Category Archives: Google Chrome

Google Chrome gets a new Sharing Hub, here is how to enable it

Google Chrome gets a new Sharing Hub, here is how to enable it

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.

Following Chrome, Edge will default to HTTPS for domains in version 92

Following Chrome, Edge will default to HTTPS for domains in version 92

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.

Chrome 90 is out with AV1 encoder and read-only file paste

Chrome 90 is out with AV1 encoder and read-only file paste

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.

Prevent Users from Installing Extensions on Google Chrome

Prevent Users from Installing Extensions on Google Chrome

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.