Google Chrome

Posted by mh329 at Oct 26, 2016 10:40 AM |
Google Chrome is a fast, secure, and free web browser, built for the modern web.

More information

Google Chrome is installed and automatically maintained with updates as they are released by Google. This will become the default web browser on the Windows 10 service, however currently the default is Microsoft Edge. You can change your default browser in Windows 10 (Microsoft help). See the Web browser policy for more information.


  • Google Chrome is installed on all University PCs
  • Available for home use. Check the terms and conditions before you download.

Chrome extensions

Chrome extensions are small programs which run inside Google Chrome to provide additional functionality or integration with other products, which are available to install by request.

Request a Chrome extension

You can request an extension to be made available for installation by completing a software request form. The extension will then be assessed for compliance with our University Information Security Policy, licence terms and conditions, and other relevant criteria.

Extensions that can be permitted will then be available to install from the Chrome Web Store for all staff and students.

Permitted extensions

The following extensions are available to install from the Chrome Web Store:

  • Ad Block Plus
  • AMP Validator
  • Blackboard Desktop Sharing
  • Break Timer
  • Cisco WebEx Content Sharing
  • Cisco WebEx Extension
  • Cisco Workspace
  • Dragon Web Extension
  • Distill Web Monitor
  • Gene Info
  • Google Docs Offline
  • Google Optimize
  • Google Scholar Button
  • Google Tag Assistant
  • Helakuru Sinhala Input
  • IBM Aspera Connect
  • IOSH Course Management System
  • JSON Formatter
  • Kopernio
  • nCapture
  • OneNote Online
  • OneNote Web Clipper
  • OneTab
  • OpenDyslexic Font
  • Percipio ELSA
  • Pexip Screensharing Extension
  • Postman
  • Read Aloud Text-to-Speech Reader
  • Read&Write by Texthelp
  • RSS Subscription Extension
  • Save to Pocket
  • Screenshader
  • Sitecore Analytics Testing Tools
  • Spell Checker for Chrome
  • Tabs Outliner
  • Unpaywall
  • Vidyo Screen Share
  • WasteNoTime
  • WAVE Evaluation Tool
  • Zoom
  • Zotero Connector

Non-permitted extensions

The following extensions have been assessed for compliance, but unfortunately do not meet either our University Information Security Policy, licence terms and conditions or other relevant criteria:

  • Block Site
  • Ecosia
  • eyeCare
  • Grammarly
  • IE Tab
  • LastPass
  • Mendeley
  • PrintFriendly
  • Take A Break
  • Trello

License Details

Version: Latest
Version (Windows 10): Latest
Supplier: Google
Licence: Free program
Restriction: Available for staff and students on a University PCs
Last updated: 21/01/2020

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