Latest Chrome 15 Dev Release Gets Redesigned New Tab Page

by on August 12, 2011
in Browsers, Google

Google Chrome 15

The latest dev release of Chrome 15 just brought a brand new “New Tab” for Google Chrome. You can see it in the screenshot above.

Google has made multiple interfaces for Most visited, Apps and Bookmarks screens. You can access them all from the bottom of the page, along with a drop-down list of “Recently closed” pages.

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6 Simple Steps To Configure Privacy on Google+

by on July 26, 2011
in Google, Tips and Tricks

A Guide to Taming Privacy Concerns Around Google+ – ZoneAlarm Blog has put together an interesting 6-step guide for new people joining Google+ and how they can protect their privacy on a social network that claims to have way more privacy controls than Facebook, yet you can’t have private profiles.

Google+ now has 20 million users worldwide in just 2-3 weeks after it’s launch in their invite-only field test. And as it grows, the concern for privacy and keeping yourself protected from cyber-criminals also increase.

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Customize Google Navbar in White or Any Colour

Google introduced the new dark Google bar with the announcement of their new social network, Google+. Several design changes were also introduced to all of the Google services and websites.

Many people welcomed the new Google bar and liked the darker look at the top, but many didn’t and wanted to revert back to the classic Google bar at the top, the white colour one.

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Check Google+ Notifications from Google Chrome

Another Google+ tip. Chrome extension, to be precise. You can now add a small notification checker extension in Google Chrome which displays your new notifications number and will take you to Google+.

Not just this. This extension now also supports desktop notifications and sound. Google+ Notification Checker is a very simple Chrome extension that displays the number of unread notifications in Google+.

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Hide Google+ Notification from Google Bar

Google’s new dark bar when combined with your Google+ profile could become very powerful from where you can check your notifications, share new updates, photos, videos or access your settings.

When working, like when writing an important document in Google Docs, the red notifications box in the new Google bar might get a bit distracting. If it does for you, you can easily turn them off when using Google Chrome.

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How to Disable +1 Personalization on Non-Google Sites

Google uses your +1’s and other profile information to personalize your content and ads on non-Google websites, including applications or other clients. You can choose to disable this option and see the non-personalized version of content and ads.

If you disable +1 personalization, you will not see +1 recommendations from people you know when visiting those sites.

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Google+ Keyboard Shortcuts

We have already shared tons of Google+ tips and tricks. Well, here is another one. Google+ also has keyboard shortcuts like Gmail and other Google services.

I have compiled a list of all the Google+ keyboard shortcuts I found. There might be more, which I’ll add as soon as I find them. See the Google+ keyboard shortcuts after the jump!

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Integrate Google+ Notifications in Google Chrome

The new dark Google bar is already a really cool navigation bar when combined with Google+ and it has one of the best notifications area I have ever seen.

You can now integrate these notifications in your Google Chrome browser. In this way, you won’t have to be on a Google website in order to access your notifications. You will be notified and can check for new notifications while surfing any website.

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How to Share from Google+ to Facebook and Twitter

Google+ currently allows sharing posts only within itself – on your own Google+ profile. Thanks to a Chrome extension, you can enhance this functionality and add an option to share on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Most people when share posts would love to share it with their Facebook and Twitter friends as well, because most of their friends and contacts are still on Facebook and have not yet been able to join Google+.

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