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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Macbook Pro Mid 2010 Google Chrome weird graphical glitch randomly showing when scrolling or writing (schrödinbug)

I have have a MacBook pro late 2010 (now 4 years old), I use it everyday and there's a graphical issue where screens letters become blur and broken, some kind of weird glitch happen every time and I ...
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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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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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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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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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Finer grained control over the default browser?

My default browser is Chromium. I tend to use different browsers and nail them to a Space. So for example Chromium is space 1 along with item, Firefox space 2 with terminal, Safari 3 with ...
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How can I get Quicksilver to open bookmarked URLs in Chrome?

I'd like to be able to trigger QS and then start typing "gmail" or "weather" or the name of whatever bookmark I'd like to open, and have the previously bookmarked site open in Chrome, my default ...
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How to get Java applets working with Chrome?

I use Gotomypc which is either a Java applet or an App. The Gotomypc applet will launch under Firefox or Safari but not Chrome. When I launch the app under chrome I get the yellow status bar at the ...
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How do I determine which app is trying to invoke Google Chrome?

For some reason, Google Chrome was randomly starting up on my system. I uninstalled it, and now I occasionally get the "Choose Application" dialog, which asks "Where is Google Chrome.app?" How can I ...
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Zooming in Google Chrome using the mouse wheel?

On Windows and, if I'm not mistaken, on Linux, it's possible to zoom in and out in Google Chrome using the mouse wheel. However, this doesn't seem to be working on Mac OS X. Does anybody know if this ...
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Why is Safari ignoring my /etc/hosts file?

I added some domains to block (127.0.0.1 mydomain.com) to my /etc/hosts file and for some reason, Safari seems to be ignoring them. I have tried disabling Safari extensions, clearing the cache (sudo ...
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Applescript click automation in Google Chrome browser?

Hello fellow programmers! I would like to save some applescript code as an application, so that when I open the application it will go to Google Chrome and answer an incoming call in Google Voice. I ...
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How do I return the number of the current window in Chrome and open a new tab in it?

I am writing an AppleScript in which I need to get the number of the current window of Google Chrome and open a new tab in it. I want something like this (pseudo code): set curWindNum to the current ...
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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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Google Chrome mysteriously requests information from Keychain

A few weeks ago, Google Chrome suddenly started to request my linkedin password from the keychain on startup, before any web page is loaded. Every time I open the browser window, after a few seconds, ...
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Open Sans Chrome and Safari Render bug

The "Open Sans" font for some reason just started looking terrible on both Chrome and Safari (on Mavericks 10.9.2), becoming some super thin and light font. Does anyone know what's up? I tried ...
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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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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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Flash not working on a specific site in Safari 7 Mavericks

I've tried the following site in Safari: http://www.2dayfm.com.au/listen/ which seems to activate plugin but stalls while loading: This site works fine in Chrome... It may well be a site specific ...
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Open .pdf's inside chrome using SKIM

The built in pdf viewer of chrome is rather nice, but I like (and more used to) skim. My ultimate goal would be to click on a pdf file and to have it opened in the tab (within chrome) using skim as ...
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Why does the Google Chrome icon appear like this in Applications?

I am using OS X Lion 10.7.4. The Google Chrome application seems to work fine and the icon appears normal the Dock and Launchpad. What does this error icon mean?
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How do I view emoji in Google Chrome on OS X (prior to 10.7)?

In chat there was an emoji icon posted recently. You can view it here. I am using Google Chrome and I can't see the icon. I can, however, see them on my iPad. How can I view them in Google Chrome on ...
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Custom Application Keyboard shortcut for Safari not always working

I uninstalled Flash a little while back, and installed Chrome as a back-up for when I hit something in Safari and want to see the Flash. I have the "Show Develop in Menu Bar" preference set, and ...
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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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Google Chrome Helper for “GPU Process” constantly shown as non responsive in OS X 10.9

I upgraded to OS X 10.9 yesterday, and since then, one Google Chrome Helper is constantly red in Activity Monitor. I checked the PID (375) in Google Chrome's own task manager, and it is GPU Process. I ...
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Restore multiple minimized windows?

This question particularly deals with the latest version of Google Chrome on Mountain Lion, but the underlying premise applies to other browsers/applications as well. What I am wondering is: is there ...
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Chrome can't load certain sites but Safari can - how can I diagnose the problem?

When accessing the internet from my home connection, Google Chrome has trouble accessing certain sites that use https. These include Google search, Facebook and discussions.apple.com, but for some ...
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Is the “Lookup in Dictionary” context menu option hardcoded in Google Chrome for Mac?

I'm having a hard time removing the "Lookup in Dictionary" context menu element in Chrome for Mac (see screenshot). I tried deactivating the Dictionary Service shortcut in Preferences / Keyboard, ...
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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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Website loads fine in Chrome, but won't load at all in Safari

I have a local web server running a basic web site. The problem I'm having is that the page loads fine in Chrome, however in Safari it wont load at all. I've tried routing all my traffic through a ...
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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 ...