Running Chrome with flags

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Some of the more bleeding edge features of Chrome are switched off by default. Here's how to switch them on.

You can switch some on by visiting 'about:flags' in Chrome. For the rest, you'll have to start the browser from the command line and type the option manually.

On a mac you do that by typing

open -a /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/ --args --YOUR-FLAGS-HERE

Here's a list of Chrome command line switches

If you find you are always starting up Chrome with the same flags, it may be an idea to create an alias in Terminal: `nano ~/.profile

alias chromeflag='open /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app --args --YOUR-SWITCH-HERE'

From then on you can just type 'chromeflag' to start it up.