Useful Chrome Search Options You Didn’t Know Existed

If you’re a Chrome user, here are a few lesser known tips to squeeze even more from Google’s popular browser. Use any of these example templates to power up your searches:

Search within a site: searchterm in site:
Ignore certain words using the negative operator: gretzky -wayne
Track a package: track package (for any package from UPS, Canada Post, DHL etc)
Scientific calculator: calculator
Local weather: weather
Global clock: what time is it in Toronto
Time zone conversions: convert 9am EST to MDT
Unit conversions: convert 3 cups to ounces
Local movie times: movie times

Do you have you have your own favourite options? Which of the above are you using already? Please leave a comment, and thanks!


I've been around computers for a while now, starting with my first machine in 1983. I made a career of it in corporate Calgary, before deciding to start my own business. specializes in web design, PC & android consulting, and HTPC installs.

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