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Google is testing memory reducing Tab Freeze functionality in Chrome

Google is testing a new memory reducing feature in the company's Chrome web browser currently that freezes background tabs to reduce memory consumption of the web browser. Chrome is the most popular […]

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The end of uBlock Origin for Google Chrome?

There has been lots of talk about Google's proposed changes to the Chrome web browser's extensions system and how these changes would affect content blockers and other extensions. The new manifest file […]

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Chrome gets a handy third-party cookies clearing option

Google implemented a new experimental feature in Chrome Canary that gives users options to clear third-party cookies in the web browser. All major web browsers offer controls when it comes to cookies. […]

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TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecation: Chrome to display "your connection is not fully secure" warnings

Google announced today how the company's Google Chrome web browser will handle sites that use the security protocols TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.1 in the future. Major browser developers including Google, Mozilla, […]

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Google Chrome could unload resource heavy Ads in the future

Some ads on the Internet use an "an egregious amount of CPU or network bandwidth" and that has to stop, according to Google. The company plans to integrate a new feature in […]

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Google implements backward-forward cache in Chrome 79 Canary

Google engineers revealed in February 2019 that they were working on a new feature in Chrome that would speed up the backward and forward browsing behavior of the browser. Google wanted to […]

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Improve your Amazon Prime Video experience with Refined Prime Video

Refined Prime Video is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that improves the user experience on Prime Video in three meaningful ways. Amazon Prime Video is a popular streaming […]

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Highlight Ads on Google and Reddit by fading them in Chrome

NoDisguisedAdsAnymore is a new extension for the Google Chrome web browser that changes the design of ads on Google and Reddit to make it easier to distinguish content from advertisement. Google has […]

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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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Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Firefox and Chrome leaves Beta

Malwarebytes launched a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox in early 2018 that it called Malwarebytes for Chrome and Malwarebytes for Firefox initially. The company changed the name to Malwarebytes […]

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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 […]