Here's how to save time whenever you open Google Chrome

Chances are you have a certain group of go-to sites you visit every time you load up your web browser.

Personally, I wind up on Twitter, Gmail, Google Play Music, Google Drive, Reddit, Wunderlist, and this other weird site, without fail, every morning.

For a long time, getting to those sites involved opening up separate tabs in Google Chrome and entering each URL on my own. It wasn’t exactly hard labour, but it was still something to do.

Per usual with Chrome, though, there’s a way to simplify that already simple thing. In this case, you can make it so the browser automatically loads the pages you’ll visit anyway, without forcing you to even touch your keyboard.

Also per usual with Chrome, figuring out how to do that isn’t immediately obvious. So let’s take a second and show you where to go.

First, open Chrome, and click 'Settings' on the menu icon in the top right corner.

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In the 'On startup' portion of your settings menu, click the 'Set pages' link next to the 'Open a specific page or set of pages' option.

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Then simply enter the URLs for the sites you want to visit. Don't forget to click 'OK.'

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If you're on those sites already, you can just hit 'Use current pages' and leave it at that.

And that's it. The next time you open Chrome, you should start right where you'd like.

Just note that this only applies when you launch Chrome completely, not when you just open a new window.

Again, is this critical intel? Not really. But time saved is better than time spent typing.

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