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As of Mountain Lion, Google Chrome has asked for permission to view my contacts. Does this mean that it has likely had unrestricted access before?

I'm not sure why Chrome wants this access, but since prior to Mountain Lion there wasn't a prompt for this, it makes me think that it must have been looking at them this whole time. Right?
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How to make Chrome open a new window for external Links

As some people might know, the default behavior for external links of Google Chrome is quite bad. I'm using Spaces, and opening a link in some application outside of Google Chrome while being on a ...
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Can I make Chrome the default web browser in iOS?

With Google Chrome available for iOS now I'd like to know if it's possible to make Chrome the default browser? I find "open in browser" type options from other iOS apps still take me to Safari. Not ...
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How to view man pages in a web browser?

Which .conf file do I need to edit in order to view man pages in a web browser? I'd like to use Google Chrome to do this. Is this possible?
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Close Google Chrome tab (command + w) closes window

I upgraded to Chrome Version 23.0.1271.64 and Command + w is now closing the active window instead of closing the active tab only. Is there a "hidden" shortcut for closing the active tab only?
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Now that “Activity” is gone from Safari, how do I find and download a streaming flv file on a Mac?

Is there a plugin (for any browser) anyone can recommend? An app? It seems like all browsers got rid of this easy resource tracking feature (Chrome too).
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Chrome Mac gesture conflict with horizontal scrolling

I am running Chrome 14 on OSX Lion. I swipe 2 fingers horizontally to scroll a web page horizontally, for a page that is too wide. When I swipe right, it works fine. When it swipe left it works for ...
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How do I change Spotlight search engine?

when I use Spotlight, it offers to "Search web for: " (something like that, my system is german). When I use this feature, Chrome pops up and searches with the Yahoo search engine. Chrome is the ...
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Is there a way to force Google Chrome to open in full screen?

When I'm working just on my MacBook Pro,I like to keep as many apps as I can in Lion's full-screen mode. One of these apps is Google Chrome. However, Chrome doesn't remember that I want it to appear ...
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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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Random space switching issue

When I am using Chrome for web development I like to have it open on the same space as where I am using my code editor. Chrome is currently assigned to a different space than my code editor so ...
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How to Auto-Hide the Address Bar in Google Chrome?

How can I hide the address bar in google chrome? I found this article but I am unable to find a solutions for Mac OS. Ideally I would like all tool bars to disappear similar to how they do in ...
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Chrome putting itself in the Dock whenever it wants.

So I have Google Chrome installed on my Mac & randomly it will put itself in my dock, where it normally doesn't reside. It is usually about every two weeks or so, but sometimes its within a few ...
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Is there a way to make Adium open links with Google Chrome?

When someone sends me a link in Adium I'll click it and Safari will open up. I'd like links to be opened by Google Chrome instead. I've had a look around the web and in the preferences but for the ...
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Chrome notifications not appearing on both monitors (dual monitor)?

When using Chrome notifications on OS X, how can I set the notifications to appear across two monitors simultaneously? I'm using a Macbook Pro and a Thunderbolt Display, and Chrome notifications - ...
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Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently [duplicate]

Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently in my mac system(OSX version 10.9.2). Before updating the OS to new version, the applications like Textedit, Preview are used to ask the ...
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Can Chrome v.21 be used without freezing my Mac? [closed]

Chrome throws many errors, and after a few minutes my Mac freezes. What can I do? Here is the error message. Unsure about the internals of CFAllocator but going to patch them anyway. If there is ...
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Why does Google Chrome require a Force Quit when Restarting OS X

I am very rarely able to close Google Chrome on my Macbook Pro without force quitting the application. Is there a way to detect why this is happening?
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How can I use multiple browser versions at one time?

On Windows I can use Utilu Firefox collection (there also ie collection on his site). How can I use multiple browser versions to see how my website works in different versions of different browsers ...
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Chrome showing the site's security certificate is not trusted for GitHub

Today, out of no-where Chrome just started showing invalid SSL certificate errors for popular sites like Github, Stripe, etc. The site's security certificate is not trusted! I know the SSL ...
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How can I transfer my Google Chrome bookmarks to my iPad?

I have been looking around for a method and haven't been able to find one, any suggestions?
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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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Why can't I open downloads from Google Chrome's download bar?

For some reason, clicking on downloads in the Google Chrome download bar does nothing any more; I'm pretty sure it did until some time recently, but it's been a while since it did. Also, choosing ...
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How to disable WebGL in the Chrome browser on Mac OS X

How does one disable Google Chrome from using WebGL on a Mac (Mac OS X 10.6)? (There currently appears to be some sort of security advisory regarding this component.)
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Changing Chrome's User Agent?

Is it possible to change Chrome (or Chrome based browsers) user agents on OSX? I dont see a menu or preference option for doing so.
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Why does speech recognition take up 1 GM or RAM suddenly? And GMail in Safari 738 MB?

I did enable speech recognition just in case, but very rarely use it, and I did not remember even accidentally activating it since bootup. Now I simply have a few apps running under Mavericks, and I ...
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Why is chrome rendering web pages so bad?

