[How To] Make Windows Google Chrome Loaded Web Pages Fonts Smoother and Round Like Mac OS X

The other day, I was using google chrome on mac os x and after some time I was running google chrome on the same machine, yes I am one of those guys who run Mac OS X and Windows 7 both on my macbook in dual boot.

One thing which I suddenly noticed while using google chrome on Mac OS X and using the same on windows that on windows the text rendering of the webpages was not much smoother as it looked like on Mac OS X, below is an example on how text on the webpage render in google chrome on Mac OS X.

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This is how the same webpage looks like on google chrome on windows version of google chrome.

Google chrome Font rendering On windows

Get Mac OS X Like Font Rendering in Google Chrome on Windows

There is free extension which makes google chrome on windows to render font of the webpages like Mac OS X if not exactly the same.

Mac OSX Font Rendering is a great google chrome extension – however this extension does a bit of shadow to the text of the webpages, but it look very great as per the comments from some users. This extension does this once a page is loaded.

Mac os x like font in windows

Once you have the extension loaded or installed in google chrome as the web page looks like as shown above, however its not exactly good as Mac OS X but good and much better than default font looks in windows in google chrome.

Bonus Tip

In case you want to see Mac OS X like smooth and think line font across different programs and windows applications, you can follow our guide on how to install Mac OS X like font in windows.

Conclusion

This is how you can get the same font rendering in Google Chrome windows version just like Mac OS X if not exactly the same. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

[How To] Get Notifications When Extensions, Google Chrome Gets Updated

Its been two years since, I have been using google chrome, previously I was used to be a firefox fan because of its large number of extensions, but google chrome has evolved a lot and has come long way since it was launched in 2009.

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Google chrome has got great extensions which add awesome functionality and gives great amount of power to google chrome, I love the way google chrome handles the large number of tabs and extensions, but if does not for you then you can read our guide on how to make google chrome faster like new.

Now one of our readers who is also love google chrome and its extensions asked us about how he can get notified when a google chrome extension he has previously installed has been updated.  

Its not all the users who are interested in updating their google chrome extensions but for some users they would like to use the latest version of extensions so that they can enjoy the fixes in extensions issue and enjoy the features which gets added in an extension by the developer.

Display Notifications in Chrome When Extensions or Google Chrome Version is Updated

Chrome Update Notifier is a great extension which displays notifications when extensions in google chrome gets updated, It will notify you when one of your extensions automatically updates to a newer version.

Chrome Extensions Update Notification

Chrome browser version changes are also monitored, so you will see the notifications when google chrome is updated.

Extensions Update Notification

Additional Tip

You can also force update the google chrome extensions, by navigating to Settings >> Extensions and then check the option which says Developer Mode.

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Once the developer mode option is checked, you will see the button which you can now click to do force update for all the extensions you have installed in google chrome.

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Conclusion

This is how you update the google chrome extensions and stay updated when any google chrome extensions which you have on your google chrome browser update itself. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

[Tip] Quick Way to Activate Google Chrome Extensions

Google chrome extensions really make life simple as they do a lot more to make google chrome by adding different functionalities. As most of us know that these extensions provide really great functionality and add more power to google chrome, so we get used to using them with time.

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Most of the extensions add a toolbar icon which decreases the size of the address bar as the number of icons keep on increasing on, but there is a simple way to hide these extensions by hiding their icons on the google chrome toolbar on the same time keeping them active as well.

Now every time you need to launch or activate an extension you need to click the icon which should be present of the chrome toolbar as there is no other way to activate the same, now to activate the extension you need to click on the toolbar icon of the extension which actually is ok but it does involve an effort to click the toolbar icon with mouse cursor.

Activate Google Chrome Extensions With Keyboard Shortcuts

A quick way to activate these extensions – Google chrome has another way to launch or activate extensions that’s through keyboard shortcuts.

To make these extensions work just when you press a specific keyboard shortcuts, and you will see these extensions come in effect as you press the dedicated keyboard shortcut. In order to configure this, you will need to go to manage extensions under google chrome settings

Google chrome settings 

Under Settings in the left pane, select extensions and scroll down to the bottom of the page where extensions are shown – you will see a new link which says Configure Commands

Configure Commands For Google Chrome Extensions 

Once you click the configure commands link, you will see all the working extensions with the text box, where you can click and specify the keyboard shortcut for the same, by pressing all the keys together required to set the shortcut.

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Conclusion

This is how you can quickly launch or activate the google chrome extensions, if you have a related tip to share or some how the above procedure does not work for you let us know by leaving a comment at the end of this page trough the comment section, let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

10 Hidden Google Chrome Features You May Find Useful

Google chrome is no doubt one of the fastest browser around as per the user and community around google chrome, it is one of the light browser which loads the web pages quite faster as well. Google chrome user base who have started using it as a primary browser has been increasing since the day it has been released in May 25, 2010 and recently google has surpassed Internet Explorer and grabbed the title of “World Most Popular Browser”.

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Considering all this, there are some hidden experimental features in google chrome and out of which some of them will appear as ready features in future versions of google chrome, but one thing to note is that you can actually use these features in existing version of google chrome installed on your computer.

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In order to access and enable these features you will need to type chrome:flags in the address bar.

