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How to use Google Chrome on Windows, Android, macOS, and other platforms. How to browse the web safely with Google Chrome.

How to set up the search engine in Google Chrome

How to set up the search engine in Google Chrome

The address bar in Google Chrome can be used as a search box, and the default search engine is Google. Do you want to know how to change Chrome’s search engine from Google to something else, like Microsoft Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Qwant? Does your Chrome already use a different search engine as default, and do you want to get back to Google? Here’s how to
How to download Chrome 32-bit or 64-bit

How to download Chrome 32-bit or 64-bit

If you download Google Chrome from places other than its official website, you might download the wrong version, with bundled extras 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 7, and you may want a Google Chrome version that still works
How to enable third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox & Opera

How to enable third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox & Opera

Cookies are small pieces of data stored in your browser by the websites you visit. Third-party cookies, on the other hand, originate from websites other than the one you intended to visit. Typically, these cookies are used by advertising services to deliver targeted ads based on your browsing history and online searches. However, there are instances where you might want to enable third-party cookies. This
How to block third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

How to block third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

The World Wide Web relies on cookies to function properly. There are different types of cookies, such as session and first-party cookies, that are created by the websites you visit. However, there are also third-party cookies that are used for advertising and tracking your activity across websites. Some of them can even be used maliciously. As a result, many people are concerned about the security
How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

Google doesn’t offer an official Gmail desktop app for managing emails on Windows computers. However, with just a few clicks or taps, you can get your own Gmail app for Windows 10 or Windows 11. You’ll need to use a web browser like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, but it will give you a native app-like experience for accessing Gmail on your computer. Here’s how
How to lock Incognito tabs in Chrome on Android and iPhone

How to lock Incognito tabs in Chrome on Android and iPhone

If you use the Incognito mode on your Android or iPhone smartphone to browse the web privately, you probably have things in there that you don’t want others to see. In that case, you’ll likely want to protect your Incognito tabs. Fortunately, the Google Chrome app for mobile devices bundles a feature that lets you do exactly that. Here’s how to lock your Incognito tabs
Pin Google Weather to your Android (including Samsung Galaxy)

Pin Google Weather to your Android (including Samsung Galaxy)

My father asked me the other day: “Does Google have its own Weather app? I want it on my Android phone!” At the time of writing, Google does not have a standalone Weather app, at least not for Android smartphones. However, it can provide a weather forecast using data from Weather.com and other sources in its Google app, on Google.com, and elsewhere. This weather forecast
How to set a browser proxy server in Windows

How to set a browser proxy server in Windows

Proxy servers are intermediaries between your PC and the internet. When your browser uses a proxy server, the websites you access see the proxy as the actual visitor instead of your computer. This can improve your online privacy and security while also helping you bypass content restrictions on the internet. Enterprises also use proxies in order to monitor, filter, and secure what their employees browse
Where are cookies stored on Android?

Where are cookies stored on Android?

If you own an Android device, you might be wondering where your browser cookies are stored on it. If you’ve arrived here, you probably already know that cookies are small pieces of data that websites send to your browser when you visit them. They can hold data like your navigation preferences, authentication details, items found in your shopping cart, etc. Cookies are designed to make
What's the fastest web browser for Windows in 2023?

What's the fastest web browser for Windows in 2023?

There are so many web browsers you can try and use that their sheer number might feel overwhelming. So, if you’re trying to find the best web browser in 2023, we thought it would be a good idea to check out the most popular ones for you. There are a lot of aspects to consider when deciding on a web browser, including but not limited
How to make Chrome the default browser in Windows 11

How to make Chrome the default browser in Windows 11

In the early days of Windows 11, you couldn’t simply click on a setting to instantly change your default web browser from Microsoft Edge to something else. You had to set the default browser by changing the default app by file type or link type. However, the good news is that Windows 11 was improved in this regard. Nowadays, it’s quite easy to change the
Where are cookies stored in Windows? (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera)

Where are cookies stored in Windows? (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera)

Cookies are tiny files stored on your PC or device, which can be used by websites or web apps to tailor your online experience. That’s all nice and dandy, but where are cookies stored in Windows 10 and Windows 11? In the past, web browsers used to keep cookies in separate text files in the user’s folder or the browser’s installation directory. However, the cookies’
What are cookies, and what do they do?

What are cookies, and what do they do?

When browsing the internet, you often encounter the term “cookies.” Many websites inform you about using cookies and ask for your approval. Web browsers have many settings for managing cookies, and even browser add-ons mention blocking cookies of all kinds. Even though you know that these “cookies” are not exactly a sweet dessert, you may not know precisely what they are and their purpose on
How to pin a website to the taskbar or the Start Menu

How to pin a website to the taskbar or the Start Menu

Do you want to know how to pin a website to the taskbar? Maybe you start your day with Facebook or Instagram, with a news site that you enjoy reading, or by checking your Gmail, and you want it accessible with one click, straight from the taskbar or the Start Menu. No matter what web browser you’re using, in Windows 10 or Windows 11, you
How to clear cookies from Google Chrome

How to clear cookies from Google Chrome

Cookies are a vital part of the internet. Without them, websites wouldn’t let you create accounts, log in, or remember your interests. Ads would also be less relevant and even more annoying. However, cookies may also generate problems from time to time, so you should clear them out every now and then. When that time comes, you can delete individual cookies or all cookies at
Which browsers are best for your laptop’s battery life in Windows 11?

Which browsers are best for your laptop’s battery life in Windows 11?

If you are a mobile user with a Windows 11 laptop, tablet, or 2-in-1 device, you may want to know which web browser to use to get the maximum battery time possible. To learn which web browser uses the least battery power, I’ve compared all the major browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox) on two separate Windows 11 devices. Here’s what we’ve
How to zoom in and zoom out in your web browser

How to zoom in and zoom out in your web browser

There are several ways in which you can optimize the reading experience while using a web browser. One way is to zoom in and make the text, images, and icons bigger on the web pages that you want to read. You may need to do this because your eyes are tired, or the resolution of the screen is not ideal. However, at some point, you
How to send a text from the computer with Android Messages

How to send a text from the computer with Android Messages

Sometimes it’s easier to send a text message from the computer than to reach for your smartphone. Maybe you’re at work or just spending most of your time in front of a PC, like yours truly. Or perhaps you find it more comfortable to send a text from the computer, especially when it comes to a long SMS. Luckily, Google offers a service called “Messages