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A way to bypass a Chrome interstitial page is to type a secret keyword…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/10

Some sites do not have their TLS security set- up correctly. You can get around the page that Chrome then displays. This is called the “interstitial bypass”, you should use it with great care (not like one of the sites I visited a year ago that got themselves a nice ransomware attack), for instance on machines you can dispose off.

The mechanism has changed over time, from a simple button to a passphrase that changes every now and then.

Some historic links on this:

Via:

A way to bypass a Chrome interstitial page is to type a secret keyword. Until today, this not-no-secret keyword was “badidea”. And it just changed. So h… – François Beaufort – Google+

–jeroen

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Chrome Store Foxified: Enables the Google Chrome Store and Opera Addons Website for Firefox.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/27

Most of my browser life is in Chrome, but the memory consumption and CPU usage has increased so much over time so it, err, become less than optimal.

Given the new FireFox is supposed to use far less memory and CPU than previous FireFox versions, I want to try it, but since so much of my Chrome life is about Chrome Extensions, I was glad to discover [WayBackChrome Store Foxified

by Nicolas AragoneNoitidart
Enables the Google Chrome Store and Opera Addons Website for Firefox. Point and click to install Opera/Chrome extensions straight into Firefox.

via:

–jeroen

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Did you miss the ‘View Certificate’ button in Chrome? : sysadmin

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/13

[WayBack] Did you miss the ‘View Certificate’ button in Chrome?:

Good news, it’s back for those who want it:

  1. chrome://flags/#show-cert-linkEnable
  2. , restart, Bob’s your uncle.

Via: [WayBackKristian Köhntopp – Google+ chrome://flags/#show-cert-link

It seems I need to update from Version 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit).

–jeroen

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Reminder to self: find out how to disable YouTube auto-play in Chrome 60 and up

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/08

Somewhere around Chrome 60, this extension stopped to work for YouTube videos: Disable HTML5 Autoplay – Chrome Web Store.

It’s [WayBackunmaintained now as Google is supposed to work on an own disable-autoplay function, but this fails too:

More reading:

–jeroen

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Tested the CastBuddy extension from the Chrome Web Store: nice, but high CPU usage even when no videos

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/21

CastBuddy – Chrome Web Store:

This extension finds videos on the web sites you are browsing and allows you to play them on your Chromecast device.

Works nice if you need it, but uses a lot of CPU (on my Retina MacBook with latest chrome: about 75% of one CPU core) so it drains battery fast.

You can view this high CPU usage in the Chrome Task Manager (which used to be available through chrome://tasks, but this is one of the use full Find Hidden Features On Chrome’s Internal Chrome:// Pages features they removed). Fire up the Chrome Task Manager through the Window menu.

Verdict

Enable only when you need it. Disable after use in chrome://extensions

–jeroen

via: CastBuddy – Chrome Web Store:

When it finds Chromecast comptible videos ( .webm, .mp4, .mkv etc), count of videos is shown over extension’s menubar icon, which you can click to Select a video and extension will send it to your Chromecast device. Once a casting session is established, you can control video playback from Extension’s popup page.

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