Google chrome’s new version is about to get the release of version 76. The new version will bring many updates including security and performance. The update also brings about changes in the Devtools area of chrome, mainly focusing on the web developers.
What’s New in Google Chrome 76?
Websites can no longer detect Incognito Mode
Websites like the New York Times and other set limits to prevent incognito members to block or limit access to reading a certain section of the website. The New version 76 will make sure that the access is no longer block due to incognito mode.
Chrome Incognito mode has been detectable for years, due to the FileSystem API implementation. As of Chrome 76, this is fixed.
Apologies to the “detect private mode” scripts out there. 💐 pic.twitter.com/3LWFXQyy7w
— Paul Irish (@paul_irish) June 11, 2019
Default Flash Is Disable
The new version of google chrome is now by default disable Adobe Flash for all websites. You can re-enable the flash by clicking the warning. Though Google Chrome has announced that Flash Player will on longer be supported in chrome after December 2020.
Website to Auto Detect Dark Mode
Websites like Youtube and others are now supporting Dark Mode. The new chrome update 76 will make sure that these websites auto-detect the dark or light mode and can set the website theme automatically making the user experience more viable.
The Developer can make use of CSS media Query “prefers-color-scheme” to detect the light mode or dark mode.
PWA Now Easy to Install
Progressive Web App of PWA is essentially a website which can be installed as a local app in chrome browser. PWAs are faster, give the best user experience and allows many features for the App which couldn’t be possible by a simple website.
You Can Now Track Extensions Activity
Chrome 76 will make it easier to track the activities of extension that you’ve installed. The tracker can easily be available to enable from the chrome://extensions page.
ESC key cannot override
Chrome 76 disables the override of the escape from the scripts. By pressing the ESC key the website will stop loading. Pop-up and other website malware can’t hijack the ESC key now keeping it to the browser default.
Clear All Notifications for Chrome OS
New release of version will enable the clear all notification making it much easier to clear all the notification and once. Which was much harder to clear it before manually.
What’s New in Google Chrome 76 Dev Tools?
- New UI for networking settings.
- Websockets messages in HAR.
- AutoComplete with CSS Values.
- Track Real-Time total memory usage.
- Service worker pane now includes the port number.
- Inspect Background Fetch and Background Sync events.
- Automate Node API in Firefox and Chromium added with Puppeteer API.
for more info check out the official docs: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2019/05/devtools
You can get access to all features of chrome before the release itself, Download Google Canary Browser for Beta Updates. Note: Google Canary is Unstable version of Google Chrome so many bugs and glitch could be found.
How to Update to Latest Version of Google Chrome
Updating to the latest version of chrome is important for certain reasons which include security fix and performance boost compared to its previous versions. You can easily update your google chrome to latest version 76 by following these steps.
- Type chrome://chrome in the address bar and hit enter.
- You will redirect to the About Chrome page where you can see the current version of chrome.
- If new updates are available to update click on update google chrome to download the latest version of chrome.