Google Chrome 62 Beta Sports Stronger Pop-Up Blocker, Supports Sitewide Audio Muting, and More

The beta Google Chrome 64 pop-up blocker improves performance, plus it includes sitewide audio muting, and handle Windows 10 HDR video…

Google Chrome 63 is currently rolling out to Android, Windows, Linux, and Mac. That means Chrome 64 beta is now available. End-users will definitely benefit from its many features. These include a more hefty pop-up blocker, sitewide audio muting, as well as a variety of others.

Google Chrome 64 Pop-Up Blocker Improved, Adds Sitewide Audio Muting, and Supports Windows 10 HDR Video

Chrome 64 beta includes a more aggressive pop-up blocker, which suppresses opening new tabs or windows. This is most often done through links disguised as play buttons and other controls, or with transparent overlays.

The new browser iteration will also prevent malicious auto-redirects. When an attempted redirect occurs, users will remain on the current page. And, an infobar will appear, informing the user of a redirect block.

Plus, version 64 brings sitewide audio muting to the experience. This tool is accessible through the permissions dropdown menu:

Google Chrome 64 sitewide audio muting

Chrome 64 also includes Windows 10 HDR video support. However, it does require running Windows 10 Fall Creator Update, HDR-compatible graphics card, and display.

Meanwhile, on Chrome OS, users can access a new “Split view” feature. This improves multitasking, giving users more options to work freely.

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