MakeUseOf: How to Back Up and Export Chrome Bookmarks in 5 Easy Steps . “You save Chrome bookmarks like the little odds and ends buried in a shoebox. The links are meant to be visited often or later. Each of these links can be a precious corner of the web for you. That’s why it’s important to export Chrome bookmarks and keep them backed up always. Mishaps happen. Fortunately, Chrome lets you save bookmarks in a single HTML file and also sync them automatically across devices.”
The Register: Youtube Queue Chrome extension booted out of store for search engine hijacking, revealing Google’s lax dev checks . “Google has removed a Chrome extension called Youtube Queue from its official online store for violating its program policies following complaints it was hijacking users’ web searches. However, another extension called Croowila Videos Player that shares similar suspect code remains available.”
Lifehacker: Block Sites From Google Results With uBlacklist. “Sometimes you just never want to see a certain site in your Google results. Maybe you want to block a sketchy news source, or you don’t want Pinterest in your image search results, or there’s a really gross forum that keeps appearing in searches. Some sites like Yahoo Answers and Quora have a way of cluttering up lots of searches. You can block a site from future searches with the uBlacklist Chrome extension.”
Search Engine Journal: The 9 Most Useful Google Chrome Shortcuts You’ll Ever Need . “To get the most out of your Google Chrome experience, here’s a list of the most useful Chrome shortcuts that will boost your productivity when browsing the Internet.”
How-To Geek: How to Take Full Page Screenshots in Google Chrome Without Using an Extension. “Google Chrome has a hidden feature tucked away inside Developer Tools that lets you take full-sized screenshots of any web page. This feature captures the entirety of a page, similar to a scrolling screenshot, without the use of a third-party extension.” I wish I’d known about this a while ago! There are plenty of extensions that let you take full-page screenshots, but the permissions are always scary.
BetaNews: How to enable Google Chrome’s secret Reader Mode. “Google has released an update for its browser and while Chrome 75 isn’t, at first glance, the most exciting of releases (with the main focus being on fixing bugs), it does contain a nifty hidden feature.”
KnowTechie: This handy Chrome extension lets you preview a site’s results without ever having to click on it. “Google Results Previewer adds a handy hover-to-preview feature to your Google search results pages. Now, you can search away knowing that a preview of your search results is just a hover away.”