Google again changes how the infamous Manifest V3 will reach Chrome users. It gives developers one more year for using Manifest V2-based add-ons, including ad blockers. The latter heavily depend on features that were removed from the latest Manifest, making content filtering less effective. Continue reading
Google is testing the "Follow site" feature, which is a basic RSS reader, in Chrome on desktop since the beginning of August. It places boxes with article headlines on the new tab page, so you can see site updates at a glance. Here's how to enable it. Continue reading
Quick Intensive Throttling after loading is a new experimental feature has landed in Dev and Canary builds of Chrome. It makes the browser to free up tab resources and suspend scripts faster than in the current stable version. This significantly improves the battery life of laptops and other portable devices. Continue reading
Google Chrome 103 stable is out with significant changes to the page loading speed. It has been greatly improved thanks to the new prerendering technology. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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.