Chrome: The latest stable build of Google Chrome can lock your browser when you step away, to protect your data and privacy. All you have to do is change a setting to enable the new profile management system-no extensions needed.
You might want to lock your browser if you share gadgets in your house, or if someone else has to use your personal laptop for a bit. The new user manager comes with this feature built-in. I Love Free Software has a quick tutorial on how to enable it:
- Go to chrome://flags
- Search for “Enable new profile management system”
- Click the blue “Enable” link.
- Click the “Relaunch Now” button at the bottom of your browser to apply changes.
You will see a drop-down button with your Google account name, next to your Minimize button. Click this and click the lock icon when you want to password-protect your Chrome browser. The password is the same one used for your Google account. The protection stays active even after restarting Chrome as well as after rebooting Windows.