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Is Google Chrome “working” on Mac?

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Google Chrome has long occupied the first place in the browser market share, but its user experience has caused users to complain, known as “the memory destroyer.” Chrome users often report problems with extremely fast battery consumption and obvious freezes on the Mac. The new Microsoft Edge browser launched by Microsoft is very popular through its excellent performance and power consumption, and is constantly eroding the market share of Chrome browser. On Mac, the built-in Safari browser also performs much better than Chrome.


Google attaches great importance to it, and recently said that it will solve this problem.

The latest version of Safari automatically blocks “+” when searching?

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According to the media, an interesting bug found on the latest version of iOS and macOS is the inability to search with the plus sign (“+”). Specifically, when you use Google Search in Safari, type the search query associated with the “+” sign in the address bar, and press “Go” to search, the “+” will be removed from the output.

Similarly, you can search in the search field of a Google page – you’ll end up with a page with the “+.” There are so many products today that use the “+” symbol in their name. For example, when you search for Apple News +, you’ll see results for “Apple News,” and the same result for Apple TV + and Disney +.

Chrome users on macOS get enhanced safe browsing protection

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macOS is a rock-solid desktop operating system thanks to its Unix foundation. While it’s not infallible, there are far fewer malware threats for Apple’s operating system compared to Windows 10. As more and more consumers buy Mac computers, evildoers will have increased incentive to write malware for macOS.


Fortunately, macOS users who choose to use Google Chrome for Internet surfing will be safer, as a few days ago the search giant has announced to improve its safe browsing initiative to better warn users of malicious websites and attempts to alter browser setting. .

“As part of this next step towards reducing macOS-specific malware and unwanted software, Safe Browsing is focusing on two common abuses of browsing experiences: unwanted ad injection, and manipulation of Chrome user settings, specifically the start page, home page, and default search engine. Users deserve full control of their browsing experience and Unwanted Software Policy violations hurt that experience,” says Google.

The search giant further explains, “The recently released Chrome Settings API for Mac gives developers the tools to make sure users stay in control of their Chrome settings. From here on, the Settings Overrides API will be the only approved path for making changes to Chrome settings on Mac OSX, like it currently is on Windows. Also, developers should know that only extensions hosted in the Chrome Web Store are allowed to make changes to Chrome settings. Starting March 31 2017, Chrome and Safe Browsing will warn users about software that attempts to modify Chrome settings without using the API.”

Attention: Safari doesn’t support 4K video play on YouTube

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Some Safari users have found that since December last year, they can’t watch 4K videos on YouTube, and the reason could possibly be Google VP9 codec, which YouTube’s UHD streaming technology is now based on. Users also discovered that they can watch embedded videos of 4K resolution on web pages.

On Reddit some Safari users pointed that since December 6th last year, they haven’t been able to watch 4K videos on YouTube. And since 2014 Google has started using the VP9 codec, which is the replacement for H.265 video codec developed by Google, and the H.265 codec is all the time the core technology that supports so many 4K videos. But they never said they will stop providing 4K videos of other formats (such as H.264).

Safari users can still watch the 4K version of the videos uploaded to YouTube before December 6th last year, and everything is normal for Chrome users. Among all those browsers Safari is the only one which doesn’t support the VP9 codec.

What’s confusing is that although users can only select 1440p for 4K videos on YouTube, when embedding to other web pages they can watch the 4K resolution.

Currently all users of all Safari versions are having the said problem. Apple responded, “We don’t support VP9 on Safari, apparently Google has made their mind not to provide H.264 4K videos on YouTube for Apple, though they are fully capable of doing that.”

And Google hasn’t responded yet.