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The Pros and Cons of using Chrome Download Unblocker

Chrome Download Unblocker is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices -- all from Windows XP to the very latest Windows 10 version -- that you may use to configure Chrome to […]

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Microsoft releases Web Activities extension for Chrome

Microsoft released a new extension for Google Chrome recently called Web Activities. The new official extension integrates Windows timeline functionality in Google Chrome so that the browsing activity is shared across all […]

Fix Chrome 72 extensions not working correctly (e.g. adblockers)

Chrome 72 has a confirmed bug currently that affects a small part of the overall population that uses the stable version of the browser. Affected users may notice that extensions that work […]

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Benchmark refutes Google's claim that content blockers slow down Chrome

Google released a first draft of the new version of Google Chrome's Extension Manifest in January 2019. The company plans to limit the webRequest API that extensions, content blockers like uBlock Origin […]

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SmartAdblock updated: memory optimizations and custom filter support

The developers of the free cross-browser adblocker SmartAdblock have released an updated version of the extension that introduces a number of improvements and optimizations. We looked at the initial release version of […]

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Block certain recommended videos on YouTube permanently

YouTube Recommended Blocker is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser to block video recommendations on YouTube. YouTube's recommendation algorithm uses the viewing history and other data to suggest […]

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Monitor webpage changes with Distill Web Monitor

Distill Web Monitor is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome and Firefox web browsers that you may use to monitor webpages for changes. Internet users have some options when it […]

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Surprise (not): Extensions may impact a browser's performance

Most web browsers nowadays support extensions that add, change, or remove certain functionality from the browser itself or websites. Extensions may be installed to block advertisement or tracking, add functionality to websites, […]

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Google publishes official Chrome themes collection

Google published a new themes collection for the company's Google Chrome web browser recently that come directly from the Chrome team. Google Chrome's theming capabilities were limited right from the start. While […]

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Chrome to skip low priority tasks until shutdown to reduce memory use

Google is working on a new memory reducing feature for the company's Chrome web browser. The new function, called "Skip best effort tasks" landed in Chrome Canary just recently; it is designed […]

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Google Chrome 73 to support multimedia keys on the keyboard

Google Chrome 73, the next version of the web browser, will support multimedia keys on keyboards that support them. The web browser will be the first desktop browser to support media keys […]

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Google publishes Password Checkup extension for Chrome

Password Checkup is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser by Google that informs users about unsafe usernames or passwords. Internet users have some options when it comes to […]

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Google is testing Never Slow Mode feature in Chrome

A new commit on the Chromium development site suggests that Google is testing a new feature for Chrome called Never Slow Mode designed to speed up the loading of webpages. Websites have […]

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Mindful Break by Google reminds you to take breaks

Mindful Break is a free browser extension by Google for the Google Chrome web browser designed to remind users to take breaks and to provide tips on how to spend the time […]

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Chrome to warn users about lookalike URLs

Google Chrome may soon warn users when they visit what Google calls lookalike URLs. Lookalike URLs is a loose term that describes site addresses that look very similar to the domain of […]

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Google Chrome 72 Stable is out

Google released Google Chrome 72 to the public on January 30, 2019. The new version of the web browser patches 58 different security vulnerabilities and introduces other changes or fixes. Most Chrome […]

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Google plans to end drive-by-downloads threat

Google plans to integrate a new security feature in the company's Chrome browser soon that it hopes will protect Chrome users from drive-by-downloads. The main characteristic of drive-by-downloads is that they happen […]

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Disable WebUSB and WebBluetooth in Google Chrome

Web browsers support an increasing number of APIs and features, and there does not seem to be an end in sight to that. Recent additions to Google Chrome, the WebUSB and WebBluetooth […]