Chrome “Go Back With Backspace” Extension

With the release of Chrome 52, the backspace button no longer navigates back when pressing it. Highly annoying, because the navigating back with the backspace button is just very, very handy (it only requires one finger/hand!). “Go Back With Backspace” is the official Google released Chrome Extension that restores this behavior (other – non-Google developed […]

Google Chrome, Firefox Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability

Turns out one single right-to-left character in a URL can make the omnibox (Address Bar) freak out, and render it wrongly: Placing neutral characters such as “/”, “ا” in filepath causes the URL to be flipped and displayed from Right To Left. In order for the URL to be spoofed the URL must begin with […]

Chrome DevTools Custom Object Formatters

Here’s a little Chrome DevTools gem: it supports the use of custom Object formatters. Object what? Object formatters allow you to control how the value of a JavaScript object appears in Chrome’s console and debugger. Say you’d like to visualize a 2D vector, instead of seeing “just” { x: 1, y: 2} appear when pushing […]

Chrome M40: The Virtual Viewport

The idea of the virtual viewport is to split the notion of “the viewport” into two, “the layout viewport” (where fixed position items are attached) and “the visual viewport” (What the users actually see). In the screenshots above you can cleary see this in action: without a virtual viewport it’s not possible to view right […]