Google is working on a new feature that will help you keep your passwords strong and secure. Soon, Chrome, the most popular browser in the world, will be able to detect and auto-correct compromised passwords with a single tap.
Soon Google Chrome will display RSS feeds on websites to make it easier to follow their updates. A new announcement on the official Chromium blog details that it is already available for some Canary users in the US running Chrome on Android.
Once of the least expected changes in Google Chrome is a refined look of the Settings tab. The team the browser was happy with it for years, but this has changed. Currently available in Canary, it introduced Microsoft Edge-like sections.
You can enable the new Sharing Hub in Google Chrome. It hosts a number of quick actions, including Cast, Generate QR-code, Copy Link, and Save page.
As modern browsers increase the number of built-in features and capabilities, their UIs become more and more cluttered with different buttons and options. Some companies prefer a radical approach to solve this problem by purging redundant UI elements. For example, in the latest Firefox 89 Beta, Mozilla removed the Page Actions menu from the browser, moving available options to different places in the UI. Interestingly, Google just did the opposite: The company introduced a hub that combines several sharing-related features in a single menu.
At the beginning of the last year, Google rolled out new global media controls (GMC) for its browser, allowing users to manage media playback from a single place. Since then, the company has been actively improving that part of the browser. In addition to the new progress bar for GMC, Google will bring even more enhancements to that feature.
Starting in Microsoft Edge 92, the browser will open websites via HTTPS when no protocol specified by the user, i.e. in case when the URL is entered partially. For example, if you type
winaero.com into the address bar, it will first load
https://winaero.com and not
http://winaero.com, as it works in the actual stable Edge version.
You can Enable or Disable Memories in Google Chrome, a new feature that extends History in the browser. It is a dedicated page, which, when enabled, can be accessed via the
chrome://memories URL and shows your web activity overview.
Google Chrome 90 is now available for download. This is quite and interesting release of the world's most popular browser, which includes such novelties as an AV1 encoder, the ability to paste read-only files from the clipboard. It also comes with a number of security enhancements, including blocking of the port 554 for HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP servers.
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.