Google released a new strain of Chrome Apps to enable offline accessibility, auto-updates, sandboxing, and the Chrome App Launcher, among others. The App Launcher makes it easy to access all your web apps in one place right from the Windows taskbar. Both web apps and the new desktop apps are even easier to get to. Without opening Chrome, you can have access to particular apps that don’t even require an internet connection, let alone launching a browser. We’re going to look at how to install the App Launcher and what type of services it offers.
Ever wanted to access a site that restricts access because of the browser you're using or maybe view the mobile version of a site to save bandwidth? If so, a user-agent switcher is the way to go. A user-agent represents your browser when you visit a website, and a user-agent switcher changes your browser's user-agent to that of another specified browser, tricking the site to allow you access. A user-agent switcher can do so much as well. You can explore the mobile web freely, see what Google sees and Linux-users who are frequently blocked will especially like this app. Developers when checking their code in other browsers also love user-agent switchers. Our guide will outline the 3 best user-agent switcher extensions for Chrome.
The early days of the web saw a lot of bandwidth problems - people's bandwidth being hogged by certain sites or just being severely slowed by certain downloads. Many of us even would receive, or still are at risk of receiving, a whopping bill at the end of the month. Solutions have come and gone over the years too. Firefox Throttle was the go-to add-on for a long time, designed to limit bandwidth use in Firefox, however the add-on was killed a few years ago. There are still however two solid methods still available to limit bandwidth in Firefox and other web browsers. Our guide will outline how to limit bandwidth usage in your favorite browser.
Bookmarklets are small scripts that run on a webpage to execute useful functions against either the content on the page or on the entire domain name itself. Backtick is a Chrome extension that holds these scripts together in once place, making it super simple to run them at any time on any page. After installing Backtick, you can create your own commands or search through the predefined ones via a pop up search box. Add any command another user creates by simply entering the ID into the Backtick settings page. There are many bookmarklets already present in Backtick, but as the community grows there are surely more to be added. We’ve listed 10 of our favorites below, so let's take a look at how Backtick works and how to use these custom commands.
Whether you love Apple are or more on the "meh" side, it's hard to deny their products have the user-interface design thing down pat. This is probably one of the most appealing aspects of their products - their almost fun-to-use user-interfaces - and the most recent incarnation of their operating system, iOS7, is now available for the Chrome browser through the iOS7 New Tab Page extension. For those who are comfortable using the iOS7 interface and want to stick with it, this extension is a great idea. Anyone curious should give it a go as well. It transforms the new tab screen into an iOS7-themed screen, letting you access all the apps you've installed and do so in the user-friendly way Apple operating systems are known for. Our guide will outline how to make Chrome feel like an Apple-product using the iOS7 New Tab Page extension.
If you use a screen - a computer, TV, tablet or smartphone - more than 2 hours of a day, chances are you've felt the symptoms of computer eye strain, also known as digital eye strain, an increasingly common condition. Dry itchy eyes, blurred vision, headaches and difficulty refocusing are some of the tell-tale symptoms. While for most people these symptoms go away after a good night's sleep, long-term eye strain can cause permanent damage to your eyes. However, its not too tough to counteract all these negative symptoms. From incorporating eye healthy habits into your day to gadgets that can help, our guide will outline 8 ways to protect your eyes in our ever-growing screen-centric world.
Google has finally listened to what users, mainly parents, of their Chrome browser and Chromebooks, have asked for - the ability to add their children as users, as well as add better supervised controls of Chrome accounts; something parents have wanted to added to Chrome so their kids can surf the web safely. There were rumblings this may be a possibility this summer, and now it's finally here. There's a hitch though - it's only available right now in the beta version of Chrome. If you're willing to download the beta browser however, it's super easy to setup a supervised user account. Our guide will outline how to setup and use Google's supervised Chrome accounts.
Have you ever entered data in an online form but then accidentally lost it all in the blink of an eye? Maybe you are writing an email or a blog post and hit the back or refresh button accidentally? Or you spent an hour filling out a job application only to have your power go out, losing everything. Forget retyping everything back out by installing Lazarus. It just takes one click to resurrect the data and put you back on track. Lazarus can restore all your data in an instant, instead of typing it all this all over again. Lazarus is available for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox as an extension. Install it to immediately begin monitoring all web form fields. Then at any time, just open Lazarus to restore old data you’ve entered in. Read on to know how Lazarus works.
With every new favorite that’s added to a browser, the odds of one changing or becoming inactive continually increases. To prevent clutter of these useless URLs, it’s important to sometimes sweep the list of favorites for ones that are broken, and therefore of no use. Manually checking every link is out of the question when you have over 100 favorites. Fortunately, AM-DeadLink is a program that can scan four browsers’ favorites for URLs that redirect to a page different than the stated link as well as identify the ones that land on an error page. You can also scan for
There’s always new updates being made to Chrome, with Google devs creating new ways to make tasks easier. In the latest Chrome update, they’ve added a new tab page, as well as a more direct way to restore recently closed tabs. While the previous methods worked just fine, the latest method is a nice supplement to the new changes made to the New Tab page. Our guide will outline the old and new methods for restoring recently closed tabs in Chrome. Access Recently Closed Tabs Previous Method Ctrl + Shift + T: One of the most common ways to restore
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