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Chrome arrived on verse 76 on Tuesday (30). The browser brings news about blocking Adobe Flash in preparation for the end of the application in 2020. The new anonymous mode will prevent sites from detecting that the user is browsing privately. The update also supports omnibox installation of apps, a new option of partially translated interface and native dark mode.

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Google's browser is available for computers running macOS, Windows, and Linux, and the update will hit PCs over the next few weeks. The mobile version will be released soon.

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In 2017, Adobe revealed that Flash would be discontinued, leading Google to claim that Chrome would remove the plugin from its browser by the end of 2020. The restriction has now been added to Chrome 76. Still, users may reactivate Flash. manually through Chrome settings, but with mandatory software restart for the change to be set. However, with Adobe's lack of support, this possibility should not remain in the next updates.

Chrome 76 increases Flash Player lock Photo: Divulgao / AdobeChrome 76 increases Flash Player lock Photo: Divulgao / Adobe

Chrome 76 increases Flash Player lock Photo: Divulgao / Adobe

The update features an improved incognito mode, preventing sites from identifying that the user is in private mode. The change should affect sites that use paywall system (read allowed for subscribers). Previously, free content could be blocked when the page detected that the user was browsing anonymously. New version fixes how browser handles scripts during incidental browsing

Chrome 76 incognito mode lets you bypass paywall Photo: Playback / Twitter (Paul Irish)Chrome 76 incognito mode lets you bypass paywall Photo: Playback / Twitter (Paul Irish)

Chrome 76 incognito mode lets you bypass paywall Photo: Playback / Twitter (Paul Irish)

The possibility that websites offer to install applications in the address bar becomes a reality. A new icon will appear next to the star button when a site offers a suggested download. By clicking on this icon, an application presentation and installation tab will appear on the browser screen.

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Chrome 76 lets you install apps right from the Photo: Playback / VentureBeat address bar

A new system allows websites to automatically enable a dark mode or follow user-defined color schemes. In addition, the browser is now given a setting so that interface elements gain the partially translucent effect similar to the layout of Apple's iPhone (iOS) operating system.

Other important changes are a new HTTP request header, which may contain attacks based on server response time, JavaScript and WebRTC improvements, and other developer tools.

In cell phones, the update will bring important changes to improve security and practicality to the user. The most significant changes, however, are in the PWA methodologies for developers. Between them:

  • "Find on page" now works with iFrames programming line, including Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), a publishing technology developed by Google;
  • Suggestions of strong passwords during registration on websites;
  • Optimization for management and synchronization of navigation history;
  • New design in the saved password management tool.

Chrome version 76 is available for download through Over-the-Air updates for Windows and Mac users. Google has also released the update for its Chromium 76 open source browser. IPhone and Android updates will be released soon.