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Having to close a tab with audio blaring from an auto-play ad is one of the web's greatest annoyances, but at the same time, most of us want to hear videos coming from YouTube or Netflix. How do you mute one without the other? Fortunately, there are a couple of easy solutions available.

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Earlier this week, Mic reported that members of the alt-right had created a Google Chrome extension which surrounded the names of people suspected of being Jewish with "echo" parenthesis. For example, Bryan (((Menegus))). The extension, named Coincidence Detector, has now been banned from the Chrome store.

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Google just combined music with its penchant for adorable animations. The result is called Chrome Music Labs, and it's a tool to help kids learn about music and sound. But even if you're not a youngster oblivious to the sonic world of beats, waves and arpeggios, the site is still addictive as hell.

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A fan of the simple 'start menu' on show in Chrome OS? You can use it on Windows and Mac computers as well — and it offers more features than you might think. As well as launching your online apps, you can perform quick calculations and run web searches from this pop-up box as well.

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Google's Chrome browser has a neat history erase tool that lets you blitz your browsing logs from the last hour, day, week or month — or from the beginning of time. However, that history can be useful to search back through, and if you only want to exorcise one site from Chrome's memory, here's how to do it.

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The chrome://flags page is a strange and wonderful trove of hidden settings for Google's browser. It lets you peek under the hood of the application and tinker around with some experimental options not yet ready for prime time. Here are 16 of the most useful flag settings you might want to tweak.

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You probably think of Chrome as a web browser — and so you should — but it has a few more tricks up its sleeve than you might have realised. Here are three of our favourite alternative uses for the software, which to a large extent work the same in Mozilla Firefox too.

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Remember when we all switched from Firefox to Chrome? Chrome was stripped down, simple but fast as hell. It was like browsing the web on a whole new computer. These days Chrome is bloated, slow and constantly crashing on me. I've finally reached the breaking point.

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Google Chrome already alerts you to which tabs are playing audio, but you can also use these icons as mute buttons if you're prepared to delve into the browser's hidden settings file. The feature was previously available in the developer channel of the program but has now graduated to the stable editions for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS.

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You're likely familiar with the "cannot connect" page of your favourite browser... how familiar you are depends on the quality of your internet connection. Not that you tend to stick around staring at it, with a quick F5 or click of the Refresh button sending it away to, hopefully, be replaced by content. Soon Chrome will give you something else to do: help a dinosaur jump over cacti as it runs across a never-ending desert.

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Sure, Chrome's New Tab page is useful enough, and forged from the analysis of millions of user experience clicks, but why stick with what Google wants to serve up to you? There are several impressive extensions that can transform your New Tab page and provide some handy extra functionality.