Since January 2022, Google is testing an experimental screenshot tool in its Chrome browser. The tool allows capturing a user-defined area of the open website in the current tab. Now, Chrome allows editing and annotating the capture.
Recently, Google added an improvement to its Chrome browser that finally allows the user to re-arrange tabs using keyboard only. This option has been available for Linux and macOS users for several years. Microsoft now follows the suit, so Edge allows you to reorder the tabs using the keyboard shortcuts.
Google has terminated its controversial FLoC implementation that used to tract users' preferences. Today's release of Chrome 101.0.4951.41 is notable for including another technology, FLEDGE.
Linux users are able to change the order of tabs in Google Chrome for several years. Recently, Chrome devs added the same capability to the macOS version of the browser. But on Windows this option was totally missing. You could switch between tabs in Chrome for Windows using the keyboard, but couldn't reorder them. This has finally changed, and the change is already live in Chrome Canary.
It look like that Google wants to implement the ability to add comments for web pages you visit in the Chrome browser. A similar option already exists in the built-in PDF reader of the Edge browser. But the Search giant is adding it to websites.
Google is testing a pretty unique addition to the Chrome browser called 'Side Search'. The first thing you probably think of is the Bing search sidebar in Microsoft Edge, but they have nothing in common. The Side Search in Chrome allows you to return to your most recent search by opening it in a panel.
For an average user, built-in password managers in modern browsers are more than enough to keep logins safe. Google, Microsoft, and other developers constantly improve their password managers with new capabilities, such as breach checks, cross-device sync, etc. Google recently allowed adding passwords to Chrome manually, and the company will soon let you add more information to passwords stored in Chrome.
Google Chrome 98.0.4758.102 has become available to the stable branch with several important fixes. Released on February 14, 2022, it fixes 11 security issues, inlcuding one that is actively exploited.
Google is working on one minor change in Chrome's password manager to make your digital life a bit easier. Chrome Canary recently received a new experimental flag that allows dismissing warnings about specific breached passwords.
In future updates, Google Chrome will get an improved extensions flyout. It will let users better understand how third-party extensions from the Chrome Web Store and other sources access and modify websites.