Chrome: This free dictionary extension from Google lets you view definitions from within web pages you visit. Just double-click a word to see its meaning in a pop-up bubble or get in-age translation of a foreign word.More »
Google Chrome: People who spend a lot of time on Wikipedia may find this extension particularly valuable, even if it is somewhat limited. With WikiPreview installed, any time you hover your mouse over a link to another Wikipedia article while on the site, a small snippet pops up to show you what that article's about.More »
Firefox/Chrome: When government officials seized ownership of a number of domains last month, a lot of people suddenly found their favorite torrent tracker shut down. Many owners of the seized domains simply moved to new URLs. If you're looking for them, the MAFIAA Fire extension uses a crowd-sourced database of alternative domains to connect you. More »
When you close a browser tab prematurely, whether it's by accident or, unbeknownst to you, you're going to need it again moments later, it's no fun digging through your history to get it back. That's why Control/Command+Shift+T was invented. It resurrects your fallen tabs from the graveyard of your browser history.More »
Chrome does a good job of updating your extensions automatically, but it checks for updates on its own schedule. If you know that a new version of an extension is out but Chrome hasn't updated it, here's how to do it manually.More »
If you are up for a new experience and don’t mind potential phishing sites threat, then Google Chrome 13 Canary might be the browser to get as its latest release includes an option to hide the URL bar.
How do you enter the URL?
For user to access the mentioned text box he or she must click on a browser tab and bingo, it reappears.
How to hide the bar?
Enter about:flags in the address bar
Find compact option and enable it
Right click on the tab bar and select “Hide the toolbar”
What do you think? Useful or useless?
With the recently announced Google Chrome promotion, here comes another video from the search giant and this one features Lady Gaga (oh no).
Chrome: If you wake in the morning and tune in the news as you start the day, the BBC News Alarm web app for Chrome lets you wake up and listen to the headlines from the BBC World Service, downloaded while you sleep. More »
Netbook users rejoice: Google Chrome's Canary build recently added a new feature that completely hides the URL bar for serious vertical space savings. It's still there, you just have to click on a browser tab (or hit Ctrl+L) and it'll drop down, floating over your webpage. It isn't perfect (as it doesn't allow you to always see the URL you're visiting), but it'll be great on computers for which space is at a premium. This feature's only available in the Windows builds of Canary, and it isn't enabled by default. To enable it, just head to
about:flags and toggle "Compact Navigation" on. Restart Canary, right click on the tab bar, then hit "Hide Toolbar" to use the compact version. [via Conceivably Tech] More »
According to TNW, Internet Explorer is the only modern web browser (Opera was not tested due to temporary issue with the test page) that is not affected by the recently found memory leak.
Once the site is back online, users can reproduce the bug by following these steps:
- Request an image from a server.
- Image result contains “Cache-Control: no-store”.
- Display the image.
Instead of freeing allocated memory, none of the tested web browsers did that. Here are his tests results:
Safari 5: Failed
Firefox 4.x: Failed
IE 7/8/9: Passed
As THB said, No-Store attribute was created so browsers would not store image on the local disk. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Furthermore, it looks like the issue is not OS related and was confirmed by both Windows and Linux users.
So here you have it folks, today Microsoft has a good reason to smile about.
If you are looking for a great way to boost your productivity by blocking certain sites and the specific time of the day, then Google Chrome or Firefox are the browsers to user.
LeechBlock is a Firefox extension which allows you to block up to six time-wasting web sites at different times of the day or limit the time you surf them.
StayFocusd is a Google Chrome extension which will enable you not only to block various web pages, but also restrict the amount of time you use them.
Chrome: "Bus Times for Google Maps" is an extension that lets you quickly view upcoming transit times for your favorite public transportation routes by just clicking or hovering over an icon at the top of your browser window. Since the extension pulls data straight from Google Maps, it works with bus, light rail, subway, trolley, or just about any other transit lines that can normally be mapped.More »
Windows/Mac: "Keyboard Shortcuts to Reorder Tabs" is a no-frills Chrome extension with a no-nonsense name. It allows Windows and Mac users to change the order of their tabs by holding CTRL+SHIFT and pressing Page Up or Page Down to move the tab to the left or right.More »
Works with all web browsers.
Not interested in going through all Angry Birds levels, one by one? Worry no more; there is a solution for that.
To unlock all levels, type the following code in the address bar
Google has just released an update for the stable branch of Google Chrome that brings the version of the web browser to 11.0.696.68. The update, which is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms is a security update that fixes two security vulnerabilities in Chrome.
Both security issues that have been fixed by the developers have received a rating of high, the second highest severity rating available.
-  High CVE-2011-1799: Bad casts in Chromium WebKit glue.
-  High CVE-2011-1800: Integer overflows in SVG filters.
The new Chrome stable version additionally contains Adobe’s Flash Player 10.3, which has been updated to that version. While it is not explicitly mentioned on the Google Chrome Releases blog, it seems as if that version is a final build of Adobe Flash Player 10.3 and not the release candidate.
The final version has not yet been officially released by Adobe. It would not be the first time that Google, thanks to the direct tie-in of Flash Player in Chrome, managed to update Flash Player ahead of time.
The long awaited Flash Player 10.3 adds several new features to the popular software, most noticeably an option to delete so called Flash cookies from within the browser.
Google Chrome Stable users should get update notifications soon, if they have not already. Users who prefer to download Chrome from the official website can do that as well. The browser can be updated by running the installer after the download has finished.
When you install a Chrome extension, it often puts an icon in your navigation bar for quick access. The problem is, sometimes that icon can be pretty ugly. Here's how to change those icons to something better looking. More »
Chrome: The new Google Tasks Chrome extension is perfect for any Tasks user, providing quick access to your to-dos and effortless task creation right from the keyboard. More »
In today’s Google I/O keynote, it was revealed that Google Chrome now has 160 million active users. That’s twice as many users as reported last May (70 million)!
Furthermore, the company has promised major web browser improvements in the upcoming few months, such as: more developer APIs, speech support and more.
The latest Beta Channel build of Google Chrome (12.0.742.30 that is) has been released a couple of days ago and it’s worth checking out.
- The hardware accelerated 3D CSS support has been finalized and is now available in the following version.
- As reported earlier, by issuing warnings, Google Chrome now protects users from malicious file downloads
- More privacy control! Thanks to co-operation with Adobe, you can now delete Flash Local Shared Objects (LSO’s) directly from the Google’s Chrome settings page.
- Improved screen reader support, thanks to preliminary support for JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and other popular screen readers.
- Google Gears plug-in is now removed from the web browser.
That’s it for now.