Speed tests prove that Chrome is indeed the fastest web browser in Android. However, that does not mean you can’t make it better. Though there are limited extensions for Chrome, there are a few tricks that can make it incredible.
If you love Chrome’s speed, here are some few ways to make it more versatile.
1. Enable the reader mode
In 2014, Chrome added the reader mode that was designed in a way that would make the non-mobile sitesmore friendly on your Android smartphone. This makes the mode get rid of all the sidebars, social buttons, ads, and so on. You are only left with the content.
A banner pops up at the bottommost of your device once you can be able to enable reader mode. Nevertheless, Chrome app is a little bit conservative when it comes to offering its users the option of activating the reader mode. , Moreover, you can make it more versatile with a flag edit.
To access the Chrome’s flags, type ‘chrome://flags’ on the address panel. This always you to take control of whichoptionsare enabled and when. The flag you will be in search of is ‘#Reader mode triggering.’ By default, the reader mode is the only option especially when Chrome considers a certain web page is poor on mobile.
For a detailed process on how to enable the reader mode; click here.
2. Stop links from changing positions as the pages load
This is among the most frustrating things about tapping on a browser. Sometimes you will open a web page, see a certain link address, and then go to click it – but before the finger reaches your phone’s screen, the address link simply goes one line low or down, and you unintentionally hit the wrong one. This is because a link on the page loaded in a split second.
To fix this, enable scroll anchoring. To do that, typechrome://flags/#enable-scroll-anchoring or simply search scroll-anchoring in the Find in Page.
3. Do not open a page twice
Managing tabps tends to be a big issue on Android’s Chrome browser. When you’ve a number of tabs open, it is hard to know what you’ve already opened. In the end, you will open some sites more than one time since opening a New Tab from the speed dial is quite simpler than searching.
Obviously, this tends to have a negative consequence on your device’s RAM and performance. There is a fix to this issue that takes you to the previous site that is already opened.
To activate that option, Typechrome://flags/#ntp-switch-to-existing-tab.Then change the ‘switch to an existing tab’ to Match by hostname. You will now be directed to an already open tab thus you won’t be doing things twice.
4. Recent tabs
Recent tabs is also another incredible feature on Chrome which works automatically. What you are only required is taking advantage of it. You will find list of recent tabs at the overflow menu or at the bottom of a new tab. Open it and you’ll have all the recent tabs from your handset, but below tabs is also a list for a tablet, smartwatch, and PC with the Chrome app logged into your Google account. You won’t have to panic about retrieving a link again.
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