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.
If you’re using Google Drive on your Mac, you may have noticed that you can’t view or edit your Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides files when you don’t have an Internet connection. Luckily, Google has a way to enable offline access for these files, but it requires just a bit of configuration. Here’s how it all works!
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!
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.
After announcing in 2013 that it would provide support for Chrome on Windows XP through “at least April 2015,” Google this week clarified its commitment, pledging to support the browser on the aging operating system through the end of the year.
Recent versions of Chrome share a common print window across all platforms, which is great for those who use Chrome on multiple devices. But the new look clashes with the default OS X print window for those who are primarily Mac users. Here’s how to force Chrome to use the standard OS X print window instead.
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.
Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode is a popular and useful feature, but it takes a few steps to launch by default. We show you how to build a custom Incognito Mode shortcut, so you can launch a new instance of Chrome in Incognito Mode with just a click.