How to Enable Profile Picker in Google Chrome
Google is working on a new experimental Chrome feature that allows opening a dialog with a list of available user profiles every time you open the browser. This can be useful if you have more than one profile, and want to differentiate your activities.
How to Enable Tab Groups Collapse in Google Chrome
Starting in Google Chrome 80 the browser introduces a new GUI feature - Tab Grouping. It allows combining individual tabs into visually organized groups. Chrome Canary now allows you to collapse your tab groups.
Starting in version 80, Google Chrome includes a new feature, known as 'Heavy Ad Intervention'. When enabled, it blocks ads that heavily abuse PC resources, e.g. CPU, GPU, and/or abnormally utilize the bandwidth. This will become enabled by default starting in August 2020, Google said.
How to Enable PWAs App Icon Shortcut Menu in Chrome and Edge
The two Chromium-based browsers, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, have received a new feature. When enabled, it allows progressive web apps (PWAs) to have a shortcut menu entry for their tasks. Right-clicking on such a PWA pinned to the taskbar would open a menu with actions defined by the app.
How to Share a Page URL via a QR Code in Google Chrome
Google Chrome now allows generating a QR code for the page you currently browsing. The generated QR code will encode the page URL. It will be possible to read with a compatible device, e.g. with your phone's camera, and share the URL between devices quickly.
Google Chrome 81 is available for download and update. The most popular web browser features a number of improvements and new features. Also, the release is notable for the complete removal of FTP from Chrome's code base. You can't use Chrome for browsing FTP resources any more.
How to Enable or Disable Extension Toolbar Menu in Google Chrome
Google has launched a new experiment. For some users, Chrome is hiding extension icons by default. Instead of adding them to the right of the address bar, the browser hides them behind an extension menu.
Google has postponed a cookie restriction that was initially prepared for Chrome 80. The change is reverted due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
How to Always Show Full URL in Google Chrome.
All modern browsers are hiding
www portions from address bar (page URL). Google Chrome has started this trend, constantly introducing such changes. Another popular web browser, Mozilla Firefox, has also received similar updates. Many users do not like this change. It looks like Chrome devs have finally decided to give the user the option to show the full URL in the address bar.
A few days ago Google had issued a statement that they stop releasing new Chrome builds due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Today, the company has announced that Chrome and Chrome OS will continue receiving updates.