If, like me, you use Chrome with a billion tabs open, restarting the browser can bring your PC to its knees for the minute or so it takes to restore everything. Extensions such as The Great Suspender help immensely, but with a few tweaks, you can make it even better.
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Rumours are spreading that Microsoft is ready to throw in the towel with Microsoft Edge, the browser that replaced the much-maligned Internet Explorer in the release of Windows 10. Not even four years in, Edge has failed to throw off the bad reputation of its predecessor, and now it looks like Microsoft is getting ready to start again from scratch. Here's everything we know so far.
These days, most websites automatically switch to a mobile-friendly version when you view them on your smartphones. Unfortunately, the results can still be cluttered and difficult to navigate - especially if you aren't rocking a huge phone.
The last few iterations of Google Chrome have been taking care of this problem with a 'Simplified View' option. Here's how to switch it on.
When I’m trying to do work, every little thing distracts me. Google autocomplete, my inbox, even the page that Chrome loads when I open a new tab.
Well, the helpful page Chrome used to load. Because for the last few years, I’ve run the Chrome extension Blank New Tab Page.
When I open a new tab or window in Chrome, I get an actual blank page. Nothing is there to distract me.
Picture-in-picture (PIP) video playback is a user-favourite feature on Android’s Chrome app, and you can now get it on your Chrome desktop browser — as long as you’ve updated to Chrome 70, that is.
The web's more media-heavy that it's ever been, with a great many sites serving images like Sanitarium Up & Gos out of the back of a Black Thunder. This isn't a problem until the image loading clogs up rendering of the rest of the page, causing your browsing experience to suffer. The good news is there's a Chrome flag you can enable to alleviate this.
Google appears to be having a hard time with the concept of consent lately. Last week, the company remotely changed the battery settings on Android Pie devices without bothering to inform their owners. Now it has begun automatically logging users into Chrome sans their consent - which can lead to all your personal data getting shipped to Google’s servers.
Chrome just celebrated its 10th birthday earlier this month, and even though it isn’t quite the super fast and lightweight web browser that made people fall in love with it a decade ago, Google hasn’t stopped trying to cram new features into Chrome.
All is fair in love and browser wars. In a bid to claw back some much-needed market share, Microsoft is implementing a rather cheeky "feature" in its Edge browser. When users attempt to download Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, they are now confronted with a pop-up window warning them that Edge is "faster" and "safer". No, really.