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How to change Chrome profile name

Chrome has support for multiple profiles. What differentiates one profile from the other is the Google account that is (or isn’t) connected to a profile.  Users can create a new Chrome profile and sync it with their Google account, or they can skip adding an account and keep everything local. …

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How to clear site data in Chrome on Windows 10

When you have problems loading a website in any browser, the one troubleshooting action you’ll be advised to take, regardless of which browser you use, is to clear the cache. All browsers maintain a cache and it’s normally maintained for every single website that you visit. Clearing the cache is …

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How to identify Chrome GPU Process on Windows 10

Chrome has its own built-in task manager. You can open it with the Shift+Esc key. Chrome’s task manager only shows processes that are run by Chrome, or extensions that have been installed in Chrome. It can be used to close a tab but if you’re trying to monitor your system’s …

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How to open crdownload file on Windows 10

Browsers can download files and some have fairly decent download managers built right into them. While you will find a download manager in most modern browsers, how a download is handled by the browser will differ from one browser to the others. The files, while they are downloading, have to …

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How to disable hardware acceleration Chrome

Chrome, and browsers in general, are able to interact with and use other peripherals connected to your system. The mouse and keyboard are obvious examples but a browser can also access your mic, speakers, and webcam if you allow it to. Some browsers also support hardware acceleration which allows them …

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How to disable automatic updates in Chrome on Windows 10

Chrome updates automatically but not invisibly. A new update will normally download in the background but it will install when you quit and open the browser again. Once a new update to the browser has been downloaded, you can’t avoid upgrading to it unless you’re willing to leave Chrome open …

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How to enable Windows spell checker in Chrome

Spell check as a feature is available on most desktop and mobile platforms. In some cases, apps that are multi-purpose and exceptionally popular will add their own spell checker. Chrome has one and it’s pretty good considering it uses the same AI that is used on Android. Chrome runs on …

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How to view the Chrome cache on Windows 10

Chrome used to have two dedicated URLs that you could visit from inside Chrome to view its cache. Those two URLs have been removed leaving users with no easy way to view the Chrome cache. The URLs were removed due to a bug and they don’t seem likely to make …

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How to highlight the active tab in Chrome

Chrome lets you customize the color of its UI. You can do so freely and it’s a quick way to create a Chrome theme. The customization tool in Chrome allows you to pick one color, and then shades of it are used for the tabs’ bar. It looks good aesthetically …

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