41 Of The Best Google Chrome Flags For Enhanced Browsing?

Chrome seems to have a lot of security inclined flags and here is yet another security inlined flag.

This flag when used will enable DNS over HTTPS. This implies that your browser will try to use a secure HTTPS connection to look up the addresses of web resources. Chrome users on Mac, Windows, Chrome OS, and Android can benefit from this flag.

It can be enabled with the shortcut #dns-over-https.

At the time of our research on “Best Chrome Flags To Enable”, we found a video about “8 Chrome Settings You Should Change Right Now!” which is worth watching. ?

This is a power-saving flag. Media are always saved on the catch during streaming. This can be beneficial in many instances but would be a disadvantage if power is to be saved.

With this flag enabled, disk activity is going to be significantly reduced during playback. Using the shortcut #turn-off-streaming-media-caching, this flag will be enabled and will be beneficial for users on Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, and Android.

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31. Global Media Controls

Media is one of the biggest parts of computer usage today. Having all the controls accessible is a huge plus.

Just like the name implies the Global Media Controls UI becomes part of the toolbar when this flag is enabled. This means that right from your browser, you have total control of media functionality. This flag is restricted to users on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

To enable this tag, use the shortcut #global-media-controls

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32. Periodic Background Sync

Syncs are essential in computer use. They keep you up to date on multiple devices and platforms. This flag makes sure periodically you have quiet sync in the background. This flag is available for Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, and Android Chrome users

The hashtag #periodic-background-sync helps you enable this sync.

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33. Autofill Prune Suggestions

Autofill has taken the stress of constantly inputting user credentials. This makes computer use more friendly but also increases the risk of privacy intrusion.

With the Autofill Prune Suggestions flag, users can limit what appears as autofill suggestions. The flag works for Chrome users on Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, and Android operating systems.

You could enable this flag using the shortcut #autofill-prune-suggestions

34. Enable Portals

This flag was created for portals that are still in an experimental state. Portals are the web platform that allows embedding and seamless transitions from one webpage to the other.

This flag is accessible by Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, and Android users.

They can be enabled using the shortcut #enable-portals.

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35. Intent picker

A few websites or services have desktop applications. Users still may visit the website and perform the same functions they could have performed on the desktop app. They may not always to open the site on a web browser.

The intent picker flag when enabled makes sure that when visiting a site that has URL manageable by a PWA, the user can open the site on the app. This is for users on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

The flag is enabled using the shortcut #enable-intent-picker.

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36. Enable App Management page

If you are familiar with the Chrome apps page, then you may want to enable this flag. The flag will simply make you able to view the new Chrome app management page on your browser.

The flag is limited to users on Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS, and it can be visited with the shortcut: #app-management

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37. Experimental WebAssembly

C++ and other languages need to be compiled in other for them to run on the web. WebAssenbly makes this compilation possible. The WebAssenbly engine will bring threads that allow real multi-threaded applications to run on the web.

This flag when enabled will permit web pages to use experimental webassembly features. It is available for Chrome users on Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, and Android.

The hashtag associated with this flag is#enable-experimental-webassembly-features.

38. Experimental JavaScript

Javascript has powered billions of webpages for a long time. It brings dynamism and functionality to webpages. There are a number of new features that increase web functionality. Some of these features are included only as experiments.

Enabling the Experimental Javascript tag will allow web pages to use experimental JavaScript features.

This feature is available for Chrome users on Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, and Android and can be accessed with the hashtag #enable-javascript-harmony.

39. Pull-to-refresh gesture

The application of this flag is best understood by smartphone users. On a web page or some mobile apps, when you make a vertical over scroll, the page refreshes.

When this flag is enabled, you will have the same functionality on all permitted devices. So for example on a laptop, all you need to do is over scroll vertically and you automatically have a refresh.

This flag is available for Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS users and can be accessed with the shortcut #pull-to-refresh.

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40. Enable navigation tracing

This is a great flag to help you retrace your steps. Once enabled, all your browsing behavior will be recorded and sent to the URL you have specified.

