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Dim Your Browser With Deluminate for Google Chrome Dim Your Browser With Deluminate for Google Chrome

Using a “dark mode” on your favorite website, app, or operating system feels great. It’s perfect for dark rooms or airplanes, when you need to conserve your battery a little, or you’re just tired of having sore eyes from staring at a screen for hours.

How to Continue to Download Chrome Extensions Without Using the Chrome Store  How to Continue to Download Chrome Extensions Without Using the Chrome Store 

I can’t recall the last time I didn’t install an extension from the Google’s Chrome Web Store. However, developers—up until now—have been allowed to offer their extensions as inline downloads. In other words, they could drop a download button on a website, you’d click on it and see a typical installation confirmation…

Find Out if Your Password Has Been Leaked in a Data Breach With This Chrome Extension Find Out if Your Password Has Been Leaked in a Data Breach With This Chrome Extension

At this point, it seems like there’s a new data breach every week where users usernames, passwords, and other personal information has been exposed to hackers. Keeping track of them all can be quite the undertaking.

The Best Way to Unmute Web Games and Apps Silenced by Google Chrome's Latest Update The Best Way to Unmute Web Games and Apps Silenced by Google Chrome's Latest Update

Google’s latest update to Chrome came with big changes about how the browser treats autoplaying videos, but it’s now causing lots of audio issues with various web apps and games.

Beef Up Your Chrome Security With These Extensions  Beef Up Your Chrome Security With These Extensions 

Google Chrome comes with its own built-in security measures to warn you about dangerous websites and weed out phishing scams, but it never hurts to have more (or better) safeguards when you’re browsing.

Mute Every Website Automatically with This Chrome Extension Mute Every Website Automatically with This Chrome Extension

Letting you mute entire websites in Chrome may be the best upgrade Google ever made to the browser, but it could still be better. Sure, muting every site with annoying pop-up videos is great, but what if you didn’t have to deal any audio at all? Thanks to AutoMute, you’ll never have to hear another peep out of your…

Sync Netflix Streams With Far-Away Friends Using This Chrome Extension Sync Netflix Streams With Far-Away Friends Using This Chrome Extension

A few years ago (7 now, actually - yikes!) I moved across the country, a time zone away from my family and most of my friends. Moving across the country comes with a number of challenges, but the biggest of those ended up being the whole friends thing. Going from a decently large network of friends to knowing that one…

The Chrome Extensions Our Tech Editor Uses to Manage a Messy Browser The Chrome Extensions Our Tech Editor Uses to Manage a Messy Browser

I’m the worst at keeping my browser organized—the absolute worst. I’ll open tabs like adding entries on a to-do list, and then forget about them for weeks as more of their peers join the party in the penthouse above Chrome’s address bar.

Use Smooz to Actually Browse the Web One-Handed Use Smooz to Actually Browse the Web One-Handed

I’m not a big fan of browsing the web on my phone, mainly due to my browser’s terrible control scheme. Everything is too spaced out. The keyboard’s at the bottom of the vertically oriented display, essential controls are tucked into hard to reach corners, and I don’t want to risk dropping my phone by performing a…

Moving Your Passwords From Google Chrome to a Dedicated App Just Got a Lot Easier Moving Your Passwords From Google Chrome to a Dedicated App Just Got a Lot Easier

If you’ve been using Google Chrome to store all of your logins and passwords, that’s great—a lot better than scribbling your passwords on sticky notes and attaching them to your desktop monitor or laptop. Third-party password managers are even better (cross-platform, in many cases), and a new Chrome setting now makes…

Improve Your Reddit Experience With These Chrome Extensions Improve Your Reddit Experience With These Chrome Extensions

Reddit’s endless stream of memes, comments, and self-referential jokes can be intimidating to newcomers. Even if you’ve been reading the site for years there’s still plenty of new subreddits to discover. But no matter how well you know Reddit, you could be having an even better experience by installing a few extra…

Use Google Chrome’s Task Manager to Figure Out What’s Slowing Down Your Browsing Use Google Chrome’s Task Manager to Figure Out What’s Slowing Down Your Browsing

Frozen webpages, a precursor to the ever-frustrating dead tab, can be intensely frustrating—all the more so when you can’t accurately identify what’s causing the slowdown or random dead tab. If you want to learn more about what windows or processes are demanding too much of your memory and processing power, technology…

You Can Now Mute Websites Forever in Chrome You Can Now Mute Websites Forever in Chrome

Rest, my child. CNN’s autoplay videos can’t hurt you any more. In the latest public version of Chrome, you can just right-click any tab and select “mute site.”

Set Your Homepage as a Countdown Clock to Your Death Set Your Homepage as a Countdown Clock to Your Death

We only get so much time in this life, and yours is running out, friend. That might seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be—it can be motivating. Sometimes you just need a reminder that you need to make it count. This tool sets your Google Chrome homepage and any new blank tabs you open to a clock slowly ticking toward…

Disable Those Annoying Browser Notifications Once and for All Disable Those Annoying Browser Notifications Once and for All

You hate it as much as I do: that little box that appears whenever you visit a news site or blog, asking for permission to bug you with notification boxes for stuff you don’t care about. Instead of throwing up your hands in defeat and learning to live with the annoyance, you can stop sites from bothering you…

Why You Should Switch From Google Chrome to Firefox Why You Should Switch From Google Chrome to Firefox

Since its debut, Chrome has grown in popularity, though its once-stellar reputation has taken a bit of a hit as of late. Examples of Chrome-only sites are more and more common, reminiscent of the days when Microsoft’s Internet Explorer dominated the web browser market. It’s been shown to be a massive memory hog as…

How to Automatically Silence Annoying Autoplay Videos in Google Chrome How to Automatically Silence Annoying Autoplay Videos in Google Chrome

At some point, publishers at a lot of the sites I frequent decided that it would be a good idea to start using autoplay videos. While I think their thought is that when the video starts playing I’ll somehow be drawn in by their captivating host and majestic background music, the result is often me getting frightened…

How to Set a Default User in Chrome How to Set a Default User in Chrome

If you’re using multiple accounts in Chrome, you know how useful it can be to keep items like your personal and professional emails separate. Unfortunately, if you use one a lot more than the other, it’s a hassle to switch from one to the next every day. By following a few guidelines and creating some shortcuts, you…

Watch YouTube Videos From Any Country Using This Chrome Extension Watch YouTube Videos From Any Country Using This Chrome Extension

Getting a link to a music video on YouTube from a friend, only to find yourself unable to view it, is a real bummer. You can get around YouTube’s location-based restrictions with a dead-simple extension that, frankly, everyone should install. It’s called F*ck YouTube (because of course it is).

Reset Chrome to Stop Automatically Opening Apps Reset Chrome to Stop Automatically Opening Apps

Apps opening automatically from Chrome is supposed to be a convenience—but sometimes it’s just annoying. Dealing with an intrusive iTunes window when you just wanted to see an app screenshot can be irksome, especially since iTunes doesn’t even handle apps anymore. Sometimes you just want to copy an email address, or…

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