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How to Speed Up or Slow Down YouTube Videos

Apr 14, 2017 - 3 Comments
Adjust YouTube playback speed of videos

You can easily speed up YouTube videos or slow down video playback, all by adjusting some simple but largely hidden and little known settings on the YouTube web site. This is a helpful trick for many reasons, for example if you’re watching something boring that you want to accelerate, if you want to speed up … Read More

How to Scan QR Codes on iPhone with Chrome

Mar 11, 2017 - 2 Comments
Chrome scan QR Code

QR Codes are the weird looking pixelated squares you sometimes see printed on signs or elsewhere, and while it’s a stretch to say they are widely used (or understood) they are ubiquitous in some areas. While the iPhone does not bundle a method of scanning QR codes by default, if you’re a Google Chrome user … Read More

How to Change the Chrome Download Location

Jan 14, 2017 - 3 Comments
Chrome

When you download any file in Chrome that file defaults to saving into the downloads folder, which resides int he users home directory. It’s generally recommended to preserve the default setting to save Chrome downloads into the user Downloads folder, but some individuals may wish to change where Chrome saves files to. You can adjust … Read More

How to Mute Tabs in Chrome Playing Audio / Video

Jan 3, 2017 - 3 Comments
Mute tab in Chrome

Want to mute audio blasting from a browser tab in Google Chrome? Of course you do! Few things are more annoying when browsing the web than autoplaying video and autoplaying audio that starts when you load a web page. Rather than frantically trying to locate the offending media source of blasting, a better approach is … Read More

Fixing the “Aw Snap” Page Crash Error in Chrome

Jul 27, 2016 - 7 Comments
Chrome

For Google Chrome users, sometimes a webpage may crash with an “Aw, Snap!” error message. This error message frequently prevents a web page from loading at all, and it can certainly disrupt a web browsing session by the page crashing. The “Aw Snap” error message in Chrome happens for a variety of reasons, but rather … Read More

How to Clear Chrome Browser DNS Host Cache Manually

Jul 12, 2016 - 2 Comments
Chrome

The Google Chrome web browser is quite powerful with many interesting under-the-hood options that are hidden from the average user, but with a little digging around you can uncover a variety of power features that allow users to perform helpful tasks. One such hidden feature is the ability to manually clear out Chrome DNS host … Read More

How to Delete Site Specific Cookies in Chrome for Mac

Jul 2, 2016 - 4 Comments
Chrome

If you’re a Chrome web browser user, you may find yourself wanting to delete a specific website cookie (or cookies) from the browser. The benefit to removing a site specific cookie is that you don’t have to clear all web data and caches, you can target a specific cookie as needed to remove and clear. … Read More

Fix “Your Connection is Not Private” Error in Google Chrome

Mar 12, 2016 - 4 Comments
Chrome

Having used a relatives computers recently I discovered their Google Chrome web browser was constantly throwing a “Your connection is not private” error message on many web pages, thereby preventing the page from loading unless they chose to ignore and reload the ‘not private’ page. The “not private” message can be a little disconcerting, so … Read More

How to Clear Cache & History in Chrome for Mac OS X

Feb 12, 2016 - 2 Comments
Chrome

Like all web browsers, Google Chrome maintains cache and history of a user browsing habits so that frequently visited webpages are quicker to load again, and so that users can easily retrieve and return to sites they were visiting before. There are many occasions when Mac users may wish to clear out Chrome cache, web … Read More

How to Enable Tab Discarding in Chrome for Improved Memory Use

Nov 9, 2015 - 10 Comments
Chrome

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 Mac OS X

Dec 19, 2014 - 8 Comments
Chrome custom print window in Mac OS X

If you’re a majority Chrome browser user in Mac 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 … Read More

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