How to prevent Chrome from changing text color when printing

Chrome has a feature that turns light text to black before printing. For instance, if you have a light gray paragraph on the page, it will print as black text. While this feature might ensure that unoptimized pages are readable when printed, you might want to disable it so colors come out the way you […]

What is “ReferenceError: Can’t find variable: __gCrWeb”?

I have seen this error in our Sentry logs, and after some research, it appears to be an error that can safely be ignored. It only happens in Chrome on iOS, most likely at random, and it is seemingly unrelated to the page being viewed. It has been tweeted about, but there doesn’t seem to […]

Print preview significantly different from Inspector in Chrome?

Are you having issues with the Chrome print media emulator showing different results from print preview? Here’s how I solved this problem. In the emulator, my styles were showing just fine, but despite all the !important rules in the world, nothing would work in print preview. It turns out the print preview will display your […]

Disabling font zooming in Chrome on Android

If you are here, you have probably tried disabling font zooming by using -webkit-text-size-adjust:100% and discovered it didn’t work. Chrome conveniently ignores this non-standard property, so you need to use an inconvenient hack to disable what is called font boosting by adding the following line to your CSS file: html * {max-height:1000000px;} Your fonts should […]

Remove the Chrome notification icon from the Windows task bar

Since a recent Chrome update, a new bell icon popped up in the Windows task bar. I have recently posted an article showing you how to disable it in OS X, and it turns out the steps are the same for Windows users. You can disable this notification icon in 3 easy steps: Open chrome://flags […]

How to disable the Chrome notification icon in OS X

In a recent Chrome update, a new bell icon popped up in the OS X notification bar. You can disable this icon in 3 easy steps: Open chrome://flags Disable “Enable Rich Notifications” Restart Chrome It’s gone! May 2014 update: It’s now called “Notification Center behavior”, and you must set it to “Never show” There is […]

Universal browser quick tips

These little-known tips will make web browsing easier and faster. Have any more to suggest? Leave a comment. Middle-clicking a tab will close it. Middle-clicking a link will open it in a new tab. You can also middle-click the task bar preview in Windows to close the tab or window. Ctrl+Shift+T will open the last […]