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Why does Google Chrome launch multiple instances of Google Chrome Helper?

I have Chrome open (Yosemite 10.1) and there are 7 instances of Google Chrome Helper running. There is a single tab open in the browser. I have 3 extensions installed AND running (1Password, JSON ...
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MacBook Pro keeps freezing, could Google Update be the cause?

Last Dec (2012) my MacBook Pro (OS X Lion) started freezing, say 3 or 4 times a session. I ran both the Apple hardware diagnostic DVD (ran for hours, no problems), and I ran a disk scan, no problems ...
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Safari: stop hiding tabs

I can't use safari and continue using chrome only because of 1 reason: chrome doesn't hides tabs (when there are too many of them) I just want to act safari like this And not like this Is there ...
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Can you install Google Chrome on an iOS Device

Is it possible to install Google Chrome web browser on an iOS device?
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Useful Chrome extensions for OS X

I know there is already a post out there for Safari extensions, but Chrome extensions are completely different. So, what extensions do you think are useful? Please read these simple rules before ...
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Java - version 1.7.45 - and Mavericks

Chrome refused to run a java app unless i upgraded to .45, which I did my dling the installer from oracle. Java 7 u45. Installer said it worked. Chrome still won't start java. $ which java ...
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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 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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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 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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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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Detach a tab in a fullscreen window in Chrome

Is there a way to detach a tab in a fullscreen Chrome window? I find no way. When I need to do this, I have to un-maximize the window, drag to detach the tab, and then restore the window in fullscreen ...
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iCloud bookmark sync with Chrome

Apple's iCloud makes syncing of Safari bookmarks easy between Safari on Mac or PC and IE on PC. However I'm using the Chrome browser on both those platforms and I'm wondering if there's any ...
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All pages in Google Chrome are rendered with a very thin, bad looking serif font

In every later release of Google Chrome (including the just released version 11), all pages are rendered with a very thin, jaggy serif font. This is how it looks in Chrome 11: And here is Safari ...
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Best way to disable SSLv3 in Chrome for Poodle vulnerability

Fixing Chrome for the Poodle vulnerability seems to be more difficult on OSX than the other Operating Systems This seems to work... Exit chrome Open Applescript editor Enter this script do shell ...
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Bug with regards to .tar.gz in Chrome when 'Asking where to save downloads'

Every time I try to download or save a .tar.gz file, I get something like this: The popup is simply wrong, I've used the right .tar.gz extension. Clicking on Use .gz saves the file as .tar.gz, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to open link in a new tab via shortcut in Chrome on Mac?

On Windows, I would just hold control, and click the 30 links on the page I wanted to open. How do I do this in Mac?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Command + Click not opening links in new tabs

Strangely, Command + Click has stopped opening links in new tabs on my computer. It opens them in the same tab, as if I hadn't pressed Command. This problem occurs with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. My ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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Find which Chrome Tab is using Significant Energy

Under the Energy Monitor in Yosemite, it shows Chrome having the highest energy impact. Is it possible to figure out which Chrome tab is the one that is consuming the most energy?
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How do I get Chrome-like tab switching shortcuts in Safari [pre-version 9.0]?

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 ...
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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 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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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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Chrome delays first scroll

Preface: I have opened a new issue in the Chrome bug tracker because no-one could help so far. On my OS X Mavericks, Chrome shows an annoying issue: When I open a longer web-page, like the list of ...
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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 ...