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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 […]

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NotScript Brings NoScript Functionality To Google Chrome

Update: NotScript is no longer available. You can use ScriptBlock or uMatrix instead. You can check out our Firefox review of uMatrix which offers identical functionality to the Chrome version. The following […]

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Google Chrome Gets Click To Play

Regular readers know that I consider the Firefox NoScript add-on invaluable for security and bandwidth preserving purposes. One of the lesser know features of the add-on is an option to activate scripts […]

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Top Google Chrome Shopping Extensions

Shopping on the Internet offers many advantages over local shopping. One of the major advantages is price comparison and the ability to shop at multiple online shopping sites without leaving your home. […]

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Google Chrome Beta Gets Form Autofill

Web forms are an integral part of the web. They are used for sign ups, surveys, purchases, comments and other interactions with a specific website or service. Having to fill out the […]

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Install Google Chrome In Program Files

Users of the Google Chrome browser may have had troubles locating the program executable on their hard drive after installation. This can be attributed to the fact that the Google browser installs […]

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oGet Adds External Download Manager Support To Google Chrome

Using the build in downloader to download smaller files is usually not a problem in modern web browsers. It is however different if lots of files need to be downloaded, or if […]

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TabSense, Display All Chrome Tabs On A Single Page

TabSense is a free browser extension for Google Chrome that you can use to display all open Chrome tabs on a single page for easy management. Keeping track of all open tabs […]

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Temparks, Store Temporary Bookmarks In Google Chrome

I often store websites I visit in the bookmarks to access their contents at a later time. Happens quite often after reading an RSS feed entry, or stumbling upon an interesting link […]