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These New Chrome Features Will Make Your Life a Lot Easier

You would be hard pressed to find a web browser that is nearly as popular as Google Chrome. While Microsoft Edge has made a fair bit of progress in this regard, it still fails to come close to the level of popularity that Chrome continues to enjoy. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that there are still certain aspects of Chrome that most users are not all that happy about.

One of the most annoying things about Chrome on Android is that it has never offered a confirmation dialog before closing all of your tabs. Countless users have complained about the fact that Chrome simply closes all of their tabs without asking them first, resulting in many of them losing their research if they were to accidentally close the window. This is a feature that was quite commonplace before Chrome became the global standard, and though it hasn’t reduced Chrome’s popularity it is regardless a feature that many Chrome users have been requesting.

The good news is that Google is finally rolling this feature out on Chrome for Android, reports XDA (TD). Moving forward, Android users that click on the close window button will be shown a confirmation dialog warning them that they are about to close all of their tabs. This is a minor update that will definitely improve functionality from a wide range of points of view, and its main purpose is to ensure that minimal data loss occurs for the most part which is definitely a step in the right direction.


That’s not the only update that Chrome is getting either. You have probably noticed that any tab that’s playing audio will show a speaker icon, and you can right click on the tab to mute it if you desire. Google is simplifying this further by enabling users to click on the speaker icon to mute or unmute the tab in question. This makes it a lot easier to mute a tab, and it helps make Chrome less obsolete than Firefox which has already been offering a feature like this for quite some time now.


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