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Google plans to test DNS over HTTPS in Chrome 78

Google revealed plans to test the company's implementation of DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Chrome 78. DNS over HTTPS aims to improve security and privacy of DNS requests by utilizing HTTPS. The […]

Eyes Alarm is a nice take-a-break add-on for Firefox and Chrome

We discuss many Firefox add-ons and Chrome extensions here on gHacks, but the majority of those are either related to security or productivity. Today we take a look at a different category: […]

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Google modifies Chrome's Tab Context Menu heavily

If you run Google Chrome Canary, the cutting edge development version of the Chrome browser, you may have noticed that Google modified the Tab context menu heavily. A right-click on a tab […]

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Google starts integration of password checker in Chrome browser

Google's Chrome web browser supports password saving and management options just like any other modern web browser. The browser offers to save passwords by default when it recognizes that a user enters […]

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Tab Session Manager is an add-on for Firefox and Chrome that saves your windows and tabs

Firefox may be configured to restore the browsing session using its Session Manager.  The feature works well for some but not for all users; those who experienced Session Manager issues in the […]

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Google Chrome 82 won't support FTP anymore

Google Chrome 82 won't support FTP anymore according to the recently published "Intent to Deprecate: FTP Support" document by Google. All modern web browsers support FTP at the time of writing. Users […]

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Chrome Web Store has 188k extensions with at least 1.2 billion installs

The Chrome Web Store for Chrome extensions hosts more than 188k extensions that have a total installation count of at least 1.23 billion; a scan by Extension Monitor brought additional details to […]

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Get rid of all the clickbait YouTube video thumbnails

Clickbait Remover for YouTube is a browser extension for Google Chrome that removes clickbait video thumbnails on the video hosting and streaming site. Update: A port is now also available for Firefox. […]

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Chrome 76: no more https or www in address bar

Google Chrome users who upgraded the stable version of the web browser to the recently released Chrome 76 version may have noticed that Chrome does not display https or www anymore in […]

ClearURLs Cleaning tool

ClearURLs is an extension for Firefox and Chrome that deletes tracking information from URLs

When you browse the web, you will come across different types of URLs. Some are regular, some are really long with weird symbols, others use link shortening services, etc. It's not always […]

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How to search all Chrome extensions for the dangerous unsafe-eval

In this guide, I will show you how you can search all installed Chrome extensions for the dangerous unsafe-eval content security policy. The method may also work for extensions installed in other […]

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FasterChrome speeds up Chrome browsing

FasterChrome is a new browser extension for Google Chrome that speeds up browsing in the web browser by preloading certain pages. Google Chrome uses preloading by default to speed up browsing. Google […]

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Extensions are still collecting and selling your browsing data

Browser extensions may be very powerful; they may add features to web browsers, make browsing more productive, and do all sorts of things. While most browser extensions are safe to use, there […]

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Volume Master for Chrome: control and boost per-tab audio volume

Volume Master is a browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser to control and boost the volume of audio playing on a per-tab basis. When you open a site with audio, […]

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Google is testing new Play Control button in Chrome Taskbar

Google Chrome may soon get a Play Control button in the Chrome taskbar when a video or other media is playing in the browser. May, because the feature is tested currently. While […]

LanguageTool is a free, open-source, grammar and spell checker

LanguageTool is a free, open-source, grammar and spell checker for Firefox, Chrome and Windows

As a writer, I've a personal arsenal of writing tools, which I like to tinker with from time to time. Most of these are now available as web-apps/extensions, and one of them […]

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Google is working on improved on-page search in Chrome

All modern web browsers support functionality to search for content on the active page. Most map the functionality to Ctrl-F, some also to F3 or just the dot-icon on the keyboard. Google […]

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First Chrome browser with Manifest V3 for extensions expected in late July

The first public version of the upcoming Manifest V3 for Chrome extensions is expected to be released in late July or beginning of August. Google published an early draft of the new […]