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Google went some of the way to battling misbehaviour tabs that want to assault your eardrums, but if you’re after complete control, it’s time to install MuteTab.
Chrome: If you tend to bounce between a lot of different videos or sounds online, you know how much a pain it can be to have sound coming from multiple tabs. Smart Tab Mute ensures only one tab can play sound at a time.
Having web pages load dynamically means you can start reading content and viewing images sooner. The downside of course is that scrolling an unfinished page can result in your position jumping around, making it near impossible to peruse anyway. As of Chrome 51, this particular annoyance may soon be history.
Copyright holders have been fighting against content piracy for some time and one of the weapons they use is digital rights management (DRM). DRM technology generally restricts the access and reproduction of the protected content and Google Chrome uses one called Widevine for copyright media content that is streamed through its browsers including materials from Netflix. But security researchers have found a way to bypass this. Here’s what you need to know.
You used to be able to hit backspace to go back to a previous webpage in Chrome but a month ago, Google indicated that it will be removing this feature in a future update for the web browser. The backspace hotkey was omitted from the Canary release of Chrome and now it has been taken out of the Beta version of the latest update. The end is nigh for users (like myself) who do take advantage of the backspace to return to previous page function. The good news is there is a way to keep it with a Chrome extension, aptly named Back To Backspace. Here are the details.
Chrome: Incognito mode in Chrome is great, but one downside is the fact Chrome doesn’t keep any kind of history when you’re using it. That’s great most of the time, but sometimes you do want that history. Off the Record History creates a temporary history file in incognito mode for just those reasons.