You should be mindful that the trace will include personally identifiable information (PII) like URLs of websites visited and their titles. The flag is available for users on Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, and Android.

If You are looking for Best Chrome Flags For Android, below mentioned the video is worth watching.

Killer Google Chrome Tips and Tricks You Should Know

1. Open websites like apps

Chrome lets you launch your favorite web apps straight from the Desktop, without any of the browser’s usual tabs, address box, toolbar icons or bookmarks bar–so all you see is the site running in a window.

It works best with websites that behave like apps, so it’s perfect for Google tools such as Gmail, Keep, YouTube, Drive, and Photos. It also works well with other app-like sites, such as Microsoft To-Do and Outlook.com.

To open a website in this way, press Windows+R and type Chrome – app= followed by the URL.

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Here are some examples:-

chrome – app=https://mail.google.com
chrome – app=https://keep.google.com
chrome – app=https://youtube.com
chrome – app=https://drive.google.com
chrome – app=https://photos.google.com
chrome – app=https://to-do.microsoft.com
chrome – app=https://outlook.com

2. Create shortcuts to run websites

Typing commands into the Run box is tedious, so you could instead create Desktop icons that you click to open sites as if they were apps. Right-click on the empty area of the Desktop and select New, Shortcut. You’ll need to enter the full path to Chrome for a shortcut, so click Browse, find Chrome and select it. The following should work:

“C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe”

Place the cursor at the end, press the spacebar and type:

Click Next and give the shortcut a name. You now have a Desktop icon that opens Google Photos like a Desktop app. Try it with other URLs such as Gmail, Drive and Outlook.

Note:- I have written a post for people looking for Best Bookmark Manager Tools To Manage Your Bookmarks?, do read it If you are interested.

3. Try advanced Chrome commands

Dozens of commands can be used when starting Chrome. Most are aimed at developers, but some are useful for all users.

For example, if Chrome blocks old plugins, press Windows+R and type

chrome – allow-outdated-plugins

If a web page won’t display because it has mixed secure and insecure content, use

chrome – allow-runninginsecure-content

To run a series of diagnostic tests to see if Chrome is okay, type chrome – diagnostics

Type chrome://flags in the address box to see hidden settings, some of which are experimental.

If any you’ve changed are causing problems, press Windows+R and type
chrome – no-experiments to disable them. Return to Chrome Flags and use the button at the top to reset everything back to the default.

To start Chrome full screen, type chrome – start-maximized. To make the window a specific size, use

chrome – window-size=800,600

where the numbers show the width and height in pixels. To position the Chrome window, type chrome – window-position=50,0 where the numbers are the x,y coordinates.

To finish, try combining everything we’ve learned about Chrome. For example, to start Gmail as its own app, in an 800 x 600 window, 50 pixels in and 50 down, type:

chrome – app=https://mail .google.com – windowsize=800,600 – windowposition=50,50

That’s too long to type every time so you should create a shortcut by replacing ‘chrome’ with the full path.

4. Save data by compressing online images

If a web page is taking an age to load, it’s almost certainly because it’s stuffed with large, high-resolution images, which not only test your patience but guzzle your data.

You can prevent this from happening by installing a new Chrome extension called Bandwidth Hero, which compresses all pictures on web pages to save you both time and data.

It works automatically, downloading images to a proxy server, converting them to smaller files and returning them to your browser (this happens much more quickly than it sounds).

By default, the add-on reduces the file size by around 50%, but you can reduce the compression level in its settings and stop it making images black and white.
Bandwidth Hero can be disabled on specific sites to leave their pictures intact, and usefully keeps a record of all the images it’s compressed and data it’s saved. It’s also available for Firefox.

5. Manage your tabs by wrapping them

When you have lots of tabs open in Chrome, important pages can get lost among the more trivial ones, forcing you to click to and fro to find the one you need. Wrapper makes life easier by showing you at a glance the contents of all your tabs and letting you organize them into tidy groups called ‘wrappers’.

