Global Media Controls is a feature of Google Chrome that allows controlling all active media sessions in the browser from a single flyout. Today's Canary build of the browser adds one more minor feature that many may find useful. It now includes a progress bar for the video stream you currently play, so you can scroll back and forth with ease.
How to Prevent Users from Installing Extensions on Google Chrome. System administrators often apply various kinds of restrictions to the software on the local network in order to secure the operating system and apps. Even such innocuous things as extensions and themes in the Google Chrome browser can be harmful, so admins often restrict them. However, this may be needed not only by a system administrator, but also by an ordinary user who has decided to increase the level of security on the child's home computer. So let's take a look at how to prevent users from installing extensions in Google Chrome.
You can now restore closed tab groups in Google Chrome
Tab Grouping is a neat feature that is available in Google Chrome for around a year. It helps users organize tabs into different set united by a common topic without creating dozens of individual windows. You can assign different colors and labels to each of the tab groups. Tabs Grouping is truly an amazing feature in times when people never close open pages in their browsers.
Google continues to improve the Tab Search feature in the Chrome browser. The latest Canary build of the browser adds recently closed tabs to the list of open tabs, so you can search through them as well.
Google is updating the Chrome browser with a new option for the Reading List. Since a lot of users find it inconvenient to use a hidden flag to disable the Reading List option, the Mountain View company has followed the users' feedback. The change is already alive in Canary.
Reading list is a relatively new feature in the Google Chrome browser that extends functionality of bookmarks. It includes two section, Read and Unread. This allows you to track what you have checked from your bookmarks, and what your forgot to read.
Here is how to remove the Search Tabs Button from the Google Chrome title bar if you are not happy with this change. Google has enabled the tab search feature by default in Chrome 89, but didn't provide an option to get rid of it anywhere in the GUI.
In Google Chrome 90 and onward, the browser will start loading websites via HTTPS by default when no protocol is explicitly specified, or a URL is partially entered by the user. Currently, Chrome will try to load a domain via HTTP if you type an incomplete URL for it. E.g. if you type
winaero.com into the address bar, it will first load
It is now possible to enable or disable Live Caption in Google Chrome. The company is rolling out this new feature to everyone. When enabled, it will automatically create captions in real time for audio and video content on most websites.
Here's how to enable or disable Side Panel in Google Chrome. It is another improvement made to the browser. The new feature extends the recently introduced Reading List feature that will now appear in a sidebar on the right of the browser's window, along with bookmarks.