PC’s, for the most part, come with the venerable Microsoft Internet Explorer installed by default. Most users just stick with the default browser and never even upgrade-very bad idea. Well, today I will show you how to cut the Internet Explorer string-if you choose- and add the new kid on the block that is inching closer to world browser domination. I am of course talking about Google Chrome-the browser that has thousands of plugins and extensions that will extend its power and usefulness. Today I will show you how to install Google Chrome, add extensions to your browser and sign in to Google Chrome to synchronize your plugins and other browsing activity across all devices that you use the Chrome browser on.
Step 1: Download Google Chrome
Download the Google Chrome browser from the Google Chrome page here. Just follow the instructions onscreen to get it running on your machine.
Step 2: Add Chrome Extensions to Your Chrome Browser
Extend the power of your Google Chrome browser by adding extensions, if necessary. To do this:
a- click on the icon in the upper right of your screen
b- Scroll to tools, hover over tools and select extensions
c- At the end of the page there should be a link to extensions, click on that.
d- Select the extension that you would like to add to your browser by clicking on “add to chrome”
Step 3: Extension Added
The extension icon should show up in the upper right hand corner of your Chrome Browser. To utilize the functionality of that browser you will just click on it whenever you want.
That is it, you are done. You have successfully added a plug-in to your browser.
Step 4: Optional
To synchronize your browser across all devices you will need to sign into the Chrome browser with your Gmail account.
By default all plugins are disabled in the Chrome incognito mode. If you would like to have that plug-in show up when you go private, you will need to tell that to your browser by going back to the browser extensions page and checking the box to give each plug-in that permission.