Penji Kenya: The top Google hacks you need to know about
If there’s one thing that everyone knows about Google, it’s that the browser knows everything. If you have a completely random thought and just type it into the search bar, you’ll get hundreds of different results with similar topics.
Those who use Google all the time will know the browser inside out, however, there are some hacks and tricks that most users are still unaware of. Keep reading to learn more about these and how you can start doing them yourself!
Depending on the time of year and whether or not Google is promoting or celebrating something, you could come across special themes and games on your browser. Some of these games include Snake, Pacman, Castle Pals, Zerg Rush and Magic Cat Academy.
Some games on the Google browser are available for you to play anytime, but others are only available in time-limited situations. The dinosaur hopping over plants and ducking under birds, on the other hand, is a game you can play when you don’t have internet access.
The barrel roll
When you go on the Google browser, you can search the sentence ‘Do a barrel roll’ and the page you’re currently looking at will roll twice until it goes back to its original position. This is a simple yet very cool trick that you can use when you’re bored or when you want to teach your friends something new.
Open tabs from other devices
Did you know that you can sync your gadgets together and access all of your tabs regardless of what device you’re using? You can turn on this feature on your browser settings under the ‘Browser history’ section.
Simply choose the ‘open tabs from other devices option’ and you should be able to see a list of your devices and the recently opened tabs. Just be sure to link all of your devices to the same google account and you’re good to go.
Search settings and tools
Even if you’ve been using Google for a really long time, some people actually overlook a simple feature of the web browser. Right at the bottom of the search bar, you should see some search settings and tools to help filter your search results.
Whether you’re looking for news, videos, photos that are based on a certain language or uploaded within a certain time frame, all of that can be customized! So, be sure to pay some extra attention to your search bar next time!
Another cool trick that you can use when you’re feeling bored is Google gravity. All you have to do is type ‘Google gravity’ on your search bar and choose ‘I’m feeling lucky’. Afterwards, you can run your mouse anywhere on the browser page and watch everything drop down the bottom of the screen. This is a somewhat simple but entertaining feature.