Chrome Flags are experimental features that aren’t included in the default Chrome experience. Some are aimed at users who eventually make their way into Chrome’s public version. Others are for developers, and when they’re released, they’ll be included in Chrome Developer Tools.
There are a few things to keep in mind before you start using Chrome Flags.
You must restart your browser after enabling a Flag. When you do, all of the same windows and tabs will reopen.
The stability of flags isn’t always guaranteed. They may cause Chrome to behave strangely or crash. They haven’t gone through the comprehensive testing that is required for inclusion in Chrome’s main version. Proceed cautiously.
- You must restart your browser after enabling a Flag. When you do, all of the same windows and tabs will reopen.
- The stability of flags isn’t always guaranteed. They may cause Chrome to behave strangely or crash. They haven’t gone through the comprehensive testing that is required for inclusion in Chrome’s main version. Proceed cautiously.
- Security isn’t verified on flags. If you’re concerned about security, use a different browser or turn off Flags when doing online banking or other sensitive tasks.
So, how do you get to Chrome Flags after all of that?
Where do Chrome Flags exist?
Flags are a feature of Chrome that is unaffected by your operating system. You get to them the same way whether you’re using a brand-new Chromebook, an iPhone from last year, or Windows Vista.
To begin, open Chrome and type the following into the search bar: chrome:/flags/
This will take you to the Flags webpage, where you can look through the various Flags available.
If you don’t see the Flag you’re searching for, it may have been removed, released in Chrome’s main version, or is in the works to be released shortly. To see more Flags, use Chrome Canary.
You can use Control+F/Command+F or the search box at the top of the page to find a specific flag or a flag connected to a feature. I’d recommend scrolling down and looking for anything intriguing if you’re new to Flags.
If you already know which flag you want, you can type: in the search bar to go straight to it.
This is referred to as a tag. A tag is applied to every flag:
After you’ve found the Flag you want, you may want to toggle it on and off a few times to be sure it’s operating properly.
You’ll probably want to save the tags in a Doc, a text editor, or as a bookmark if you use or toggle the same Flags frequently.
What’s the best way to figure out which Flags are active?
You can browse the list of flags by going to Flags. Obviously, this is the most straightforward method. However, you may have to navigate through a lot of Flags before finding the one you desire. While most Flags have a link next to the description that tells you whether they’re enabled or disabled, some don’t.
Is this Flag active or inactive?
When Flags use menus instead of enable/disable links, the problem arises. In general, you may see all the Flags you’ve enabled or disabled by typing the following into the search bar:
This will take you to the next page:
Only if you’ve modified their status will you notice which Flags are enabled or disabled.
The condition of the Flags you didn’t change, as well as the conditions of Flags with menus, are not displayed on this page. There is currently no one location where all of this can be viewed.
However, only a few Flags are activated by default. You should be able to see them simply scrolling down before enabling any. Approximately 75 Flags are generally available.
How do I revert Flags to their default state?
Individual Flags can be disabled or returned to default by clicking on the link next to them.
If you want to reset all of your Flags, go to the Flags page’s top and clic:k “Reset all to default.”
To see your changes take effect, you’ll need to relaunch Chrome in either scenario.