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Google improves the password management feature in Chrome 88

Google released a new stable version of the company's Chrome web browser to the public this week. Chrome 88 fixed security issues and removed Adobe Flash among other things. Google improved the […]

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Google Chrome 88 is a security update and the first Chrome version without Flash

Google released Chrome 88 for all supported operating systems, the desktop platforms Windows, Linux and Mac, for Android and Chrome OS, on January 19, 2021. The release is a security update that […]

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Google Images Restored restores the classic Google Images web interface

Google Images Restored is an extension for Chromium-based and Firefox-based web browsers that restores the classic Google Images web interface and its functionality. Google started to tinker with the interface on Google […]

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Sync and other features may stop working in some Chromium browsers in March 2021

Third-party Chromium web browsers will lose Sync functionality and other functionality as Google will limit access to "private Chrome APIs" starting on March 15, 2021. Google announced the plan to limit access […]

We no longer recommend the Chrome extension The Great Suspender. Here is why!

The Great Suspender is a popular Chrome extension with more than 2 million users on Google's platform alone. The extension is designed to improve the RAM use of the Chrome browser by […]

Save webpages as an EPUB file with the Save as eBook extension for Firefox and Chrome

Save webpages as an EPUB file with the Save as eBook extension for Firefox and Chrome

Add-ons like SingleFile, Save Page WE and tools like wkhtmltopdf are handy when you want to save a web page for offline reading. You can of course use Microsoft's PDF Printer option […]

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Chrome will soon try HTTPS first when a user types an address in the browser

Google Chrome users have several options when it comes to loading sites and web applications in the browser. They may click on links, use bookmarks, or type in the address bar to […]

Manage your web shortcuts from a dual-pane interface with the Bookmarks Commander extension for Firefox and Chrome

Manage your web shortcuts from a dual-pane interface with the Bookmarks Commander extension for Firefox and Chrome

If you're a regular reader, you may know I'm a fan of dual-pane file managers. They're very convenient when you want to multitask or organize your folders and files. Well, if you […]

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PopUpOFF update introduces automatic mode to remove on-screen annoyances

I reviewed PopUpOff back in September and concluded that it provided an excellent way to deal with popups, screen overlays, newsletter signups, sign-in prompts, and other annoyances on websites that you visit […]

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Google is testing larger cache sizes in Chrome to reduce cache partioning impact

Google introduced support for partitioning the cache of the company's Chrome web browser when it launched Chrome 86 earlier this year. The feature changes how web browsers cache content. Previously, web browsers […]

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How to enable the better PDF Viewer in Google Chrome

Google Chrome may be used to display PDF documents; the feature is included natively in the web browser, which means that it does not require third-party tools or extensions to function. PDF […]

Save the title and URL of your tabs in different formats with the CopyTabTitleUrl extension for Firefox and Chrome

Save the title and URL of your tabs in different formats with the CopyTabTitleUrl extension for Firefox and Chrome

Maybe you want to save your session, or send the links to a friend, or share a page on social networks. Copying and pasting a link is ok if the service has […]

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First bits of Google's Privacy Sandbox land in Chromium, designed to eliminate third-party cookies

Google announced the Privacy Sandbox initiative back in August 2019 to "fundamentally enhance privacy on the web" by developing a set of open standards. The initiative's goals are to "make the web […]

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You may soon save Chrome passwords to your Google Account, even if Sync is disabled

Google is testing a new feature in the company's Chrome web browser currently that allows Chrome users to save passwords in Chrome to a Google Account; this will work even if sync […]

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Google tests Chrome Labs feature in Chrome to promote experimental browser features

Google is running an experiment currently in the company's Chrome web browser to promote certain experimental features to users of the browser. Experienced users know that they may activate experiments on the […]

Google enables controversial extension Manifest V3 in Chrome 88 Beta

Google unveiled plans to upgrade the extension Manifest that Chromium-based browsers such as Google Chrome use to version 3 in early 2019. The initial draft was criticized heavily, especially for Google's plan […]

Block specific websites in Google Search, DuckDuckGo with the Ublacklist extension for Firefox and Chrome

Block specific websites in Google Search and other search engines with the uBlacklist extension for Firefox and Chrome

One of the biggest problems with search engines is their accuracy. Google is good for the most part, but sometimes you may find that the results are irrelevant, clickbait, and generally not […]

Podstation is a Chrome extension that lets you listen to podcasts, download them

Podstation is a Chrome extension that lets you listen to podcasts and download episodes

I'm a huge fan of radio, and also like listening to talk shows and podcasts. It's always interesting to listen to other people's opinions about my favorite topics. There are many podcast […]

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Find the tab you're looking for instantly with the Search All Tabs extension for Firefox and Chrome

Browsing sessions can quickly get cluttered, which makes it difficult to find what you're looking for. I use OneTab to clean up my current session and save the list. I then analyze […]

