Archive | Google Chrome

The Google Chrome web browser was released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows and soon thereafter for Apple Macintosh and Linux systems as well. It quickly grew to become a popular web browser, depending on market share the most popular or second most popular browser, in the world. 

A large part of Chrome’s source code was released as an open source project Chromium which Chrome is still based on up to this day.

Google itself makes Chrome available in several different versions. The most used is the stable version of the web browser, but there are also versions released to the beta, dev and canary channel of the browser in addition to releases to the Chromium channel. The more experimental the versions get the higher the chance that you will run into bugs and issues, but you also have access to features that stable users of the Internet browser do not get access to for some time.

Google Chrome is generally regarded as a secure, fast and simple web browser, and while that has been changed somewhat with the introduction of the browser’s own extension engine, it is no where near as customizable as the Firefox web browser.

You find the list of Chrome articles, reviews, news pieces and tutorials listed below. A good starting point may be our Google Chrome Extensions reviews which you may find useful if you are already running the web browse

github plus

GitHub Plus is a free browser extension for Google Chrome that improves the file browsing and download process on the project hosting site GitHub. GitHub is a popular destination for project development. Companies and individuals make their open source projects available on the site. If you happen to visit GitHub regularly to check out projects […]

chrome apps

Google announced today that it will discontinue Chrome apps on all desktop operating system systems, but keep supporting them on Chrome OS. Google Chrome supports web browser extensions and so-called Chrome apps. Google launched Chrome apps three years ago to deliver experiences the Web could not provide. Chrome Apps for the most part started out […]

google chrome articles for you

Google launched a new feature in Chrome Dev for Android recently that pushes article recommendations to the web browser's New Tab page. Article recommendations seem to become a new trend. Opera displays them on the browser's New Tab Page, Microsoft does the same in Edge, and Mozilla has been playing around with various forms of […]

go back with backspace

Go Back With Backspace is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser by Google that maps back to the Backspace key in the browser. Google removed backspace back navigation functionality in Chrome 52. Back then the company stated that only 0.04% of page views used the backspace key on the keyboard to […]

chrome block flash

Flash is a dying technology in its plugin-form, and Google plans to push Flash a bit further to the graveyard by making two Flash-related changes in future versions of Chrome. The first change will block behind the scenes Flash content, which is usually used for page analytics and tracking. When Google made detect and run […]

chrome 52 video

The latest stable version of Google Chrome for Android, version 52, ships with improvements that promise better battery life and reduced data usage when watching videos. If you like to watch videos on your mobile device, and use Chrome for that, you may benefit from improvements that Google implemented in Chrome 52. Google started to […]

mutetab chrome

MuteTab introduced options to mute audio playing in Chrome before Google integrated native audio controls into the browser. The extension placed an icon on Chrome's main address bar that you could click on to display all noise making tabs in the browser, and to control the flow of audio. While not as convenient as Google's […]

chrome save image to

Save Image Router is a new browser extension for Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers that enables you to configure multiple download directories for images. Google Chrome supports a single download location by default. All files, regardless of type, are downloaded to that location by default. While you may switch to another directory manually using the […]

netmonitor chrome

Netmonitor is a browser extension for Google Chrome and other Chromium browsers that highlights background requests web pages made after loading. Google Chrome, and other browsers for the matter, displays a loading indicator only on initial page load. Once a page has loaded completely, it won't highlight if a page makes additional requests, at least […]

microsoft personal shopping assistant

Personal Shopping Assistant is a free browser extension for Google Chrome designed to improve the shopping experience in several ways. Microsoft Garage is a place where Microsoft employees tinker and create new solutions based on ideas they have. The Chrome extension Personal Shopping Assistant is the latest product released by a Microsoft Garage project. Even […]

chrome cast

If you wanted to cast content using Google Chrome, you had to use a browser extension for that until now. This changes with the release of Chrome 51 and the integration of a native cast option. Google rolls out the feature currently which means that you may not see it yet in Chrome 51 or […]

google chrome scroll anchoring

Scroll Anchoring is a new feature of Google Chrome 51 and newer that prevents visible jumps of the active page when offscreen content changes. You may have experienced the following situation when using a browser like Google Chrome: you load a page and some text is loaded quickly. You begin to read the text and […]

chrome android downloads

When you check out the Chrome browser on Android, you may notice that it offers no option to manage downloads. The download listing that is part of the desktop version of Chrome is missing, and the internal URL chrome://downloads does not working either. When you check the menu, you will notice quickly that there is […]

scriptsafe fingerprint protection

ScriptSafe is a popular Google Chrome extension that works in many regards similar to the popular NoScript extension for the Firefox web browser. The extension is as feature-rich as it gets, listing a massive list of features on its options page. Apart from blocking certain elements such as script, object or iframe tags by default, […]