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Chrome might be borrowing yet another feature from Microsoft Edge

Chrome might be borrowing yet another feature from Microsoft Edge

Have you ever browsed around a site and wondered, "what's the deal with this place?" According to a couple of tweaks to Chrome Canary, it looks like the browser will soon be able to answer that question with a quick click. It's a feature that was spotted in canary builds of Microsoft Edge recently, also based on the Chromium project.

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Here's the one desktop Chrome feature I wish Google would bring to mobile

Here's the one desktop Chrome feature I wish Google would bring to mobile

I'm a big fan of time-saving features on my computing devices. Keyboard shortcuts, text expansion snippets, clipboard managers, my keyboard-fu arsenal is full of tips and tricks that reduce the grunt of my daily tasks. After all, the less time I spend doing basic chores, the more time I have to focus on interesting ones, like writing articles or assisting my colleagues. But the all-time most awesomest bestest feature among these tricks is custom search engines on Chrome. I use them daily, all the time, and I've sung their praises enough times that I've made a few converts. What baffles me, though, is that the Chrome team has been busy adding more complicated and powerful features to Android, but it has yet to implement this very old and simple one.

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Our favorite Chrome OS 93 flags you should try on your Chromebook

Our favorite Chrome OS 93 flags you should try on your Chromebook

Chrome OS 93 arrived for Chromebooks on Tuesday of last week, and it's packed with quality-of-life polish to help you enjoy your Chromebook even more. There are several additional features and tweaks that are not yet part of the default experience — including four that we detailed earlier this week. That's because they're still in development and need further refinement before being made available for millions of Chromebook users around the globe. Google has hidden these work-in-progress Chrome OS features behind a page in the Chrome browser, where you can set "flags" to toggle them on and off at will.

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Chrome for Android may gain a permanent Desktop View switch

Chrome for Android may gain a permanent Desktop View switch

Most websites (like this one) adjust their formatting automatically to account for screens of different size and density. But sometimes the formatting goes weird, and you just gotta pretend you're on your beige Dell from 2003. According to a recent patch in the Chromium Gerrit, Chrome on Android might be getting an option to toggle the "Request Desktop Site" option on a permanent basis.

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Google really wants you to test all the hidden experiments in Chrome Beta 94

Google really wants you to test all the hidden experiments in Chrome Beta 94

It looks like Google is getting more aggressive about advertising experiments and tests it's running in Chrome. The company has shared what it's working on and how you can activate some of the experiments in the current Chrome Beta, version 94. None of the tests are exactly new, but Google publicly advertising them certainly is.

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Google plans to resurrect one of Chrome's most useful audio features

Google plans to resurrect one of Chrome's most useful audio features

Do you remember when you could easily mute a tab playing audio in Chrome without going to it and manually fiddling with the player on that page? Google inexplicably removed the ability to do this back in 2018. Thankfully, it looks likely that the feature will be making a comeback.

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Microsoft is ending support for Android Office apps on Chromebooks

Microsoft is ending support for Android Office apps on Chromebooks

Do you use Chrome OS's Android app powers to run Microsoft Office apps on your Chromebook? Well Microsoft would like you to stop, please. And starting in September, the company will do more than ask. Office apps originally intended for Android will no longer be supported on Chrome OS beginning next month, according to a Microsoft spokesperson.

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Google's upgrading Chrome Tab Groups with the ability to save them for later

Google's upgrading Chrome Tab Groups with the ability to save them for later

Chrome's Tab Groups feature is an excellent way to stay organized if, like me, you tend to let your tabs multiply faster than rabbits on a diet of Spanish fly. While Tab Groups can be renamed, collapsed, expanded, and even marked with a color for easy visibility, none of those changes stay with you into a new browser session. Until now, that is: a new flag option in the latest version of Chrome Canary lets users save tab groups.

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Chrome is getting a fresh Material makeover for its system pages

Chrome is getting a fresh Material makeover for its system pages

It's been a few years now since Google gave Chrome one of its biggest makeovers to date — a perfect treat (for most) to celebrate the browser's first decade. Its Material makeover ditched the trapezoidal shapes and drab gray for a modern, rounded look that's more in line with Google's updated design system. However, the lack of theming in Chrome's system pages (settings and bookmarks, for example) is a testament to the absence of consistency in Google's implementation of Material Design. But with an upcoming change, it seems like the company finally wants to apply its attractive design language to Chrome in a consistent manner.

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Chrome is working to support one of Android 12's best features

Chrome is working to support one of Android 12's best features

A lot of us take screenshots with our phones, but when trying to do something like sharing a cool, long article with friends and family, that can sometimes mean snapping a bunch of them. We've been waiting forever for Google to add scrolling screenshots natively into Android, and for good reason — it's way more convenient to just take a single capture of content that extends past what's viewable on our phone's screen. Android 12 finally made this long-requested feature a reality, but with one important caveat — it doesn't work in all apps yet. Chrome is among those apps you'll most likely want to take scrolling screenshots in, and soon, it'll support one of Android 12's best features.

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