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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 […]

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Chrome Extension Manifest V3 could end uBlock Origin for Chrome

Google is working on the Chrome extension manifest version 3 at the moment which defines the capabilities of Chrome's extensions platform. The updated manifest is available as a draft currently that anyone […]

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Google Chrome for Android to support history gesture navigation

Google has been working on a new feature for Google Chrome for Android for a while that adds options to the mobile browser to go back and forward in history by using […]


A first look at SmartAdblock for Firefox and Chrome

SmartAdblock is a new content blocker for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, and compatible browsers. While there are certainly lots of content blockers out there already, including the excellent cross-platform extensions uBlock […]

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Simple Mass Downloader for Google Chrome

Simple Mass Downloader is a browser extension for Google Chrome to download any number of links from open tabs at once in the browser. The developer of the extension was inspired by […]

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Load AMP articles in Google Chrome on the desktop

Google is pushing Accelerated Mobile Pages, AMP, heavily in an effort to improve performance and other metrics no mobile devices. The main goal of AMP is to speed up the mobile web […]

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Block Facebook, YouTube and other site annoyances in Chrome

UnDistracted is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that has been designed to block distractions and annoyances on the Internet. The application comes with rules for Facebook, YouTube, […]

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Google Chrome: display URL on tab mouse hover

The Chrome browser displays the page title when Chrome users hover over tabs in the desktop version of the browser. While the information is sufficient at times, it may cause issues if […]

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Google Chrome Dark Mode on Windows

Google is working on integrating Dark Mode into the Google Chrome web browser on Windows. Google engineers started work on a dark theme for Chrome in 2018 and enabled it for Chrome […]

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Google is testing a new sneak peek feature in Chrome for Android

Google added an experimental sneak peek feature to preview versions of the Chrome web browser for Android. Sneak Peek, the name of the feature, adds an option to the mobile version of […]

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Google will take action against website history manipulation

Chromium developers plan to integrate functionality in Chromium that protects against history manipulation by websites. History manipulation refers to sites adding pages to the browsing history, e.g. in the form of a […]

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Video Speed Controller for Google Chrome

Video Speed Controller is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser and compatible browsers that gives you better video playback controls. The extension seems to be related to the […]

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Buster promises to solve captchas automatically

Buster: Captcha Solver for Humans is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and related browsers to make captchas less frustrating on the Internet. Websites may display captchas for verification to […]