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.
For an average user, built-in password managers in modern browsers are more than enough to keep logins safe. Google, Microsoft, and other developers constantly improve their password managers with new capabilities, such as breach checks, cross-device sync, etc. Google recently allowed adding passwords to Chrome manually, and the company will soon let you add more information to passwords stored in Chrome. Continue reading
Google Chrome 98.0.4758.102 has become available to the stable branch with several important fixes. Released on February 14, 2022, it fixes 11 security issues, inlcuding one that is actively exploited. Continue reading
Google is working on one minor change in Chrome's password manager to make your digital life a bit easier. Chrome Canary recently received a new experimental flag that allows dismissing warnings about specific breached passwords. Continue reading
In future updates, Google Chrome will get an improved extensions flyout. It will let users better understand how third-party extensions from the Chrome Web Store and other sources access and modify websites. Continue reading
Google is testing a number of improvements to its world's most popular web browser. In the current stable Chrome version, the Downloads option is buried in the main menu. To open it faster, it only offers you the Ctrl + J shortcut. Google wants to save you a couple of clicks by adding a new toolbar button. Continue reading
Eight years since the last redesign, Google changes the Chrome logo once again. Unlike the previous update, where changes were more apparent, it might take a minute or two for users to notice the difference between the current and the upcoming icon. Continue reading
Google is working on bringing a tab mute button to its browser, similar to how Microsoft Edge allows its users to disable the sound on a web page by clicking a speaker button on the tab strip. Currently, the mute button is available behind an experimental flag in the Canary channel, which is off by default. Google wants to improve feature discoverability in Chrome by adding a special banner. It will let users know that they can mute a tab with a single click. Continue reading