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Google experiments with new Chrome New Tab Page options

Google Chrome users who run the cutting edge versions of the web browser, Google Chrome Canary in particular, have access to new experimental features to customize the browser's New Tab Page in […]

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Privacy Possum is Privacy Badger on Steroids

Privacy Possum is a new open source browser extension for the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browser by a former developer of the EFF's Privacy Badger extension. The extension focuses on […]

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Fix Google Chrome's font looking off

When I installed Google Chrome Canary the other day on a new Windows machine, I noticed right away that the font looked off in the browser's interface and on websites that I […]

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Google reveals how well Chrome's autoplay-blocking feature works

Google introduced autoplay blocking functionality in Chrome 66 for the desktop last month. The company identified autoplaying video with sound as a huge user annoyance and decided to do something about it. […]

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Syncmarx is a Xmarks bookmark syncing alternative

Syncmarx is a new browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome -- and web browsers that share the codebase with the two browsers -- that supports cross-browser bookmark syncing. The web […]

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First look at Google Chrome's UI design refresh

Users of Google Chrome Canary, the cutting edge version of Google's web browser, have a chance to get a sneak peek of a user interface design refresh that Google may plan to […]

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Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome first look

Microsoft published the new security extension¬†Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome yesterday which adds another link vetting mechanism to Chrome to protect users against phishing and other malicious types of sites. […]

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Google Chrome 66: password export, autoplay blocker, and security updates

Google started the rollout of Google Chrome 66 for all supported platforms today. The new version of the web browser re-introduces a functional password exporter, comes with video autoplay blocking functionality, and […]

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The ultimate Google Chrome Zoom guide

Google Chrome supports native zoom functionality that users of the browser may utilize to change the size of text and media elements such as images on webpages. Chrome's zoom capabilities can be […]

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Chrome's next feature? Emoji access from the context menu

Are smileys still a thing? It appears that emoji have replaced smileys in many contexts but especially on mobile devices. Emoji offer some advantages over smileys: there is an unlimited number of […]

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Google bans Chrome cryptocurrency mining extensions

James Wagner, Google Chrome Extensions Platform Product Manager, announced yesterday that Google decided to ban cryptocurrency mining extensions in the company's Chrome Web Store. Cryptocurrency mining in the browser context is a […]

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Custom Search Engines in Google Chrome

Google Chrome comes with a small selection of search engines that users of the browser have access to by default. The default search engine is Google Search but Chrome users may switch […]

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Google Chrome on Windows 10: better touchpad zooming and scrolling

Windows 10 users who use Google Chrome as the default web browser on a device that supports touch controls may have noticed that Chrome's support for touch controls is not the best. […]

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The complete Google Chrome audio muting guide

Websites and services that you open in Google Chrome may use the browser's audio playback capabilities to play audio. While audio playback is wanted most of the time, for instance when you […]

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Save In: use multiple download folders in Firefox or Chrome

Save In... is a browser extension for the Firefox and Chrome web browser that you may use to add multiple download folders to Firefox or Chrome to switch between the folders when […]

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Google Chrome 65 release information

Google started the rollout of the web browser Google Chrome 65 for desktop and mobile systems earlier today. The release post on the official Chrome Releases blog does not reveal much about […]

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AdBlock extension introduces local content caching solution

AdBlock, a popular adblocking extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other browsers, and not to be confused with Adblock Plus, comes with a new local content caching option in its recent […]

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What are the best Chrome video download extensions?

Google Chrome users have plenty of options when it comes to installing extensions to download videos from Internet sites. A quick search for video downloader on Google Chrome's official Web Store reveals […]