Extension and plugin development for the Google Chrome web browser is finally taking off with the inclusion of an extension engine in the latest development version of the Google browser. Chrome users had to start the browser with a command line parameter before if they wanted to enable extensions. It is now more comfortable to […]
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's fullscreen mode is similar to that of other popular web browsers. It will limit the web browser controls and interface, and maximize the web browser window at the same time to display the website using as much screen estate as possible. The Google browser on the other hand removes the address bar completely […]
There are two Firefox extensions that I cannot live without currently: NoScript and LastPass. The former is a security add-on that blocks script from being executed on web pages automatically (and more), the latter an online password manager. I'd consider switching to another web browser if that web browser would support these two extensions. This […]
We have all read the news that Google is planning to enter the operating system market with their soon to be released Google Chrome OS which is initially targeting the netbook market. Google Chrome OS is based on Google's web browser Google Chrome and a Linux kernel. Little information are know as of yet. The […]
Update: Google has retired Google Chrome Frame as of February 25, 2014. While it is not supported anymore officially, users who have the plugin installed can continue using it as it won't be removed automatically. It needs to be noted however that it is no longer supported and that issues may occur when using it […]
Version chaos; That's what many web users call Google's fast paced version jumping when it comes to the Google Chrome web browser. The stable release was Google Chrome 2 for some time, the stable developer build Google Chrome 3 and the latest build Google Chrome 4. Google Chrome 2 was the version that was offered […]
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 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 […]