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MacOS – Set Chrome OS Default Browser From Command Line


Here is a tip that you may not use anytime soon. Or may be never. Here is how to set Google Chrome as your default browser on macOS using command line. Setting Chrome as your default browser is mostly a one time thing. You might have already done that on your computer. So, doing this […] Read More

Enable Native Notifications in Chrome for MacOS


Google Chrome now can show notifications from websites on your Mac's native notification center. Here is how to enable it. This feature is currently being tested behind a flag. Flags are experimental swtiches that you can use enable or disable certain features. These are temporary while Google works on features and perfect them. In our […] Read More

Google To Make Chrome Be Nicer to Your Mac’s Battery


Google (also) agrees that Chrome for Mac needs some work when it comes to playing nice with battery. Safari excels in this area, so Google has some pressure on them. Along with the recent announcement about battery efficient Chrome, Google is working on several things aiming for battery efficiency on Mac. Googler Peter Kasting announced on Google […] Read More

A Weird Bug on Chrome for Mac Has Been Found and Fixed


If you are on Mac, yes this bug has already been fixed. You should still read this. If you use Windows or Linux and do not have any interest on OSX, you too should read this, for fun. The culprit here is a phrase in an Assyrian script. If this phrase appears anywhere on a webpage […] Read More

Google Chrome for Mac Becomes 64 Bit Only


After giving us an early hint, Google has started officially rolling out 64 Bit only update for Chrome for MacOS. Version 39 of Chrome for Mac is 64 bit only. The best part about this update is, users need not download a separate 64 bit installer to switch to this new version. If your Mac […] Read More

No More 32-Bit Chrome for Mac. Chromecast Clones Incoming #chromeweekender

Howdy everyone! Welcome back to the #chromeweekender. Before I start, let me give you a blog related news. There may not be any blogposts from me for a few days, most probably for a week. Tomorrow is Onam, the most important festival of my home state, Kerala, and day after tomorrow, I am off to London. More about that soon :) […] Read More

Google Quietly Updates Google Chrome (Dev) to 64-Bit on Mac OS X

Google quietly updated the Mac OS X version of Chrome to 64-Bit. This happened with the recent Developer channel and canary build updates. This means we are only weeks away from 64-bit Chrome on Mac. I am sure there will be a lot of happy campers on the OSX land now, because Apple has shown […] Read More

Chrome Apps Can Now Open Local Files On Your Mac

News for Chrome users on OSX. Chrome apps will soon be able to open local files on Mac. This feature is already available on Chrome Canary for Mac François Beaufort says. To try this, download Chrome Canary for OSX, enable the experimental chrome://flags/#enable-apps-file-associations flag and restart your browser. Here is an example screenshot: The Chrome extension Text can be assigned to edit […] Read More

Chrome App Launcher for Mac OS X Gets Ready

We already know what the Chrome App launcher is, and h0w it works. Chromebook users use them the most, and Chrome users on Windows got this very recently. And today, Google is launching the Chrome App Launcher for Mac OS X  on the developer channel. Excerpts from the Chromium Blog: The launcher provides an easy way […] Read More

Chrome for Mac Gets Rich Notifications With Action Buttons and Apps Menu

Google Chrome for Mac is getting two new features, Rich Notifications with action buttons  and the apps menu that we have seen on Windows already. These are now in the Chromium builds for Mac, and might show up on beta and stable builds in coming weeks. The most useful feature that I have on my […] Read More

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