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Google continues extensions Manifest v3 push even though some APIs are not ready yet

Remember when Mozilla switched to WebExtensions? Back then, developers had to port their extensions to the new extensions system for them to remain compatibility with Firefox. Mozilla did not release major APIs […]

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Freeze Dried Tabs improve Chrome's startup by 20% on Android

Android users who run Google Chrome on their devices may have noticed an improvement in the startup time of the browser. Thanks to a new feature that Google calls Freeze Dried Tabs, […]

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Don't use Chrome's and Edge's Enhanced Spellcheck features

Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge include options to improve the basic spellchecking functionality of the web browser. Chrome's Enhanced Spellcheck and Microsoft Edge's Microsoft Editor are designed to improve spellchecking further, but […]

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Opinion: it is time to switch from Chrome to another browser

Google Chrome is the dominating desktop browser and a strong browser on mobile as well. Google, being an advertising company first and foremost, gets a ton of data from browser use. What […]

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uBlock Origin Minus: an experimental Manifest v3 compatible extension

Raymond Hill, the creator of the popular content blocker uBlock Origin, has published the experimental extension uBO Minus for Chromium-based browsers. (Update: it is now called uBlock Origin Lite) The experimental extension […]

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Bypass Paywalls Clean browser extension review

Bypass Paywalls Clean is an open source browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other Chromium-based web browsers that loads paywalled articles once installed. More and more sites implement paywalls as […]

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Google releases Chrome 105 emergency update to address security issue

Google released an emergency update for the company's Chrome web browser on September 2, 2022. The update addresses a security issue in the browser that is rated high and exploited in the […]

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Google Chrome 105 fixes 24 security issues

Google released Chrome 105 to the Stable channel for Linux, Mac and Windows today. The new version of Chrome fixes 24 different security issues in the browser, including one that is rated […]

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AdGuard launches Manifest V3 compatible ad-blocker for Chrome

AdGuard, the company best known for its content blocking solution, launched what it calls the "world's first ad blocker built on Manifest V3". Chrome and Chromium-based browser users who have not followed […]

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How to set a minimum tab width in Google Chrome

Google Chrome users who add tabs to the browser come to a point eventually where tabs aren't added to the browser anymore, apparently. While Chrome does add the tabs, it does not […]

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Websites may write to the clipboard in Chrome without user permission

If you run Google Chrome or another Chromium-based web browser, then websites may push anything they want to the operating system's clipboard without user permission or any user action. Computer users may […]

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Google Teller: browser makes a noise whenever Google gets data

To better demonstrate how much data Google is accumulating over the course of a browsing session, Dutch software developer and entrepreneur Bert Hubert created Google Teller. The browser extension makes a beep […]

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Google Chrome is getting an RSS feed reader on desktop

Google introduced a built-in RSS reader in Chrome for Android last year. And now, the feature is on its way to Chrome for desktop and ChromeOS. The feature was spotted in the […]

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How to restore Google Image Search in Chrome

Google Chrome users who use the browser's built-in option to search for images may have noticed that Google switched the processing system from the traditional Google Images search engine to Google Lens […]

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Google Chrome 104: patches critical security issue and a issue that is exploited

Google released a new version of the company's Google Chrome browser on August 16, 2022. The new stable version is a security update for the browser that addresses 11 security issues. It […]

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Google Chrome 104 released: fixes 27 security issues

Google has released a new stable version of the company's Chrome web browser. Google Chrome 104 is available for all supported desktop operating systems, as well as for Google Android and Apple […]

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Who Wrote That reveals authorship information on Wikipedia

Who Wrote That? is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Chromium-based browsers, such as Google Chrome, that provides you with authorship information on Wikipedia. Most articles on Wikipedia are free to […]

Google delays the end of third-party cookies to 2024

Google announced in 2019 and in 2020 that it had plans to make third-party cookies obsolete on the Internet. The company wanted to drop support for third-party cookies in its Chrome web browser […]

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How to restore multiple closed tabs at once in Google Chrome for Android

If you have used Google Chrome for Android's "close all tabs" feature previously, or closed a tab group, you may have noticed that there is no easy way of restoring multiple closed […]

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Google Chrome 103 update fixes 11 security issues

Google has released a security update for its Chrome desktop and Android browsers. The update brings the stable channel version of Chrome to 103.0.5060.134 on the desktop, and to 103.0.5060.129 on Android. […]

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Google releases Chrome OS Flex for PCs and Macs

