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How to do a Safety Check using Chrome

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Did you know that Google Chrome can run a quick Safety Check on your computer? Here’s how to do it.

 
Open Chrome, and click the 3 dots in the top right, and choose Settings.
Then, scroll down to the Safety Check session and click on “Check now”.

Chrome will take a few seconds and check for:

Is Chrome up […] Read more »

Use Chrome to fill in your name and address

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When you’re online, do you find yourself constantly having to manually type in your name and address when creating a new account? Here’s how to do that with one click.

 
You know what I’m talking about. You see something on the internet you want to purchase, and it’s for sale on some website where you haven’t […] Read more »

How to export your passwords from Chrome

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You should not save your passwords in Chrome. But before you delete them from Chrome, you need to save them so that you can refer to them.

 
I’ve said it many times – don’t store your passwords in your web browser. Yes, it makes things easy. You go to a website, and Chrome just automatically inserts […] Read more »

How to show full URL in the Chrome address bar

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Sometimes it’s the little things, you know? Why does Chrome, by default, only show part of a website address in the address bar? I don’t know, but here’s how to fix that.

 
This one is pretty simple. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about here, just open Chrome and go to any website. As an […] Read more »

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 this option because […] 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 you want the […] 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 that some people […] 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. But sometimes you […] 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 very clear that […] 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 they think they’ve […] Read more »