Not many users understood why the Google Chrome development team decided to implement some functionality in a way that it can only be activated by launching Chrome with startup parameters as it seemed more natural to use the browser's preferences dialog to make those features available to the audience. Users who wanted to turn on […]
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
The only option to install Google Chrome that is provided on the official website of the Google browser is an online installer that will perform the installation right after clicking on the install link. Some users and administrators might need a different solution. This can be because of firewall or network rules, distribution on computer […]
The Google Chrome user interface is currently more static that that of the Firefox or Opera web browser. There is for example no customize option to add or remove elements from the various toolbars of the Google browser. Google Chrome is displaying by default three toolbars. The tabbar at the top, then the address bar […]
Skilled programmers can use the Chromium code to build their own version of the Chrome web browser, which is referred to as creating a fork. That's how the Chrome Plus project started. The developer's have taken the default build of the Google Chrome web browser and have added extra functionality to it. Chromium Plus offers […]
A recent feature of Google Chrome is the synchronization of bookmarks. You can use it to sync bookmarks between different installations of Chrome on all supported devices. That's handy if you want your work bookmarks accessible at home, or your home bookmarks when you are using the computer at your University. The feature requires a […]
Extension development for the Google Chrome web browser is slowly picking up pace even though they are not supported in the stable release versions of the Google browser yet. One of the latest additions is the Session Saver extension which enables session saving and managing in the Internet browser. The extension should work in Google […]
One cannot say that the developers of the Google browser, Google Chrome, are not adding new features to their web browser. Some users did criticize the pace of the version number increase of the Google web browser stating that the amount of new features would not justify these big version jumps. A new feature was […]
Jumplists are part of the new Windows 7 taskbar, and also part of newer versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The jumplists provide access to program related options basically. This can be the most recent documents of Microsoft Word, the latest visited websites in Internet Explorer but also options to create a task like […]
Themes were added to the beta version of the Google Chrome web browser (also known as the Google browser) not long ago. It was more or less an unfinished feature back then with only two test themes released and the official theme website not working even though the button to open the theme website being […]
The latest developer release of the Google Chrome web browser introduces two important changes that change how extensions and themes are handled by it. You may remember that Google Chrome users had to enable support for the extension engine by launching it with the --enable-extensions command line parameter. This has been changed in the latest […]
There is currently no build in extensions manager in the Google Chrome web browser which makes it quite time consuming to manage and work with extensions. Users who want to enable extensions have to do so by launching the Google browser with a command line parameter. This will change once the extension engine has been […]
Google has added extensions support to dev versions of the Google Chrome web browser (Google Browser). The feature is still not finalized and the only way to enable the extensions engine is to add a command line parameter so that it gets loaded during the start of the Internet browser. Google has made available several […]
Many news websites, bloggers and even conventional news sources such as newspapers or TV news have reported about the Microsoft killer Google Chrome OS, the cloud based operating system by Google that is based on their web browser Google Chrome and a modified Linux kernel. Google Chrome OS is expected to make its appearance on […]
So the developers of Google Chrome have released a "developer only" version of Chrome saying you should NOT install it unless you are a developer. They warn you short of saying that the developer release of Google Chrome will ruin your love life, steal your cash, and flirt with your mother. With this warning I […]