The simplicity and speed of Chrome make it a popular browser. There is still quite a bit of additional functionality under the hood. This includes many experimental features that can be accessed via specific Chrome Flags.
As all of these features are still in beta, they might not even make it to the stable version of Chrome. Therefore, bugs are not uncommon. Nevertheless, some Chrome Flags allow you to improve the browsing experience if you’re willing to endure the occasional hiccup. We’d like to show you some of our favorites.
The best Chrome Flags:
- Smooth Scrolling
- Password Account Data Storage
- QUIC Protocol
- Reader Mode
- Force Dark Mode
- Pull-to-refresh gesture
- Parallel Downloading
- Show autofill predictions
- Quieter notification and permission prompts
- GPU rasterization
How to access Chrome Flags settings?
Unless you know how to access this section, no matter how deep you search, Chrome Flags settings will never appear. You need to know your way in!
- Open Chrome by clicking on the icon.
- Press on the address and remove any URL that might be in it.
- Enter the following in the search bar: chrome://flags/
- Hit Enter.
- You are in!
In the Chrome Flags menu, there are two primary tabs: Available and Unavailable. Specific devices may only be able to use certain experimental features. On a laptop, for instance, you can’t use the Chrome Flags Android is meant to use.
Are Chrome Are flags safe?
Chrome Flags settings warn you about the dangers of using them when you first click on them. Because Chrome Flags are enabled, the browser will sometimes experience hiccups. The majority of them are not unstable, but a few can be. Despite this, they can be as simply disabled.
How to disable Chrome Flags:
- In the previous section, we described how to access the Chrome Flags settings.
- You can disable an experimental Chrome Flag by searching for it.
- You can disable the action by selecting the Disabled option.
- In addition, you can click the Reset all button in the top-right corner to disable all Chrome Flags.
Best Chrome Flags
Have you ever noticed that you’re scrolling gets a bit sluggish or stutters? While there could be many reasons why it’s happening, this Chrome flag will likely help. You can enable the Chrome Flag by searching for “Smooth Scrolling” in the search bar. In addition to being a great feature for Android users, it can also be used on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS.
Password Account Data Storage
Chrome browser data is not synced across devices for some users. For those of you who don’t have access to Gaia’s primary storage, but still want access to your passwords, this Chrome extension will allow you to save them in secondary Gaia-account-scoped storage. It is then possible to access your passwords from multiple Chrome-enabled devices without enabling sync.
Look for “Enable the Account Data Storage for Passwords” in the Chrome Flags menu. Choose Enabled from the drop-down list that appears.
Experimental QUIC Protocol
Chrome flags can speed up your browsing experience. Google’s QIC protocol is aimed at making the web faster. By enabling this one, websites will load faster, but only if they have been optimized for it. Still, something is better than nothing!
Go to the Chrome Flags page and search for “Experimental QUIC Protocol.” Click the drop-down menu next to it and select Enabled.
Reader Mode Chrome Flag
Internet access is a treasure trove of material, different viewpoints, and information. Readers will enjoy it, but we must accept the web doesn’t always provide an excellent reading experience. The website contains distracting images, advertisements, and other elements. Thankfully, you can get relieved of all that by allowing the Reader Mode flag.
Navigate to the drop-down menu under Chrome Flags and enable the Flag for “Enable Reader Mode.”
Force Dark Mode for Web Contents
Dark Mode is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for the eyes. It is very important for all content on this website to support a cause you are passionate about. Unfortunately, not all websites are cooperating, but a secondary option forces the option on all websites.
Search for “Force Dark Mode for Web Contents” on the Chrome Flags page and enable it by selecting the drop-down menu next to it.
What’s not to love about gestures on Chrome for mobile? With Chrome flags, you can bring this feature to your PC. We remarkably like swiping down to refresh a website. You can utilize this feature if you use a touchscreen computer running Linux, Windows, or Chrome OS.
This can be enabled by going to the Chrome Flags page and searching for “Pull-to-refresh gesture.” You can then choose whether to allow the feature on any device or to restrict it to touchscreen devices only.
Parallel Downloading Chrome Flag
Big data can take a long time to download. We can cut delays by dividing downloads into multiple files that will be downloaded simultaneously.
By using the drop-down menu to the right, search for “Parallel Downloading” and enable it.
Show autofill predictions
Since nobody enjoys filling out forms, Google makes it as easy as possible for users. Still annoying? When you enable the “Show autofill predictions” flag, Chrome will autofill form information for you.
Using the right-hand drop-down menu, find “Show Autofill Predictions” and enable it.
Quieter notification and permission prompts
To enable quieter notifications, enable the Chrome flag “Quieter notification permission prompts”. You will have all notification permissions blocked, so you can enjoy peaceful browsing. You will notice a bell icon to the right of the address bar if you want to receive notifications from specific websites. You can access notification permission options by clicking on them.
GPU Rasterization Chrome Flag
Chrome simply isn’t fast enough for you? With our help, you can maximize the power of your computer. To make any significant improvements to Chrome’s performance, you need a dedicated graphics card. The GPU Rasterization feature allows Chrome to perform some CPU workloads at the GPU level.
Go to the Chrome Flags page and select “GPU rasterization” from the drop-down menu.