Here’s a quick tip for users of the Chrome browser.
Google has recently added a menu to the upper right corner of Chrome that provides for management of profiles. It displays an avatar or picture and your profile name. If you are the only user of the browser, you might consider removing it. I got tired of seeing my picture and name sitting there and have disabled the menu. Here is the procedure:
- Enter “chrome://flags” (without quotes) into the Chrome address bar.
- You will get a warning so be careful what you click on.
- Scroll down until you find the entry “Enable new profile management system”. (It’s pretty far down.)
- In the drop-down menu, select “Disabled”. The graphic below shows an example of the entry.
- Click the button “Relaunch Now” that appears at the bottom of the screen.
Chrome will restart and the new avatar menu will be gone. If you want the profile management back, go to step 4 above and choose “Default” in the drop-down menu.
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