Google has come out with a new version of Chrome, which lets users stay away from some of the most annoying experiences while browsing the web, such as Google Chrome running out of memory. This new version is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and has an additional feature that lets you mute websites which autoplay videos. Otherwise, these videos have the annoying habit of starting to play when you have not even pressed play, with the audio set blaringly loud.
- To mute sites that automatically start playing videos, users will need to hit the View Site Information symbol at the left end of the omnibar, which resembles a green padlock. The omnibar is the address bar combined with the Google search box where you type in the URL for the site you want to go to.
- After this, you will need to choose Sound.
- After the website is muted, it will no longer play videos automatically unless you manually unmute it.
Chrome 64, as the new build is called, is also fixing the issue of disguised links and pop ups. This means the browser will stop sites from tricking you into opening new windows or tabs. This can otherwise happen when links to third party websites look like something else, like play buttons or close symbols. When you click on them, they take you to another website.
One of the major problems according to Google’s received feedback reports involves complaints about users getting unwanted content on their desktop. The functionality will be rolled out to users through the upcoming days and weeks. Chrome will also be getting a Google-built ad blocker, which will automatically stop “annoying” and “intrusive” ads from coming onto the screen.
An exceedingly high number of people around the world use Google Chrome these days, and with good reason. It is fast, has tons of features, and works well with Google’s other services. Additionally, it is easy on the system’s resources, no matter how many tabs you have open.
However, a lot of times it can serve up issues. Sometimes, all it takes is a few troubleshooting steps, but other times you require a technical expert working on the problem to fix it. If you ever encounter such a situation, get in touch with computer experts who know what they are doing.