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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Google Chrome 47, its developers have added a secret option which enables a new, simplified user interface for fullscreen video on YouTube. Here is how to enable it and how it looks.
In Google Chrome, when you start typing anything in the address bar, it remembers that. Whether it is a URL/website address or some search term that you typed, Google Chrome will remember it. What is not made clear by Chrome's developers is how to remove these entries without clearing the browsing history. Let's see how it can be done.
A significant change is coming to the popular Google Chrome browser. Google has decided to end Chrome support for two versions of Windows. These include the venerable Windows XP as well as Windows Vista.
As you might be knowing, Google Chrome has a nice audio indicator for tabs which produce sounds or music. If you open a YouTube video in some tab, that tab will have a speaker icon. Today we will see how to mute all tabs at once using only the keyboard.
Previously, we covered how to disable or enable the Google Chrome profile button in the window title. It could be done with a special flag in chrome://flags/. Unfortunately, the appropriate flag described in the mentioned article was removed in Chrome 44, which is in beta now. Here is an alternative way to remove the user profile button (You) in Google Chrome 44 and above.