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Why is my name in the upper right corner of Google Chrome?

Why is your name in the upper right corner of the Google Chrome title bar?

So, the other day I popped open Google Chrome and noticed my name sitting in the upper right corner of the title Bar.  I mused to myself: Huh? That’s weird.  How did that get there? So here’s the deal: this is

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Why does Google Chrome say downloading proxy script?

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Sometimes you try everything you can to speed up Chrome but it’s still invariably slooow. So here’s the thing: the next time your browser crawls, glance in the bottom left edge of the browser.  Does it say: “Downloading Proxy Script?”  If

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3 experimental Gmail features you need right now

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Oh Gmail!  How can anyone seriously feel any antipathy against this super capable web application?  Sure it’s owned by Google but so what?  If you’re one of those people who avoids Gmail because of privacy issues then let me tell

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20 of the best shortcuts that work in every browser

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All browsers have their idiosyncrasies right? Chrome crawls, Internet Explorer crashes, and Firefox flops. Most of us learn to deal with issues.  I mean if Internet Explorer is your thing, I won’t upbraid you for that.  But amid the eclectic

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3 ways to organize the bookmark bar in Chrome

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Oh browser bookmarks!  Are they not the paradigm of digital neatness?  Everyone loves to bookmark interesting sites. As we scour the web laughing at silly kitten captions, checking the latest news headlines or viewing viral videos on Vimeo, we tend

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