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You can give each wrapper a title and description, colour-code it for easy reference and even share it with other people via email.

Click a wrapper to view all the tabs within it and either open them individually or all at once. Wrappers are saved when you close your browser, to give you instant access
to the wrapped pages next time you need them. Annoyingly, you need to
register with Wrapper to use the add-on, but this allows other people
to share their wrappers with you.

6. Install offline apps

Chrome doesn’t just display websites, it also runs apps, and these often have as many tools and options as paid-for Windows programs.

While most apps are for online use, it’s worth remembering that some of them also work offline, so you can install them in Chrome and use them even when you aren’t connected to the internet.

To find offline apps, go to chrome://apps and click Web Store. Select either Apps or Games on the left and look further down the menu. Under Features, tick the box for Runs Offline. Your results will be filtered to show all the items that can be run offline.

You can also check whether an app will run offline from its description. Click an app and, in its information column on the right, look for the lightning bolt and the words Run Offline.

Clicking this will take you back to all the other apps that run offline. When you’ve found an app you want to use, click ‘Add to Chrome’ to install it. You’ll find your apps
in chrome://apps, where you can also run them.

7. Check the popularity of any website

Anyone who works for a website will know how important (and addictive) it is to keep track not only of the number of visitors to your site but also how many your competitors attract.

TrafikLite (www.trafiklite.com) is an extension for Chrome, Firefox and Opera that puts this information at your fingertips, so you can check the popularity of any
site instantly.

Just click the toolbar button to see the current site’s monthly visitor numbers, Twitter
followers and ‘likes’ on Facebook, as well as its global ranking. You can also view TrafikLite’s own ‘reputation’ rank for the site as a score out of 10.

8. Mute every page on a website in one go

The stable version of Chrome 62 is now available, and among its otherwise fairly unexciting list of new features is a useful tool for controlling the sound on noisy websites.

Instead of right-clicking a specific tab and choosing ‘Mute tab’, you can turn off the sound across every page on a site.

To activate the feature, go to chrome:flags and search for the entry ‘Sound content setting’.

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Select Enabled from the drop-down menu and restart the browser. Now, when you want to silence every page on a website, simply right-click any of its tabs and choose ‘Mute site’ to turn off the audio across the board. When you want to restore the sound, right-click a tab and select ‘Unmute site’.

9. Feel lucky from the address bar

When you search the web by typing a term into Chrome’s address bar, you don’t get the option to click Google’s ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button, but there’s a workaround that adds
this time-saving feature. Go to Settings, ‘Manage search engines’ and click Add, then enter a name and keyword for the option – for example ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ and ‘lucky’.

In the URL line, type:https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%s&btnI=Im+Feeling+Lucky and click Save.

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Now, when you want to use the I’m Feeling Lucky feature, just type the keyword
into your address bar, press the spacebar and enter your query.

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Press Enter and you’ll be taken to (hopefully) the most relevant result.

10. Stop HTML5 videos playing automatically

Autoplaying videos–particularly noisy adverts–are becoming an increasing annoyance, but because most are in the HTML5 format, Chrome doesn’t offer a ‘click-to-play’ setting as it does for Flash content.

Until now, that is, because of the latest version of the browser (61)
adds an option that stops HTML5 video playing automatically and allows you to click to play it if you want.

To access and activate this secret setting, type chrome:flags into the address bar, press Enter and search (using Ctrl+F) for ‘Autoplay policy’. Click the drop-down menu for the entry, select ‘User gesture is required for cross-origin iFrames’ and restart Chrome.

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Note that this trick won’t work for all HTML5 content, but it should make at least
some web pages less annoying.

11. Manage your tabs or your Tabagotchi dies

The more tabs you have open in Chrome, the more memory it uses and the more distracted you become, but it’s easy to ignore the risk until it’s too late and your browser

A new extension called Tabagotchi gives you the incentive to manage your tabs more sensibly by making your actions a matter of life or death.

Inspired by the Tamagotchi digital-pet craze of the Nineties, the idea is that you maintain your creature’s health and happiness by keeping open tabs to a minimum.

