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Google Chrome 76 arrives, makes it harder to use Flash and easier to dodge paywalls

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Google Chrome’s final large attribute was dark mode in Chrome 73 and 74, and edition 75 didn’t bring much of note, but Chrome 76, out in steady type now, has some sneaky functions you may perhaps want to know about.

Although Adobe Flash will not actually die until 2020 and has been blocked by each main browser in a single way or yet another for quite a few many years now, Chrome 76 is taking it a single phase additional. Not only are person Flash things blocked by default, but now the whole browser attribute is off by default as effectively. If you opt into the beta and head more than to chrome://settings/content/flash, you should really see the with the minor “Ask First” setting flipped off as an alternative of on, according to 9to5Google.

A different relatively covert tweak: Google Chrome developer Paul Irish says that sites will no longer be in a position to detect when your Chrome browser is in Incognito Mode. That one’s going to be discomfort for publishers like The New York Occasions which use these detection schemes to continue to keep you from studying an infinite amount of cost-free stories — and steer you into having to pay for a subscription.

There is also an intriguing enhancement for Dark Mode itself. Now, world wide web developers can system their websites to immediately serve up a dark edition of their web page when it sees your Dark Mode browser, seemingly just by including a minor bit of further code.

You can go through about more improvements in Google’s Chromium blog post.

Update, July 30th: Chrome 76 is now out of beta, appropriate on routine.

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