Google has updated the stable channel of the Chrome browser with a new version. Chrome 95.0.4638.54 is notable for a variety of fixes. Feature-wise, it doesn't include the FTP support code any longer, so the flag doesn't work. There is also a side panel option, which is enabled by default for some.
In June 2021, Microsoft released a new browser extension that lets users access their Outlook accounts without opening a new tab, similar to how the Vivaldi browser allows you to add any website to an always-accessible side panel. The Microsoft Outlook extension can send and receive emails, create and edit calendar entries, manage tasks, and view contacts. You can download the extension using this link from the Edge Add-ons Store.
You can now enable the dark theme on specific websites in Google Chrome. There is a new "Dark Theme" option in the main menu of the browser.
The Search giant has started testing a couple of new features for the Android version of their Chrome browser. One of the is the "Follow" feature, which is literally a simplified user interface for the good old RSS. It allows you to "follow" frequently visited websites, bringing their latest updates right to the start page. Another change is a set of new widgets for the Android Home screen.
Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome have a built-in QR code generator that lets you share a page with a single click using a QR code. Google is working on improving that feature by allowing users to generate QR codes for any link on a web page.
If you have tried to change the default text scaling level in Chrome on Android. If you have tried to increase or decrease the default font size in accessibility settings of the browser, you may already know that the result if often far from perfect. Some sites look broken, the layout is of the text elements can be changed. To address these issues, Google is working on a new Page Zoom feature.
You may remember that Google Chrome has the ability to remove an installed PWA using Settings and/or Control Panel. When enabled, it allows adds the appropriate Uninstall option to the Start menu shortcut context menu for installed PWAs. Well, Google goes further with this feature, and has added a flag to quickly enable or disable this functionality in the browser.
You can enable Windows 11-style menus in Google Chrome right now. The appropriate option is now available via a flag. As you may remember, Google is working to make its browser look natively on the latest version of Windows. The updated menu appearance is the first step in that direction.
Google has announced a new feature to help browser users access their files in Drive faster. Soon, Google Chrome will start displaying relevant files from Google Drive on the New Tab Page. This capability joins the feature Google introduced in 2019 that allows users to search for files in Drive using the address bar in Chrome.
A fancy user interface is not the number one priority for a good browser, but users do not mind when developers pay more attention to how their browsers look. Recently, Microsoft introduced a set of redesigns for the Edge browser on Windows 11 with rounded corners and the Mica effect on the tab strip and context menus. Now Google wants to follow suit.