Updating Google Docs Canvas Based Rendering to Affect Chrome Extensions: How to Avoid This
Google Docs will soon receive an improvement that will further improve its performance. The search engine giant announced its Google Docs update, saying it would soon change the way the popular online tool renders documents.
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However, some experts claim that it could also affect how certain Google Chrome extensions work in the tech giant’s browser.
On the other hand, the tech giant explained that in the coming months, it will start to move away from the HTML-based rendering approach, which is currently used in Google Docs.
Google has said that its online document manager will soon switch to a canvas-based approach. To give you more ideas, here’s why the next Google Docs update will negatively affect your Google Chrome extensions.
Next update to Google Docs canvas rendering
According to TechRadar’s latest report, the next Google Docs update will soon improve its performance and consistency when it comes to how content appears across various online platforms in the popular Docs tool.
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Although it does, the new canvas-based rendering transition will still affect some Chrome extensions. Experts have also claimed that it could prevent some extensions from working.
Right now, Google Docs is designed to use HTML code, which Chrome extensions rely on to function properly. Once the popular document management tool switches to a canvas-based rendering approach, some extensions will stop working.
But Google has said that you can fix this problem by updating all of your extensions. Even if this will happen soon, admins should still review all of their extensions.
To help you further, here’s what you need to do to keep your Chrome extensions working properly after the update is deployed.
Google Docs survey
The official Google Docs survey says users can provide feedback on the upcoming update. This survey is specially created for people who believe their Chrome extensions will be affected by the upcoming canvas-based rendering update.
Google explained that you need to provide your business name, contact name, contact email address, etc.
If you want to see the actual Google survey, just click on this link. For more updates on Google Docs and its next update, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.
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