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Google Chrome 73 rolls out for different platforms; macOS gets dark mode

14 March 2019 3

The Chrome 73 is finally released for various platforms – Android, macOS, Windows, and macOS as well. The key highlight of this update is that it brings the dark mode to the browser on the macOS. On the other hand, the Chrome users on Windows will have to wait a little longer. On the Mac, the dark mode looks quite similar to the browser’s native incognito mode. Among others are the Data Saver support for the HTTPS pages on Android, new “Enhanced spell check” and “safe browsing extended reporting” features.

A few other new features introduced by Chrome 73 include the support for media key on a compatible macOS, Windows, or Chrome OS-powered system. The media playback on services like YouTube can now be controlled using the dedicated media keys on the keyboard. Also, the Chrome 73 brings the support for progressive Web apps (PWAs), these are now live on all desktop platforms as well as mobile. Talking about the Dark mode, to turn it on, go to the settings panel in MacOS, choose "General," and select "Dark" under the "Appearance" pulldown menu

The Chrome 73 update also brings bug fixes and some general improvements apart from these new features. Furthermore, on the Android platform, Chrome 73 brings the ability to view content on the Dino page, which means users can now browse through suggested articles even when they are offline. Also, Chrome on Android will now show the “Lite” text in the URL bar for HTTP as well as HTTPS webpages to let users know when a webpage's optimized version is being displayed. Tapping on the “Lite” option will let users choose if they want to remain on the optimized webpage or load the original version.


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