How to work offline on Google Chrome

By | July 16, 2014

If you want to work with the Google Chrome, it connects to the internet and fetches the information of the latest version of the page from the server and displays it on the screen. If your PC goes offline then the Chrome browser displays an error with a dinosaur image saying, “Unable to connect to the internet”. Some of the web browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer provides an offline mode which auto saves the copy of the web pages as you browse the Internet and displays the local when you have gone offline.

So if you have gone offline suddenly, you can open the web pages which you have opened on the browser to read them later. If you close the browser, then also the pages will be still available for reading when your PC is offline. By default Google Chrome doesn’t offers the online mode but there is a hidden setting which brings the offline feature to your browser.


How to work offline on Google Chrome

  • ¬†Open the Google Chrome and type chrome://flags/#enable-offline-mode in the address bar.
  • Click on “Enable” option and restart your Chrome browser.
  • From now your browser will not show the error “unable to connect to the internet” when not connected to the internet.

Google chrome browser caches the HTML content, CSS style sheets, Javascript and images associated with the currently opened page so the offline copy of the page will not look different from the original. There will be also some resources like Javascript widgets or videos will be replaced with the placeholder images when not connected to internet.

To test the offline mode on your browser, open any page on chrome and turn off the Wi-Fi or any internet source and restart your browser. If the internet is disconnected cached version of the page would be displayed on the screen.

Author: Peter Jacksonn

Peter, the most experienced in The Tech Bulletin team is a professional blogger and interested in reviewing the gadgets, giving solutions for technical queries. He covers the consumer electronics section along with latest apps and games.+Peter