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For each hour you spend browsing with five tabs or fewer, you get one step closer to evolving your Tabagotchi to a higher form. Conversely, when you open too many tabs, your pet grows angry and ill, and ultimately dies because of your negligence. You monster!

12. Unload unused tabs to view later

The more tabs you have open in Chrome, the more memory it uses, but you might be reluctant to close pages you want to view later. Rather than adding multiple bookmarks, you can use Dog Ear  to temporarily ‘unload’ unused tabs, and save them in a list to reopen later.

Just click the toolbar button to unload tabs individually, or right-click it and choose ‘Dog Ear all tabs’; the list of unloaded tabs then appears on your New Tab page so you can easily restore them.

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Dog Ear works in a similar way to the popular add-on OneTab (www.one-tab.com), but it’s even more efficient.

13. Reveal the passwords behind asterisks

Hiding passwords behind asterisks stops nosy parkers seeing what you’re typing, but it can also prove frustrating when you mistype a character and you’re told you’ve entered an incorrect login. If you make too many mistakes, you may even be locked out of your account.

You can avoid this problem by installing Unmask Password, which removes the asterisks from password fields so you can see exactly what you’re typing. Just click the eye symbol to reveal the characters, then click it again to hide them.

Obviously, you shouldn’t use it if there are people around you who can’t be trusted,
but it makes logging in a little easier.

14. Search Google Maps from the address bar

Chrome provides access to a host of custom search engines, and you can search many popular sites directly from the browser’s address bar by typing in their keywords followed by your search query.

One of the most useful options is to look up any location instantly by typing maps.google.co.uk followed by the place name or postcode. You can make this even easier by shortening the search engine’s keyword to map.

Click the three-dot button in the top-right corner of the browser and select Settings, then scroll down to the ‘Search engine’ section and click ‘Manage search engines’.

Find the Google Maps entry in the ‘Other search engines’ list, click the three-dot button next to it and choose Edit. Enter map as the keyword and click Save.

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While you’re there, you can add a shortcut for directions from your home address, for example, to anywhere else.

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Click the Add button, then type a name for the shortcut, such as Directions, and a keyword to trigger it. In the URL field, paste the web address of your home – you can get this by clicking the Share button when viewing your home in Google Maps and copying the URL.

Click Save, and when you next enter the directions keyword, Google Maps will open with your home selected so you can quickly get the information you need.

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15. Easily control the volume of your tabs

Chrome’s volume controls are disappointingly basic – it shows you which tabs are currently playing audio and lets you silence them by right-clicking and choosing ‘Mute tab’.

Thankfully, there’s now a much better option for web users who like to listen
as they browse in the form of a new extension called Volume Master.

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This simple but useful tool lets you control the sound emanating from multiple open tabs via a single panel.

You can use the slider to boost the volume of the current tab by up to
600% or take it down to silence; and click the title of another tab to increase
or decrease its noise level instantly. It’s an effective way to deal with sudden loud adverts and videos that make you jump out of your skin.

16.Discover the technology behind any website

You don’t have to be a professional web designer to be interested in the type of software a developer has used to create a particular site, the service that hosts it and which advertising tools it uses to make money. Now you can discover all this information and more by installing a clever new Chrome extension called Whatruns .

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This handy browser tool uses special algorithms to detect the technology behind any
the website you’re viewing.

Simply click its toolbar button to view a wealth of details about how the site was built,
including its content management system (CMS), programming language, frameworks, widgets, fonts, analytics tools, web servers and miscellaneous elements.

You can click the Know More button next to an entry to see other websites that use the same software, and ‘follow’ the current site to receive a notification when it starts using different technology.
It’s geeky but interesting stuff.

It’s a sad fact that many social-media sites serve as a magnet for idiotic and obnoxious
comments, which can spoil your enjoyment of otherwise interesting posts and videos.

Rather than avoiding comments sections altogether, why not turn those unpleasant
‘opinions’ into harmless emoji?

