Chrome Browser

Chrome Browser logo width= Google Chrome enhances your Gmail, Calendar and Drive experience. While Google Apps will also work in browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari, you may experience some degradation in features or functions.

Switching to the Chrome browser

Import Bookmarks from Other Browsers

Google Chrome has a built in import tool for the most popular browsers.

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu icon.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Import bookmarks and settings.
  4. Select the program that contains the bookmarks you'd like to import.
  5. Click Import.

If you haven't yet created any bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks you import will show up directly on the bookmarks bar, normally docked underneath the address bar. If you already have bookmarks within Chrome, the bookmarks you import will appear in a new folder called "Imported from Firefox" or "Imported from IE," located at the end of the bar. You can also find your bookmarks by clicking the Chrome menu and selecting Bookmarks.

Manage multiple Google Apps accounts on Chrome

Do you have more than one Google Apps account? Do you receive conflicts when opening accounts or Google Documents? You can add profiles to Chrome to separate your accounts to have their own personalized copies of Chrome on the same computer.

Add a new user

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu icon on the browser toolbar and select Settings.
  2. In the “Users” section, click Add new user.
  3. A confirmation dialog appears, choose a picture and enter a name for the new Chrome user (ex: “Work” or “Personal”)
    Windows Only Note: When you add a new Chrome user a desktop shortcut is created by default. If you don’t want a desktop shortcut uncheck the “Add desktop shortcut” checkbox. Creating a desktop shortcut for new profiles allows each Chrome profile on your computer to be quickly accessed. Different profiles are easily differentiated on the desktop by the different names and pictures associated with each profile.
  4. Click Create.
  5. A new window for the user appears, with a picture you've chosen for the user in the top corner. Here, you can sign in to Chrome with a Google Account to associate the account with the user. Once signed in, all the bookmarks, apps, extensions, theme, and browser settings for the user will be synced to the account.
    Learn about signing in to Chrome
  6. If you prefer, you can also choose to skip this step and not sign in. Settings for the user will be saved only on your computer instead.

Chrome Devices Users: You can't create multiple users using the above steps. Instead you'll need to add accounts to your Chrome device.