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
Google implemented a change in Chrome 52 that blocks the back navigation functionality of the backspace key on the keyboard. Chrome users were able to use backspace on any page to navigate to the previous page in history with a tap on the button. That feature is no longer available with the release of Chrome […]
Google announced last week that it plans to change the default state of the integrated Flash plugin of the Google Chrome browser to click-to-play. The company plans to set Flash to click-to-play in the fourth quarter of 2016 in the Chrome browser, and to use a whitelist for high profile Flash sites for one year […]
Cuffing Season is a brand new browser extension for Google Chrome that allows you to specify sites that you want removed from the browser's history automatically. The main idea behind the extension is to provide the owner of the device with options to hide certain sites from the history if access to the browser is […]
Fast Forward is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that enables you to fast forward through videos on select video streaming websites such as YouTube or Netflix. Fast forwarding or skipping is still somewhat of a problem with many streaming services and sites you find online. While some allow you to […]
Cache Killer is a browser extension for Google Chrome that clears the cache of the browser before every page load when it is enabled. Caching is quite useful from a user perspective as it may speed up the loading of web pages when enabled as data may be loaded from a local cache instead of […]
The Google Chrome Web Store is the place where Chrome users get most of their extensions, and also the place where fake and copied extensions and apps are regularly offered in. Google has neglected the official Chrome Web Store in past years. The last redesign -- which made the store worse -- dates back to […]
Google announced back in 2015 that the company's Google Chrome web browser would support Microsoft's Windows XP operating throughout 2015 but would drop support shortly thereafter. It revealed in November 2015 that it made the decision to add Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.8 and earlier, all 32-bit versions of Linux, Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian […]
Save to Google is a new browser extension for Google Chrome by Google that let's you save content that you find on the Internet to your Google account. Facebook launched an update of its save feature yesterday, and today it is Google with a new Chrome extension that brings a similar feature -- once again […]
Panel Tabs is a browser extension for Google Chrome that allows you to pin any open tab in the browser to the desktop. The core idea behind the feature is to make content available in panels on the desktop without affecting the actual browser window. While this may not be necessary depending on your setup, […]
If you are running Chrome on a Windows XP or Vista machine, you will have received a notification by now on the browser's new tab page that informs you that support for that browser will end soon. The message reads "This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows vista […]
Flix Plus is a Chrome extension designed to improve your Netflix experience by adding options to hide spoilers, fade watched items and skip the postplay presentation. The extension is more or less a collection of userscripts, and the main feat that it brings to the table is that it makes them all available under a […]
Google Chrome, just like Mozilla Firefox, supports different Chrome profiles that you can make use of to work with different sets of bookmarks, open sites, extensions and more. You could use different profiles in the browser for work and entertainment, for research, or a specifically hardened profile for online banking and other critical activities. This […]
Google introduced several new features in Google Chrome Stable 49, among them smooth scrolling to improve the scrolling behavior in the web browser. While that may work well or better for most users, some users have noticed lag when scrolling after upgrading their browser versions to 49. The main issue here is that the Chrome […]