I'd like to access cached copies of web pages even when I can't connect to the Internet in Google Chrome.
To work offline in Firefox, I can click File -> Work Offline.
Is there a similar "offline mode" in Chrome?
AFAIK there is no technique to change Google Chrome's cache size, location or status from the browser preferences.
To see the cached contents, type in the Google Chrome address bar:
To check your current cache size:
To change the cache size you need to:
right-click over the Google Chrome shortcut;
In the "Target:" field, append to the end of the existent value:
"existent value" --disk-cache-size=xxx (in bytes)
Using Windows 7, Google Chrome default cache location is in the following folder:
Chrome does not have an offline mode like Firefox (yet?).
However chrome does have offline apps/webpages. . .
There are many webapps available from the Chrome web store that do work offline. Google docs for instance, can edit documents offline (as long as you synced them to your computer), and save them locally to be uploaded later.
Drive/docs, Gmail, Gcal, Read Later (which others have mentioned), various editors, games, and helpful apps are available in an offline flavor. All such apps can be found in the offline section of the Chrome app store.
Furthermore Chrome supports the HTML 5 offline standard (Dive Into HTML 5 has a great article on that) which provides a standardized way for webpages to define their own offline capabilities.
Google has decided not to use the old school cache-it-all and spit-it-out method of offline browsing. Instead Chrome implements the HTML 5 standard, as well as Google's own special app system. The intention being that web sites that are designed to work offline could do so with the greatest effect. It is unfortunate that this means many sites will be unavailable (though you can do as others suggested, and use Read Later), but the plus is that most of the applications you really need offline (documents, E-mail, etc) can be made not only available, but incredibly useful, as the page is actually designed to work in the offline environment.
So no, Chrome does not have an offline mode like Firefox. It has something better.
But that's not the end of the story. It would appear that Google is working on a more traditional offline mode. The (not very advanced) developmental version is available. Head to
chrome://flags/ in your address bar and enable "Offline Cache Mode". Note that while this will allow you to view pages like in offline mode it does not warn you, so you may be viewing an old page without even knowing.
There is an offline-mode. It's called Offline-Cache.
It is hidden in the flag-settings.
To enable it, follow these easy steps:
Open the "flag"-url in chrome:
Now scroll down to Enable Offline Cache Mode
Now click on the link Enable
Now chrome will take the resources from the cache, if the source/network is unavailable.
If you are on a chromebook check out Read Later Fast this will allow you to mark a page for reading later it will then cache the requested page locally to the chromebook I believe ( did a quick test by turning off the wifi before accessing the site ) It can also sync the pages between devices using diigo.
You will have to decide you want to read the pages when offline ahead of time of course. Its a real shame that chrome doesn't just try and use local cache automatically.
Chromium lacks an "offline mode".
If you want, you can vote for the relevant Chromium feature request (Chromium issue 2204) by logging into the Chromium issue-tracker web app then clicking its star icon. If you do, make sure to click "Profile" then "Settings" then disable issue-tracker email notifications.
"Offline mode" in Chrome seems to be on its way, although currently in experimental mode.
For more info see this article :
Until this mode is fully available, the extension Pocket (renamed from Read It Later) can be used as an offline reader. It is advertised as able to store articles, videos or pretty much anything, directly from the browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite.
Other extensions exist and are more specialized :
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