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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Googel Chrome Flags tweaks

Today we'll be looking into 5 Google Chrome flags which should help you to speed up your Browsing. Google Chrome has enough features and one of those is  flags which is one of the less explored  areas of Chrome.


You'll find experimental features that will not alway fully functional but can speed up your browsing, following are are the 5  chrome flags for tweaking the browser on both computers and mobile.


Before we start to use any of these chrome Flags you should  know how to access flags tab, just type or copy paste in address bar  "chrome://flags/" r and press enter,  you will should see  whole  list of chrome flags with the warning that "these features are not stable" you can use Chrome's find ctrl + F feature to find the features we've listed.


Smooth Scrolling

As the name suggests this enables you to smoothly scroll through the content when you scroll in chrome using your mouse or the arrow keys. In my experience it makes it hard to quickly go through content and easily read, with this option enabled smooth scrolling just feels better on eyes to read. To enable this ust search for smooth scrolling or just copy paste  "chrome://flags/#smooth-scrolling" into the address bar to directly access it, enable it from the drop down menu.



Zero Copy Rasterization 

Rasterization is the process by which chrome organizes website data into pixels and tangible information you end up seeing on the screen, it does this by organizing each page into tiles at which point it effectively paints in the information in each one, there are few things you can do with rasterization through chrome flags but one of the best is zero copy rasterization which can ease load on the low end GPU by not uploading every tile change to it offloading it instead onto your device's memory, this can be particularly helpful on mobile devices with the potential to reduce battery usage when you browse the web. chrome://flags/#enable-zero-copy


Parallel Downloading

There are several features on Chrome flags that can speed up your browsing many of which are enabled by default, one such feature which specifically speed up your downloads is parallel downloading which splits each file you download into three separate jobs speeding up the whole process, to enable it in chrome copy paste this chrome://flags/#enable-parallel-downloading  in to the address bar and press enter, then click default and select enable from the drop down menu.


Google Duet

On Android phones Google has been experimenting with a Duet interface for a few years now which places most of the options like tabs, search,  home in the options menu at the bottom of the screen instead of the top this features not for everyone, but if you want to try it then copy paste this ins the address bar and hit enter "chrome://flags/#enable-chrome-duet", now here's the strange thing setting chrome duet to disabled actually seems to enable it for us while setting it to enabled disables it so if it doesn't work try doing the reverse of what you think you should do




Experimental QUIC Protocol:

QUIC protocol as the new connection protocol created by Google that is still under development quic is supposed to be a mixture of TCP and UDP protocols that is much faster and more secure at the same time usually when we are on a TCP or a UDP connection it takes multiple trips to the server before a connection is stable and ready to exchange data quick protocols main goal is to only make a single trip to create a connection that can start the data exchange process thus increasing the overall browsing and data exchange speed, in Chrome you can enable quic protocol to start taking advantage of this protocol right now and speed up browsing look for the flag experimental quic protocol use the drop down menu below it to enable it from the same chrome flags. chrome://flags/#enable-quic

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