If you use a regularly updated version of Chrome, you probably noticed a change this week in the way that the browser looks. That’s because Google has just launched its newest version of Chrome, complete with a visual overhaul. Thankfully for those who don’t like the new look, there’s a way to switch back. Here’s how.
If you’re using Google Chrome to run web apps or self-contained websites, here’s how you can configure the browser to launch them in app mode, a special mode that runs the app in a separate Chrome process and removes the unnecessary user interface elements such as the address bar and bookmarks.
Microsoft makes bold performance claims for its Edge web browser, stating that it’s significantly faster than both Firefox and Chrome. We run our own benchmarks to test Microsoft’s claims and see how the top four browsers stack up in the latest build of Windows 10.
When you paste text into a Google Docs document, it will retain the font and formatting of its source. This is fine in some cases, but most users want their pasted text to match the existing formatting of their document. Here are two ways to get clean, unformatted text in your Google Docs documents, including one option that removes text formatting but leaves links intact.
Safari, Firefox, and Chrome all offer easy ways to change where downloaded files end up on your Mac (and whether you get asked where to put each one). In this article, we’ll go over how to switch that option for all of them!
If you’ve accidentally installed a program from a malicious source, you may have picked up some adware. This could have some nasty side effects, including changing your browsers’ homepages. We’ll tell you how to fix it!
Google is rolling out beta support for native OS X notifications in Chrome for Mac, which will put Chrome notifications in their place with a user’s other notification-enabled apps and services, as well as respect Control Center’s “Do Not Disturb” setting. Here’s how to test the feature in the current version of Chrome.
Google Chrome uses an online installer by default, which ensures that you receive the latest version of the browser each time you install it. But what if you don’t have access to the Internet, or are stuck on dial-up and don’t want to wait hours for the browser to files to download? Here’s how you can grab the Chrome offline installer, which you can keep in your software kit and use to install Chrome under any conditions.
The address bar in Google Chrome is the central location for not only navigating to known URLs, but also for conducting quick Web searches. Normally, typing a query into Chrome’s address bar will initiate a Web search with your search engine of choice (Google, by default). But you can also configure Chrome to save site-specific search shortcuts, which let you instantly search within a given site without having to visit that site first. Here’s how to set it up.
Project Spartan, Microsoft’s new Web browser for Windows 10, is finally in the hands of Windows Insiders. Microsoft is betting a lot on its next-gen browser, but how does it stack up to IE and competing browsers when it comes to performance? Read on to check out our benchmark showdown of Spartan, IE, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.