Can the tab tracking software in your organization see what browser extensions your employees are using? If so, can it also track how often they’re used? Along with the proliferation of newer, faster browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox came add-ons known as browser extensions. Extensions can be small programs that make third-party websites or services more useful or interactive. They can also be fairly intrusive, sending you notifications from seemingly random sources without your consent. While most people find them helpful, some businesses have concerns about their use because of the way they can monitor user behavior online and collect information about people for advertising purposes. These same businesses may also want to know if their IT department is monitoring which browser extensions their employees are using to ensure their policies are being followed regarding appropriate use at work. Are you thinking about implementing a solution for the monitoring of browser extensions? Keep reading and discover our top 5 recommendations for Can Canvas users:
Can canvas see if you change tabs?
No. When Canvas loads, it creates a new window that is not connected to any other browser window. This means Canvas doesn’t have access to any open pages in other windows or tabs.
What Are The Most Commonly Used Extensions?
Adblock Plus is a web extension that is used to block ads on web pages. It is commonly used to block pop-up advertisements, banner ads, and other elements that are annoying and often misleading.
Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that can be added to the Canvas window to track how many people are using the application. Data can be collected by tracking page views, the number of times a page is viewed, time spent on a page, and other factors. It can also collect data about the browser being used to access the Canvas application so that information about each user can be tracked and analyzed in aggregate.
Google Translate Extension
Google translate extension is a free service offered by Google that allows users to translate text between different languages right from their browser without having to leave their current webpage or open another tab or window. The extension uses Google’s translation algorithm so it will typically result in better translations than services like Bing Translator or Babel Fish Translation Engine because it translates from multiple sources rather than relying on one source for all translations. The extension also works with Canvas so you can translate text as you type it into your website or app using an online translator (iTranslate) within Canvas instead of having to switch back to your regular browser for translation purposes after you’ve finished typing in your text!
Gmail Notifier is an extension that adds a small orange icon in the upper right corner of the Chrome browser tab when someone sends you an email. This extension can be used to notify you when a new email comes in or when someone has replied to one of your emails. You can also set Gmail Notifier to send you a message whenever you get a new email by clicking on the icon and selecting “Send.”
Google Docs Extension
Google docs extension is a tool that allows users to edit documents directly within the browser without having to download them first. Documents can be opened, edited, and saved without any need for downloading or saving files. Documents created with this extension are stored in Google’s servers so they can be accessed by anyone who has the link URL for that document (i.e., anyone with access to your Google Drive account). This means that documents created using this extension are not secure against unauthorized access from third parties so it is important that you take steps like encrypting your data on Google Drive before using this extension!
How Do I Install Extensions?
- First, you need to have an account on Google Chrome. You can sign up for a free account here or create an account using your Facebook or Twitter login.
- Once you have signed up, click on the “Tools” menu in the upper right corner of your browser and select “Extensions”.
- The extension page will appear with all the extensions available to install from Google Chrome’s extension market. Simply click on the “Add to Chrome” button next to each extension that interests you and follow the prompts to install it!
- When you’re finished installing extensions, make sure to restart your browser by clicking on the lower right corner of your browser window and selecting “Relaunch Now.” This will ensure that all of your new extensions are properly enabled!
- To uninstall any extension from Google Chrome, simply go back to the Settings page from within Google Chrome’s settings menu (the one used when you open a new tab) and click on the “Manage Extensions” link in the left sidebar under Tools and then select each individual extension one by one until it is uninstalled!
What Can Browser Extensions Do?
- If you use Google Chrome, you can get a lot of great features by installing extensions!
- For example, if you have a specific website that you tend to visit frequently, install the “Add to Feeds” extension, and your favorite news site will be added to your feeds automatically whenever it updates!
- If you want to make your browser look a little more attractive, install the “Beautiful Screenshot” extension and press the “F12 key” when viewing a webpage, and it will capture a screenshot of the webpage for you. You can then save the screenshot or share it with friends on Facebook or Twitter!
- A great tool for photographers is the “Color Picker” extension, as it allows users to view any color in any image by simply clicking on that color within an image. You can also see what colors are used in other images on the same page!
- If you’re into music, there are several extensions available for Google Chrome that allow users to listen to music directly from within their browser without having to download or install anything extra. Some popular music extensions are SoundCloud Player By SoundCloud, Last FM Player By Last FM, and YouTube Music Player By YouTube.
- The name of this article says, “How do I install extensions?” but many more extensions are available than just these few examples, so make sure to check out our blog post dedicated entirely to Chrome Extensions here!
Browser extensions can be helpful, but they can also be intrusive. Before you install any browser extensions, you should be aware of what they track, how they track it, and how they might use the information they collect. You should also let your employees know you’re using extensions, so they don’t feel spied on. If you’re using browser extensions to monitor your employees, you can use a number of tools to track their browsing activities without collecting specific content. These tools include extensions like Firefox Monitor, Chrome Logger, and Firebase Performance Monitoring.