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How to Enable Tab Discarding in Chrome for Improved Memory Use

Nov 9, 2015 - 8 Comments

If you use Google Chrome as your default web browser and find yourself with a ton of tabs and windows open on a regular basis, you likely know the RAM, swap, and resource burden that leaving a gazillion tabs open does to your computer. Rather than forcibly quitting Chrome or abandoning your browser tabs, the … Read More

How to Hide the Multiple Google Profile Menu in Chrome Browser

Jan 21, 2015 - 8 Comments
Disable Chrome user profile menu if you don't use multiple Google accounts

The Google Chrome web browser has updated with a multiple-user profile menu visible in the window titlebar, a feature that makes juggling multiple Google and Gmail accounts extremely easy. It’s also helpful for computers with multiple people using them without multiple accounts too, since anyone can switch logins through the menu. Of course, the user … Read More

Make Chrome Use the Default Print Window in OS X

Dec 19, 2014 - 7 Comments
Chrome custom print window in Mac OS X

If you’re a majority Chrome browser user in OS X you’ve probably noticed that when printing from the web browser, a custom print preview window opens up that looks quite different from the default print window on a Mac. Some users may like the alternate Chrome print preview option with it’s larger viewport and different … Read More

How to Enable Multiple Profile & Guest Browsing Support in Chrome

Jul 14, 2014 - 2 Comments
Enable Chrome Guest Mode

If you share a computer, or when someone else just needs to use your web browser for a while, you probably know the dread of worrying about a million saved web logins, history, saved searches, and whatever other customizations and personal data you have in the browser. Common solutions are often to use a guest … Read More

Instantly Email a Webpage URL from Safari or Chrome with a Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

Jun 12, 2014 - 6 Comments
Email this webpage with a keyboard shortcut

Anytime you find yourself reading something particularly interesting, worthwhile, or helpful on the web (like you may find yourself wishing you could share the active URL quickly with someone else. While many users may manually copy and paste the sites URL to an email client, there’s a better way that is supported by both … Read More

How to Enable ‘Do Not Track’ in Chrome on the Mac or PC

Apr 25, 2014 - 5 Comments

“Do Not Track” is an effort to increase privacy on the web, when enabled it sends a ‘do not track’ (DNT for short) request along with your web browsing, basically asking the web sites and services to not follow activity across the web. Because it’s entirely optional right now, not every website or service respects … Read More

Disable the Chrome Notification Bell Menu Bar Icon in Mac OS X

Mar 30, 2014 - 29 Comments
Chrome bell menu bar icon in Mac OS X

Longtime users of the Google Chrome web browser may be puzzled to discover the appearance of a mysterious Chrome Notifications menu bar icon, appearing as a little bell icon along with the other Mac menu bar items. Unlike removing some of the other OS X menu bar icons though, you can’t simply drag it out … Read More

Bring Emoji Support to the Google Chrome Web Browser with Chromoji

Mar 15, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Emoji support in Chrome

Chrome users may have noticed that the popular Emoji characters found on iPhone and the Mac render just fine in Apple’s Safari web browser of OS X, but not in Google’s Chrome browser. Instead, us default Chrome users on the desktop will see a square rendered 😃 rather than the intended emoji character, largely being … Read More

Reduce Data Usage When Web Browsing on iPhone with Chrome

Feb 28, 2014 - 6 Comments

The latest versions of Chrome for iOS offer an optional data compression feature that uses Google servers to further compress web pages visited before accessing them from your iPhone or iPad. Put simply, toggling this setting can help to reduce your cellular data consumption when browsing the web within the Chrome app for iOS, and … Read More

Quickly See What Browser Window or Tab is Playing Audio / Video in Chrome

Jan 17, 2014 - 2 Comments
Chrome browser tab with an audio playing indicator

The newest versions of Google Chrome have a fantastic feature addition that allow you to instantly see what open web browser tab or window is playing audio. That may seem ho-hum, but if you’ve ever gone on a wild goose chase trying to figure out which tab out of 50 million tabs is playing some … Read More

Get a Fully Functioning Terminal in Google Chrome Developer Tools

Nov 11, 2013 - 1 Comment
Terminal in Google Chrome Developer Tools

Just about every web developer or designer is familiar with Google Chrome’s Developer Tools, which allows for easy browser based debugging, tweaking, and adjusting of web pages and web applications. Those who live in web browsers and text editors know just how useful DevTools is, and with the help of a third party Chrome extension … Read More

How to Clear Chrome Browser History, Cache, & Cookies on iPhone & iPad

Aug 8, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Chrome web browser for iOS

Chrome is an excellent web browser alternative to Safari on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and if you use the Chrome app you’ll probably want to know how to clear out the common browser data that gets stored locally in iOS. This includes data like web caches, cookies, site browsing history, and possibly saved … Read More

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