Tech Tip Thursday September 29, 2016

Did you know that you can search directly in the omnibox in Chrome? You DO NOT have to go the google.com first!

Check out some fun searches to try out in the omnibox right now!

Need a Timer?

Type "timer" followed by the desired length of time and press enter. For example, "timer five minutes".

A timer will automatically appear and start!

#Handy

Translator

Need a quick and easy translator? Use the Chrome omnibox!

Type "translate" in the omnibox.

Click the drop down boxes to change languages for translation.

Type in (OR SPEAK by pressing the microphone) the word or phrase that you would like to translate. Google will automatically translate it for you in the language of your choice!

#WorldTraveler

Calculate Conversions

Want to convert square miles to acres or pounds to grams? Let Google do the work for you!

Type in "miles to inches" in the omnibox and press enter.

A conversion chart will automatically convert it for you!

Convert area, length, temperature, speed, and MORE!

#AWESOMESAUCE

Tip Calculator and Basic Math Problems

Need to know how much to tip your server? Or maybe you would like to split the bill evenly when you go out to dinner with friends? Google's got you covered!

Type in "tip calculator" in the omnibox and press enter.

Enter the total bill, and adjust the tip percentage and number of people splitting the bill!

You can even type in basic math problems and Google will generate a calculator!

#Handy

Check a Flight Status.

Quickly check your flight status without having to go to a specific website!

Type your flight number and airline into the omnibox. For example, American Airlines flight 21 would be "flight aa21" or "Southwest flight 1234". Then, press enter.

Google automatically shows the flight details!

#SafeTravels

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Laura Sprinkle - Digital Learning Specialist

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Created with images by kevinbism - "search lens autumn" • moritz320 - "hourglass duration temporal distance" • janin_amandine - "book tibetan reading" • arielrobin - "measure yardstick tape" • ansik - "calculator" • Holgi - "passenger traffic airline aviation" • LoggaWiggler - "autumn leaf colorful"

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