That’s the idea behind Behave , which automatically hides “toxic comments” on YouTube, Twitter and Reddit and replaces them with cute faces and objects, including the ever-popular ‘poop’.

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The add-on lets you specify the toxicity level you’re willing to tolerate, from ‘I’m too
young to die’ to ‘Doomed’.

You can click comments to reveal them if you dare,
and help Behave choose the right emoji for any future comments it filters by clicking
‘Improve score’ and selecting an icon. It’s a fun way to make the web a nicer place.

18. Use DuckDuckGo ‘bangs’ in Google and Bing

Aside from keeping your searches private, one of DuckDuckGo’s best features is its support for ‘bangs’ – quick commands that let you search thousands of sites by typing, for
example, !w for Wikipedia, !twit for Twitter or !azuk for Amazon .co.uk, followed by a search term.

A new extension called !Bang Quick Search  adds this functionality to Chrome so you can use bangs with Google and Bing, whichever is your default search

Type your bang into the address bar, followed by your search term (or the other way around), press Enter and you’ll be redirected to the relevant site to view matching

Alternatively, type the bang to open the website’s homepage.
!Bang Quick Search works with all DuckDuckGo’s bangs – to see the full list, visit duckduckgo.com/bang.

19. Use Chrome for notes

If you want to copy content from one or more websites to use later, you don’t need to open another application such as Notepad or Word – you can just use Chrome.

Type data:text/html, <html contenteditable> into the address bar and hit Enter. You can now type and paste whatever you like in that tab.

To save the contents, press Ctrl+S. In the Save dialogue box, replace the file’s ‘.html’ extension with ‘.txt’. This trick also works in Firefox.

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20. Restart Chrome with a single click

When Chrome goes wrong, restarting it often fixes the problem, but there’s no easy way to do this other than closing the browser and reopening it.

One way around this problem is to create a button that restarts Chrome instantly with one click. You can do this by making a bookmarklet for Chrome’s ‘chrome:restart’ page.

On any web page, click the bookmark (star) button in your address bar or click Ctrl+D
to add a bookmark, then click Edit. Change the name of the bookmark to Restart Chrome (or similar) and enter chrome:restart in the URL field.

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Select the ‘Bookmarks bar’ in the list below, click Save and drag the new bookmark to your Bookmarks bar to create a bookmarklet.

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You can now click this whenever you need to restart Chrome, with no messing around.

21. Delete hidden trackers from URLs

Have you ever come across a dirty URL? These are web addresses that contain data telling the site how you found its link. Companies use them all the time in online ads, emails, and sponsored posts to track your browsing activity and monitor the effectiveness of their campaigns.

CleanURL (Download Here) takes those filthy links and scrubs away the tracking code so companies can’t see if their sneaky advertising campaigns are working.

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You can also scrub URLs manually by going into the Tools section – click the spanner icon – and pasting as many links as you want into the box.

CleanURL will spit them out the other side, clean as a whistle. The tool is still a work in progress and may not work on every link, but the developers behind the extension are beavering away to make it even better.

22. Highlight anything on the web

One of Microsoft Edge’s best features is the ability to ‘write’ on any web page using your mouse or device pen.

You can then share your brightly colored notes or save them for later, which is useful for students, professionals, or anyone who wants to highlight something of interest on a website.

Liner (Download Here) brings a similar feature to Chrome. Select some text using the left mouse button, and a highlighter pen icon appears beneath, along with a selection of colors.

Choose the color you want, then click the pen icon to highlight your text so it stands out on the web page or PDF document. Click the text again to change its colors, add a comment, or delete the highlighting.

If you want to save your highlights so they reappear when you next visit the site, you need to sign in at getliner.com/login.

23. Hide your browser with a mouse flick

Pitch Black (Download Here) is the ideal browser tool if you’re worried that your privacy is being compromised by people sneaking a peek at your screen. Whether you’re shopping for a surprise gift or working on a top-secret project, Pitch Black lets you hide your screen’s display in a flash.

