempts you will see the tab flip, which is useless but can be curious.
- One Touch Menu Options: To access a menu option, swipe down from the menu button and release when you reach the option you want.
- Quick menu: We’re not sure if this is a gesture or a shortcut, but it will certainly help make your navigation a little faster. To access a quick menu with some options, you just have to do a long press on the back button. A menu will appear in which we will find two options: open a new tab or show our complete history.
- Another quick menu: With a long touch on the open tabs button we can access another quick menu with some options. In this case we will find the options to close tab, open a new one or open a new incognito tab.
HOW TO QUICKLY SWITCH BETWEEN TABS
We are going to finish our review of the gestures to use in Chrome with one of the most useful when we want to make quick navigation. It is about learning how to quickly switch between tabs , so that when we have several pages open we can easily switch from one to another. This is ideal when we need to have several pages open at the same time.
To do this, all you have to do is slide your finger from left to right , but instead of doing it at the bottom, do it in the address bar.
Keep in mind that if you have normal tabs and tabs open in incognito mode, with this gesture you can only move through tabs of the same type. That is, if you are in a normal tab and want to switch to the incognito tab, you will not be able to do it by this method, but you will have to do it manually. But if you have several tabs of the same type, it is a very practical way.