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How to hide the extension icon (jigsaw) in Google Chrome

An extension icon that looks like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle is displayed when you have at least one extension installed in Google Chrome. Google added the icon to the Chrome […]

Get the definition of a selected word in a floating pop-up with the Dictionaries extension for Firefox and Chrome

Get the definition of a selected word in a floating pop-up with the Dictionaries extension for Firefox and Chrome

What you do when you come across a new word? You may look it up to find out about its meaning. There are many add-ons that help simplify the task like the […]

Google extends Chrome support for Windows 7 until January 15, 2022

Google revealed this week that it decided to extend support for Google Chrome on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system until at least January 15, 2022. Support for Windows 7 ended on January […]

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Each Chrome extension has to reveal which data it collects and how it processes it from 2021 onward

Starting January 2021, all Chrome extension developers will have to reveal which data it collects and how that data is processed on the extension's Chrome Web Store page. Failure to do so […]

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Chrome 87 launches with tab search, performance improvements and new Chrome Actions feature

Google published Chrome 87 Stable to the public on November 17, 2020. The new version of the company's Chrome web browser is a security and feature update. The update is available already, […]

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Restore classic Google logos in your browser

Google started to roll out updates to the site logos of some of its most popular services including Gmail, Google Maps, Meet, Calendar, and Google Drive the other day. The logos are […]

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Google Chrome will use its own Root Store in the future

Google plans to transition from using the operating system's Root Store to the Chrome Root Store, that is maintained by Google and included in the Chrome browser. Google Chrome uses the operating […]

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Chrome extension Tabbs improves Tab Search and Management

Tabbs is a relatively new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that improves tab management in several significant ways. It adds search and management options to browser tabs to improve […]

SelectionSK is a context menu extension for Firefox and Chrome that adds translate, dictionary look up, custom search options

SelectionSK is a context menu extension for Firefox and Chrome that adds translate, dictionary, custom search, copy urls, and other options

Find yourself constantly switching to different websites to translate text, look up dictionary definitions, and other things? SelectionSK is a context menu extension for Firefox and Chrome that adds these options and […]

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Google is still trying to get notification abuse under control in Google Chrome

Google announced an extension to its effort to get notification abuse under control in the company's Chrome web browser. Starting in Chrome 86, the company is expanding its efforts to limit the […]

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Is Google Chrome getting shopping suggestions on its New Tab Page?

Google is testing a new feature in the company's Chrome web browser currently that adds a shopping card to the browser's New Tab Page. First spotted by Techdows, the feature is available […]

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Google is testing a Tab Search feature in Chrome

After years of inactivity on the tab overload front in the Chrome browser, Google engineers suddenly started to create a number of features to improve tab management in the company's web browser. […]

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Get the price history of Steam games, active player stats and more with the Steamdb extension for Firefox and Chrome

If you are a PC gamer, you have probably bought games from Steam. The platform offers discounts for many titles from time to time. But how do you decide if a discount […]

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Google is changing Chrome's caching to prevent snooping and improve security

Google plans to introduce a change to caching in the company's Chrome web browser that is designed to improve user privacy and security. All web browsers use a cache by default to […]

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Chrome is blocking downloads? Here is why!

If you have upgraded the Google Chrome browser to version 86, released on October 6, 2020, you may have noticed that some file downloads don't work anymore in the browser. You click […]

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Google Chrome 86 is out with password changing improvements and security patches

Google released a new version of the company's Chrome web browser on September 6, 2020. The new stable version of the web browser is being rolled out gradually as usually. Desktop users […]

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It took Google more than a decade to add tab bar scrolling to Chrome

When you open too many tabs in the Chrome browser, tabs won't be displayed anymore on the browser's tab bar. While tabs do get opened despite them not being visible on the […]

Neat URL is an extension for Chrome and Firefox that removes tracking elements from links

Neat URL is an extension for Chrome and Firefox that removes tracking elements from links

Do you pay attention to the URL before clicking on a link? If you do, you will have noticed that sometimes the link gets really long and that the URL contains random […]

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Get rid of popups and overlays with PopUpOFF for Chrome

PopUpOFF - Popup and overlay blocker is a browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that helps you deal with popups and overlays on the Internet. Since it is compatible with […]

Trim the list of tabs in Firefox and Chrome using Duplicate Tabs Closer

Trim the list of tabs in Firefox and Chrome using Duplicate Tabs Closer

As we browse the internet, we tend to accumulate more and more tabs. At least some of us do that. This can even happen with every browser session. Sometimes, we may open […]

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Chrome 86 to feature improved password reset capabilities

Many modern web browsers include functionality to determine if saved passwords have been leaked in the past. Companies like Google or Mozilla maintain databases of leaked passwords and compare the hashes of […]