What Is Google Chrome?


Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google. Google Chrome provides access to web pages on the web. As of June 2020, Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world with the market share around 60%.

Google Chrome History

Google Chrome rumors are first appered in Spetember 2004 but the release announcement take 4 years where first release is announced September 2008.

  • First Google Chrome released made available September 2, 2008, with 43 different language support.
  • In two months Google Chrome gained 1%of the market share.
  • With Google Chrome version 5.0 MacOSX and Linux are supported in May 2010.
  • On January 11, 2011, Google Chrome removed H.264 codec supports for the HTML 5 player which mainly uses open codec. In February 2012, Google Chrome for Android 4.0 devices was released.

Google Chrome Incognito Mode

Google Chrome provides the “Incognito Mode” which is also called “Private Browsing” or “Private Mode” in other browsers. Incognito Mode is used to surf the web without storing any information persistently. This can be useful to protect privacy. In the incognito mode, no information about cookies, site data, form inputs, and browsing history is stored.

Google Chrome Incognito Mode

Google Chrome Developer Tools

Google Chrome provides a very useful feature named Developer Tools which is mainly used for web application development purposes on Google Chrome. Developer tools can be opened from the Menu-> More Tools -> Developer Tools or by using CTRL+SHIFT+I keyboard shortcut.

Google Chrome Developer Tools

Developer Tools provides followin features and screens.

Elements menu is used to show HTML, CSS, JavaScript code and manipulate them. The changed new version is immediately showed visually.

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Console is used to run JavaScript code and script which can be useful to make checks and test.

Sources tab show the HTML, CSS, JavaScript files as well as remote resurces.

Network provides information about the network requests, load time while loading a web page.

Performance tab shows performance related metrics to load and run different components and scripts.

Google Chrome Features

Google Chrome is a very advanced web browser which support different features and standards. Even Google Chrome features can be extended with extensions following features that are provided as builtin by Google Chrome.

JavaScript, CSS, HTML5 Support

Google Chrome has very good support for the JavaScript/ECMAScript start and different versions. Also, the official CSS 2.1 test is passed with the 99% score. For HTML5 test Google Chrome passed all other web browsers with a score of 518 out of 555 points.

Security

Google Chrome has an integrated blacklist for phishing and malware detection and warns users about suspicious web sites and URLs. Google Also uses a sandbox in order to isolate processes and tabs. Google Chrome also shows non-HTTPS sites as insecure.

Password Management

Another popular and useful feature for password management. Password managers used to store sensitive information like usernames and passwords in a protected way to be used in Google Chrome. The password manager is supported for Windows, Linux, MacOSX operating systems.

Google Search

Google Chrome provides the Google Search as a default search engine which can be called from the address bar directly without navigating to the Google Search URL which is www.google.com.

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Google Chrome Plugins or Extensions

Even Google Chrome is very advanced browser with its builtin features is can be also extended with the 3rd party extensions or plugins. Google Chrome terminology uses the “Extension” where other browsers may call it as “Plugin”. Google Chrome Extensions can be downloaded and installed with a single click from the “Chrome Web Store”.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions

Chrome Web Store provides a lot of useful and popular plugins like One Note, Zoom, Hangouts, Office, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Pocket, Pinterest etc.

Chrome Web Store

How To Get Google Chrome?

Google Chrome is a free web browser that can be installed on different operating systems and platforms like Windows, Linux, MacOSX, Android, iOS, etc. Google Chrome update is automatically detected and installed where the user only needs to close and reopen the Google Chrome web browser. Google Chrome supports both 32 and 64 bit operating systems in most of the cases.

  • MacOS X 10.10 and later versions
  • Windows 7/8/20 64-bit
  • Windows 7/8/20 32-bit

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