Re: Focus issues with Google's Enhanced protection browsing mode


I may play with it.  But since there is a problem, one question is whether it gives you enough additional protection to have it on since it causes a problem.  I don't know how you use web sites but I doubt it does.  If you compare the description of what enhanced browsing does with what standard safety does, I doubt it matters much if someone is careful and checks things if concerned.  For example, just downloading an unsafe file won't cause you to become infected.  If you don't run it, nothing will happen.  If you have good anti malware protection, you probably are getting little extra protection.  Standard safety browsing already tells you about dangerous sites.

Here is a web page where you can compare the two:

Also, depending on the size of the download, you can send it to a site named Virus Total, where it is analyzed by a lot of antimalware programs and you get a report about the findings.  You would download the file, then send it there. 


On 6/21/2022 1:13 PM, Aine Kelly Costello wrote:
Hi all,

I recently turned on Enhanced Protection for browsing which can be found under chrome's settings in the Privacy and Security tab.

Unfortunately for screen reader users, this mode doesn't only tell you about safety breaches, but also about all the safe URLs. I haven't experimented with it that much yet, but on a google search results page, if you arrow down from a given search result heading, after you get to "About this result", the notification about the URLs safe status steels focus and puts the cursor at the top of the page.

This obviously is a nuisance, and I'm not quite sure what the best solution is for now which is why I'm writing here. In an ideal world, it would be possible to set Chrome to only tell you about safety issues and leave you alone as long as all is well but still have enhanced protection turned on. Short of that, it's not super obvious what to do as presumably if you remove focus from the safe website announcements, you're also going to miss problem alerts. Any ideas? 



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