This is one of those things that I can’t stand about the Internet. Companies use people’s vulnerabilities to force products down their throats. Case in point. Java recently made everyone download a security patch. But if you quickly download it (like I did) and don’t look at what you’re downloading, the next thing you’ll see is the ‘Ask’ toolbar taking over valuable screen real estate on top of your Chrome browser.
You might try and find a way to remove it and come up empty. The way you remove it is to click on the navicon (button with three lines on the top right). Then you remove the Ask extension.
Java is owned by Oracle. Why is Oracle baking the Ask toolbar in all of its downloads? Hmmm.
You may have learned how to use a keyboard shortcut to open this awesome tool. It seems like yesterday where Firefox and Firebug were king but now after a short time I can’t remember the last time I used Firefox or Firebug. Isn’t is amazing how fast things change on the Internet? (Except for IE — which seems to linger around way too long).
Nettuts is a a great resource for learning useful stuff in the field of Web Development. Here is one such article that tells you about the bells and whistles of the Chrome tool.
Here is a useful tip if you are tired of seeing something like this:
If your copy of Google Chrome has taken on a sudden and inexplicable hatred for Shockwave Flash, we’re here to help. Read on as we show you how to tame Chrome and get it to play nice with Flash.
More so than other browsers, Google Chrome is particularly susceptible to a specific but not uncommon situation in which it simply will not coexist peacefully with Adobe Flash—frequent slow downs and annoying crashes are common as a result. The following tutorial will help you get Chrome back to its speedy self.
Here is the link to fix the problem.