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A first look at SmartAdblock for Firefox and Chrome

SmartAdblock is a new content blocker for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, and compatible browsers. While there are certainly lots of content blockers out there already, including the excellent cross-platform extensions uBlock […]

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Simple Mass Downloader for Google Chrome

Simple Mass Downloader is a browser extension for Google Chrome to download any number of links from open tabs at once in the browser. The developer of the extension was inspired by […]

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Load AMP articles in Google Chrome on the desktop

Google is pushing Accelerated Mobile Pages, AMP, heavily in an effort to improve performance and other metrics no mobile devices. The main goal of AMP is to speed up the mobile web […]

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Block Facebook, YouTube and other site annoyances in Chrome

UnDistracted is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that has been designed to block distractions and annoyances on the Internet. The application comes with rules for Facebook, YouTube, […]

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Google Chrome: display URL on tab mouse hover

The Chrome browser displays the page title when Chrome users hover over tabs in the desktop version of the browser. While the information is sufficient at times, it may cause issues if […]

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Google Chrome Dark Mode on Windows

Google is working on integrating Dark Mode into the Google Chrome web browser on Windows. Google engineers started work on a dark theme for Chrome in 2018 and enabled it for Chrome […]

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Google is testing a new sneak peek feature in Chrome for Android

Google added an experimental sneak peek feature to preview versions of the Chrome web browser for Android. Sneak Peek, the name of the feature, adds an option to the mobile version of […]

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Google will take action against website history manipulation

Chromium developers plan to integrate functionality in Chromium that protects against history manipulation by websites. History manipulation refers to sites adding pages to the browsing history, e.g. in the form of a […]

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Video Speed Controller for Google Chrome

Video Speed Controller is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser and compatible browsers that gives you better video playback controls. The extension seems to be related to the […]

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Buster promises to solve captchas automatically

Buster: Captcha Solver for Humans is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and related browsers to make captchas less frustrating on the Internet. Websites may display captchas for verification to […]

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Fixing "the page you requested cannot be found" in Chrome when accessing Microsoft sites

Back in 2016, I received This site can't be reached error messages when I tried to access pages on microsoft.com in the Google Chrome browser to download Windows 10. I could access […]

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Improve Session Restore responsiveness in Google Chrome

Google's Chrome web browser loads all tabs on start if session restore is enabled. Chrome users who run the browser with a small number of tabs won't notice any issues in that […]

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Google Chrome 71 is out with 43 security fixes

Google released Google Chrome 71 to the stable channel yesterday. The new version of the web browser is a security update first and foremost as it includes 43 security fixes. Google Chrome […]

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Google planning to add tab groups to Chrome?

Google might introduce support for tab groups in a future version of the Chrome web browser. Chromestory found a reference in a bug listing on the official Chrome development website. The bug […]

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How to access any Reddit forum quickly in Firefox or Chrome

Reddit uses a straightforward structure for its subreddits (forums). The main URL, https://www.reddit.com/r/, is always the same and the name of the forum is just added to it. For the main Firefox […]

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Google Chrome: blocking Speech Synthesis API audio autoplay

Google Chrome will block audio autoplay on websites that use the Speech Synthesis API in version 71 of the browser. Google's stance on autoplaying content in Chrome is relatively straightforward: autoplay with […]

Try this if Google Chrome closes automatically on start

I run multiple web browsers on my system and even different versions of the same browser. When it comes to Google Chrome, I run Chrome Stable, Canary and Chromium on my system […]

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Google promises to do more against harmful ad experiences

Google integrated protective features into the company's Chrome web browser last year to deal with abusive experiences on the Internet. The company defined abusive experiences as misleading and published a list of […]