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How to read articles in Chrome with NO clutter

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Have you ever tried to read a serious article online, and you were just constantly distracted by the sidebars, the ads, and all the other “clutter” on the screen? Chrome has a secret “reader” mode to get rid of all that so you can focus on the content.   Most people don’t know about […] Read more »

How to create a website shortcut in Chrome – EASY!

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If you have a website you visit regularly, there’s no easier way to get there than to have a shortcut icon right on your desktop. And Chrome makes it VERY easy to do that!   In the past, I would do this the “manual” way. That’s where you navigate to the website page where […] Read more »

How to fix Chrome displaying weird characters

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Today’s tip has to do with a weird thing that some users are seeing in Chrome. The text characters are missing some pieces and it just looks all weird (and even unreadable). Here’s how to fix it.   What we’re talking about today falls into a category I call a “niche tip”. This means […] Read more »

How to remove stored passwords from your web browser

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Today we’re talking about how to remove saved passwords from your web browser.   You shouldn’t have Chrome or Firefox store passwords for you. It’s not safe. If anyone ever got access to your computer, they would see a full list of all your accounts and passwords – definitely not good! Use LastPass instead. […] Read more »

New Chrome feature to make websites shut up

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Sometimes when I’m browsing the web, I get annoyed and confused. Annoyed at websites that automatically start playing sound, and confused as to why the creator of that site thought it was a good idea.   I mean seriously – websites auto-playing sound became a trend maybe 15 years ago, but users made it […] Read more »

How to change the font size when viewing websites

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It’s the weirdest thing – as I get older, a lot of websites have decided to make their print size smaller and more difficult to read. So rude of them! But in Chrome (and Firefox), I have the option to make the words bigger.   I get this request fairly often from clients. Sometimes […] Read more »

How I customize Chrome

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Chrome is great even if you just leave it alone and use it with the default settings. But I like to customize and “tweak” it a few different ways to make it even better.   Basically what I’m describing here today is the process I go through when I’m setting up Chrome on a […] Read more »

New virus trick to watch for – the “missing font” hack

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The hackers and scammers continue to come up with new ideas to trick you into downloading a virus to your computer. The latest scheme is a pop-up in Chrome that says the page won’t display properly because you’re missing a font. Here are the details so you don’t fall for it.   This is […] Read more »

A little-known feature of Google Chrome

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I use Google Chrome as my primary web browser, and not long ago I came across something I could do with Chrome that I thought was pretty cool. And sometimes even useful.   A little background first. Practically since the beginning of time, computer users have known about the keyboard combination CTRL + ALT […] Read more »

A couple of handy features in Google Chrome

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My default web browser is Google Chrome. I also use Firefox for some things and it’s fine, but I really like Chrome. Recently I came across a couple of interesting things in Chrome.   Feature #1: Customize website zoom level Have you noticed that as you get older, some of the text on certain […] Read more »