Available now for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS, the new version of Google's web browser brings major changes.
What rhythm! Just weeks after the release of version 75, Chrome is already massively in a new version, logically numbered 76. And Google has seen things in large, deploying the new version of its Web browser simultaneously on all systems, Chrome 76 is now available for Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and iOS.
Two important new features characterize Chrome 76. The first is the incognito mode, which now provides a much more private navigation. Very popular, this mode - also offered by other browsers - allows you to browse websites without leaving any traces in the history and without saving both cookies and information on forms. In principle, the sites can not detect this mode supposed to guarantee a relative anonymity. But a flaw in the API FileSystem allowed them to overcome this constraint, removing the benefit of a truly private navigation. With Chrome 76, Google has finally fixed the problem.
The other big news is the default deactivation of Flash. This technology, which has largely contributed to the dynamization of the Web, has indeed fallen out of favor, especially as a result of numerous security problems, and Google is actively campaigning for its replacement by HTML 5, which is more modern and more secure. By the end of 2020, the plug-in needed to play Flash content will be permanently banned from Chrome. In version 76, it is disabled by default, blocking Flash content. Admittedly, it is possible to reactivate it manually on a case by case basis with some tips - for example, by typing chrome: // settings / content / flash in the address bar or by clicking on the padlock on the left side of the bar address then choosing the Allow option in the context menu, next to Flash. But it is about temporary effect manipulation, Google clearly seeking to encourage site administrators to abandon Flash.
If the update to version 76 is not offered automatically, it is still possible to launch it manually, by going to the settings menu of Chrome - the three small dots at the top right - and then choosing from Google Chrome.