Bypass paywalls with incognito mode

Even if you’re an occasional reader of sites like the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal, you’d have been put off by the message that asks you to pay to read more. And if you wanted to bypass these paywalls using incognito, these sites would actually detect it and prevent you from getting around their paywalls.

Chrome is releasing an update that prevents sites from detecting if you’re using private browsing. This means you can open an incognito window and read as many articles as you want on the sites that have a paywall. Potentially.

Read more here.

Taking full page screenshots from Chrome Dev Tools

This was news to me. Turns out you no longer have to use an addon or manually stitch together images to create a screenshot of a page that’s longer than your viewing area. All you have to do is:

  • Right click, choose Inspect element
  • Pick the <body> tag
  • Now, press Ctrl+Shift+P (or Cmd+Shift+P if you’re on Mac)
  • Type screenshot and choose ‘Capture full page screenshot’. You’ve got one 🙂
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Using Chrome Dev Tools to capture screenshots