How to open Google Chrome hidden settings

Google Chrome has hidden settings that are not directly visible in the menu or in the settings of Chrome itself. These are the “Flags” settings.

Chrome Flags are experimental features that are not part of the standard Chrome experience. Some are aimed at features that will eventually find their way into the public version of Chrome. Others are intended for developers and will become part of the Chrome Developer Tools once they are released.

Before you start using or modifying Chrome Flags, you should be aware of a few things. First, as soon as you enable a “flag”, you must restart your browser. All the same windows and tabs will reopen when you do.

Flags are not always stable. They can cause Chrome to act strangely or cause a crash. Flags have not undergone the extensive testing required to implement them in the public version of Chrome. They may therefore contain bugs, etc. So do not use flags in a work or production environment.

Flags – experimental settings – have not been tested for security. If you are very security conscious, use a different browser or disable Flags to perform online banking or other sensitive activities.

Flags are not directly tied to an operating system. So you can open Flags on a cell phone, a Windows computer, a Mac etc.

Google Chrome hidden settings

Open the Google Chrome browser. In the address bar, type: chrome://flags/

google chrome flags settings

You will see several experimental settings in Chrome. You can set each of these to “Default”, “Enabled” or “Disabled”.

At the top right, you will see a “Reset all” to reset all flags to default values.

If you are looking for a specific experimental feature, a “flag” you can perform a search at the top in the “Search flags” window. If you cannot find a specific flag, then this flag may have disappeared. These features change with each new Chrome version. Google can therefore remove a flag at any time.

Some flags can be found under “Unavailable” these are flags that are not suitable for your platform. These flags are all suitable for one specific platform. For example, only for Android devices.

Interested in other new Chrome features? Try the Chrome beta channel.

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