Pages with tag Google Chrome
Chrome Incognito Mode hides your identity, or does it?
Web browsers famously support Cookies, and Cookies are widely used by websites to inject identifier tags. One use for this is to remember whether the browser is "logged in" to a website, or not. But there is a nefarious side where we fear being tracked by the cookies injected by the websites. Most/all browsers support an Incognito Mode that is supposed to hide all identifying markers, so we can peruse some websites without being identified. While this is useful a mode has been identified where Chrome's Incognito Mode is not quite Incognito, while Firefox provides more anonymity.
How to fix Google Chrome crazily creating extra new tabs when opening a new browser tab
Recently Chrome (on my Chromebook) began crazily creating a zillion new tabs every time I asked it to open a new tab. It was very painful, because every time opening a tab there was an explosion of new tabs being opened, and it meant trying to click the close-tab button to stop the explosion. At first I thought, "oh, Chrome got updated with a bug, they will sort it out, and issue an update." After waiting for a few days and it did not fix itself, I saw a note in passing that Google had changed something with the "New Tab page" .. and indeed, the excess new tabs being created had the URL "chrome-internal://newtab".
Tame having dozens of open browser tabs in Chrome with the Great Suspender
I'm now primarily using a Chromebook for all my work - which includes software development on Linux, thanks to having installed Crouton. Since the Chromebook has only 4GB of main memory, things are a little constrained. I'm accustomed to running dozens of open tabs and on the Chromebook what happens is tabs are killed off when memory runs low, and if you revisit the tab it might cause a complete reload. That'd been bugging me until I found a new tool that completely tames open browser tabs.