Posts Tagged ‘Plug-in’

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.


Plug-in Blocked Notifications in Google Chrome

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

If you’ve noticed that some of your plug-ins aren’t working in Chrome today, this might explain why …

Google pushed out an update today for its Chrome web browser that brings the version to the version of the web browser to 40 on the stable channel. Most Chrome users should have received the update by now automatically as the browser is configured by default to update silently in the background whenever a new version is picked up it.


Google’s reCAPTCHA Improves the CAPTCHA Verification Process

Monday, December 8th, 2014

This is definitely a step in the right direction; hopefully, Google will take more steps in that same direction …

I hate CAPTCHAs, I really do. Those “verify that you are really a human and not a bot” widgets that Internet users encounter regularly when they sign up for new services, fill out comment forms or perform other activities on the Internet. The main issue that I have with the whole CAPTCHA technology is that they slow me down considerable. Not only do I have to decipher characters, it happens that you enter the wrong characters because the CAPTCHA is not clear enough.


The Main Reason Why Chrome has Tab Audio Indicators and Firefox does Not

Monday, January 20th, 2014

The tab audio indicator function in Chrome does come in pretty handy, but it sounds like Firefox won’t be able to provide a similar function in the near future.

Google landed a pretty cool feature in Chrome Stable recently which indicates where audio comes from in the browser. While it may not be cool for users who open and close tabs one by one only, it can be a godsend for users who use session restore to bring dozens of tabs back to life, and users who open lots of tabs regularly in the browser.


How to Block New Add-On or Plugin Installations in Firefox

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

So Firefox decided to install a plug-in that you don’t really need? Here’s how to take control …

One of the things in Firefox that Mozilla has been criticized for in the past is that plugins get picked up by the browser automatically when they are installed. This was also the case for third party add-ons but that at least has been changed by the company so that Firefox users are asked whether they want to use a newly installed third party extension or not.