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Once you have opened the chrome flags page, you will see a list of tweaks, some of which might be already enabled and some of them can be enabled by you if you really want to test drive them before they are added in future upcoming versions of google chrome.

Please Note: Before you actually try out these features, These experimental features may change, break, or disappear at any time. We make absolutely no guarantees about what may happen if you turn one of these experiments on, and your browser may even spontaneously combust. Jokes aside, your browser may delete all your data, or your security and privacy could be compromised in unexpected ways. Any experiments you enable will be enabled for all users of this browser. Please proceed with caution.

Tab Overview [For Mac Only]

Swipe down with three fingers on your trackpad to see an overview of all your tabs. Click on a thumbnail to select it. Works great in fullscreen mode.

Printer Reset [For Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS]

Reset the last used printer on restart. With this enabled, the OS default printer will become the current printer for print preview on each browser start.

Action box [For Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS]

Enables the "Action Box" experimental toolbar UI.

New Apps Install Bubble [For Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS]

When installing an app, it will always show a bubble pointing at the new tab page button on the tabstrip instead of opening a new tab page.

Experimental location features [For Mac, Windows, Linux]

Enables experimental extensions to the geolocation feature to use operating system location APIs (where available). This feature would really make sense on the some of the new windows 8 touch screen tablets.

Add grouping to tab context menu [For Windows]

Adds items to the tab context menu for grouping tabs.

Enable auto-login [For Mac, Windows, Linux]

When enabled, visiting a Google account login page will trigger an infobar allowing easy sign in with the Google account connected to the profile. Auto-login is always disabled if the profile is not connected to an account, regardless of this flag.

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Enable Chrome To Mobile [For Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS]

Enable the Chrome To Mobile page action, which allows you to send page URLs and offline copies to Chrome on your mobile device.

Stacked Tabs [For Windows]

Tabs never shrink, instead they stack on top of each other when there is not enough space.

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Website Settings UI [For Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS]

Enables the Website Settings UI. The Website Settings UI replaces the page info bubble and provides an easy way to configure site-specific settings.

Conclusion:

We hope you like some of the above hidden google chrome hacks, in case you have any other tip like these to share please let us know through the comments section below.

How to Auto Login Website in Chrome, Firefox & IE

All popular browser we know Chrome, Firefox and even IE offers feature like Auto login Website. They store your password in password manager and when you open the site, instead of retyping login information, it will Auto fill your login info and you can hit on login button and access your site. For example, Facebook is one site which I access multiple time, and using browser auto fill features, I can auto login to Facebook. In this tutorial, we will see how we can set auto login feature for Websites on your browser.

Its been a long time since, I started using internet on 2002, since then I have this habit of remembering password for my most frequent visiting websites like gmail.com, facebook.com but once thing that has not changed since I started using these web services is the login page and way I logged in to these websites. As even if I have already remembered my credentials I always used to login by finally by clicking the log in or sign in button on the login page.

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So, I decided to make this process of clicking the button automated through browser extension and scripts which would finally make a life more easier on web. After some searching around I found how can one auto login to any website in google chrome, firefox, safari and internet explorer which seems to be the major browsers being used by people these days.

How to Auto login Website in Chrome Browser?

There is a free extension called Auto Login . To use Auto login extension,  browse to a site for which your username and password get filled by Chrome. The Auto Login icon will appear next to the site’s URL in the right side of the address bar.

Facebook Auto Login

Click the icon and set that page for automatic login. The next time you visit that page, a loading message will (optionally) flash on the screen as the page is automatically submitted as shown in the image below.

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If you’d like to remove a page from the Auto Login list, you can do so on the options page, by going to google chrome – options >> extensions – you will see the list of pages which are supposed to be auto login when opened in your browser with their URLs displayed.

Auto Login Chrome Extension

How to Auto login Websites in Firefox:

There is a free extension called Secure LoginSecure Login is a login extension for Mozilla Firefox integrated password manager. Its main feature is similar to Opera’s (the browser) Wand login.

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Key Features Of Secure Login

  1. Works out of the box without any configuration needed.
  2. Login with one click or a keyboard shortcut (automatically submitting the login forms).
  3. Easy and convenient selection for multiple logins (multiple users)
  4. Provides direct login to any site from the bookmarks (using the “Secure Login Bookmarks”).
  5. Integrates with Mozilla Firefox password manager.
  6. Provides easy access to the saved passwords.

Another Related Update: Mozilla are hoping to improve this experience with integration for automatic web site logins. read here how or read another guide by Ghacks.net how to auto login in firefox.

For Internet Explorer

If your browser and web applications support automatic login, you will be able to log in to your desktop computer, your intranet and the relevant web applications without being asked to log in again. Automatic login is also called pass-through sign-on, pass-through authentication, and sometimes single sign-on (SSO).

This page tells you how to set the options in your web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox), read here or find out how to auto login to google or any other page using some scripts, read here and here

For Mac OS X Safari

There is no extension for safari browser which can help you to do the auto login, however if you have configured the auto fill preferences but do you have cookies enabled? Many sites require that you enable ‘cookies’ in order to help you with things like auto log in. For some users disabling private browsing helped to auto log in to some websites, if you are a developer you may wish to try out these scripts mentioned here.

If you have followed the tutorial thoroughly, you can try setting up Facebook auto login using this tutoria. Though, if you face any problem using our Auto login Website guide, do let us know via comment or on our Fb fan page.