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With your cursor positioned over the Chrome window, everything remains in view, but as soon as you move the mouse up to the tabs or hover over the address bar, the screen immediately turns black.

It stays this way, even if you navigate away from Chrome to a different program or across to a second monitor. Move your mouse back over the Chrome window and everything becomes visible again.

To activate the extension, switch on the option Hide Browser Content. You can adjust the brightness with the slider – if a completely black screen seems a little too ominous, fade the window to a subtler grey.

24. Copy content quickly from the web

Quick Copy (Download Here) is a brilliantly simple searchable, browser-based clipboard. Copy what you need from the web, then click the extension’s toolbar button for two options: Add New and Quick Copy (this will be empty the first time you use the tool).

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The content you add to your clipboard is displayed in the Description box, where you can add a description and click Save to add it to the Quick Copy tab.

Click the description to copy it or use the icons beside it to edit or delete it from your clipboard. Once you begin building your board, the tool adds a handy search bar to the top of the Quick Copy tab.

You may like to read our guide on Microsoft Edge Flags: The Definitive Guide To Use It.

25. Conceal your precise location

If you want to view local content without letting a website know exactly where you are, you can disguise your current position using the brilliant free browser tool Location Guard (Download Here)

Available for Chrome and other Chromium browsers, such as Edge, Firefox and Opera, this extension works in the background, applying ‘noise’ to your location data to make detection less accurate.

There are three levels of noise, and you can switch between them on a site-by-site basis, depending on how hidden you want to be.

Unlike Tor Browser or a VPN, Location Guard won’t make you appear to be in another country – your spoofed location is up to 7,116m away (about 4.5 miles), so you’ll still receive relevant local information.

The add-on refreshes your fake position regularly unless you choose a fixed fake location – which, by default, is the tiny Manra Island in the Pacific Ocean.

26. Share accounts without sharing passwords

Keyring (joinkeyring.com) is a new tool that lets you securely grant other people access to your online accounts without needing to hand over your password. Setup is very straightforward.

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Sign in with your Google account – you’ll need to give the extension (encrypted, read-only) access to your contact list – then choose which services to share. These include Netflix, Spotify, Apple Music and Prime Video.

You can then invite friends and family to join your Keyring via email – they’ll also need to install the Keyring extension to access your services on their own computer.

It’s worth bearing in mind that most of these services have device limits, so not everyone will be able to use them at the same time.

The free version of Keyring lets you share six services with three people, which should be enough for most users. Unlimited monthly plans start at $5 (£4).

27. Discover what data you’re leaking online

The moment you open your browser, you’re leaking data, which means companies such as Google have access to all kinds of information including your location, the device you’re using and your IP address. 

Naturally, there’s not much you can do about this without applying stringent security measures, but you can at least see exactly what information is being drip-fed through your browser by using Browser Buddy (Download Here).

 This extension requires absolutely no setup and, with one click, you can instantly check “all the data available about you when you browse a page”.

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Click Browser Buddy’s toolbar button to view the basic data, such as languages and times, then click each of the other seven tabs for details of other leaked information, including browser features, your device’s screen resolution and much more.

Some of the data leans more towards the technical, but Browser Buddy gives a clear overview of your information (and shows how plentiful data leakage is).

28. Check if articles were written by robots

We live in an age increasingly dominated by artificial intelligence. But while ‘deepfake’ videos and photoshopped images get a lot of attention in the media, the proliferation of Al-generated articles doesn’t.

The new Chrome extension GPTrue or False (Download Here) helps you find out whether what you’re reading was created by a bot – or not.

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If you’re suspicious or curious about whether a human wrote what you’re reading, highlight at least 50 words of the article, activate the extension and click Evaluate. 

After a brief moment, results are displayed at the foot of your selected text detailing the percentage chance that the copy was created by a human or AI. You’ll also see how many factors (or ‘tokens’) were taken into consideration when assessing the article.

It’s a handy tool to have at a time when bot-farms are churning out fake news designed to confuse, confound and conspire.