Since updating to the latest version, chrome is rendering pages completely wrong. Browsing the web I haven't found people with the same problem. I'm attaching a screenshot for people to better ...
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Google Chrome bug in OS X Lion

Is it just me or is there a right-click bug for Chrome in OS X Lion? I first noticed that double finger tapping the trackpad didn't show any menu when in chrome (either on a link or on anything). I ...
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Disable Safari plugin without (re)moving the file

I've been Flash-free in Safari (5.0.3, my primary browser) for a while now, using Chrome with its bundled Flash Player whenever I have to. I'm also developing a little bit in Flash for school, and ...
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Hardware acceleration for flash videos in Google Chrome

Is there any way to enable flash video hardware acceleration in Google Chrome? I get up to 300% cpu usage, while playing flash video. Using OSX 10.9.5 and latest Chrome on a MBPr 13" late 2013. In ...
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Chrome AutoSelectCertificateForUrls OSX

I have a client SSL certificate for authentication. I'm trying to map it to a URL in Chrome on OSX, however the Chromium documentation is of no use. I have no idea what file to put the ...
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How to use CTRL+W instead of CMD+W in Chrome?

I'm using my Caps-lock as "CTRL" on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4. On Linux and Windows I can easily close and open tabs via CTRL+W and CTRL+T. However on Mac I have to use CMD+W and CMD+T. CTRL+W and CTRL+T ...
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Why does look-up not work on every webpage in Chrome?

Lion introduced a new feature called look up: ... which can be invoked by double-tapping a word with three fingers. This works fine most of the time, but I've noticed that it fails many times in ...
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Bookmark a POST request

Certain online shops I use don't easily allow you to bookmark an Order Status page. That's because they use a POST request to access that info. So, the order number is not encoded in the URL. Which ...
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Applescript: Open current Safari tab in Chrome (Troubleshoot of working script)

So, I decided a while ago to run a Flash-free install of Safari. It's been really great, Safari seems much more stable overall and I barely miss it. But every once in a while I stumble upon a site ...
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Chrome slow when loading local virtual host

I'm developing a local website with MAMP. I've configured a virtual host (hosts files, and apache vhosts). /etc/hosts file: 127.0.0.1 domain.com MAMP Vhosts config <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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What are the iPad gestures for the new Chrome app?

I cannot find the documentation for them anywhere.
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Text-To-Speech to read websites in Chrome?

I am using the Chrome browser and I know OS X has built-in voice synthesis that can speak to assist visually impaired users. Can I use this feature to have the computer read contents of websites for ...
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Open PDF using Google Chrome

I like the fact that I can use Google's built in PDF viewer instead of a separate application (Adobe Acrobat). Normally I would open a Finder Window with the PDF and drag it to a tab on Google Chrome ...
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Why do external drives spin up for webpage rendering?

I recently went to some webpage in Chrome and noticed that my external harddrive had to spin up before the page would render. Does anybody know why OSX does this? I've noticed it in a few other ...
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How can I disable pop-unders when using Chrome?

I know it's possible to disable pop-ups, and that's the default behavior, but It's not affecting the pop-unders.
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Is there any way to bring back H.264 support in Chromium

I'm using Chrome on a daily basis or to be exact, latest-builds of Chromium. I recently uninstalled Flash, in order to increase battery life on my MBP and in general rid my laptop of the evil Flash ...
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Save a file with the extension I want

In Chrome, when I download a file with an extension that the OS doesn't recognize (in this case, .erb, the dialog defaults to appending .txt to the end of it. I highlight the .txt and delete it before ...
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Any advice on troubleshooting instability in Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.4?

In all cases of crashes, I can SSH to the machine, but I can't figure out anything useful to remedy the situation. This freeze happened when sizing the crop in Aperture. Machine had been running for ...
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How can I disable shift + control + scroll zoom in chrome?

I use ⌃ ctrl + ⇧ shift + ⇥ tab to move between tabs in Chrome, but if I scroll with the touchpad it'll zoom the page. This happens quite a lot and it's frustrating. Is there some way I can disable the ...
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MP4 object: 10.8 webkit browsers “Missing Plug-in”, other browsers display video via QuickTime

My organization's web site uses object tags to display MP4 video files. Here's an example: <object width="494" height="388" codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab" ...
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Seeking an alternative to the big browsers

Can anyone recommend any alternative web-browsers to the Big Three of Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox? I just want to try something new, because I'm not completely happy with the performance of ...
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Creating a URL that always opens in Chrome

If I want to ensure a URL, if clicked, will always open in Chrome (instead of the default browser) can I do that by modifying the header? For example, I can get URLs that always open in Evernote, ...
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How to get the chrome tabs to always show when in full screen mode?

I would really like to use Chrome on my new 2013 Macbook Air with tabs, but without the menu bar. So, I use full-screen mode, but it hides the tabs. Is what I want possible? And, if so, how can I ...
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How do I get Chrome-like tab switching shortcuts in Safari?

I much prefer the way Chrome allows me to use ⌘+# key to switch directly to an open tab. For example: ⌘+3 takes me directly to tab 3 in Chrome, but in Safari it loads the third bookmark from the ...