Google Chrome is the most popular internet browser in the world. easy to use, customizable more useful options. here are the Top 5 Chrome Flags to make your browsing experience more smooth
The stable version of Chrome is really good on its own, but for power users, there are numerous tweaks you can add to suit specific needs.
What is a Chrome Flag?
We have a different article about what are Chrome Flags and how to use them, you can check it but for the quick readers here’s a short explanation about it
Chrome Flags are basically experimental features that Google is currently testing on either ChromeOS or the Chrome browser. It’s important to note some Flags are exclusive to ChromeOS, while others work on Chrome browsers across Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.
Eventually, Flags will be removed as they become part of either a stable browser release or get absorbed into the browser’s developer tools.
How to enable Chrome Flags?
Getting started is simple, just type “chrome://flags” in the Google Chrome address bar and press Enter. That opens the page shown in the snapshot below. The page includes a list of experimental settings to customize the browser with.
You can scroll down and look for interesting flags yourself, Note that whenever you change a flag before the change takes effect, you’ll need to relaunch the browser.
Top 5 Chrome Flags to enable now
chrome://flags/#show-autofill-type-predictions (Mac, Linux, Windows, ChromeOS, Android)
This Flag makes your life easier by loading auto-filled text into fields before you type anything. Your name, address, zip code, etc. will now all load automatically on shipping and billing forms online. A pretty useful time-saving Flag you can enable with minimal risk.
Tab Hover Card Images
chrome://flags/#tab-hover-card-images (Mac, Linux, Windows, ChromeOS, Android)
The hovering card previews you get for web pages in each tab. With this Flag, you can bring this feature to your Chrome browser on any platform. When you hover a tab in Chrome, you’ll see a small preview of the web content in that tab, just like on macOS and windows.
chrome://flags/#PasswordImport (Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, Android)
Another useful Flag for those moving from one platform to another. Or those that use multiple operating systems and browsers all the time. With this Flag, you can import your passwords from Safari, Opera, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge to Chrome. If you can never remember your 20 character password with 5 special symbols, this is the Flag to enable.
Copy link to text
chrome://flags/#copy-link-to-text (Mac, Linux, Windows, ChromeOS, Android)
Sometimes you want to share a particular passage from an online article. You can of course share the regular link, but then the person you’ve shared with needs to scroll through to find the desired text. The ‘copy link to text’ Flag allows you to share a link that will automatically show the highlighted text in a given document or webpage online.
chrome://flags/#read-later (Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, Android)
With the flag enabled, you can click on the Bookmark icon and you will see a new ‘Add to Reading List’ option. This is great because you can easily keep a track of all the pages you want to read later, and even mark them as read/unread.
If you accidentally enable something that causes issues, make sure to roll back to the original default settings for each Flag.
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