Google Chrome, the most widely used browser in the world, just keeps getting better. And this week he suspects a brand new feature that lets you share links that point to text on a web page.
Currently, when you share a link on a page with someone, they’ll be redirected to the top of that page. You will then have to scroll or search to find specific content.
However, thanks to the novelty of Chrome, you can share links that point to a specific part of a page. How it works ? All you have to do is select some text, right click and finally click “Create Link”.
Then all that’s left to do is paste the link that was created in an email or message that you want to share. When someone clicks on this link, they will not be taken to the top of the page, but to the part where the text was selected.
It works just like the links in the google search engine that don’t point to the top of the page, but rather to the part of the user interest.
This functionality was already available via an extension. But now it’s built right into Chrome. In addition, the deployment will be gradual in Chrome 90 Also, this novelty may not be immediately available on your device.
However, you can try enabling it manually by going to the chrome: // flags copy-link-to-text address.
It will be rolled out so you may not have it yet. You can enable it if Chrome: // Flags Copy-Link-to-Text is enabled
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Either way, this feature can increase your productivity when remote collaboration has become the norm.
Some improvements for the PDF reader and better performance
In terms of productivity, Google has also announced some new features for its built-in PDF reader in Chrome, such as: B. the two-sided view. Additionally, Google is reminding you of recent Chrome performance improvements. “Recent performance improvements have reduced Chrome’s CPU usage, often resulting in longer battery life, less fan noise, and less heat. Chrome now recovers up to 100MB per tab, or more than 20%, on some popular websites, ”a post said.
Further optimizations are also in preparation. Essentially, Chrome freezes groups of unused tabs, meaning that “the tabs they contain use less memory and processor, and your computer will run faster”. “”
More frequent updates to the browser
It is recalled that a month ago Google announced an acceleration in the process of updating its browser. Instead of having major updates every six weeks, the company will be coming out every four weeks.
“When we improved our test and release processes for Chrome and introduced security updates every two weeks to improve our patch deficit, it became clear that we could shorten our release cycle and offer new functions more quickly,” said Mountain View on the Chromium blog.