Hi Everybody!! Today, I am going to share something different. This post is related to the new version of Google Chrome which is Chrome 76. In this blog, you will read about the new features of Chrome 76. This update brings some serious changes to the web. So, let’s see the new features.
What’s New in Chrome 76 – Arriving July 30th
Flash Disabled by Default
Google Chrome in the new Chrome 76 block Adobe Flash Player by default. But, you can easily re-enable using the click to play mode.
Automatic Dark Mode
In Chrome 76, some website will now have the ability to automatically enable the dark mode if you’ve chosen it.
Must Read: Top 15 Google Chrome Hidden Features
Websites Can’t Detect Incognito Mode
Previously, sites could detect that you are in Incognito Mode by making a FileSystem API request. But, now this will be disabled and websites will not be able to track that you are in Incognito Mode. Some websites use this to block users visiting them using Incognito.
This spoils the user experience with Chrome. Blocking users in Incognito mode is not good, and that’s why Google added this feature.
Websites Can’t Hijack the Escape Key
You never use the Escape Key while interacting with a website and you never will. But, you may use the Escape Key to stop a site to load. The Escape Key lets you close a popup, dialog boxes, etc.
But, some malicious websites hijacked the Escape Keys and forced Chrome to show popups to the users. Now, that won’t work as the Escape Key belong to the browser itself.
Easy Install of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
PWAs are the websites that turn into a local app for you to use it. In Chrome 76, if a site supports PWA, you will see an install button at the right side of the URL box.
Easy-to-Clear Notifications on Chrome OS
If you hate clearing notifications in Chrome OS, this update will make it easier for you.
The latest update moves the Clear All button to top which is no more scrolling.
Web Developer Updates
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