Google Chrome 23 Arrives with Do Not Track; Videos Receive Graphics Acceleration for Windows

bp9801 - November 7, 2012 08:34PM in Internet

Google has updated its Chrome browser to version 23 and with it comes some welcomed features. Google has added an option to send a "do not track" to various websites, which you can toggle on or off in the Settings screen. Website permissions are also easier to control, with a simple drop down menu allowing you to adjust geolocation, pop-ups, notifications, and even camera or microphone access. Just click the icon on the left of the site's URL and adjust accordingly. Windows users should be happy to know that Google has added graphics acceleration for video decoding for a smoother experience. Laptop users should see a 25% increase in battery life with the GPU-accelerated decoding enabled, which should be most appreciated for users on the go. All these updates should have already applied to your Chrome browser, but if you're still on version 22 then just restart the browser and you're good to go.