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Chrome’s new Custom Context Menu Revamps the Link/Image/Video Context Menu

Google is constantly at work adding additional features to the world's most popular internet browser, Chrome. Given the sheer number of users that rely on Google Chrome on a daily basis, Google rolls out new features after a lot of internal testing. It took nearly 10 months for the scroll anchoring feature to begin officially rolling...

Copyless Paste, a feature that provides Context-Based Text Input Suggestions, is coming to Chrome

Despite the fact that Google's Chrome browser is the market leader in Internet browsers, Google is always working to bring additional features to millions of users in order to stay competitive. Scroll anchoring is one such feature that, after nearly 10 months in testing, was finally released to end users. But even if it takes...

Google officially rolls out Scroll Anchoring to Fix Annoying Page Jumps

Last year, we pointed out a fix to prevent annoying page jumps in Google Chrome that cause you to click on something you didn't want to click on. That fix is called "Scroll Anchoring", and it required you to enable an experimental flag in chrome://flags. The reason this issue arises is due to "progressive loading"...

Add a Menu and Forward Button to the Nav Bar in Android O for Enhanced Web Browsing

Android O's navigation bar customizer can be used for a myriad of cases, but it's especially useful when you are changing the navigation keys contextually. In our tutorials, we are focusing on finding situations where adding new nav bar keys can enhance your app experience, and today we'll show you how to add a menu and a forward...

How to Add Page Scroll Keys to the Navigation Bar while using Chrome in Android O

We've been having a lot of fun at XDA with the new navigation bar customizer this week. From custom keys to control music playback, toggle picture-in-picture mode while using YouTube, and finally add keys to move through your e-mail conversation list, there's a ton of ways you can take advantage of the nav bar customizer to...

Create a Context Aware Fingerprint Reader in Tasker

Fingerprint readers are fairly limited in their default state. Besides the obvious ability to unlock the phone or authorize some payments, there isn't much else you can do with the fingerprint reader on most Android phones. The feature always felt like a missed opportunity - until now! Tasker-based, Context Aware Fingerprint Reader Creating a customized fingerprint reader...

Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Chrome

Let's talk about Google Chrome on your mobile device; everyone uses it, but do they really use it? Recently we talked about the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Keyboard. Today, we show you the Top 5 Hidden Features of Google Chrome. Google sure does like to hide features from us! Did you know these tricks? Did...

Chromium Optimized for Snapdragon Devices

What in the world is CAF? Remember CAF? You might have seen that name all over the forums back when kernel developers for Qualcomm Snapdragon devices maintained two separate forks of their work. One for code based on Google's AOSP, and another based on CAF. Code Aurora Forum is maintained by the Linux Foundation, and is...

Chrome 39 Adds Support for Theme-Color on Android Lollipop

Over the past week, we've seen quite a few devices receive unofficial (and semi-sorta-kinda-official) ports of Android 5.0 Lollipop. There's undoubtedly much to love in this latest version of Android, but one particular feature that hasn't gotten enough attention is the new way in which browser tabs are handled in Chrome. Rather than simply being available...

New Hangouts for Google Chrome Brings Chatheads, Refreshed UI

Hangouts is an application that needs no introduction. Google's instant messenger and texting app is perhaps the most popular way to communicate on Android. Just a few hours ago, the desktop client of Hangouts received a major overhaul that changed practically everything we have seen in the app thus far. The new version of Hangouts introduces a concept...

Create ARChon Ready Packages on Your Android Device

A few days ago, we talked about ARChon. This extremely interesting project allows users to install Android applications right on the Chrome browser and use them on any operating system. This modified runtime can be used both by developers and users for educational, work, or simply "fun" purposes. One of the most problematic aspects of ARChon was app conversion. It...

ARChon Lets You Run Android Apps in Google Chrome Browser

Not too long ago, Google added the ability to run select Android applications on Chrome OS. While Google's OS for more traditional computers is great in some use cases, it is generally limited for the most part to Chromebooks. And let's face it; the number of Chromebooks is very low compared to Android devices. That said, the number of computers...
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