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Chrome 88 now available - no Flash, better security

Added: 20.01.2021 9:46 | 3 views | 0 comments


With plenty of readers using Chrome as browser on Windows Surface devices or Android-running smartphones, I thought it worth noting that Google has now released Chrome 88 for all supported operating systems. This release is particularly important because it's a security powerhouse update that patches a total of 36 different security vulnerabilities, one critical. Plus it officially drops all Adobe Flash support. Which will, too, help security.

Google released Chrome 88 to the stable channel on January 19, 2021. The new browser version includes some cool changes, including an improved dark theme for Windows 10 and the beginning of less intrusive permission prompts. Here are the highlights.

Better Dark Theme Support on Windows 10

chrome 88 dark scroll bars

Chrome has supported Windows 10’s system-wide dark theme for a while, but Chrome 88 makes it a little better. Dark Theme now applies to scroll bars on many of Chrome’s internal pages. That includes Settings, Bookmarks, History, New Tab Page, and more. It’s not yet present on websites that support dark themes.

No More FTP in Google Chrome

With Chrome 88, Google Chrome FTP URLs—in other words, ftp:// addresses.

FTP support is a legacy feature that has no support for encrypted connections (no FTPS). An attacker could modify files you’re downloading in transit, unlike with encrypted HTTPS or FTPS where this isn’t possible. As Chrome and other browsers are shifting toward an always-encrypted web, dropping old protocols like this makes sense.

Google has been working on removing FTP from Chrome for a while, but it was still available for some people—and a flag could enable it. Google’s usage data showed that very few people used FTP. Now, all FTP support is disabled. If you want to use FTP, you’ll need a separate FTP app.

No More Support for Mac OS X Yosemite

Google is officially dropping support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite in Chrome 88. Mac users will need OS X 10.11 El Capitan or newer to use Chrome 88. This shouldn’t come as a shock, since Apple hasn’t supported Yosemite since 2017.

Legacy Browser Add-on Gone for Good

With , Google removed its Legacy Browser Support add-on as the functionality became baked into Chrome. Chrome 88 takes it a step further and disables all installed instances of the add-on.

LBS was designed for IT admins to call up Microsoft Internet Explorer in Chrome for older apps written for that browser as well as intranet sites. Since it’s now built into Chrome, the add-on is unnecessary.

Less Intrusive Permission Requests

permission chip

Chrome 88 is experimenting with a smaller and less intrusive way to ask for permissions. Instead of the pop-up that covers the website content, a new "chip" appears to the left of the URL.

The chip first appears with full text such as "Use Your Location?" After a few seconds, it minimizes to simply a small icon. Clicking the chip, which appears as a blue oval, brings up the permission prompt you’re used to seeing.

You can try out the new permission "chips" right now by enabling the flag at chrome://flags/#permission-chip

Testing Light & Dark Themes for Chrome OS

chrome os light and dark theme

Google is testing more defined light and dark themes for Chromebooks. The theme can be toggled from the Quick Settings menu. Themes affect the Shelf, App Launcher, and Quick Settings panel. Not everything is working 100% right now.

If you’d like to try this out on a Chrome OS system, the flag can be enabled at chrome://flags/#dark-light-mode. After you reboot, the Theme toggle will appear in the Quick Settings.

Tab Search Comes to Desktop

search in the top of the pop up

Chrome 87 brought a to Chromebooks, but it wasn’t available on Windows, Mac, or Linux. Chrome 88 brings it to those platforms via a Chrome flag.

When it’s enabled, you get a drop-down arrow in the top tab bar that shows all of your open tabs when selected. You can then use the integrated search bar to find the tab you’re looking for.

To get this feature in Chrome 88, enable the Tab Search flag at chrome://flags/#enable-tab-search.

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Developer Goodies

Much of what’s new in every Chrome release is under the hood, and Chrome 88 is no exception. Google has outlined many of these changes on its and the :

  • Digital Goods API: Web apps published in the Google Play Store can now use Play Store billing just like native apps.
  • WebXR: AR Lighting Estimation: For AR and VR content on Android, lighting estimation can help to make models feel more natural and like they "fit" better with the user’s environment.
  • Anchor target=_blank implies rel=noopener by Default: To defend against "tab-napping" attacks, anchors that target _blank will behave as though rel is set to noopener.
  • CSS aspect-ratio Property: This allows explicitly specifying an aspect ratio for any element to get similar behavior to a replaced element.
  • Origin Isolation: Web apps can choose to increase a page’s security in exchange for giving up access to certain APIs.
  • JavaScript Engine: Chrome 88 incorporates version 8.8 of the V8 JavaScript engine.

As always, Chrome will automatically install the update when it’s available. To , click menu > Help > About Google Chrome.

Persona 4 Golden Walkthrough - The Class Trip [Part 51]

Added: 19.01.2021 21:28 | 3 views | 0 comments

The new school term has started, and everyone is going on the class trip. While the trip itself is fun, the real hijinks begin when the group heads to a nightclub. A few of the girls are taken in by the atmosphere and start to behave like they had been drinking. With inhibitions lowered, they play a drinking game, and start to get perhaps too relaxed. Intoxicated Yukiko and Rise prove to be handfuls to deal with.

Hitman 2 PC Owners Will Be Able to Import Locations to Hitman 3 For Free

Added: 17.01.2021 21:14 | 1 views | 0 comments

While the feature won't be ready for launch, Hitman 3 PC players will be able to import locations from Hitman 1 and 2 for free, if they own them.

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Persona 4 Golden Walkthrough - Battle Shadow Chie in the Castle [Part 7]

Added: 14.01.2021 19:43 | 7 views | 0 comments

Ren. Yosuke, and Chie head into the TV to try and rescue Yukiko. There the meet Teddie again. The strange Bear is able to use his sensitive nose to sniff out Yukiko's location. She's inside a massive castle, just like the one from the Midnight Channel! While searching the castle they encounter a shadow version of Chie, and a battle ensues.

Persona 4 Golden Walkthrough - The First Battle: Summon Izanagi! [Part 4]

Added: 13.01.2021 5:37 | 7 views | 0 comments

Ren and Yosuke return to investigate the world in the TV. While inside, they are attacked by bizarre monsters. Suddenly, Ren surges with power and summons the Persona Izanagi. Eventually the are forced into a showdown with Shadow Yosuke, and reflection of the dark aspects of Yosuke's heart.

5 Best PC Mods to Help Fix Cyberpunk 2077

Added: 08.01.2021 17:00 | 5 views | 0 comments

Cyberpunk 2077 seems like a modder's dream, but unfortunately the game hasn't been fully cracked open yet. While you won't find fancy Darth Vader skins or DeLoreans to drive on the internet, you can discover various file tweaks and fixes to improve your experience. Here are 5 of the best PC mods you can download and install right now to make Cyberpunk 2077 just a little bit better.

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Office Lens UWP loses all cloud converters

Added: 02.01.2021 10:00 | 12 views | 0 comments


A day later than planned, but Microsoft has now thrown the server-side switch on Office Lens as a separate app on both Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Desktop. From now on, it's a service inside the likes of Office (for all platforms). Which makes sense in a way and it's nice to have it integrated, but I for one will miss it as a general purpose OCR and archival tool. See below for links, quotes and screenshots.

From: allaboutwindowsphone.com

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