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In case you have any plugins installed, or haven’t use a fresh and up-to-date version of Google Chrome lately (running the Canary build myself), you might not have noticed that the default “new tab” page / homepage has now changed to show some of the core google suite products: Chrome Webstore (this is not new) Google Docs Google Drive (seems to be a duplicate but maybe the brand is still transitioning) Gmail (easy access more so than marketing) Youtube Google Search Previously Google Chrome had focused on things like your recently closed pages, and the Chrome Store. It’s interesting to see more of their own products pop-up here. Their client base for people trying these things since they are presented with them has got to be growing. This is similar to the new start menu in Windows 8 – but with both we’ll have to see if people just get used to using the things they are familiar with and “see right through” the other things, or if they are tempted to explore. That’s UX / UI for you.
Google is still following the model of having an open-source, beta-ish version of Chrome alongside their standard Google Chrome. It’s interesting the “about” pages are very similar.
Google Thinks You’re Awesome if you are using Internet Explorer and download Google Chrome: I can’t say that I disagree.
Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” search in Google Chrome Do you want to use Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” search in Google Chrome? It’s easy using the custom search engines. In Google Chrome click the wrench icon and then choose prferences next click manage custom search engines Inser the string(s) below and a name (pretty much irrelevant) and they shortcut keyword you want to use. I use > Google Search Lucky Strings Standard “Im Feeling Lucky” Search http://www.google.com/search?q=%s&btnI=Im+Feeling+Lucky SSL Encrypted “Im Feeling Lucky” Search https://www.google.com/search?q=%s&btnI=Im+Feeling+Lucky Note: I’ve stripped out all items such as encoding and referrer to keep this as clean and simple as it can be. Now you can simply type in something like > Google Docs into your browser bar and have it go to the first result – which is most likely the right place.
Are you tried of Google Chrome automatically installing updates? You can disable it on both Windows and Mac machines: Windows Machines Open registry editor. Locate: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update Add a new DWORD value named DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue and set it to 1 to disable automatic updates or 0 to re-enable them. Mac OS X Open terminal and run the following command: defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 0 To re-enable automatic updates for google chrome use this command: defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 1 This also works for Chromium and beta versions of GoogleChrome.
A dynamic, downloadable list of the most common user agents. Have you ever wondered what Most Common User Agents are? This is a list of the most common user agents, dynamically generated to remain accurate and up to date. Often times people will post a list on their site, which soon becomes outdated. So, I decided I would create a user agent list that is dynamically generated and updated- it uses data from my own website to keep the list of user-agent data up to date – which means the list stays up to date as new browsers are released and new user agents emerge. It is, in effect, a highly accurate representation of common useragents. Below you will find a table showing the most popular / most-used UserAgents and percentage of visitors who had that user-agent when they visited the site. And, as of May 2012 this page should now be even more dynamic with a new method for calculating a rolling average of visitors. Your user agent is: CCBot/2.0 Last Updated: Thursday, June 20th 2013 – 02:22:08 AM percent useragent system user_agent_string_md5 9.3% Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27.0.1453.110 Safari/537.36 Chrome 27.0 Win7 64-bit f569f3a78056ffd66dc34231f272ada7 7.0% Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0 Firefox 21.0 Win7 64-bit e0b858f1249c7bbe85c69dcf5eaac720 4.4% Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27.0.1453.94 Safari/537.36 Chrome 27.0 Win7 64-bit 2ed5f60aa61984fad42c6739b42d7403 2.8% Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27.0.1453.110 Safari/537.36 Chrome 27.0 Win7 32-bit a378588b09b2e9aa0b35e4e71bf79e13 2.7% Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS … Continue reading
While Dropbox does an excellent job of keeping track of versions of files, it doesn’t make it easy to compare the different versions – until now. DropboxDiff, a Google Chrome extension by Victor Shih, does an amazing job of allowing you to compare versions of files stored on dropbox, with the diff program of your choice. The screenshots on the extension page were a little small, so I decided to post a few of my own below. Get the free extension here.
Windows: chrome_root\Application\chrome_version\Extensions\ Example: c:\Users\Me\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\6.0.422.0\Extensions\ Mac OS X: /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/Extensions/ or ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Extensions/ Linux: /opt/google/chrome/extensions/