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Chrome adds native link-to-text functionality to Canary

Chrome adds native link-to-text functionality to Canary

Google only released its own link-to-text Chrome extension a few months back, but it's now building the function directly into Chrome. Right now, Chrome Canary web users can enable a flag that allows users to right-click on hyperlinks to copy the link hidden within.

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Google working on 'Kaleidoscope' streaming service hub for Chrome

Google working on 'Kaleidoscope' streaming service hub for Chrome

If the Chrome browser just wasn't eating enough of your RAM, Google is working on adding even more stuff to it with something it's called Kaleidoscope. We don't have many details at this time, but it seems to be a hub for streaming video services.

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Chrome's crowded grid tab switcher gets trending search suggestion chips

Chrome's crowded grid tab switcher gets trending search suggestion chips

Late last year, Chrome began testing a very busy tab switcher interface with a grid layout, incognito toggle, Google search bar, and site shortcuts. A few reiterations later, we're now looking at a slightly newer approach which keeps everything nearly the same, but puts trending search terms at the forefront instead of site shortcuts.

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Chrome working on a Read Later feature for desktops, 3 years after it added it on iOS

Chrome working on a Read Later feature for desktops, 3 years after it added it on iOS

For more than three years, you've been able to save articles for later via Chrome on iOS. Google never cared to introduce the feature on other platforms, but it looks like that's about to change rather soon. An entry spotted in the Chromium Gerrit (via Techdows) shows that the company is working on bringing a Read Later feature to Chrome OS, macOS, Windows, and Linux.

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Google is bringing scheduled downloads to Chrome for Android

Google is bringing scheduled downloads to Chrome for Android

Chrome for Android is always making tweaks and improvements, like going 64-bit last month. Downloading files these days is a lot quicker than it used to be in the days of 2G, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for growth. The development team has been working on a feature that allows users more flexibility when it comes to the download process, including waiting for a Wi-Fi connection. Now that feature is live in Chrome Canary, so long as you enable a flag or two.

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Chrome is testing 'Query tiles' to help you start a quick search from any tab

Chrome is testing 'Query tiles' to help you start a quick search from any tab

Chrome's team is always experimenting with new ways to surface content for your or speed up your search when you open a new tab page. Over the years, we've seen bookmarks, downloads, Discover content, games, top sites, and more, show up on this previously empty page, and now we've spotted another experiment called "query tiles."

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Chrome tests dark theme for mobile Google Search

Chrome tests dark theme for mobile Google Search

Google has started testing a dark mode/theme for Search on Chrome on mobile. Currently live only in Chrome Canary, according to our testing, the flag-controlled feature tweaks the mobile version of Search with a more nighttime-friendly gray-toned look, plus a weirdly inverted account avatar.

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Progressive Web Apps can now have home screen shortcuts

Progressive Web Apps can now have home screen shortcuts

Progressive Web Apps are becoming more and more capable, mostly thanks to the rapid pace at which the Chrome team is adding new APIs. Last month's release of Chrome 81 brought badges to web apps installed to your device (though not on Android), and now another improvement is on the way — home screen shortcut support.

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Chrome QR-code sharing feature goes live in Canary (with a little dino help)

Chrome QR-code sharing feature goes live in Canary (with a little dino help)

Late last year, a new QR-based feature for sharing URLs was spotted in development for Google Chrome. Previously, the button it added to the omnibar did precisely nothing, but as of today, the Canary Channel version of Chrome actually spits the QR code graphics —adorable Chrome dino and all.

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Google tests picture-in-picture button in Chrome media controls

Google tests picture-in-picture button in Chrome media controls

Late last year, Google formally announced media playback controls for Chrome after they were spotted in testing in Chrome Canary. Then the company didn't actually roll it out until this January. Now Google is testing an Android-like tweak for those controls: a new picture-in-picture button.

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