1. Participants will import bookmarks and organize them in Chrome.
  2. Participatns will explore the features of Chrome through logging in using the HSD account.
  3. Participants will install extensions to increase the functionality of their web browser.

Step 1 - Transferring / Organizing Bookmarks
Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 1.07.20 PM.png Exporting bookmarks from Safari
File > Export Bookmarks…
Specify a location for the exported file [Desktop]
The file’s name is “Safari bookmarks.html.”

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 1.07.39 PM.pngExporting bookmarks from Firefox
Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks
Choose the Bookmarks that you want to export
Icon > Export Bookmarks to HTML…
Specify a location for the exported file [Desktop]
The file’s name is “bookmarks.html.” Please rename the file before saving.

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 1.08.15 PM.pngImporting bookmarks into Chrome from .html
Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager
Bookmark Manager > Organize >

  1. Import Bookmarks from HTML File…
Choose the location for import in the left column
Navigate to the .html file and choose Open

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 1.08.15 PM.pngBookmark Manager
Create folders
Right-click (control-click) on the Bookmarks Bar to create a folder
Right-click (control-click) inside a folder to create another
From the Bookmark Manager, choose Organize > Add Folder…

Organizing by folder / name
Select the folder / bookmarks to sort
Organize > Reorder by Title
Creating bookmark separators

__http://separatethis.com/__ | Drag the icon into the location where you would like the separator to be placed

Taking advantage of the Bookmarks Bar - Icon only Bookmarks
Select the bookmark and right-click (control-click) Edit
Then remove any text in the Name: field and it will display only the icon for the website.

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 1.08.15 PM.pngPersonalizing Settings

Sign in using your HSD username and password.
Synchronization is now turned on for all staff / students in our Google Apps domains - So sign in!
*On startup - Can set specific pages
“Pin” tabs as well | Right-click (control-click) and choose “Pin tab”

Choose a theme…
Show Home button / Set page…
Always show the bookmarks bar

Set default search engine / manage other options…
Create multiple users
Supervise users… | Manage content / web site access

*Advanced Settings - Privacy
Use prediction service… Depends…
Enable “Ok Google” for voice search

*Passwords and forms - your choice - NOT RECOMMENDED!
*Web Content -
Set fonts / size / page zoom

  • Page Zoom Tips
  • Command+ increases the page zoom
  • Command- decreases the page zoom
  • Command 0 (zero) returns the page zoom to 100%
*Downloads - Set the Download location
*Web Apps and Extensions

Chrome Apps are advanced interactive websites providing either a wide-ranging set of features, or focusing on a single task like photo editing or shopping.

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__SPARCC Google Resources > Apps - Resource to explore Apps

Chrome Extensions are extra features and functionality that you can easily add to Google Chrome. By using extensions, you can customize Google Chrome with features you like, while keeping your browser free of things that you don't use.
To access click on the Customization icon - then Settings - on left click on Extensions! Be aware that many of these extensions will ask for access to your google information.
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Capture Webpage Screenshot - FireShot 0.98.63
Capture webpage screenshots, edit and save screenshots to PDF/JPEG/GIF/PNG/BMP; upload, print, send to Photoshop, clipboard or email.
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Diigo Web Collector - Capture and Annotate 3.3.1
Bookmark, Archive, Screenshot & Markup - All-In-One Web Collector, must-have research tool.
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Evernote Web Clipper 6.2.
Use the Evernote extension to save things you see on the web into your Evernote account.
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goo.gl URL Shortener 0.7.8
Shorten url with goo.gl, the Google URL shortener, and share with many different service!
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Google Docs
Create and edit documents.
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HootSuite Hootlet
Quickly share web pages to all of your social networks using the HootSuite Hootlet.
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PicMonkey Extension
Instantly edit web page images and screenshots with PicMonkey.
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Print Friendly & PDF
Print Friendly and PDF any Webpage.
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RSS Feed Reader
Get a simple overview of your RSS and Atom feeds in the toolbar.
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RSS Subscription Extension (by Google)
Adds one-click subscription to your toolbar.
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Save to Google Drive
Save web content or screen capture directly to Google Drive.
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Save to Pocket
Pocket Extension for Chrome - The best way to save articles, videos and more.
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An easy-to-use blog editor lets you post to all of your blogs.
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Sticky Notes Collector
Create notes on any web page and collect them on a sticky board.
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