Zoom Chrome extension update instantly shows the zoomed content

The Free Zoom Chrome extension

Today I released the new Zoom Chrome extension version 2.6 engine, which is available in the Chrome web store. This new update has improved many features so you get the best zoom experience in your web browser like you never seen before. And you are in control of the zoom values for all your websites.
One of the major improvements is when you load a web page. If the zoom value is different than default the page zoom scale. Then it will instantly show you the new zoomed page. And no zoom jump or zoom flash effect from the default scale to the new zoom layout scale.

Instantly zoomed page with the Zoom Chrome extension

One of the annoying problems I received by the feedback of my users, is the zoom jump problem. I take all the feedback from my users very seriously and with this browser extension update, there is no more zoom movement of the layout when the page is loading. You get instantly the correct zoomed page to see in your web browser.

Google News page load instantly the new

That thanks to the new update that uses the chrome.webNavigation API. One of the powerful Web Extensions API to detect the status of the web browser navigation. So at the level “onCommitted”, it starts to set your new zoom value. And that is fast because when you must wait for DOM (Document Object Model) content is completely loaded. That can take a few seconds longer if it is a long web page with many multimedia elements. But now it instantly shows you the correct zoom value before the web page is visible.

Event order chrome.webNavigation

onBeforeNavigate -> onCommitted -> onDOMContentLoaded -> onCompleted

Design improvement Zoom Chrome extension

Also, there is a small design improvement that is better for accessibility software users. In the Zoom popup panel, it will show you now tooltips for the ‘zoom in’, ‘zoom out’, and ‘reset’ button. And at last, the reset button is a little larger to fit the complete text in the button width. When you choose the large popup view option in the Zoom Chrome extension Options page.

Improvement Dark Mode icon

Zoom Chrome extension Z icon with a white border when using Dark Mode
Zoom Chrome extension Z icon with a white border when using Dark Mode

Furthermore, if you are a user that works late at night. And when you are using the Windows or Mac Operating System and set your work environment in a Dark appearance. You will see the Z icon of the Zoom browser extension more visible in the dark toolbar.

If you are an existing Chrome user, the Zoom browser extension will be automatically updated. And if you are a new user, you can get the new Zoom browser extension for all web browsers that include Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.

If you like this free and useful update, please do not forget to support my work by making a small donation. That to support further development and to continue to make this useful tool available for all users.

New Powerful and Latest Features Update for Full Screen Chrome extension

Full Screen Chrome extension for Google Chrome

Today I released the Full Screen Chrome extension version 1.6.0.0. As it makes this the most ultimate and powerful window management tool ever for your web browser. Where you can get your current tab in the best window style. That to full screen, or as a popup window that will show you no toolbar, no address bar, no tab strip, no navigation buttons, and no extension toolbar. It shows you only the important website content.

Full Screen browser extension is an easy, powerful one-click way to get the current web page in full screen. So you get the ultimate browsing experience in full screen. And that without showing any user interface of the web browser or the operating system. Furthermore, it can bring only the video player, images, and games to the full screen. Full screen Anything!

What is new in the Full Screen Chrome extension?

Double Click menu

In the Full Screen browser extension, there is now a fast way to control the web page. And also to customize the button action. When you click 2X on the extension icon you get a mini settings panel with two tabs inside.

Full Screen Chrome extension - Double Click menu
Full Screen Chrome extension – Double Click menu

The first tab, that includes all the one-click action buttons. Such as “maximize current window”, “maximize all windows”, “full screen current window”, “full screen all windows”, “open in popup window”, “all tabs in a popup window”. And when you are on the 2nd tab, that is to customize the browser button action. You can change to the many radio button options, and when you select a radio button. Then it will automatically save this new setting value.

Full Screen Chrome extension - Button action
Double Click menu – Button Action

Enhancing up to fourth screen

When you click on the one click button “all tabs in a popup window”. You will see all your tabs and this screenshot:

Full Screen Chrome extension - Popup windows in 2X2 matrix mode
Full Screen Chrome extension – Popup windows in 2X2 matrix mode

It supports 2 (window side by side), 3 (one large window, and 2 mini window) and 4 (in 2X2 matrix mode).

