Experienced users are well aware of the presence in Chrome of a section with experimental settings, located at chrome: // flags. It is here that Google programmers hide new, untethered browser functions from the eyes of inexperienced users. We have chosen for you those that you can safely activate and use now.
1. Enabling smooth scrolling
Appearances of this function users expect, probably, from the very moment when the first release of Chrome was released. And now, at last, developers have reached her hands. To activate it, enter the address below and select “Enabled” from the pop-up menu.
chrome: // flags / # smooth-scrolling
2. Mute the sound in the tab
If you have a music player playing in a tab or playing a video, Chrome marks this tab with a small speaker icon. However, you can also use this icon to quickly mute the sound. To do this, you need to activate the option at the following address:
chrome: // flags / # enable-tab-audio-muting
3. Quickly close tabs and windows
This option makes the interface more responsive and speeds up surfing. After its activation, the tabs will close much faster, regardless of the process associated with them. In fact, this affects only the GUI, but it seems that Chrome is starting to work a little bit faster. Activate the option at this address:
chrome: // flags / # enable-fast-unload
4. Support for the QUIC protocol
QUIC (English Quick UDP Internet Connections) is a new experimental Internet protocol developed by Google. It is designed to speed up Internet connections as opposed to the current TCP protocol. Although at the moment it is not too widely distributed, still, when accessing Google servers, it can give some increase in speed. You can activate it at the following address:
chrome: // flags / # enable-quic
5. Creating passwords
When this setting is enabled, Chrome will automatically generate a strong password if you are on the sign-up page. A very convenient feature, which together with the built-in password storage service will help to completely abandon third-party solutions. You can activate this option at the following address:
chrome: // flags / # enable-password-generation
And which hidden Chrome settings do you use?