As of this writing, Google Chrome is the most popular web browser. It is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. It includes an interesting feature - Picture-in-Picture mode - which is not enabled by default. Today, we will see how to activate and use it.
Google Chrome is the most popular web browser. It is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. Sporting a minimalist design, Chrome features a very powerful fast web rendering engine "Blink" to make your browsing experience faster, safer, and easier. The browser includes an interesting option "Manage Audio Focus Across Tabs", which we are going to review today.
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.
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 recent updates to the Google Chrome browser, Google developers introduced a new bookmark organizing user interface in Chrome. If you got updated to Google Chrome 42, you might have noticed it already. The bookmark manager UI is the one you get when you press Ctrl+Shift+O in Chrome. The appearance of the new bookmark manager reminds me of the Start screen from Windows 8, as it contains tiles and represents every bookmarked page or site as a separate tile. In this article, we will see how to disable this new interface and restore the old bookmarks manager in Google Chrome.
Google continually improves their Chrome browser. Here is good news for all Google Chrome users regarding audio. The latest release from the Canary branch of Chrome features a new useful option - the ability to mute the audio of a specific tab. At this moment, this option is experimental and can be turned on with the flags editor. Let's see how to turn on and try this feature.