Category: Tips: Google Chrome
I’m not your father.
If you are not going to watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie as soon as it is released and would like to save yourself from potentially ruining your own mood by reading spoilers, then here is a tip for you.
A company called Priceless Misc has developed an extension called “Force Block”, which will block pages that are likely to spoil the movie, it also includes whitelisting in case of a false alarm as well as pattern detection.
Or any other, Chromium based web browser.
If you have recently changed site nameservers, migrated web hosting, simply seeing sites with old content, or for any other reason need to clear your DNS Cache and it is not working, here is how you do it properly:
Assuming you have already done the usual (OS level cleaning, which you can read more about here):
> Type “chrome://net-internals/#dns” in the address bar and click “Clear host cache” button.
> Type “chrome://net-internals/#sockets” and hit on the “flush socket pools” button.
> Lastly, simply clear Google Chrome Cache by going to Menu > Settings > History > Clear browsing data
Now here’s something pretty great that could warm you up on a cold night. Well, not really but opening a New Tab page on Google Chrome will certainly be a much more interesting routine.
Thanks to the “Earth View from Google Maps” extension, you will see some pretty spectacular views every time a New Tab page is opened.
Here are some of the examples:
If you ever wanted to know what does the Japanese text say on that meme image then your dreams are about to become reality.
Thanks to some kick ass algorithms from Microsoft Research (text detection) and Google’s open source OCR engine Tesseract, a new Google Chrome extension called Project Naptha can be used to select, copy, edit or even translate the text from all kinds of images; the only limitation? Text must be under 30 degrees of rotation, which is not that big of a deal at all.
With the crypto currencies all over the news, what could be better than turning Google Chrome into a BitCoin wallet? Because that’s exactly what a new extension (with a pretty obvious name, “BitCoin Wallet”) does. What do we mean by that?
Come and bypass the censorship.
If you’ve found yourself depressed because some of the best and Oscar worthy videos can’t be accessed anymore then worry no more because the latest extension for Google Chrome will unlock the gates of never ending pleasure.
How? All you have to do is install the add-on, login and enjoy censorship free Internet, the way it was supposed to be.
And it might actually work.
If you’ve been wondering what kind of magic tricks can be self-taught in order to speed up your reading experience, then BeeLine Reader might very well be something worth checking out.
So what is it all about? Basically, once you install the extension and click on a little button that will appear in your bookmarks bar, the text will be reformatted into something like this:
Now here’s something awesome.
If you don’t feel like entering your real email or phone number when signing up with some (especially dodgy) web site, then MaskMe is the extension you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s how it works:
When you install the add-on and signup on any new website, it will allow you to generate “fake email” address, which then will forward confirmation link (or any other information) to your real inbox. The result? You real email address won’t be sold to email marketers and when you do start receiving spam, you can delete the fake one at any time.
The joys of installing everything.
If for one reason or another your browser’s new tab page screen has suddenly changed, there is a high probability that it was just hijacked by the 3rd party extension(s) such as: good-search, conduit, searching4all and similar names.
Fortunately, not all is lost yet and you can claim it back by following these simple steps: