Chrome flags

Here"s how to lớn set Chrome flags, unlocking the hidden features tucked away in Google"s popular browser.

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If you"re a fan of Google"s omnipresent browser, knowing how khổng lồ set Chrome flags will unlock a bunch of hidden features that you may not have known about.

Granted, many of Chrome"s hidden features aren"t of much use to lớn the everyday user, with advanced settings such as "Allow Omnibox contextual web on-focus suggestions on the SRP" likely to fly over most of our heads. That said, learning how lớn enable flags on Chrome can still come in handy, giving you the ability to lớn unlock cool features, such as the ability khổng lồ force dark mode on every website.

Given Chrome"s xuất hiện nature, it"s possible to enable Chrome flags on Windows, macOS, Android, và even iOS. All you need to vày is enter a short URL into your Chrome browser, whether that"s on a desktop or a smartphone/tablet.

It"s worth noting that most Chrome flags are meant for testing purposes, so caution is advised when enabling certain ones as they could lead to lớn "breaking" your browser — though it"s easy to reset all flags to lớn fix any problems. As a rule of thumb, though, it"s best lớn leave well alone the flags you"re unsure of.

So, if you want to kiểm tra out how to lớn enable flags in Chrome, here"s our guide.

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How lớn set Chrome flags

On a Chromebook, PC, Mac, game ios or app android device:

Open the Chrome browserEnter chrome://flags/ into the address barSelect or search for the flags you want khổng lồ enableClick or tap on the flagSelect EnabledSelect Relaunch

Read on to see detailed instructions for each step.

Note: although the screenshots shown below are taken on a Windows PC, the steps to lớn set Chrome flags should look more or less the same on any of the devices mentioned in Step 1.

1. If you"re using Chrome on a Chromebook, Windows PC, Mac, iOS, or apk device, open your Chrome browser. Next, enter chrome://flags/ into the address bar at the vị trí cao nhất to enable flags in Chrome.

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2. You"ll now see a rather long danh sách of every Chrome flag. Scroll through & find any you want to lớn enable. Alternatively, search for specific flags using the search box at the đứng top of the page.

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3. to enable or disable flags, simply click/tap the drop-down menu and click/tap Enabled or Disabled. Finally, click/tap Relaunch to lớn restart Chrome and apply the changes.

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How khổng lồ disable Chrome flags

Given their advanced nature, it"s easy to lớn enable a flag that can cause unwanted results, such as webpages not rendering correctly. Fortunately, it"s also easy to lớn disable any previously mix Chrome flags, putting everything back lớn default. Here"s how to lớn reset any Chrome flags.

1. Enter chrome://flags/ into the address bar. Next, click/tap Reset all in the top-right, then click/tap Relaunch. Chrome will now restart with all flags set lớn their mặc định value.

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Which Chrome flags to enable/disable: Tom"s Guide best picks

Since there are so many Chrome flags, it"s difficult to lớn say which ones you should enable or disable. However, here are three handy ones we"d suggest you kiểm tra out if you don"t have the patience khổng lồ scroll through the hundreds that are available.

1. Faster downloads using Parallel Downloading

This flag effectively works as a tải về booster for large downloads, & works across all platforms. It forces Chrome lớn break downloads into three smaller "jobs," before combining them into one file when the downloads are complete.

1. lớn get faster downloads on Chrome, search "Parallel Downloading" in the flag tìm kiếm bar. Click/tap Enabled next to the flag, then click/tap Relaunch.

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2. Dark mode on every website

This flag forces pages lớn render in dark mode, and works great on most websites. If you notice some websites look a bit janky, though, it"s easy to lớn disable this flag và go back to default.

1. lớn enable dark mode on every website with Chrome, search "AutoDarkMode for web Contents" in the flag tìm kiếm bar. Click/tap Enabled next to the flag, then click/tap Relaunch.

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3. Touch-friendly UI on Windows

This gives Chrome a more touch-friendly UI, including a bigger tìm kiếm bar, which is great if you"re rocking a touchscreen PC such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 8.

If you want lớn make Chrome on your touch-enabled PC more user friendly, search "Touch UI Layout" in the flag tìm kiếm bar. Click Enabled next khổng lồ the flag, then Relaunch.

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Now you know how to enable flags in Chrome, you may want to check out some other Chrome guides, such as how to block ads on Chrome, how to lớn install Chrome extensions, how to block a website on Chrome, how to thủ thuật the Chrome dinosaur game, howto mix a homepage in Google Chrome, how to block a website in Chrome, or the best Google Chrome extensions. We also have plenty of other computing guides, so why not get started with how to open HEIC files on Windows.

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Dale Fox
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Dale Fox is a freelance journalist based in the UK. He"s been a tech nerd ever since childhood, when he used the money from his first job as a paperboy to buy a subscription khổng lồ GamesMaster magazine. Dale was previously a presenter và editor in China, where he also worked as a copywriter for OnePlus at its Shenzhen HQ.

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