For Chrome Users: New to Google Chrome? Guide Released
Article by George Norman
On 19 Oct 2009
After finding out that some people do not know what a browser is, the Mountain View-based search engine giant continues its push to educate people with the launch of the New to Google Chrome? guide. Google has its own web browser, Google Chrome, and the purpose of the guide is to present its features to new users – or to users who left Internet Explore behind and switched to Chrome. Please note that I've just used Internet Explorer as an example, it’s nothing personal …even though I never use IE myself and rely on Firefox to do all my browsing.

Getting back to the Chrome guide, Google Chrome team member Fiona Chong explained that new Chrome uses might find the browser’s interface a bit confusing. The browser prides itself on having the fastest JavaScript engine, which gives it phenomenal browsing speeds. To go with this speed philosophy Chrome features a minimalistic design.

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When you use Chrome for the first time you might be puzzled – even if you have used a browser in the past. You may have problems locating the files menu, accessing the search box, bookmarking a webpage, and so on. Hopefully the New to Google Chrome? guide will dispel all your confusion.

“The first section of the guide invites people to take a tour of the browser with a simple and interactive image map. The guide then walks through key browser settings and presents a few simple tasks that highlights the browser's main features. Savvier users could go directly to the advanced section and pick up a few tricks like creating application shortcuts and doing site searches,” commented Fiona Chong.

As I mentioned in the beginning of this article, Google recently found out that some people do not know what a browser is. Turns out that most of the people questioned by Google thought the search engine and the web browser are the same thing. To educate these people Google posted a video (see here) and launched the WhatBrowser.org web page (click here).

In related news, check out these tutorials from our How To section :
How To Use Mouse Shortcuts in Google Chrome
How To Use Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Chrome



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