Chrome OS Flex is a special version of Google's Chrome OS that is bringing the operating system to Windows PCs and Apple Macs. Several Windows and Mac operating systems will run out […]

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Reggy for Chrome: create anonymous accounts with a few clicks

Reggy is a browser extension for Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers that is designed to speed up the creation of anonymous accounts on sites. Many websites prompt users to create an […]

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New Chrome experiment promises better battery life

Google is testing a new feature in Chrome Canary and Dev versions of the company's web browser that may improve battery life according to Google. Called Quick Intensive Throttling after loading, the […]

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Chrome 103 update fixes 0-Day security issue that is exploited in the wild

Google published a new security update for the stable channel of the company's Chrome web browser that addresses several security issues. One of the security issues is exploited in the wild, according […]

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Toucan: Can you learn a language while browsing the web?

Can you learn a new language by just browsing the web, like you always do? Toucan, a browser extension for Chrome, Edge, other Chromium-based browsers, and Firefox, suggests that you can. Learning […]

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A Year after other browsers, Chrome is finally getting a partial translate feature

When Google launched its Chrome web browser in 2008, Google included native integration of the company's translate service in the browser shortly after. Chrome users could use the feature to translate webpages […]

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Google Chrome 103 launches with new prerendering technology

Google Chrome 103 is now available. The new version of Google's Chrome web browser introduces support for a new prerendering technology, which Google believes will improve Chrome's page loading speed significantly. Chrome […]

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Your installed browser extension may be used to fingerprint you

Extensions installed in web browsers may be used for tracking purposes. Some extensions use resources that are accessible by sites that are loaded in the browser; the information may be used to […]

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Vytal: browser extension to spoof your location and user agent

Vytal is an open source browser extension for Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers, that will spoof the location, locale, timezone and user agent manually or automatically. Vytal uses the chrome.debugger API, […]

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Google Chrome will soon adjust address bar icons using Machine Learning

Google revealed plans to increase the use of machine learning in the company's Chrome web browser to make it a "more helpful browser". Google is using machine learning already in Chrome, for […]

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FastForward: skip tracker and intermediary URLs automatically

FastForward is a cross-platform browser extension that will skip link shorteners, trackers and intermediary URLs automatically when enabled. It works on sites such as bit.ly, t.co, goo.gl, show.co, or adf.ly, and thousands […]

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Bionic Reading: promises better, faster and more focused reading

Bionic Reading is a reading system that is designed to improve reading through the use of typographic highlights. The system highlights parts of words in texts to guide the human eye and […]

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Skip Silence: Automatically skip silent parts of video and audio streams

Skip Silence is an open source extension for Chromium-based web browsers such as Google Chrome and for Mozilla's Firefox web browser. The extension's main purpose is to skip silent parts of audio […]

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Google Chrome 102 update patches 32 security issues (one critical)

Google published updates for the company's Chrome web browser on May 24, 2022. The desktop version updates address security issues in the web browser. The Chrome team is delighted to announce the […]

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Brave joins Mozilla in declaring Google's First-Party Sets feature harmful to privacy

First-Party Sets is a proposed feature by Google that is designed to give site owners an option to declare multiple owned sites as first-party. Companies may own multiple domain names, and with […]

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How to disable media keys support in Google Chrome

Google Chrome supports media keys on some operating systems; this enables users to press hardware media keys, usually on the device's keyboard, to control media playback in the Chrome browser. Chrome users […]

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Chrome 101 ships with controversial advertising system trials

Google plans to release a new stable version of the company's Chrome web browser later today. Chrome 101 is released four weeks after the last version of Chrome was released, which was […]

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Featured and Established Publisher badges are now listed on the Chrome Web Store

If you have visited the Chrome Web Store recently, you may have noticed that many extensions show up with a featured and established publisher badge on the Store. The Chrome Web Store […]

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Google Chrome emergency update patches 0-day vulnerability

Google released a Chrome web browser update to address a security issue in the browser that is actively exploited in the wild. Chrome 100.0.4896.127 has been released for all supported desktop operating […]

Video Ad-Block for Twitch extension banned from Chrome and Firefox for redirecting users and injecting referral links

Video Ad-Block for Twitch extension banned from Chrome and Firefox for redirecting users and injecting referral links

Video ads are perhaps the most annoying thing on the internet. This is one of many reasons why one should use an ad-blocker, but what happens when an add-on that is supposed […]