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Excluding Chrome's session storage from Time Machine

Is it advisable to exclude ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Session\ Storage/ from Time Machine backups? It certainly sounds like a prime candidate, but I am unable to find ...
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huge Chrome Time Machine backups

My 1TB Time Machine drive just filled up, apparently due a bug in Chrome. Since this issue has been open for a year and a half, I don't expect that Google will fix it any time soon. Can anyone offer ...
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How do I access and view cache HTML5 videos located in Safari or Chrome cache?

I want to view and possibly remix a video on youtube. I have seen many demos and articles describing where the cache is on older versions of the browsers, but now it seems that Safari is stored in a ....
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Google Chrome on OSX will not open .desktop files created in Ubuntu

I have recently collected & saved a large volume of internet links on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine that I wish to share with my other computer that runs OSX, but have come to realize that Google Chrome ...
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Google Chrome won't open URL files by double click

I recently tried to open a URL link I saved onto my desktop by double clicking it, but it will not open correctly. If I DRAG & DROP the file into chrome works fine. The code of the file is as ...
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Is there a Google Chrome version 50 supporting Mac OS 10.8.5?

My Chrome 49 stopped receiving updates following Google's announcement of discontinuing support for Mac OS 10.8. Is there any way to install any Chrome version 50 supporting Mac OS 10.8.5 manually?
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Google Chrome uses 3.8 GB of memory with 1 tab opened

For some reason, Google Chrome tends to use a ton of memory, even though there is only 1 tab open most times. What causes Google Chrome Helper to use so much memory?
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stop Chrome from asking for proxy credentials

I wanted to change my proxy settings for Chrome. I opened the Network tab and entered username and password along with ip and port data. When I opened Chrome browser, it asked for username and ...
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Turn on Text Replacement, Chrome?

I know I'm supposed to enable text replacement via Edit > Substitutions > Text Replacement but… I cannot find that menu in Chrome at all. Help?
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Set Chrome to open PDF rather than download them

I'm a student and I'm constantly hoping up PDFs for homework. I often end up downloading multiple files after clicking on a link each time I start working. Is there any way to set Chrome to only open ...
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How do I remove a username from the username drop down list on Chrome on Mac OS X?

Googling suggests that I highlight the name with my mouse and hit delete - this doesn't work (the name stays in the dropdown list, I instead end up deleting a letter from the name textfield) A Mac ...
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Where has the SearchMe extension for Safari and Chrome come from?

Again, today, I found out that my default search engine has been changed to "Yahoo", which is weird as I didn't do that. This is the second time it happens, and I found out there is an extension ...
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change download folder based on website from which I download

Is it possible to change Downloads folder in Google Chrome (or any other browser) on the fly, based on the website from which I download? Example: I start downloading on facebook.com and it downloads ...
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How to switch between different Chrome windows with keyboard shortcuts?

Switching between applications is easy with command-tab. Switching between tabs is easy with command-} or control-tab. Switching between separate windows within an application is easy with command-`....
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`open http://foo.com` and specify the chrome user which is to be used

Using the open command from terminal I would like to be able to specify the chrome the specific chrome user to open the url with? Local Chrome users are outlined here. Essentially I have a local ...
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Chromium builds for Mac OS X

What is the proper way to install Chromium (not chrome!) on Mac OS X? Stable builds are a must, beta builds or nightlies are nice to have.
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Google Chrome bookmarks not up to date after reinstallation

I came across this very annoying problem. I reinstalled Chrome on my Mac by cleaning up the old installation files and installing the newest version. But after login with the newly installed browser, ...
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Open specific links in specific browsers

Is it possible to tell OS X to always open one site in Chrome, and always open another site in Safari? In a nutshell, I want to set a default browser per domain rather than globally for the entire ...
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Use spotlight (or Alfred) to open an existing chrome tab

I want to easily jump to gmail as one of many (many, many) open tabs in Chrome. If I could just type "gmail" into Spotlight and it would take me to that tab in Chrome, that would work great for me. ...
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Chrome: Keyboard shortcut to leave address bar and focus browsing area?

Related: Chrome: Keyboard shortcut to go to address bar? You can go to address bar by ⌘ + l / Ctrl + l, but how can I go back to, or focus, the browsing area again?
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Shortcut for toggling between different windows of same app?

I opened two Google Chrome windows (because I am using multiple Gmails) and when I do the Cmd ⌘ Tab ⇥ shortcut it just shows me other applications that I opened but does not show me the other Chrome ...
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Why do emoji like 💩 appear when I use Safari, but not Chrome?

Why do emoji like 💩 appear when I use Safari, but not Chrome on the same MacBook running Lion? Both browsers use WebKit, and I'd imagine font support comes from the OS, not the application. For ...
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2015 MacBook Air display awake while lid closed

I want my late 2015 MacBook Air to remain awake when the lid is closed. I have tried Caffeine, Stay Awake, and Theine, as well as changing my power saving settings to 'never' but nothing seems to work....
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change HTTP headers of Chrome and Firefox

Browsers send HTTP Accept headers. This is an example of one: text/html, */*; q=0.01 gzip, deflate en-US,en;q=0.8,sl;q=0.6 You can get yours here. How can I change curent headers from terminal app ...
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What makes a webpage's sound continue after the page is closed?

Some websites that have sound/music keep the sound running even after the web browser is closed on iPad. Some other websites stop the sound when the page is closed. I suppose there must be some coding ...
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How to remove chrome app icons from launchpad?

