What are Google Chrome flags and how to activate them
Google Chrome has a plethora of features to make your browsing experience interesting, however, did you know that you can still get the most out of it with Chrome Flags? So what exactly are Chrome flags?
You can think of it as boiled meat that you want to cook with but can still eat. However, these features are in the beta phase and can be unstable or pose a security threat even if they are benign. That being said, you shouldn’t have a lot of flags turned on at once as it could throw your browser off balance.
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To enable chrome flags you first need to know how to find it, to do that type “chrome” as scheme and “flags” as subdomain like this one chrome: // flags in the address bar. This is one of the many internal pages built into Chrome that you can access, for example chrome: // history to access your browsing history. Back to chrome flags, once you type “chrome: // flags” in the address bar and click enter, a page like the one you have below will appear.
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You will notice that it says “experiences” in the title of the page, this is because these are experimental features and have not been fully tested yet. Now that we have that sorted out there are a lot of chrome flags and to save time you need to know what you are looking for. For example, if you want dark mode for your web content, just enter dark mode in the search bar; toggle the drop-down list to the right of the chrome flag you want to enable and choose the option you want.
While some may just have the option to turn on or off and even have a default option, some indicators give you more options to choose from, like the dark mode indicator. Once you choose to enable a flag, you will be prompted to restart your browser so that the changes can be made.
PS: If you don’t know what a chrome indicator is for, don’t turn it on as it may negatively affect your browsing experience or cause your browser to crash.