Category Archives: Google Chrome

Disable Material Design in Google Chrome

Disable Material Design in Google Chrome

Starting with version 52, Google Chrome is using the Material Design UI enabled by default. While some users like this change, other would like to disable it as they do not like the appearance at all. They want to revert it to the good old look of the browser. Here is how to do that.

Save memory in Chrome by running tabs for same site in single process

Save memory in Chrome by running tabs for same site in single process

The Google Chrome browser, which is the most popular web browser as of this writing, launches each tab in its own process by default. This improves the stability of the browser, but makes the browser consume a higher amount of memory. If you need to save RAM, there is an option to make the browser use a single chrome.exe process per website. Here is how to make it work.

Chrome OS will get the ability to run Android apps from Google Play

Chrome OS will get the ability to run Android apps from Google Play

Google has announced that in the near future Chrome OS will get support for Google Play. This means that the entire collection of Android apps will be accessible in Chrome OS. Google recommends developers to optimize their apps for Chromebook devices and its screens and hardware. The ability to install Android apps from Google Play will be disabled out the box. The user will need to turn on a special option in Chrome OS settings.

Automatically mute inactive tabs in Google Chrome

Automatically mute inactive tabs in Google Chrome

When you are browsing the web, you may be opening multiple tabs and it is very annoying when a tab which is in the background starts playing audio suddenly without even it being focused. While you can either completely mute your system volume, it is not convenient to do so and unmute it every time you need to listen to something. While you can mute only the tab playing the audio, you still have to locate it and then mute it. A Chrome extension instead handles this automatically muting all background tabs and keeping the active tab's audio unmuted.

Chrome 49 brings interesting user interface changes

Chrome 49 brings interesting user interface changes

If Google Chrome is your favorite browser, you might be interested in knowing that some minor, but useful changes will come to the stable channel of the browser. While playing with the beta version of Chrome, which is at version 49 as of this writing, we spotted these UI changes. Let's explore them.

Google Chrome will get an improved Brotli compression algorithm

Google Chrome will get an improved Brotli compression algorithm

Today, developers from Google announced a new feature which has already arrived to the Canary channel of the Chrome browser. A new compression algorithm, called "Brotli", was added to the browser. It will work with HTTPS connections and will be much more efficient than existing compression features in Google Chrome.

Enable smooth scrolling in Google Chrome

Enable smooth scrolling in Google Chrome

In Google Chrome, there is a hidden secret feature which enables a very cool and smooth scrolling effect while you browse web pages and scroll up and down with the keyboard, touchscreen or mouse. If you are interested in trying it, here is how you can activate it.