Quickly find web pages you want to visit repeatedly by saving their links in the Hudl’s web browser or even on your tablet’s home screen. Here’s how to browse the web faster and more efficiently.

Check out the video above to find out more.

Tip 1: Return to a page

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To go back to a page you visited during the current web browsing session, tap the Back arrow at the bottom of the Hudl 2’s screen. This only works for web pages you visited using the same browser tab. If you have more than one tab open, you need to tap the back arrow on the correct tab. It’s sometimes easier to find a recently-visited web page by opening the Menu and tapping History instead.

 

Tip 2: Open multiple tabs

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To open a new web page without closing the current one, just tap the tab to the right of the current web page. When you add a new tab, thumbnails of recently open pages are shown, so you can go to them quickly. Flicking between open web pages using tabs is particularly useful when comparing similar items at several websites.

 

Tip 3: Bookmark websites

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Rather than tapping in the name of a website you want to go to, bookmark it so you can go straight to it next time.

Just go to the website and then tap the Star icon to the right of the web address bar. The web address will be shown in the Add bookmark window that appears. Tap Save to create the bookmark.

 

Tip 4: View your bookmarked pages

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Tap the Menu at the top right of any web page then tap Bookmarks. You’ll now see a list of all the web pages you’ve saved this way. Tap one to go straight to it.

 

Tip 5: View browser History

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Your Hudl 2 saves a list of the web pages you’ve been to, which is handy if you want to visit that site again. To see these web pages tap the Menu at the top right of any web page, then tap History. Websites are shown chronically, with the most recent first. If you also used Google on another device such as laptop, your web history from there will also be included. Tap an entry to go the page.

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Tip 6: Search within History

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To quickly find a web page or pages relating to something you’ve searched for before, return to the Menu in the Chrome web browser, tap History and type a keyword or website name in the search field. All web pages in the browser history containing that word will be listed. Tap the page you want to go to.

 

Tip 7: Jump straight to your favourite web pages

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You can pin your favourite web pages to the Hudl’s home screen so you’ll be able to go to them without having to open the web browser first. Open the Chrome web browser and go to the web page in question, then tap the Menu at the top right. Tap Add to home screen then tap Add to confirm. A link to the web page will now appear on the Hudl’s home screen.

 

Tip 8: Always see the full-size websites

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Some websites have a simplified version that’s designed to be slicker to use on a portable device such as your Hudl 2. If you prefer to see the ‘real’, full-size website, just open Chrome and go to the Menu then tick Request desktop site.

 

Tip 9: Automatically translate web pages

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Sometimes when you use Google to find information on your Hudl 2, you’ll see a search result in another language. Google can translate these web pages for you. Open Chrome and tap the Menu at the top right. Tap Settings - Advanced - Content settings.  Tap Google Translate then toggle it to On now when you land on a web page in a different language, Chrome will offer to translate.

 

Tip 10: Search for key words

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If you don’t fancy scrolling through lots of text to find what you’re looking for, you can search for individual words. Tap the Menu in the Chrome browser, select Find in page and type the word you’re looking for. Any occurence of the word will now be highlighted on the page.