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Chrome 83: rollout of DNS over HTTPS (Secure DNS) begins

Google started the rollout of DNS over HTTPS yesterday in Chrome Stable with the release of Chrome 83 Stable to the public. The company calls it Secure DNS. DNS lookups are unencrypted […]

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Google tests Tab Groups Collapse option in Chrome

Google added a new tab grouping functionality to the company's Chrome web browser last week as an experimental feature. Experimental means that the feature is in testing and that Google plans to […]

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You may block heavy ads in Google Chrome natively now

Google announced plans in 2019 to do something about what it calls heavy ads in the company's Chrome web browser. The effort complements other targeted ad-blocking implementations in Chrome that it launched […]

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Google Chrome is getting Tab Groups soon

Tabbed browsing has not changed all that much ever since browsers made an evolutionary leap from displaying a single site per browser window to separating sites in tabs in a single browser […]

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How to deal with Chrome's "downloading proxy script" message

The message "downloading proxy script" may be displayed by Google Chrome. If you see it frequently, you may want to know why the message is displayed by the browser and what you […]

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Google's next attempt to reduce spam in the Chrome Web Store

Google plans to introduce changes to the company's Chrome Web Store designed to keep "spam off the Chrome Web Store". The Chrome Web Store is the extension repository for the company's Chrome […]

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Google Chrome 81 released

Google released Chrome 81, a new stable version of the company's web browser to the public. The company announced previously that it would skip Chrome 82 to jump straight to Chrome 83 […]

Google is rolling back SameSite Cookie changes temporarily

Google introduced the new SameSite cookie policy in Chrome 80 Stable which it released in February 2020 to the public. The policy implements changes to the handling of cookies that the company […]

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Chrome 81: mixed content images will be upgraded or blocked

Google announced in late 2019 that it will change how the company's Chrome web browser handles mixed content. Mixed content refers to insecure content being loaded on secure sites; a basic example […]

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View all your tabs in one place, search, move them between windows with Tab Manager Plus for Firefox and Chrome

There are plenty of add-ons that make tab management easier in Firefox. Tab Session Manager, Foxy Tab, Tree Style Tab are some good options that come to mind. Tab Manager Plus is […]

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Google implements "always show full URL" option in Google Chrome

Chromium, the open source part of the Google Chrome browser, got a new experimental flag recently that, when enabled, added a context menu option to the address bar to show the full […]

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Chromium's "Show Url" is the most useless thing I have ever seen in a browser

Every now and then, browser makers make decisions that seem in diametrical opposition to what user's want or expect from a browser. Granted, these companies have lots of Telemetry data that the […]

Download images easily with the Double-click Image Downloader extension for Chrome and Firefox

Download images easily with the Double-click Image Downloader extension for Chrome and Firefox

Occasionally you may run into some websites don't allow you to download images from their servers. It may be a precautionary measure to prevent others from re-using the pictures, or as part […]

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Google introduces improved cookie controls in Chrome for Android

Google plans to improve cookie controls of the company's Google Chrome web browser for Android. The company launched SameSite cookie changes in Chrome 80, released in February 2020, and has recently added […]

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Anity for Chrome translates Japanese Manga into English

Anity is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that translates Japanese manga to English in the browser. If you like manga, you may have noticed that most manga […]

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Study finds Brave to be the most private browser

Are you concerned about your web browser sending data back to the company that created it? A new study, Web Browser Privacy: What Do Browsers Say When They Phone Home?, looked at […]

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Google implemented a controversial feature in Chrome

Google has implemented a new feature in version 80 of the company's Chrome web browser called Scroll To Text Fragment designed as a global method to deep link to any part of […]

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Google updates its Terms of Service to include Chrome and Chrome OS

If you visit a Google website right now you will likely see a notification at the top stating that the company has changed its Terms of Service and that the new terms […]