Chrome 126 released with OCR in PDF and Google Lens on Desktop

Google has released Chrome 126 to everyone running the stable version of the browser. It features a new "Extract text from PDF" option in the integrated PDF view, a new option to search with Google Lens for anything you see on the screen, the ability to fine grain tune Memory Saver, and "Reactive prefetch" for embedded resources to speed up their loading. Also, there are a number of improvements made to its Dev Tools. The latter includes the ability to emulate PC slowdown. Continue reading "Chrome 126 released with OCR in PDF and Google Lens on Desktop"

How to Enable Parallel Downloading in Google Chrome

You can turn on parallel downloading in the Chrome browser, so it will significantly reduce the time it spends on big files. A huge file will download faster if you split it into smaller parts. This is what the new Parallel Download feature in Google Chrome does. Continue reading "How to Enable Parallel Downloading in Google Chrome"

Google Chrome will begin removing support for Manifest V2 starting June 3

Google is about to start removing support for Manifest V2 Chrome starting June 3. The removal was planned to be done in January 2023, but the deadline was pushed back several times. Continue reading "Google Chrome will begin removing support for Manifest V2 starting June 3"

More Chrome users now see the annoying Bing promotion

Recently, users of Windows 10/11 who use Google Chrome have reported seeing pop-up ads promoting Bing on the right side of their browsers. While some initially thought it was malware, it was actually part of a new Microsoft campaign. Now the company is rolling out it to more languages and regions. Continue reading "More Chrome users now see the annoying Bing promotion"

How to disable the new bold font in Chrome 124

After updating Google Chrome to version 124, you could already noticed changes in font rendering. The font used in tab titles, menus, bookmarks, and some other interface elements has become bold and a bit blurry on some devices. While you can tolerate the bold font, you won't be happy to see the blurry captions. Thankfully, it is easy to fix this issue. Continue reading "How to disable the new bold font in Chrome 124"

Chrome 124 improves font rendering, bookmarks, and password manager

Google developers have published the release of Chrome browser version 124. To comply with EU DMA law, it now shows a page to set your default search engine. It has also introduced support for saving bookmarks in Android and encapsulating keys using a quantum-resistant algorithm in Windows, macOS and Linux. Here are the details. Continue reading "Chrome 124 improves font rendering, bookmarks, and password manager"

Google Chrome for ARM stable version released

Google Chrome for ARM is now available as a stable version of the app.  With the release of the native ARM version, the performance of Chrome on ARM devices has increased by more than 2 times compared to emulation. It also significantly reduces battery consumption . Continue reading "Google Chrome for ARM stable version released"

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