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 load saved copy cache

Google Chrome displays an error message when it cannot load a requested resources. The error message depends on the type of error the browser encountered while trying to load the resource; if a page is not found for instance, it displays a 404 not found error, and if a page cannot be looked up, a […]


google chrome-prevent unauthorized redirects

Google plans to enable a new security feature in Chrome 64 Stable that protects users from several forms of unwanted redirects on the Internet. Unwanted redirects come in many forms, but they all have in common that users are redirected to web pages they did not request. Google discovered that these redirects come often from […]


chrome flash allow prompt

Google Chrome blocks Flash content by default in recent versions of the web browser. Google furthermore removed controls from Chrome in regards to plugins and Flash, and will remove Flash support from the browser in the coming years as Adobe announced the retirement of Flash by the year 2020. Google Chrome's current behavior when it […]


audio channel

Audio Channel is a free extension for the Google Chrome web browser that gives you better control over audio playback in the web browser. If you play audio or video content on the web, you may have noticed that audio playback may differ quite a bit between services, and even between media on the same […]


google chrome 62

Google announced the availability of Google Chrome 62 Stable today for all supported operating systems on the Chrome Releases blog. The new version of Chrome brings the version of the web browser to 62.0.3202.62 on the stable channel. Chrome 62 comes with security fixes and other improvements. Google released the full change log on the […]


chrome hijack protection

Google announced today that it is in the process of rolling out an update for Chrome for Windows that improves the security of the web browser. Chrome news have hit a rough patch in recent months thanks to malicious extensions doing all sorts of negative things when they are installed on user systems. The new […]


chrome extensions issue

You have probably read about the fake Adblock Plus extension that 37000 Chrome users installed before it was removed by Google after it was reported to the company. The verification system of the Chrome Web Store is automated which means that any extension that passes automatic validation will be published in the store. Google won't […]


chrome tab under behavior

Google plans to add tab-under blocking functionality to the company's Chrome web browser in a future version of the web browser. Tab-under refers to sites opening new tabs in the browser, for instance to display advertisement or get users to open third-party sites (often also to generate revenue from redirecting users). The browser's popup blocking […]


chrome flags redesign

Google is working on a redesign of the Chrome's browser's chrome://flags page as part of the company's effort to modernize the web browser. The chrome://flags page of Google Chrome list experimental features for the most part. These features may not be ready yet for direct enabling for all Chrome browsers, or they may modify features […]


get to chrome faster

Google runs a campaign currently for its web browser Google Chrome on Windows 10 that informs users on how to make Chrome the default browser on the system. It is unclear how large the campaign is, but it seems to target Chrome installations on Windows 10 if the web browser is not set as the […]


cato chrome commands

Cato is a new browser extension for Google Chrome that adds a command interface to the browser to control Chrome with supported commands. The extension reminds me of Mozilla's Ubiquity project (which the organization dropped after a promising start). Cato's functionality is a lot lighter than the functionality that Ubiquity provided though; don't expect it […]


chrome extension crypto miner

Google's automatic verification system for Chrome extension uploads to the official Chrome Web Store is a wreck; less than a day after the Steam Inventory Helper incident, another Chrome extension was found to abuse user trust by using user systems for crypto currency mining. The most recent version of Steam Inventory Helper transfers any page […]


steam inventory helper

A recent update for the popular Google Chrome extension Steam Inventory Helper added a monitoring component to the extension that monitors the browsing activity. Steam Inventory Helper is a popular Chrome extension for the gaming platform Steam that improves inventory management, trading, buying, and selling. It is particularly popular with CounterStrike Global Offensive players, but […]


chrome sound disable

Chromium software engineer Mounir Lamouri announced yesterday that Google Chrome 64 will block autoplaying media with sound automatically. Chrome will only play autplaying media if sound is muted, or if users have given the site explicit permission to play the media with sound, or if the user interacted with the site before. Autoplaying media is […]


chrome man-in-the middle

Google plans to launch a new security feature in the upcoming Chrome 63 browser that notifies users about Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) issues. MITM is best known as a method to attack user systems by intercepting and manipulating traffic. Many security programs with firewall and browsing components do use similar functionality to inspect encrypted traffic. The security […]