11 Chrome Settings (flags) You Should Change Now
11 Google Chrome Settings
Google Chrome settings are the most popular web browser right now, but most people just leave the settings in default without even knowing about things they could or should change. Some of these settings are on by default that you should disable, and others are cool features that are not enabled by default, but you’ll want to turn on. This video goes over 11 of these settings, which include some found in the regular settings menu, as well as some in the hidden “chrome flags” menu, found in chrome://flags. Everything from a new way to mute noisy tabs, to faster downloading with chrome.
1. Eas and Enable
Google makes it easy to tell when background apps are active: just look for the Google Chrome settings icon in the system tray (bottom right corner of your desktop screen). Click on this emblem to view a list of active tasks and an access a proper ‘Exit’ option.
If you want to stop Chrome from running in the background entirely (i.e., so that it always exits when closed), regardless of extension, you can. You just need to tell it to.
The behavior can also be changed to the browser’s main settings page:
- Click on the Chrome menu (or press Alt+E)
- Select Settings
- Click on the link titled ‘Show advanced settings‘
- Under the section headed ‘System‘ untick the box next to “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”
2. Automatically Send Information to Google
On the Privacy and security, we have an option by the name of “Automatically send some system information and page content to Google to help detect dangerous apps and sites”. this one is disabled by default but may personally it would enable Actually you very privacy contest you don’t have to obviously but there are so many malicious websites out there that if more people enable this setting el to end up benefiting yourself in the future plus it may make it likely chrome will take the new malicious site you go on it has scanned it before.
3. Show Saved Copy Button
To find out show saved copy button at the search bar write “Chrome://flag” and find or search the “Show Saved Copy Button” and click on the default button and select “Enable: Primary“.
what it does is it will allow you to load the cached version of the website if it’s available if the website either field load or you currently offline so to enable it to go to the drop down primary is the option. that way you can list look a previous version of the website even if it’s not life which might steel be helpful.
whit this enable on the field load page you will see a new button to load the saved copy (Show Saved Copy).
4. Parallel Downloading
On the “Chrome://flags” find or search “Parallel Downloading” and turn it “Enable“. this would like chrome use multiple downloads right just speed up downloading the file, this means if a website has a limit how fast you can download the file. chrome can basically download multiple parts of that file and parallel syn a tensely, so you can cut the download speed to a refraction or the download is hider.
there is not rely much documentation on this feature so I am not really sure how will it work how often does it, it doesn’t every time but I don’t see the reason to not enable it unless you having issued something with it. by the way, there is extension that can do this as well, I am not gonna get those. hopefully, this feature just works as well without any extensions.
5. Smooth Scrolling
this is a personal preference but I rely hit smooth scrolling so I disable it, it just change it the way of the field the scroll on the page and with smooth scrolling seams a load slow runs slag scrolling, you can turn it on or off and can compare your self but I found when smooth scrolling is disabled, scrolling with the mouse well just responsive ens tent or as there seam to be a bit of delay otherwise, and that’s because to smooth out the scroll movement it ask to slowly build up the speed and slow down the hole. it’s not something rely on notice and compare it to your self and tried out and see.
6. New Omnibox Answers in Suggest Type
Google ports ‘answers in suggest’ feature in Android to desktop Chrome. Omnibox, a combination of the address bar and the search box is turning to be more useful for Chrome users, Chromium team is currently testing showing answers to a certain type of queries right in the Omnibox without pressing the enter button on the keyboard.
You can try this in dev. or canary by enabling Answers in Suggest flag, which, when enabled, ‘responses to certain types of queries will appear directly in the Omnibox suggestion list‘. Try yourself for knowing the capital of a country or to weather in a city. This change will download the associated icon and display it in the answer suggested.
7. Omnibox Ui Show suggestion Favicons
Number 7 that you should enable it “Omnibox UI show suggestion favicons”. it also as due to the Omnibox and the setting called “Omnibox UI Shoe Suggestion Favicons”, what this does when typing something in the URL bar and it list that suggests it well now shows the favicons or the site icon next to it result. Search for Omnibox UI Show Suggestion Favicons and select Enable.
this is really greatly on if you searching for the website you visited previously and the results are from the bunch different website you can now more quickly identify the result by scanning and looking which icon for the site you are looking for.
8. Automatic Tab Discarding
This one is something you may or you may not wanna enable called “Automatic Tab Discarding” what this will do if you have a lots of chrome tabs open and your computer’s start run’s slow on memory it will stop running some tab that you been using these way those tabs are noted longer using at the resources at the background obviously, if you wanna do back to each tab chrome will simply reload the page when you clicked on that tab again, so doesn’t close the tab you just gonna deactivate theme the only down site I can see with this if you have tabs running in the background that are actually doing something I don’t know like game you don’t necessary to close those tabs
you can decide with your own self whether you want to enable based on if your computer’s memory is a load or if you use tiny tab and what you have actually running on those tabs.
9. Tab audio muting UI control
Chrome recently added an icon that indicates which tab is playing a sound, but the dev channel just made this feature even better: now, you can click that icon to mute the tab. You just need to enable a quick flag first: Search for Tab audio muting UI control and select Enable.
Remember, this is only available on the dev channel, for now, so you’ll need that installed for this to work. Hopefully, this will make its way into the stable version of Chrome soon.
10. Fast tab/window close
11. Scroll Anchoring
By enabling Scroll Anchoring, you can prevent those annoying page jumps that happen when you’re trying to tap into something in Chrome. Search for Scroll Anchoring and select Enable.
This can cause your tap to miss entirely, it could cause you to tap into some random image, and it can sometimes cause you to tap on some banner ad that you never intended on doing. It’s an incredibly annoying issue when browsing websites on a mobile device and it has caused a lot of people to install ad blocking software to prevent the issue. Thankfully, Google is aware of this issue with Chrome and they did something about it.
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