Posts Tagged ‘chrome’

Chrome Annoyance – New Tabs No Longer Added to Tab Bar

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

If you’re in the habit of keeping a lot of tabs open in Chrome, you’ve probably noticed this too. Fortunately, there are a number of extensions that can correct this issue …

If you have a medium number of tabs open in a Google Chrome window, you may experience that new tabs that you open in the browser are not shown at all anymore in the interface. One big annoyance of Google Chrome is the browser’s tab display behavior in my opinion. Chrome reduces the size of tabs as you open more just like any other browser, but instead of enabling scrolling when tabs cannot be minimized anymore, the browser simply stops showing those new tabs in its interface.

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Warning – Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Installs Chrome Extension

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

There are few things that are more annoying than downloads that include additional software that I didn’t ask for.

When you install the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Adobe’s free PDF reader, you may notice that it installs a Chrome extension along with the update. Tip: Make sure you disable the offers on the download page to install True Key by Intel Security, and McAfee Security Scan Plus, as they will be installed alongside Adobe Acrobat Reader DC otherwise as well.

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Browser Autofill Data May be Phished

Friday, January 6th, 2017

This certainly comes as no surprise. Fortunately, some browsers offer ways to protect against phishing access to autofill data, but that still might not completely eliminate the problem.

Most modern web browsers support comfortable features like auto-filling forms on sites using data that you have entered in the past. Instead of having to enter your name, email address or street address whenever you sign up for a new account for instance, you’d fill out the data once only and have the browser fill out the fields for you any time they are requested afterwards.

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After Ignoring Linux for Years, Adobe Releases Flash 24 for Linux

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

With so many Windows based browsers slowly stepping away from Flash, perhaps Adobe sees Linux as the one place where Flash could still thrive. But why have they waited so long to take action?

Adobe has just released the first final Adobe Flash Player stable release, Flash Player 24, for GNU/Linux in years. The company announced back in September 2016 that it would bring back Flash for Linux from the dead. This came as a surprise as it had ignored Linux for the most part when it comes to Flash.

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Chrome: New Audio Focus Feature Launches

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

This appears to be a very popular feature that many browsers have been adding lately. An upcoming version of Firefox also allows audio to be muted on all tabs except the active tab.

Google just launched a new feature in Chrome Dev for the desktop and Chrome OS that when enabled ensures that only one audio source is playing at the same time. Did you ever run into multiple audio sources playing at the same time in the browser? While that may sometimes be desirable to some users, for instance to play low volume music and high volume voice audio, most users are probably irritated when two audio sources play at the same time.

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Google Chrome to Block More Flash Content

Friday, August 12th, 2016

The handwriting is already on the wall, and this move by Google will most like help to hasten the Flash plug-in’s demise.

Flash is a dying technology in its plugin-form, and Google plans to push Flash a bit further to the graveyard by making two Flash-related changes in future versions of Chrome. The first change will block behind the scenes Flash content, which is usually used for page analytics and tracking.

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MuteTab for Chrome gets Blacklist Feature

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Advertisers who rely on audio to get their message across are really gonna hate this feature …

MuteTab introduced options to mute audio playing in Chrome before Google integrated native audio controls into the browser. The extension placed an icon on Chrome’s main address bar that you could click on to display all noise making tabs in the browser, and to control the flow of audio.

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Which Browser is the Fastest?

Friday, June 24th, 2016

It sounds like Microsoft’s efforts to create a faster, more competitive browser have yielded fairly decent results.

Which browser is the fastest? When Google introduced Chrome, one area the company put a lot of emphasize on was performance. Google ran benchmarks regularly showing that the browser’s performance was way better than that of other browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer which were dominating the landscape at that time.

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How to Handle Lots of Browser Tabs

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Here are a few handy tab management tricks that you may be, (or may not be,) already aware of …

Browser tabs are a useful feature supported by all modern desktop browsers. They enable you to open multiple web pages and applications at the same time in a single browser window. Most browsers seem to be optimized for low to medium numbers of tabs, and companies are using different means when certain thresholds are crossed to deal with tab overload. Mozilla Firefox and Firefox-based browsers add scroll icons to the tab bar for instance, while Google Chrome squeezes icons more and more until they don’t even reveal the site’s favicon let alone any titleĀ  anymore.

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How to Install Google Chrome Extensions in Firefox

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

I’ve never needed to do this myself, but it does sound like a useful trick.

The following guide walks you through the steps of installing Google Chrome extensions in Firefox. Mozilla is currently working on implementing WebExtensions support in the Firefox web browser which will make the browser compatible with many of the extensions offered for Google Chrome and Chrome compatible browsers.

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