Google Chrome on Windows was criticized many times for its enormous RAM usage and crashes when there were a lot tabs open. Moreover Google never admitted the problem and continued to improve other aspects of the browser not taking into account the performance, and making only small changes and optimizations that weren't enough. However, with the recent releases of Chrome 53 for 64-bit Windows systems and Chrome 54 for 32-bit Windows, Google claims to have finally improved its performance significantly. Continue reading "Chrome becomes faster on Windows with Profile Guided Optimization"
If you have a Windows tablet or detachable / convertible PC with a touchscreen, then you might be using it for browsing the web even though for content creation and more serious productivity work, you need a keyboard and mouse attached. The good thing about Windows tablets is that they offer the best user experience for browsing the web compared to Android tablets or iPad because of how versatile the Windows multitasking desktop environment is. There are plenty of web browsers on Windows, optimized for touchscreens and the mainstream ones, Internet Explorer (on Windows 8), Microsoft Edge (on Windows 10), Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome all support browsing with touch. Continue reading "Which browser is best for touchscreen in Windows?"
Google Chrome has a number of hidden settings, some of which are disabled by default because they are experimental. Many of these make it eventually into Chrome as a regular feature, or some of them get dropped. In any case, you should note that the experimental settings can disappear any time. I would like to share with you some of the interesting Google Chrome hidden settings which can improve your browsing experience. We will start with a secret option called "Enable Fast Tab/Window Close" which affects the browser's tab closing performance. Continue reading "Speedup Google Chrome by enabling fast tab/window close"
Did you know that Google Chrome not only can render PDFs natively but also has a built-in feature to create PDF files? You can convert any web page to PDF in Chrome without even having to install any software PDF printer driver. This functionality does not even require any extensions for the browser. Any web page, image or text file can be printed to PDF. Let us see how.