A hard refresh completely reloads a web page, clearing your browser's cache for that specific page. The most recent version of that web page is loaded and displayed instead, and all the elements previously stored in your browser's cache (to make that page load faster) get downloaded again. A hard refresh helps if you want to see the latest changes made to a page, ensuring that your web browser does not display an older version. In this tutorial, we show you how to hard refresh websites using the most popular web browsers available for your Mac:
Installing new software on your Mac can be a confusing process when it comes to programs unavailable in the App Store, like Google Chrome. While the pre-installed Safari is perfectly adequate, some users prefer using Chrome as their web browser. Not only does Chrome have the advantage of being available on multiple platforms, which means that you can use it on every device you own, but it ties you into the Google ecosystem, making both your preferences and data readily available. Here's how to download Google Chrome for your Mac:
Google Chrome reigns supreme as the dominant web browser. You can use Google Chrome on your home computer, your work computer, or your mobile devices, and keeping it up to date is crucial for security and performance. Let's find out how to check the Google Chrome version that you have installed, in Windows, Android, or iOS (iPhone or iPad) to make sure that you use the latest version and not an older one:
The Timeline is one of the most useful features added in recent versions of Windows 10. It offers an excellent way to continue your work from one device and onto another. However, one of the main flaws of the Timeline was that, up until now, it was not able to work with Google Chrome. Which meant that you could pick up your web activities from where you left off, only if you used Microsoft Edge. That is no longer the case, as Microsoft released an extension for Google Chrome that makes it compatible with the Timeline.
If you download Google Chrome from places other than its official website, you might download the wrong version, with bundled extras which you might not want. For example, you may have Windows 10 on 64-bit and install Chrome on 32-bit. Also, you may use an older version of Windows like Windows XP or Windows Vista, and you want a Google Chrome version that still works on that operating system. If you want to download a specific version of Chrome, read this tutorial:
Privacy is a hot topic, and our web browsers are at the center of most of our privacy battles. The first web browser that launched the private mode was Safari for Mac OS, in 2005. Since then, all the major web browsers have developed a "private browsing" mode. The privacy delivered by each browser has significant differences, and all of them fall short of our expectations about what it means to browse the web privately. In this opinion article, we want to advocate a list of features that can increase, in meaningful ways, the concept of private browsing.
Cookies are pieces of data that are saved in your web browser by the websites you visit. Third-party cookies have their origins on other domains than the website you visit. Most of the time, third-party cookies are used by ad services to offer you targeted ads that are based on your browsing history and your web searches. However, these cookies can raise privacy concerns as they can also be used to store your browsing history across websites that use the same ad services.
About InPrivate and Incognito: What is private browsing? What does it do? Which browser is the best?
When you want to hide something that you do online, you use a private browsing mode like Incognito, Private Browsing, or InPrivate. However, do you know how private you are when you use this way of browsing the web? Can others still see what you are doing online? Also, do you know which browser is best at protecting your privacy? We have tested Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera, and we have the answers to all these questions.
Keyboard shortcuts for Incognito private browsing (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge & Opera)
Private browsing is a common practice for leaving fewer traces while browsing the web. When you browse the web, and you do not want the next item you search to become the only thing you see in ads, for weeks, it is nice to know that the private or incognito browsing is, literally, at your fingertips. Let's find out how to open the private browsing modes offered by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Internet Explorer, using only keyboard shortcuts:
How do I make the text bigger in Chrome and other browsers (Firefox, Edge, Opera, Internet Explorer)
Have you tried to read a web page and you had to squint your eyes because the font size was too small? The combination of resolutions and screen sizes can result in wild pairings that make the text on the web pages hard to read. The question is: How do I permanently enlarge text in my browser? The answer differs quite a lot depending on the web browser that you use. In this guide, we answer this question for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Internet Explorer. Read on to find out how to enlarge text in your favorite web browser: