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How to Play Google's Text Adventure Easter Egg in Chrome How to Play Google's Text Adventure Easter Egg in Chrome

Who doesn’t love a good round of Zork? While you are unlikely to be eaten by a Google Grue, you can play a text adventure in the company’s Chrome browser. It’s a clever little Easter egg that’s actually kind of fun, if you have some time to kill. Better still, the game isn’t just some marketing BS for Google products;…

If Windows 10 Tells You Not to Install Chrome or Firefox, Ignore it If Windows 10 Tells You Not to Install Chrome or Firefox, Ignore it

Windows 10 is reportedly going to start warning users when installing a non-edge browser. Beta testers are currently getting an early look at Microsoft’s upcoming October 2018 Windows Update, and some have noticed a rather annoying new inclusion.

How to Turn Off the Auto Sign-Out Link in Gmail and Chrome How to Turn Off the Auto Sign-Out Link in Gmail and Chrome

You may have noticed that the most recent Chrome browser update includes a change to the way Chrome syncs—or, more accurately, doesn’t sync—to your Google account. Specifically, if you sign into or out of Gmail, your Google account will be signed into or out of the Google Sync Chrome browser automatically. If that…

How to Return to Chrome's Old Look—and Fix the Blurry Text on Windows How to Return to Chrome's Old Look—and Fix the Blurry Text on Windows

Google rolled out a new version of Chrome on Tuesday, which changes its look and feel quite a bit. As with any change of this size, not everyone is happy. In fact, there’s a fair bit of grumbling about switching browsers, or at least reverting back to Chrome’s old look.

The Best New Features to Try in Chrome's Latest Update The Best New Features to Try in Chrome's Latest Update

To mark the 10th anniversary of its Chrome browser, Google is rolling out a substantial refresh of the browser, giving it a softer, rounder look and some neat new features. Most of the changes in Chrome version 69 are small quality-of-life tweaks, some of which are so subtle you might not even notice as part of…

How to Delete Annoying Autofill Entries in Your Browser's Address Bar How to Delete Annoying Autofill Entries in Your Browser's Address Bar

It’s frustrating to make a typo when you’re trying to visit a website for the first time. Then, because your browser hates you, it will attempt to autocomplete to the wrong website—like netflux or faceboik—whenever you start to type the correct address into your address bar.

How to Perform a Reverse Image Search the Easy Way How to Perform a Reverse Image Search the Easy Way

If you’ve stumbled across an image on the internet—perhaps on your favorite social media site—and you want to know more about it, you can always ask the person responsible for the post. Odds are good that they probably just cribbed the image from somewhere else, and don’t know any more about where it came from. But…

This Chrome Extension Alerts You If a Website Was Recently Hacked This Chrome Extension Alerts You If a Website Was Recently Hacked

Chrome: Keeping up on the latest security information is tough, and odds are good that you don’t think about website hacks very much unless you see a headline that a particular site or service exposed your user name and password.

Manage Lots of Browser Tabs With This Chrome Extension Manage Lots of Browser Tabs With This Chrome Extension

If you do all your work in a browser, you can end up with dozens of tabs in one window. You could open new windows for different projects and shove tabs around, or develop the monk-like discipline to stop opening tabs. Or you could manage them practically by treating your browser like an operating system. The Chrome…

Be More Mindful of the Time You Waste Online With HabitLab Be More Mindful of the Time You Waste Online With HabitLab

You may want to spend less time of sites like Facebook and YouTube, but actually doing it can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. HabitLab is an open-source project from Stanford that attempts to make cutting back on habit-forming sites a little bit easier.

Discover Airbnb Locations to Visit in Every New Browser Tab Discover Airbnb Locations to Visit in Every New Browser Tab

Chrome: If you’re a travel junkie—or, better yet, need a little inspiration to plan your next trip—you’re going to love the Chrome extension “Random bnb.” It’s incredibly simple, but it does a great job of reminding you that there are gorgeous places in the world you can stay at right now and, in some cases, not even…

The Coolest Features to Try in Chrome Canary The Coolest Features to Try in Chrome Canary

The standard or “stable” version of Google Chrome offers plenty of handy customizations and quality-of-life improvements, but if you want to get the latest experimental features before anyone else, you’ll want to check out Chrome Canary.

Our Favorite Apps of the Month for July 2018  Our Favorite Apps of the Month for July 2018 

Every week at Lifehacker, we highlight four different apps and browser extensions that can do something awesome for your devices (or life): one for each platform or major browser. If you took an Internet-free sabbatical or went on vacation for a week, you probably missed some gems.

Here's What Chrome's New Security Warnings Actually Mean Here's What Chrome's New Security Warnings Actually Mean

Chrome fans might have noticed a little change in their browsers today. Assuming you’re running Chrome’s latest iteration, version 68, you’ll now see a big “not secure” button in the address bar whenever you pull up a website that starts with http:// instead of https://. (For what it’s worth, I’m using Chrome version…

Save What You Write Online With This Chrome Extension  Save What You Write Online With This Chrome Extension 

It’s harder than it used to be to accidentally lose all your work. Apps come with auto-save, and Chrome tries to warn you before you close a tab with unsaved work. But hit enter too fast, or suffer a crash, and you could still lose a lot of writing. It can happen to a Facebook update, an application form, or a blog…

Edit Typos in Your Tweets Using This Chrome Extension Edit Typos in Your Tweets Using This Chrome Extension

For someone who writes for a living, my Twitter feed has an embarrassing number of typos. I typically notice them the second after I hit post, and am immediately faced with the decision “Do I delete this tweet and pretend it never happened or just roll with the typo?”

Keep Track of the Sites You Visit Each Day With This Browser Extension for Windows 10 Keep Track of the Sites You Visit Each Day With This Browser Extension for Windows 10

Chrome, Firefox: When Microsoft debuted its new “Timeline” feature in the Windows 10 April 2018 update, I was a bit bummed to find that this feature—which you can use to see what you were up to on any given day—isn’t very helpful unless you’re using the Edge browser. Fun as it is to look back at what handful of…

Stop Netflix Trailers and Bump Up Your To-Be-Continued Content with 'Netflix Tweaked' Stop Netflix Trailers and Bump Up Your To-Be-Continued Content with 'Netflix Tweaked'

Chrome, Firefox: One of the more annoying aspects of watching Netflix on your laptop or desktop computer is the trailers the service likes to automatically play on your behalf. I have nothing against interesting trailers for movies or TV shows I might care about. And everyone suffers through trailers they’re not…

How to Fix Chrome's Checkboxes and Buttons in macOS Mojave How to Fix Chrome's Checkboxes and Buttons in macOS Mojave

It’s a pretty specific issue, but an annoying one. If you’re playing around with the latest public beta for Apple’s macOS Mojave—as of when we wrote this article—and you’re a big fan of Chrome, you might have wondered where your checkboxes and (some) website buttons have gone.

Let Your Browser Tabs Cheer You Up With Puppies and Kittens Let Your Browser Tabs Cheer You Up With Puppies and Kittens

Chrome, Firefox: It’s been a rough week for many of us, and it’s likely you’re a little stressed out right now.

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