One of the first programs we install when faced with an operating system installed from scratch is the web browser. Even if one comes pre-installed as it happens with Edge in Windows, we can also opt for other options such as Firefox or Google Chrome.
Everything will depend on the needs we have or the priorities when moving online. There are users who give more importance to privacy and security, while others prefer the almost instant loading of pages. Others prefer to use lightweight software that hardly consume resources, or install one that is powerful and functional enough to offer everything you need. Be that as it may, there is no doubt at this time and for several years, that the undisputed leader in the sector is the aforementioned Chrome.
With more than 65% market penetration, it is well above the rest of proposals of this type. All this despite the project Microsoft Edge with which he wants to compete one day directly with the Google program. Once this program has been chosen and installed on the computer, it is time to configure it. And it is that this type of software in particular allows us a multitude of customizable parameters. These refer to both the functional and external aspect of Google Chrome.
We must also take into account that the program as such is configured so that we can use it by default without any problem. In fact, there are certain functions that we should not touch and that Google sets them as enabled by default as soon as you install the program. That is precisely what we want to talk about next if you are going to start use Chrome on a clean install.
Functions that we should not touch when installing Chrome
As we told you, Google establishes a series of default parameters on clean installs of your browser. Although we have the possibility, there are things that we shouldn’t touch in most cases, as we will see below.
- The testing page: here we refer to the different tests that the signature allows us to activate through chrome://flags/. In this section we find a multitude of functions that have not yet been implemented in the final version and that we should not activate if we do not know what we are doing.
- Search engine: in many other browsers many users, for privacy reasons, prefer to use other search engines alternative to Google. However, in this specific case, and taking into account that this is the most powerful search engine, in Chrome we can take full advantage of it and all the services of the same firm. That is why in this browser we should keep the search engine that is configured.
- protection level: we must bear in mind that for security reasons at the moment Google Chrome offers us three levels of protection. Intermediate is set by default, known as Standard. We can increase this level of protection by changing it to Enhanced. But what we should not do under any circumstances is to remove the protection and change this section to No protection.
- Font sizes and zoom: Regarding the appearance of the websites that will be displayed in Chrome, by default the program is configured in a standard size. This means that the Font size It will be the medium, which is precisely the recommended one, and the zoom at 100%. Except in certain somewhat special circumstances, these parameters should be left as they are preset. Of course, if we have vision problems they can be very useful.