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Video Viewer, Watch Linked Youtube Videos Directly

Sometimes, you do not want to open yet another page in your web browser to view a linked video that you have encountered. Maybe someone posted the video in chat on a […]

Google Chrome disables outdated plugins now

Web browser plugins are a main attack vector on today's Internet. Especially outdated plugins increase the risk of becoming a victim of a successful attack. If you follow the news here on […]

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Youtube Subscription Monitor For Google Chrome

Update: The extension does not work anymore. You find alternatives for it on the official Chrome Web Store. If you have a YouTube account you can subscribe to channels that you are […]

Google Chrome Flash Control

Do not you hate it when a flash element on a website starts playing media automatically on visit? This can be really annoying, especially if it makes use of sound or video. […]

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Display Full Images With Hover Zoom For Chrome

Many websites and services on the Internet display image thumbnails on their pages which link to a larger version of the image on a mouse-click. Shopping sites like Amazon display small item […]

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McAfee URL Shortener

It is not really clear to me why url shorteners have become that popular on today's Internet. Sure, Twitter may have an impact on that, considering its 140 word limit per message, […]

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Google Chrome Extension Reveals Website User Agent Detection

Have you ever been to a website with one browser, and then later with another only to realize that the contents displayed were different? Or have you been to a site without […]

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Tab Sugar, Like Firefox Panorama, But For Chrome

Firefox Panorama is a new feature of the upcoming Firefox 4 browser which offers a new way of managing tabs in the browser. Among the features it offers are options to group […]

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Videos At A Glance, Chrome Video Thumbnail Previews

Video thumbnails offer a limited preview of a video before it is played. This can be helpful for getting a first impression and may sometimes even make the viewer skip the video […]

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Chromium Gets GPU Acceleration, Chrome Next

Hardware accelerated rendering seems to be a new web browser trend, as developers of all major browsers have confirmed that their browsers will support it in one form or the other in […]

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Chromium Debuts Labs Feature, Chrome Next

Procedures determine how new features are added to Chromium and the Google browser. They are usually integrated in Chromium first, make their way to the Canary and Dev builds of Google Chrome, […]

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Vimium, Speed Up Google Chrome With Keyboard Shortcuts

Vimium is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that adds numerous new keyboard shortcuts to the browser. Using the keyboard of the computer instead of the mouse can […]

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Google Chrome Dev Hits Version 7

The Chromium developers have really redefined versioning at least when it comes to their web browser. The browser that made its first appearance in 2008 has now reached version 7 in the […]

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Prevent Google Chrome From Exiting After Closing The Last Tab

A huge usability problem for some users in Google Chrome is the fact that the browser exits automatically when the last open tab is closed. While that may make sense sometimes, some […]

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Panic Button, Switch To Safe Websites

You sometimes may not want that others see what site you are visiting currently. That's not so much a problem at home but at public places like work, libraries, Internet cafes or […]

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Google Chrome Virtual Keyboard

A virtual keyboard provides two main advantages over a hardware keyboard. First, it defeats some keyloggers as the keys are not typed in but clicked on, and second it may offer faster […]

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How Is Google Chrome Handling Extension Updates?

The Google Chrome browser has supported extensions for quite some time now. Most extensions are installed directly from the Google Chrome Extensions Gallery website, while a handful are installed from other sources. […]

Google Chrome Extensions Gallery Gets Developer Signup Fee

A recent post on the Chromium blog revealed two changes coming to the Google Chrome Extensions Gallery. Both changes are introduced to increase the efforts made so far to protect Chrome users […]