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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 »

How to make the Wikipedia page look much more exciting!

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Wikipedia (Wikipedia.com) is one of the most often visited websites on the internet. Virtually any topic you want to research, any well-known person, almost any city – it’s hard to imagine anyone or anything of importance not having a Wikipedia page. However, Wikipedia was launched back in 2001 – and the layout and design of […] Read more »

Combine multiple browser tabs into ONE tab to save memory

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I love Google Chrome. I use it as my default web browser and it works great. Probably what I love most about it is how I can customize it with extensions. I can put on ad blockers and all kinds of things so that websites look and behave based on my personal preferences. Chrome has […] Read more »

How to know which browser tab is playing sound

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Any website that automatically starts playing sound as soon as it loads up should be on some kind of blacklist. Whether it’s a selection of background music, or a news video, or any other kind of audio – any web designer with a clue knows to not have that stuff automatically start up. You give your […] Read more »

How to get back an accidentally closed browser tab

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You’re on the internet, maybe doing some research, and keeping track of a few different things in various tabs in your browser of choice (probably Chrome or Firefox, maybe even Internet Explorer).  You go to click on one of the tabs, and you accidentally click the little “X” at the right edge, and of course […] Read more »

How to get rid of Chrome’s web history icons

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You may have noticed something new recently if you use Google Chrome as your web browser.  Whenever you open a new tab, that new tab page displays the Google search field.  And right below that, there are a bunch of icons representing the websites you have recently visited.  A lot of people don’t like that […] Read more »

Automatically open a set of day-specific links in Chrome

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Well, I have finally made the switch.  After using Firefox for quite a few years, I have now made Chrome my default web browser.  This wasn’t just a “cold-turkey” change – I have been using Chrome more and more recently anyway.  And overall I am happy with the switch.  But there was one thing that […] Read more »