Tag: Google Chrome

How to Clear the Google Chrome DNS Cache

Flushing your DNS cache can help to fix host connection problems you may experience when accessing some web pages. To get a better Internet access performance, Google built a caching system, not only for site content but DNS as well. So yes, Google Chrome does have a built-in internal DNS caching system – a hidden feature that allows users to manually clear out the Chrome DNS host cache from within the browser itself.

Flushing out the Chrome DNS cache can prove useful, especially when you have changed the DNS settings. If clearing out the DNS cache from the operating system level does not fix the host connection problems, clearing up Chrome’s own DNS cache should do the trick.

This article will show you step by step how to clear the Chrome DNS cache.

Source: How to Clear the Google Chrome DNS Cache – Make Tech Easier

freezetab: A powerful alternative to bookmarks in the Chrome browser

Freezetab helps you save your tabs and keep them organized.


★ Tab Groups

Every time you save a bookmark the browser forces you to pick a folder to put the bookmark in. You often don’t have a folder name in mind, so all of your tabs end up in one giant unorganized folder. Freezetab doesn’t force you to create a new folder every time you save a tab. Instead it groups your tabs based on when you saved them, which keeps your tabs organized without any extra effort.

★ Websites

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could view a breakdown of all your saved tabs based on the websites the tabs are from? Freezetab allows you to accomplish this in just a single click.

★ Tab Calendar

Imagine you saved a tab on a certain day, but you don’t remember the title or name of the website. With Freezetab’s calendar you can click on a day to view a searchable list of every tab you saved that day.

★ Sharing

With Freezetab sharing tabs is incredibly easy. Just click share in any folder or tab group and a text box will appear with all your links.

★ Search

Unlike the browser’s bookmarking system, Freezetab starts searching as soon as you start typing. The search results update every time you type a character into the search box. Freezetab’s search is incredibly accurate. It searches based on the title of the website, the name of the website, and even the titles of your tab groups.

★ Save Tabs

Browsers only give you two options for saving tabs: the current tab, or every tab. Freezetab allows you to save all tabs, the current tab, everything except the current tab, everything to the right or left of the current tab, or specific tabs. And after you’ve saved your tabs, Freezetab asks if you’d like to close the saved tabs to get them out of the way.

★ Quick Save

Sometimes you just need to quickly save some tabs without all the extra hassle. Freezetab has a quick save feature that saves all your tabs, and then closes them. You can change the default action in the settings.

★ Sorting

Freezetab offers six different ways of sorting your tab groups. You can sort from A-Z, Z-A, oldest to newest, newest to oldest, least to greatest, and greatest to least. You can also search for a tab group by name using the search box.

★ Close Tabs

Browsers offer a few different options for closing tabs. You can close the entire window, the current tab, everything to the right of the current tab, and everything except the current tab. Freezetab adds two additional options: you can close everything to the left of the current tab, or specific tabs. Closing specific tabs can be really useful when you have so many tabs open that the browser doesn’t display their titles.

★ Folders

Browsers have only one way of organizing your saved tabs: dragging and dropping from one folder to another. Before you can organize tabs with folders, you need to find the tabs you’re trying to organize. Freezetab allows you to sort your tabs based on the title or name of the website, the date you saved them, and a variety of other ways. After you’ve found the tabs you’re looking for, you can drag and drop them into folders.

★ Stars

Sometimes you need to quickly mark a tab or tab group as important. Freezetab has a star feature that does exactly this.

Link: Freezetab

Link: How To Download Multiple Files By Selecting Links In Chrome

As the name implies, uSelect lets you select one or more download links and provides you the option to either open the links or download them. There are many extensions similar to this, but it stands out because it lets you select links in a more visual, user-friendly way with just a few mouse clicks.

Full article here:
How To Download Multiple Files By Selecting Links In Chrome (Make Tech Easier)

Link: How to Run Android Apps in the Google Chrome Browser

While we have all been enjoying Android apps on our smartphones and tablets, the time has come to use the same apps and games on our PCs. Thanks to the talented developers, we now have a workaround that helps us run any Android app or game in the Google Chrome browser. All you need is a few extensions and you are good to go.

Full article here:
How to Run Android Apps in the Google Chrome Browser (Make Tech Easier)

Link: Pipelight: Use Silverlight In Your Linux Browser To Watch Netflix, Maxdome Videos And More

Pipelight is project that brings Silverlight to any Linux browser that supports the Netscape Plugin API. Using it, you can use services that require Silverlight, such as Netflix, in native Linux web browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Midori.

Netflix Google Chrome Linux

Pipelight combines the effort by Erich E. Hoover (the Netflix Desktop developer) with a new browser plugin which – unlike Netflix Desktop which requires a Windows version of Firefox to run under Wine -, lets you access services that require Microsoft Silverlight using native Linux web browsers.

This solution isn’t Wine-free because the browser plugin continues to use Wine however, this shouldn’t have a big impact on performance:

Full article here:
Pipelight: Use Silverlight In Your Linux Browser To Watch Netflix, Maxdome Videos And More (Web Upd8)
Pipelight A Silverlight Alternative For Ubuntu/Linux Mint (NoobsLab)
Pipelight Installation – A Linux replacement for Silverlight – (LinOxide)
Pipelight – Using Silverlight in Linux browsers (Ubuntu Geek)
Use Silverlight in Firefox, Chrome in Ubuntu via Pipelight plugin (UbuntuHandbook)
Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr May Come With Pipelight Support (LinuxG.net)

Link: 2 Ways to Stop Websites from Hijacking Your Webcam and Microphone in Chrome

For anyone concerned about their privacy online, a significant security risk concerning your computer’s webcam and microphone has been recently discovered in the Chrome web browser. The risk – a default setting that will give a website open access to your computer’s microphone and webcam if you give it access just once.

This of course can open up the floodgates to all sorts of unsavory activity by unsavory individuals; namely websites taking advantage of this setting by turning on your microphone and webcam with you having no idea, even sometimes installing a hidden widget that activates these media devices if a certain word is said. Fortunately, it’s easy to turn this setting off.

In this post we’ll show you how to stop websites from hijacking your webcam and microphone in the Chrome web browser.

Full article here:
2 Ways to Stop Websites from Hijacking Your Webcam and Microphone in Chrome (TechNorms)

Link: How To Send and Receive SMS From Your Desktop Using Google Chrome

If you are someone who uses both SMS and instant messaging, you know how annoying it gets when you get an SMS. With a WhatsApp message or an iCloud message, you can choose to ignore messages without being rude. But SMS, it’s something you have to get up and respond to every time. This, for someone who sits in front of the computer most of the time, seems like an act of betrayal to the mighty desktop. If you know what I’m talking about, there are a few solutions that will help you read, manage, and send SMSes right from your desktop. Yes, you won’t even have to get up from your chair.

So, for the lazy SMS addict in you, here are some of the best Chrome apps and extensions that let you send and receive SMS from your desktop.

Full article here:
How To Send and Receive SMS From Your Desktop Using Google Chrome (TechSource)

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