When you are in a popup window, and you want to restore this window back to the regular web browser. You can click right inside this web page, and select the menu item “Toggle back in your web browser”. And it will instantly add the web page in back your web browser.

If you are an existing Chrome user, the Full Screen browser extension will be automatically updated. And if you are a new user, you can get the new Full Screen browser extension for all web browsers that include Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.

If you like this free and useful update, please do not forget to support my work by making a small donation. That to support further development and to continue to make this useful tool available for all users.

Get the most wanted and valuable file menu bar back in Microsoft Edge

I, Stefan Van Damme, as a web browser expert see many users complaining on online forums about the bad user experience when they using the new Microsoft Edge Chromium web browser. And I understand the pain points of the users when they use this new web browser. Since the years of Microsoft Internet Explorer, everyone uses and loves to navigate with the classic menu bar. That includes the menu items File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Window, and Help. So they can get quick access to the menu for editing and printing a web page. However, that menu bar is not available anymore in the new Microsoft Edge web browser.

In Apple Safari you have the Apple menu bar to control and navigate your Safari web browser. And in Firefox, there is an option to see the menu bar when you press the alt key on your keyboard. Now in Microsoft Edge, there is no menu bar anymore. The web browser is more designed for touch screen devices like mobile phones and tablets. And everything can be found in the 3 dots icon near the top right in your Microsoft Edge web browser.

Microsoft Edge web browser with the Proper Menubar enabled
Microsoft Edge web browser with the Proper Menubar enabled

Proper Menubar in Microsoft Edge

I understand the frustration that there is no menu bar on the web browser. That is why I as a web browser expert created this free Proper Menubar Microsoft Edge extension. So users can experience the real classic window menu design in his web browser. That from below the address bar and also in the extension icon as a vertical menu bar.

Here are the steps on how to get menu bar in the Microsoft Edge web browser:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Edge Addons
  2. Click on the blue Get button
  3. And when you open a website, you will see the black menu bar below your address bar

If you want to hide the menu bar you can do it from the black rectangle with the white + icon. Click on the + icon, and click on the big red button to change it from “Proper Menubar is OFF” to “Proper Menubar is ON”. Then you see it add this bar on all open tabs.

Proper Menubar in the vertical menu

If you have any questions about the Proper Menubar browser extension. Or you have any feedback to improve this experience in your web browser. You can always reach my support page. I am are here to help. So you have the best web browsing experience.

Useful one-click Chrome Policy Remover for Mac

I, Stefan Van Damme, am a member of the Google Product Expert program. Those are users who volunteer their time to help others with Google products. And I am a product expert in the Chrome web browser. Meanwhile, it is today 11th Google Chrome birthday. And this year we have seen many posts in the community about having unwanted software on his computer which has made changes to his computer settings.

Chrome Policy Remover for Mac
chrome://policy with policies

That especially on Windows and Mac computers, where bad developers misuse the Chrome policies. Therefore, bad developers force the user to use his Chrome extension and or search engine. Furthermore, makes it very difficult to delete this Chrome extension and search engine in the Chrome settings page. Because the delete button is disabled, and the users will only see this message “Managed By Your Organization“.

However, I am happy to announce that I created a simple and one-click application solution to delete all these Chrome policies. And doing this manually can be complex for a nontech savvy user.

Chrome Policy Remover for Mac

This AppleScript application is a free tool and can delete the following bad settings: weknow.acSearchMine searchSearchbaronsearch-operator.com, akamaihd.net, etc. from the Mac Chrome web browser. When you execute this application it will do the following actions:

  • Close the Google Chrome web browser
  • Delete all the configuration profiles on his Mac computer (such as “AdminPrefs”)
  • Delete all the Chrome policies

Here are some steps that may help to resolve the issue:

  1. Download the Chrome Policy Remover for Mac
  2. Close all open Chrome windows
  3. Unzip the file you just downloaded
  4. Double click on “ChromePolicyRemover-for-Mac
Chrome Policy Remover for Mac with clean policies
chrome://policy after the scan

When you open now your Google Chrome web browser, you will see that there are no policies that change your search engine and new tab page. And you can easily delete now all the Chrome extensions.

If you have any questions about the Chrome web browser. Or you experience an issue on Chrome desktop web browser or mobile app. You can always reach our Chrome community forum. We are here to help. And we look forward to seeing you at our help forum.