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

chrome password export import

Google Chrome users can import saved passwords from Internet Explorer or Safari, but Google never added an option to the browser to import or export passwords using the browser's UI. While Chrome users may use sync to synchronize their passwords to other devices they use Chrome on, users who don't use sync or want to […]


google search amp

AMP is a controversial technology by Google with the aim to speed up the loading time of websites on mobile devices. It is criticized both by users and publishers, for instance for making it difficult to access the original content, for caching sites on Google properties so that the Google URL is shown and not […]


disable develope rmode extensions

The warning "Disable developer mode extensions" is displayed in Chrome when you install non Chrome Web Store extensions in the browser. This warning is displayed on each start of the browser, and it stays on the screen until you hit one of the available buttons (disable or cancel). Google stated that it displays the warning […]


animated gifs chrome

The following guide provides you with information on blocking or limiting animated gifs in the Google Chrome web browser. I was recently reminded how awful animated gifs are when it comes to the accessibility of a website. I visit the site Product Hunt occasionally, and each time I visit it, my eyes are bombarded by […]


amp browser

AMP Browser is a free Chromium-based web web browser for Microsoft Windows devices that may load AMP pages just like mobile browsers can. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is an open source project that is pushed mostly by Google. The project aims to make websites faster through various means, but most importantly by limiting what AMP […]


chrome fullscreen video rotate

Chrome for Android has a new feature that switches to fullscreen video mode automatically when you rotate the Android device. Note: The feature is hidden behind an experimental flag right now, and only available in development versions of Chrome. I tested it in Chrome Canary, and have not found it yet in Chrome Stable. Also, […]


google chrome 59

Google released Google Chrome 59 on June 5, 2017 to the Stable channel on all supported operating systems including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The new version of Google Chrome ships with 30 security fixes, Settings updated to Material Design, new Developer Tools features, full screenshot capture, and under-the-hood improvements. The official release announcement […]


google ad status block chrome

Google revealed yesterday that the company's Chrome web browser will start blocking some ads on the Internet from 2018 on. Many sites reported that Google will integrate a native ad-blocker in the Google Chrome web browser, but that is only partially true. While we don't have any version of Chrome yet that supports the new […]


lazy load tabs chrome

Native Lazy Tabs is a free browser extension for Google Chrome that speeds up the loading of the web browser by using lazy loading. You may have noticed that Chrome's startup performance lacks severely if Google Chrome is configured to load the previous browsing session on start. The core reason for that is the Chrome […]


net neutrality simulator

Removal of Net Neutrality Simulator is a free browser extension for Google Chrome that lets you experience the Web without Net Neutrality. The extension has been designed to show to anyone who installs the extension, but specifically Internet users from the United States, how their own Internet experience might be impacted if Net Neutrality is […]


webrtc chrome record

A security vulnerability was reported to Google on April 10, 2017 which allows an attacker to record audio or video using Chrome without indication. Most modern web browsers support WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications). One of the benefits of WebRTC is that it supports real-time communication without the use of plugins. This includes options to create […]


chromium version

Many web browsers are based on the open source Chromium web browser. There is Google Chrome obviously, Opera and Vivaldi, and many, many more including Yandex Browser, SRWare Iron, Slimjet or UC Browser. All of these browsers are based on Chromium, but how fast are they updated when a new Chromium version is published? Is […]


google home chrome android

Chrome Home is an experimental feature of Chrome for Android that makes major changes to the mobile browser when enabled. Chrome has the reputation of being a very stable browser, one that is kept more or less like it is in regards to the user interface and functionality. While that is certainly the case, Google […]


google chrome block updates

While it is usually not a good idea to block updates of web browsers such as Google Chrome because of security implications that go along with it, there may be cases where you want more control over the updating. Many programs ship with options to block updates, but Google Chrome is not one of them. […]


chrome disable automatic downloads

Google Chrome users on Windows are advised to disable automatic downloads in the web browser to protect authentication data against a new threat discovered recently. The Chrome browser is the most popular browser right now on desktop devices. It is configured to download safe files automatically to the user system without prompt by default. Any […]


google chrome up to date

Most Chrome users will probably never run into problems updating Google Chrome as the browser is configured to update automatically by default. This is true for Chrome on Android, iPhone and iPad, Chrome for the desktop operating systems Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, and Chrome on Google Chromebooks. Sometimes though, you may run into […]