/Chrome

What's New In DevTools

- Jecelyn Yeen tl;dr: (1) Use DevTools in your preferred language. (2) New Nest Hub devices in the Device list. (3) New CSS container queries badge, and more.

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How Do Chrome Extensions Impact Browser Performance?

- Matt Zeunert tl;dr: "This report investigates how 1000 of the most popular Chrome extensions impact browser performance and end-user experience." Key findings: (1) Extensions like Honey, Evernote Web Clipper, and Avira Browser Safety can have a significant negative impact on website speed." (2) On ad-heavy websites, ad blockers and privacy tools can greatly improve performance.

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Google’s Unfair Performance Advantage In Chrome

- Daniel Aleksandersen tl;dr: Daniel took a look at the Chromium source code and found a feature that gives Google's Search "an 80% head start" in delivering search results compared to competitors on Android.

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Chrome Dev Summit 2020

tl;dr: "Chrome Dev Summit is back with its 8th chapter, but this time we’re coming to you. We’re bringing all the latest updates, just as much content, and many more Chromies."

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Hidden Features Of Chrome DevTools

- Martin Heinz tl;dr: "Here are a few hidden or lesser known features of Chrome DevTools which you should know about."

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Giving Users And Developers More Control Over Focus

tl;dr: Two new features that improve both the user and developer experience when it comes to working with focus - the :focus-visible CSS selector and Quick Focus Highlight user preference.

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Using The Chrome UX Report API

- Rick Viscomi Shane Exterkamp tl;dr: "Learn how to use the Chrome UX Report API to get easy, RESTful access to real-user experience data across millions of websites."

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Chrome Phasing Out Support For User Agent

- Guy Nesher tl;dr: "Google announced its decision to drop support for the User-Agent string in its Chrome browser. Instead, Chrome will offer a new API called Client Hints that will give the user greater control over which information is shared with websites."

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Building A More Private Web: A Path Towards Making Third Party Cookies Obsolete

- Justin Schuh tl;dr: Within 2 years, Chrome plans to phase out 3rd party cookies and maintain a healthy ad-supported web, using open-standard mechanisms like the Privacy Sandbox.

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Developing the Largest Contentful Paint Metric

- Annie Sullivan tl;dr: A new performance metric has been established by the Chrome team measuring when the main contents of a page is displayed. This runs through the framework used to build this metric and the objective. 

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