I noticed that my Google Chrome bookmark bar along the top of the screen had disappeared. It would only reappear on certain web sites such as the Home page. I guess I must have hit something accidentally to make it do this.
I hooked up a microphone and testing it in Windows. I was very ready to start yelling “OK Google” to bring up the Google Now screen to perform voice searches. It didn’t work. Instead of bringing up the search screen, Chrome threw a message that said “Voice search has been turned off”. I selected the […]
Some Google Chrome users are getting a “Couldn’t Load Plugin” error when trying to load some Flash Player content in the browser. Here’s how to fix the issue.
If you can’t connect to certain web sites using your favorite web browser even though you have an Internet connection, there could be several reasons why. Here are a few things you can try to clear up the problem. Symptom: In Google Chrome you may get an “Unable to connect to the Internet” message. In […]
You can change the User Agent String (UAString) in Google Chrome for your desktop computer by using these steps.
Turn the pop-up blocker in Google Chrome on or off with these options.
The Prefetch feature in Google Chrome takes up resources by caching pages you may never go to. You can modify a setting and enable or disable the Prefetch feature as you see fit using this tutorial.
If you’re working in a corporate environment, you may want to prevent Chrome from automatically updating. You can disable auto updates with these steps.
If you want to prevent the use of Incognito Mode in the Google Chrome web browser, you can disable the feature using these steps.
Google Chrome now warns users if they are visiting a page that is not protected via HTTPS as “Not Secure”. If you don’t like this behavior, you can disable it with the following steps.
If you visit the chrome://extensions/ screen in your Google Chrome web browser, you may find that some extensions cannot be disabled because the “Enabled” option is grayed out and cannot be unchecked. This is usually coupled with a message on the extension that says “This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled”.
Some of my co-workers weren’t used to the Google Chrome interface and were a little freaked out that there wasn’t a special area where they could manage their bookmarks. They wanted to know where to go to delete or edit a bookmark. Here’s how it’s done.
So you have Microsoft Windows set to use Chrome as your default browser, but you want to use a desktop shortcut to open a specific site in IE. Creating a shortcut to a web document won’t work. However, you can open a URL using a shortcut to a non-default browser using these steps:
Whenever I login to my Yahoo Mail or Google using Google Chrome, I get a warning that says: Your connection is not private. Attackers might be trying to steal your information… NET::ER_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID There are some instances when this warning appears and there is nothing to worry about. Here’s how you can handle the issue in […]
There have been a few occasions where I have lost all settings in Google Chrome. It usually is related to my Chrome profile data being corrupt. The Chrome browser stores settings for each user in a folder on the hard drive. When this data gets corrupted, you may lose some or all of your apps, […]
Google Chrome will open PDF files in a Chrome browser window. If you would rather open a PDF in Adobe Reader, you can follow these steps.
If you want to completely disable the Google Chrome cache, the setting is hidden in the developer options. Here’s how to access it in the Windows, OS X, and Linux versions.
Facebook’s decision to play videos automatically in the timeline has made many users angry. Not only does it use more data if you’re on a mobile device, it’s takes up space and distracts from other items you may want to see. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to prevent videos from playing automatically on Facebook. […]
The extensions that are available for Google Chrome are great, but can sometimes bog down the browser and cause problems. You can remove or disable the extensions if you decide you don’t want to use them anymore. Just use these steps.
You may have noticed that Google Chrome for Windows creates a bunch of different processes when it’s running. You can view the Chrome.exe processes in the Windows Task Manager. You may wonder why multiple processes are needed. What does each of them do?