29. Convert words in images to editable text

Copying text is usually a simple case of cutting and pasting, but what if the words you want are in an image, protected PDF or another type of file that you can’t normally copy from?

Copyfish is a Chrome add-on (Download Now ) that lets you grab text that normally can’t be selected from your browser and other software.

If the item containing the text you want to convert is already on the web, find it and open it. Or, if you’re converting a file from your hard drive, try opening it in Chrome.

You can drag and drop web-friendly images (JPG, GIF, PNG etc) and PDFs straight into a Chrome window.

If you can, zoom in on the text you want to convert. If the text is unclear, try doing it in multiple parts so you can zoom in further. Click the Copyfish button.

The words “Please select the text to grab” appear. Click and drag the crosshair to draw a rectangle around the text.

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Copyfish looks for text in the image, highlights it and prints it below.

It can also translate the text if you’ve configured the settings. Recapture lets you draw around the text again, while ‘Copy to clipboard’ lets you paste the text elsewhere.

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If you’re scanning a high-resolution image, try uploading it to a photo-sharing or storage service before scanning it.

Sites such as Google Photos provide better zoom controls than the standard image viewer in Chrome, which can help the software recognize words.

You can capture words from other Windows programs, though it’s a bit hit and miss. It works well with Explorer, though, which is useful for grabbing lists of files in a folder.

Right-click the icon, choose Desktop Text Capture,  select the window you want,

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To change the settings, click the cog icon or select Options from the right-click menu. You can change the input or translation language, and use ‘quickselect’ settings to switch between several languages.

You can also choose whether to overlay text and what size it will be.

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?FAQ’s on Google Chrome Flags

Below are the couple of queries that everyone is expecting to answer and I did include the same for my readers.

How do I get Chrome flags?

In Your Google chrome Browser address bar, just enter the “chrome://flags” without quote and hit enter. That’s it. ?

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How do I open Chrome flags on my phone?

Open Google Chrome on your Android or Ios smartphone and enter “chrome://flags” without quotes in your address bar.

How do I open Chrome flags on my phone

When the Flags page appears, tap on the Menu button and Tap Find in a Page option if you want to find out any above-mentioned flags. that’s it.

How do I get Chrome Beta?

Navigate to https://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel and download the Google Chrome beta version based on the Operating system that you are using.

How do I get Chrome Beta

How do I restart the Chrome browser?

The best way to restart the Google Chrome browser is to point the address bar to chrome://restart then press Enter.

How do you stop Google Chrome from spying on you?

Does Google spy on us?

Yes, Google is Spying on you to collect your data especially your browsing behavior for showing the advertisement which is google main core business.

What browser we are using to avoid google Spy? We are using the Brave browser ( Download Here) to avoid Google Tracking.

I will recommend you to read our Guide Brave Vs Chrome: An In-Depth Comparison Guide For You


Chrome flags are features still at the experimental stage. As such they are subject to change. Some of these flags will constantly improve until they are ready to be rolled out as default settings in the main browser, some of the flags will change in fundamental ways.

Some flags will be discarded because they do not work well for a large number of users. Therefore it is important to do some research before enabling a flag. We have discussed virtually everything you need to know about Chrome flags. 

The flags discussed here, while not constituting an exhaustive list of flags has most of the flags you’ll need to boost the performance of your browser and have a more enjoyable experience on Chrome. Some of them will become part of Chrome by default, while some may disappear at any time.

Please note that not all flags will always be available on your computer. When you visit the flags settings page – chrome://flags/ – Flags are divided into available and unavailable. All the unavailable flags do not have the option for enabling as shown in the image below.

41 Of The Best Google Chrome Flags For Enhanced Browsing

On a final note, some of the flags discussed in this article may no more be available at the time you read. They may have been replaced or altogether removed.

One last point to note:- All the flags tested here where first use on a virtual machine. When you seek to try out flags, it is advised you do the same, because just as stated earlier, the effects may not always be pleasant and may they lead to malfunction of key computer processes.