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

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, […]


tabs limiter with queue

Tabs Limiter with queue is a browser extension for Google Chrome that has been designed to limit the number of open tabs in the browser. Google Chrome is not well suited for large numbers of tabs. Not only are tabs displayed as icons without any identification means when the tab counts reaches a certain threshold,  […]


disable-directwrite

Google dropped Chrome support for several older operating systems, including Windows XP and Vista, in April 2016. The company started to remove code from Chromium, the open source foundation of the Chrome browser, to reflect the change in support and to simply the browser's code base by concentrating solely on Windows 7 and newer versions […]


clipboard text manipulation

Websites and services can use JavaScript, and other technologies such as Flash if available, to manipulate text that is copied to the clipboard by users. Some sites use the feature to add a copyright note to the copied text while others may prevent copy operations to the clipboard entirely by erasing the copied contents before […]


chrome backspace key

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 […]


chrome flash click-to-play

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 […]


clear chrome history

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

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 […]


chrome cache killer

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 […]


adblock-plus

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

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 […]