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Five advanced Google Chrome hacks to level up your browsing

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Since this clean, bare-bones browser first saw the light of day in 2008, Google Chrome has steadily grown in popularity. Today, it enjoys the largest share of the browser market. In the process, it has developed significantly, from a simple Windows-only platform to an all-purpose application with advanced browsing features—if you know where to look for them.

As it turns out, Chrome can do a lot more than browse. These five advanced hacks let you host multiple users, search like a pro, and even open outside files within the program. If you spend a large chunk of your working (and playing) hours buried inside a browser window, you should give them a try.

1. Separate work and personal use

When you're doing work on your home computer, you rely a specific set of logins, bookmarks, and other browsing information. But when you sign off for the day and decide, you use another set of websites entirely. Chrome lets you silo these two (or more) browsing personalities by setting up multiple profiles. These work like user accounts on your Windows or macOS computer.

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