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Chrome’s auto-update system is for the most part unobtrusive — you see the three-bar symbol in the top-right corner go from green, to orange and finally red, until you restart the browser. So, you cycle the program and Chrome fails to fire up again and when you do it manually, nothing has changed. The problem is easy enough to fix however, without rebooting.
Microsoft’s official web browser for Windows has long been derided for being glacially slow; especially when compared to leaner rivals like Google Chrome. All that could be set to change with the release of Windows 10, however. If Microsoft can be believed, its new Edge browser is a whopping 112% faster than Chrome.
Chrome: Trello is a fantastic tool to organise your whole life, and before you know it, you’ll have a long list of boards in this visual organiser. Boards for Trello gives you quick access to these through a little extension icon.
Chrome: Flix Plus, Lifehacker’s original Chrome extension for Netflix, has been fully updated to customise Netflix’s new layout. You can hide spoilers, show Rotten Tomato ratings and lots more. Here’s what’s new.
Evernote’s Web Clipper extension is a great way to save clips from the web to your Evernote account, and now it works a lot better with Gmail, LinkedIn, YouTube and Amazon. Better still, the Clipper can now grab attachments from Gmail.
Dedicated system cleaners are good and all, but sometimes a more surgical approach is needed for freeing up disk space. Take Chrome — while you can nuke its history and cache from orbit, you might find a single folder or directory created by Google’s browser is hogging your drive.
Chrome: The battle between Chrome and Firefox as our favourite browsers has raged for years with no clear winner. If you’d rather not commit to just one browser, Open with Firefox allows you to quickly jump out of Chrome. You can also get Open in Chrome for Firefox for the reverse process.