How to mute notifications and block ‘heavy’ ads in the latest version of Chrome

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Google is in the process of rolling out the official build of Chrome 80, its latest version, and while most of the upgrades are behind the scenes, there are a couple of features that can make surfing just a little better, and that can be enabled manually. One of these will let you avoid all those annoying drop-down requests from websites asking you if you want to allow notifications, and the other will make your online travels just a bit faster by eliminating too-large ads.

First, make sure you have version 80 of Chrome.

  • Click the three-dot icon at the top right and select “Help” > “About Google Chrome.”
  • If the version of Chrome listed is 79, then hit the button that will manually update. After a minute or two, you should have updated…

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