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Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome first look

Microsoft published the new security extension¬†Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome yesterday which adds another link vetting mechanism to Chrome to protect users against phishing and other malicious types of sites. […]

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Google Chrome 66: password export, autoplay blocker, and security updates

Google started the rollout of Google Chrome 66 for all supported platforms today. The new version of the web browser re-introduces a functional password exporter, comes with video autoplay blocking functionality, and […]

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The ultimate Google Chrome Zoom guide

Google Chrome supports native zoom functionality that users of the browser may utilize to change the size of text and media elements such as images on webpages. Chrome's zoom capabilities can be […]

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Chrome's next feature? Emoji access from the context menu

Are smileys still a thing? It appears that emoji have replaced smileys in many contexts but especially on mobile devices. Emoji offer some advantages over smileys: there is an unlimited number of […]

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Google bans Chrome cryptocurrency mining extensions

James Wagner, Google Chrome Extensions Platform Product Manager, announced yesterday that Google decided to ban cryptocurrency mining extensions in the company's Chrome Web Store. Cryptocurrency mining in the browser context is a […]

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Custom Search Engines in Google Chrome

Google Chrome comes with a small selection of search engines that users of the browser have access to by default. The default search engine is Google Search but Chrome users may switch […]

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Google Chrome on Windows 10: better touchpad zooming and scrolling

Windows 10 users who use Google Chrome as the default web browser on a device that supports touch controls may have noticed that Chrome's support for touch controls is not the best. […]

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The complete Google Chrome audio muting guide

Websites and services that you open in Google Chrome may use the browser's audio playback capabilities to play audio. While audio playback is wanted most of the time, for instance when you […]

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Save In: use multiple download folders in Firefox or Chrome

Save In... is a browser extension for the Firefox and Chrome web browser that you may use to add multiple download folders to Firefox or Chrome to switch between the folders when […]

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AdBlock extension introduces local content caching solution

AdBlock, a popular adblocking extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other browsers, and not to be confused with Adblock Plus, comes with a new local content caching option in its recent […]

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What are the best Chrome video download extensions?

Google Chrome users have plenty of options when it comes to installing extensions to download videos from Internet sites. A quick search for video downloader on Google Chrome's official Web Store reveals […]

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Make permanent changes to web pages with Chrome's Overrides Dev Tool

Local Overrides is a relatively new experimental feature of the Developer Tools of the Google Chrome web browser that you may use to make permanent changes to web pages similar to how […]

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Use Chrome's Task Manager to find out which site or extension slows it down

One of the unique features of Google Chrome is the integrated task manager that the web browser ships with. While all modern operating systems feature a Task Manager, Chrome's task manager gives […]

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Chrome 64 for Android cuts URLs automatically when you share them

Links are the lifeblood of the Internet. They point from one site to another and are often used to connect similar resources with each other, for attribution, or research. Links can be […]

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How to get 8 tiles back on the new tab page in Chrome 64

Google rolled out a change recently in Chrome 64 that uses the size of the browser window to determine the number of tiles displayed on the browser's new tab page. Users who […]

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Chrome 68 marks all HTTP websites as Not Secure

Google announced yesterday that the company's web browser Google Chrome will mark HTTP sites as insecure in Chrome 68 Stable. The current stable version of Chrome displays an i-icon next to the […]

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How to control audio and video autoplay in Google Chrome

While there are plenty of things online that can break your concentration or focus on a task, autoplaying video or audio surely is at the top of "don't like" list for many […]

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Malicious Chrome extensions with Session Replay appear in Chrome Store

Trend Micro security researchers identified 89 different malicious extensions for Google Chrome that use Session Replay functionality to log user activity while using the browser. Session Replay scripts are analytics scripts that […]