35 Secret Settings in Google Chrome Exposed

By | 2012-03-18

Go to “chrome://flags” in your Google Chrome browser and you will get a page of hidden, experimental flags.

After the break is a list of these flags as of this posting date.  Warnings are verbatim from the page, emphasis mine:

Careful, these experiments may bite!

WARNING These experimental features may change, break, or disappear at any time. We make absolutely no guarantees about what may happen if you turn one of these experiments on, and your browser may even spontaneously combust. Jokes aside, your browser may delete all your data, or your security and privacy could be compromised in unexpected ways. Any experiments you enable will be enabled for all users of this browser. Please proceed with caution.

  1. Check for known conflicts with 3rd party modules.
  2. CRX-less Web Apps
  3. Override software rendering list
  4. GPU compositing on all pages
  5. Composited render layer borders
  6. GPU Accelerated Drawing
  7. FPS counter
  8. Disable GPU VSync
  9. GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D
  10. WebGL
  11. Print Preview
  12. Native Client
  13. Experimental Extension APIs
  14. New Apps Install Bubble
  15. Disable hyperlink auditing
  16. Experimental location features
  17. Disable HTML5 interactive form validation
  18. Focus existing tab on open
  19. Add grouping to tab context menu
  20. Preload Instant Search
  21. Show Autofill predictions
  22. Enable syncing open tabs
  23. Disable syncing app notifications
  24. Smooth Scrolling
  25. Prerender from omnibox
  26. Enable Panels
  27. Disable ‘shortcuts’ in the omnibox.
  28. New Downloads UI
  29. Enable auto-login
  30. Enable experimental WebUI
  31. Enable element
  32. Enable extension alerts
  33. Enable Media Source API on <video> elements
  34. Enable Pointer Lock
  35. Enable Gamepad

 

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