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How to Enable Material Design UI Layout for Top of Google Chrome in Windows

Starting with Google Chrome 68, you can set a flag for an experimental feature to allow selection of a “UI layout for the brower’s top chrome” that changes the look of the tabs and address bar.

You can toggle between the following UI layouts for the top of Google Chrome:

  • Default
  • Normal – for clamshell devices
  • Hybrid (previously touch) – middle point for devices with a touch screen
  • Auto – Let Chrome decide.
  • Touchable – new unified interface for touch and convertibles (Chrome OS)
  • Refresh – Material Design refresh
  • Touchable Refresh – Touchable Material Design refresh

This tutorial will show you how to enable and change the Material Design UI layout for the top (tabs and address bar) of Google Chrome to what you want for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Changing New Tab Page Background in Google Chrome in Windows

Starting with Google Chrome 68, you can enable or disable a flag for an experimental feature to allow selection of a custom background image on the New Tab page when Google is set as the default search engine.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable being able to select a custom background image on the New Tab page in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Change Default Search Engine in Google Chrome in Windows

In Google Chrome, you can use the address bar (omnibox) as a search box. It automatically uses Google by default, but you can set another default search engine instead.

The search box on the New Tab page in Google Chrome will also use what you set as the default search engine.

This tutorial will show you how to set a default search engine you want to use in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Tab Audio Muting in Google Chrome in Windows

In Google Chrome, you can enable or disable a flag for an experimental feature to be able to quickly mute or unmute a tab by clicking on the speaker icon (audio indicator) directly on the tab instead of having to right click on the tab and click on “Mute site” or “Unmute site”.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable being able to quickly mute and unmute a tab playing audio in Google Chrome by clicking on the speaker icon on the tab for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Smooth Scrolling in Google Chrome in Windows

In Google Chrome, you can enable or disable a flag for an experimental feature to animate smoothly when scrolling page content in Google Chrome.

When you scroll a webpage using your mouse wheel, arrow keys, or touchpad, you might notice a jerky animation. The Smooth Scrolling flag will smooth out the stutter.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable smooth scrolling in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Fast Tab/Window Close in Google Chrome in Windows

In Google Chrome, you can enable or disable a flag for an experimental feature which affects the tab and window closing performance of Google Chrome.

When the Fast tab/window close flag is enabled, Chrome runs a tab’s onunload JavaScript handler independently of the GUI.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable fast tab and window closing in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Manage Audio Focus Across Tabs in Google Chrome in Windows

In Google Chrome, you can enable or disable a flag to mute a previous tab playing audio whenever you open another tab and play audio.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable manage audio focus across tabs to mute a previous tab playing audio whenever you open another tab and play audio in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Export Saved Passwords in Google Chrome

You can have Google Chrome remember your passwords for different sites. Whenever you sign in to a website, Chrome asks if you want to save your account info for that site.

If you like, you can export your saved passwords in Chrome to a .csv file to have as a backup.

This tutorial will show you how to export your saved passwords in Google Chrome to a .csv file from within Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Allow or Block Website Notifications in Google Chrome in Windows

Some websites can show notifications on your computer desktop. By default, Google Chrome asks you if a site can show notifications.

You can manage settings to allow or block permissions for notifications from all sites or for a specific site.

This tutorial will show you how to change site permissions in Google Chrome to allow or block website notifications on your desktop in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Strict Site Isolation Mode in Google Chrome in Windows

Google introduced a new experimental Strict site isolation mode feature in Google Chrome 63.

Google’s site isolation feature improves security for Chrome browser users. When you enable site isolation, content for each open website in the Chrome browser is always rendered in a dedicated process, isolated from other sites. This creates an additional security boundary between websites.

Strict site isolation is not enabled by default in Chrome, but is available as an experimental flag.

If you enable site isolation, it will come at the expense of additional memory requirements for the improved stability and security. Memory usage can increase by approximately 10–20% depending on how the browser is used.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Strict site isolation mode feature in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Import Bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox in Windows

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Firefox. The bookmarks bar is a toolbar in Firefox that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

This tutorial will show you how to import bookmarks from Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox bookmarks for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Import Bookmarks from Firefox to Chrome in Windows

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Chrome. The bookmarks bar is a toolbar in Chrome that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

This tutorial will show you how to import bookmarks, browsing history, saved passwords, search engines, and autofill form data from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Google Chrome. The bookmarks bar is a toolbar in Chrome that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

This tutorial will show you how to import or export your Google Chrome bookmarks as a .html file in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Delete Cookies in Google Chrome in Windows

Cookies are small files that websites put on your PC to store information about you and your preferences. Cookies can make your browsing experience better by letting sites remember your preferences or letting you avoid signing in each time you visit certain sites. Cookies can also help a website remember your location, so it can provide you with locally relevant content, like weather. However, some cookies might put your privacy at risk by tracking sites that you visit.

This tutorial will show you how to delete cookies in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Google Chrome Page Prediction in Windows

Google Chrome has the page prediction settings below turned on by default to improve the speed of browsing, and make your overall experience better.

  • Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar or the app launcher search box: These suggestions are based on related web searches, your browsing history, and popular websites. If your default search engine provides a suggestion service, the browser might send the text you type in the address bar to the search engine.
  • Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly: Browsers use an IP address to load a webpage. When you visit a webpage, Chrome can look up the IP addresses of all the page’s links and load the ones you might navigate to next. If you turn this setting on, websites and any embedded content that are pre-loaded may set and read their own cookies as if you had visited them, even if you don’t.

While page prediction may be useful to some people, others may want to turn off page prediction for the following reasons:

  • Using Internet bandwidth preloading web pages that you may not open.
  • Could be a privacy issue since some anonymous data and statistics might be send to the server to make this feature better and more reliable.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off page prediction in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Change Google Chrome Default Download Folder Location in Windows

By default, Google Chrome downloads to the %UserProfile%\Downloads folder for your account.

If you like, you can choose a location on your computer where downloads should be saved by default or pick a specific destination for each download.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default download folder location in Google Chrome for your account in Windows.

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How to Create a Desktop Shortcut of Website in Google Chrome

Google Chrome lets you easily keep track of your favorite websites. You can add your favorite websites to your bookmarks, and you can also create desktop shortcuts of websites that will open in Google Chrome.

This tutorial will show you how to create a desktop shortcut of a website from within Google Chrome in Windows.

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