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How to PassWord Protect Chrome Bookmarks?

Bookmarking is the way to save the important links on the browser for further visit. Almost all modern web browser support this feature. But Bookmarks accessible to all the users using your browser. Sometimes we do not want to show our saved links to all the persons. In this case, either we not links to another file or try to remember the website. Save links to another file is easy but not remembering.

For solving this problem, I will suggest you to use password to protect your bookmarks. If a user want to see the bookmark, Chrome will ask for the password. Now you can share your computer to any person without fearing of bookmark disclosure.

But how to add password to Bookmark because Google Chrome does not support for this feature? To add the password protect to bookmarks, you will have to install an extension called Secure Bookmark.

Secure bookmark Password protect Chrome Bookmarks

Go to Google Chrome Webstore and install Secure Bookmark extension to your browser. After installation, you will see a star icon in omni bar. Clicking on this icon for fist time will take you to a new page where you can set the password.

password protect bookmarks in chrome

When you wish to save bookmark in the password protected list, click on the star icon and then create a new bookmark button. Now save links to the list. Drag and drop also works for changing the location of a link in the list.

Secure bookmark

You will see three icons just above the list which can be used to perform some specific tasks.

  • First icon is for deleting the link from the list.
  • Second icon is for visiting the settings page
  • Third icon will sign off the extension and hide the list from other user.

Whenever you are going to give your system to other user, you should use sign off button to hide this list from other users. So next time when someone tries to access the bookmark list created by this extension, it will ask for the password.

Login to access Bookmarks

There is one important thing you must know about this extension is that there is no way for password recovery in this extension. So you must remember your password otherwise you will have to reset the extension and you will lose all your saved links.

This extension also works in incognito mode. But you need to allow this extension for incognito mode. For this go to Tools and then in extension tabs, Find Secure Bookmarks. Now, Tick the ‘Allow in incognito’ checkbox.

This is a guest post by Deepankar from TricksNDTricks. If you would like to write for CallingAllGeeks, check our guest posting guidelines.

Increase Your Browser Speed with ChromeLite Extension

At present, when you search something on Google or any other search engine you will be presented with a content that consists of texts, images and videos. For people who’re on slower broadband connections or on dial-ups will not enjoy waiting for web pages with heavy flash and other media content to load. Also, if you’re from the past, a time traveler perhaps, you won’t enjoy all that media/flash content on certain webpages. It could be just too flashy for you to digest.

This Google Chrome extension brings back to life the days when the internet consisted of pages in just HTML and no media, when things were fast being simple. The extension known as ChromeLite, speeds up your browser heavily and makes the whole browsing experience look like that of an ASCII terminal. This is a very useful extension, if for a brief period of time you’d want to increase spend and browse in the old fashioned way with lots of speed and only text.

According to the Chromium Blog:

ChromeLite dramatically simplifies the user experience of web browsing by rendering the entire web in plain text. Users won’t have to worry about various media codecs and browser plug-ins to view much of the content on the web today. Preliminary analysis by our top-notch security team also suggests that running ChromeLite reduces your susceptibility to targeted exploits on the web by removing a popular attack surface: color.

Sounds good doesn’t it? Well, why don’t you get this speed extension and try it out for yourself. It could get boring, but yes it is fun for a geek to see things in an anti-modern manner, rid of all those images and media. Of course, you can disable this extension by just going to Tools>Extensions, but I’m pretty sure one would enjoy using this extension now and then.

Download and install the ChromeLite extension from the Extension Library.

[ Source: Chromium Blog ]