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
Chrlauncher is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows that lets you download, update, and launch various Chromium versions. Chromium is the open source part of Google Chrome, and other browsers such as Vivaldi or Opera. Users who want to try out Chromium run into several issues right from the start. First, when it comes […]
Tab Ninja is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that gives you better options when it comes to controlling tabs in the browser. Google made the decision recently to remove certain tab features from the browser. The Close other tabs, and Close tabs to the right options will be removed from […]
Google plans to remove the tab context menu items Close other tabs, and Close tabs to the right, from the company's Chrome web browser. Google made the decision to remove the two context menu options years ago, according to the bug on the official Chromium site, but never got it done up until now. The […]
Google Chrome 57 is the first stable version of the web browser for the desktop that ships with the background tab throttling power optimization feature. Google announced back in January 2017 that its Chrome web browser would start to throttle expensive background pages in the near future. This change is now live in Chrome Stable. […]
Microsoft published an update for the company's Skype extension for Google Chrome that introduces Gmail, Outlook and Twitter integration. The browser extension has a so-so rating on the Google Chrome web store. This can be attributed mostly to the fact that it is probably not what users expect it to be when they installed the […]
Metadefender for Chrome is a free browser extension for Google Chrome that you can use to run security scans on files before downloading them. Metadefender is a popular malware analysis service that scans files that you upload to it against more than 40 different antivirus and threat detection engines. It works in this regard like […]
Janus Workspace is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that allows you to load multiple sites on the New Tab Page. There are numerous New Tab Page extensions available for Google Chrome. All have in common that they change what Chrome displays by default when you open a new tab. What […]
It is interesting from a purely scientific angle how attackers come up with new methods and schemes to distribute malicious payloads on to user systems. The "HoeflerText" font wasn't found is a recent attack that changes website text so that it looks as if a font is missing, to get users to download and install […]
Local CDN is a browser extension for the Google Chrome browser that will load certain libraries from the local system instead of content distribution networks. The extension is a fork of the Decentraleyes add-on that is only available for Firefox, and brings the add-ons functionality to Chrome and Chromium-based browsers. If you monitor network traffic […]
The following guide walks you through the steps of checking the installed Flash version in Google Chrome, and forcing it to update if an outdated version is used by the browser. All versions of the Google Chrome web browser ship with Adobe Flash installed natively in the browser. While Chrome does not support classic NPAPI […]
Gmail Sender Icons is a simple browser extension for Google Chrome that visualizes the sender's domain and favicon of the domain on Gmail's website. Gmail does not list any sender information besides the name when it lists emails received by connected accounts. Since names are picked by senders, they cannot be used reliably to identify […]
NooBoss is a Google Chrome extension management add-on that supports automatic state changes, a history, and better management options among other things. This includes monitoring extensions for state changes, activating extensions only for select sites, checking the update history of extensions, and basic management options to activate, remove or configure Chrome extensions. Chrome itself offers […]
Google, just like Microsoft and probably any other company on the planet that produces software, wants you to use the most recent version of their products and not older versions. The company tries to keep Google Chrome users current through various means, but most importantly updating services that will check for and download Chrome updates […]