I uninstalled Google chrome by deleting it from the Applications folder and I also deleted the associated profile data from ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome But I have failed to remove all ...
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Can a cached version of a recently deleted Facebook page be viewed?

I recently reconnected with an old friend of mine through Facebook but they were just involved in an international scandal and quickly deleted their facebook, linkedin, etc. I have no way to contact ...
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Chrome (and other applications) not rendering on internal display

I recently connected my Macbook to an external display. After returning to my apartment, I tried to access my browser and the Mail application, but the windows are not rendering on the screen. I have ...
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Make gmail in chrome the default email application for Yosemite

I love my MacBook but I'm not a huge fan of Mail. Can I make GMail in Chrome the default email application for Yosemite so that when I click on email links I am sent to a new draft there? I've done ...
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change url of a tab using apple script

I am trying to set the url of Chrome tab using Apple Script. I am using this code. It successfully sets url string, but in order to change url, enter needs to be pressed. This last step makes my code ...
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How do I disable the Google Translation bar when using iPhone?

Some websites offer the Google Translation Bar hard-coded into their pages so when I visit those this bar appears on top. Like in this example: The problem with this bar however is, is that it's ...
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Two-finger scrolling stops working after a while

I am running into a strange problem. After a few minutes of using Chrome or Firefox, two finger scrolling on my trackpad stops working on these applications. Every time I restart these applications ...
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How to disable middle-click from closing tabs in chrome?

I'm using a magic mouse in Apple Mac. Since there is a fuzzy boundary b/w left-click and middle-click, manytimes left-clicking on a tab end up in middle-click, resulting in closing the tab. This is ...
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Why can't I hide my active application (e.g., Chrome)?

This happens from time to time: the "hide" option is just grayed out and the usual shortcut doesn't work. I'm not doing anything special or stuck in a modal window—it just isn't available.
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How to enable “Click-to-play” in Google Chrome Version 43.0.2357.124 (64-bit)?

I run Google Chrome Version 43.0.2357.124 (64-bit) on OS X Yosemite. I want to enable Click to play option, mainly because I would like to lower the power usage of Google Chrome and Google Chrome ...
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Get URL of opened tab / tabs from terminal

I have a tab open in Google Chrome. Is it possible to get or check it's url from terminal? If not, how about automator script? Will also be satisfied with a title.
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Sudden change of screen resolution in Chrome browser

While browsing, the screen zooms in. I can reset it by cmd+ & cmd- and then selecting 'reset'. This happens very frequently. I am on recent Macbook Pro and I am using Apple bluetooth mouse and ...
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How to Kiosk Mode a Web Page OSX - Chrome

I have to let members of the public use my laptop to access a member signup web page at a student fair in a couple of weeks. Chrome doesn't have kiosk mode on Mac, is it possible to disable CMD+Q, ...
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Force Chrome to use OS X notifications?

I'd like to find a way to use OS X native notifications instead of the Chrome notifications. I have read something about using a Growl extension and then redirect Growl to OS X Notifications Center ...
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Unable to access certain sites in mac

I have just moved from a Windows laptop to a macbook air and I am facing an issue that certain web-sites are not loading in my mac - both Safari and Chrome browsers. In chrome I am getting the error ...
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Chrome prevents Macbook from sleeping

Chrome prevents my Macbook from sleeping. See screenshot: Some websites say it might be due to a chrome extension, but I've installed no new extensions in the last two weeks (I've only had this ...
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How to open new windows as separate application instances for Chrome, Terminal?

Moving from Linux (OpenBox WM) to MBP, I'm struggling to recover the level of productivity I was used to... One specific thing that's killing it is OSX's insistence on separating between "applications"...
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Macbook Air screen drawing suddenly slow

This has been going on for a week or 2. Restarting seems to help because WindowServer is blowing up. But the problem keeps coming back. Specs: Macbook Air mid-2012, 8GB RAM, 2ghz i7 Yosemite 10.10....
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Run Google Chrome in full screen with dev console across dual-monitors

Is there a way in Mac OS X 10.8.3 to open Google Chrome in full screen mode with dual monitors so that the Dev console appears on a second monitor? This would seem to be the obvious and intuitive way ...
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https (ssl secured) local websites are not working in Safari and Chrome in Mac Yosemite. How can I fix this?

As a developer, I will be running and testing the web apps that I am developing locally. But Chrome and Safari are not allowing me to hit my local server with SSL enabled. https://localhost:8443/ ...
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Google Chrome: Error 11 after setting Automatic Updates

Yo, got the following issue: Google Chrome is running on OS X El Capitan. After I set "Automatic Updates for all Users" to true at the "About" page in Google Chrome and entered my credentials (this ...
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Is there a way to make the chrome shortcut universal?

I've set few shortcuts in chrome to control internet radio (play, pause, skip, like, dislike) So I leave chrome open for the radio, I then work on another app, if I need to control the radio, I need ...
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Weird Wifi Issue - websites don't work if address entered into browser, but can be accessed otherwise

I have a really peculiar issue that I've been having at my parents' home wi-fi. At my house, all websites work without issue. However, on only my computer, if I type in google.com, I get "No data ...
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How can I make Safari or Chrome remember my messages in contact forms?

As a customer, I contact businesses through contact forms on their websites, and often I forget the exact wording of the message and when I sent it. (Often, I need to re-send messages when I don't ...
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Facebook has troubles with Google Chrome

Since yesterday, the Facebook page in Google Chrome appears like this: So, I cannot do any action, and everything is a mess. Otherwise, if I log in to Google through Safari or other browsers, the ...