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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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Chrome back/forward gestures no longer working after Mavericks update

Has anyone else noticed their 1 finger back/forward gestures no longer working in Chrome? I have tried the gestures on other applications such as Safari and Mission Control, they are all still intact. ...
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Chrome Virus - Bueno Search

Today I suddenly had my new tabs overidden by the "buenosearch" website with no new extensions or apps installed. I have followed all steps I can find online to remove this but it continues to come ...
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Why doesn't the escape key close the find window in Chrome?

For some reason, Chrome will no longer close my find window when I hit the Escape ⎋ key. Instead, it pulls up some weird kind of autocomplete drop-down. This is incredibly annoying; every time I ...
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Choppy audio playback on Chrome

I just got a Macbook air, and I am noticing that audio playback on Chrome is noticeably choppy (e.g. when watching a Youtube video). Audio playback is great on iTunes and Safari, but not in Chrome. ...
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How to stop Chrome’s “Google Chrome wants to use your confidential information stored in your keychain.” question?

Whenever I use Google Chrome to access a login page in which I have the username/password saved in the Keychain (via Safari) Chrome would pop up a dialog box that asks "Google Chrome wants to use your ...
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prevent mac from renaming downloads' extensions

Sometimes I download something, and OS X (or Chrome, not sure) decides that the file extension must be changed. Is it possible to completely disable this feature? How? I guess this is a Google ...
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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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How to debug slow Chrome on MacBook Air?

I have a MacBook Air that is behaving poorly with Chrome. Symptoms include: Chrome often giving the "Ahh Snap" error message for lots of different websites, this happens frequently with the Google ...
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Problem loading images on Cultofmac.com in Safari and Chrome

I have had a problem with the cultofmac site for a little while now. The pages will load the text, video and some ads. But does not load the main images for the articles until about a minute. This is ...
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Chrome MBA 2013, causing audio cracking, all flash videos!

I recently purchased a MBA 2013, 13 inch. Used it for a week was great with chrome. I suspect after i tried installing some quicktime plugins to watch an Apple Keynote, my audio started going downhill ...
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Certificate error when using Chrome for iOS with company CA

I am using an iPad with Google Chrome installed to access the internet. I have downloaded and installed the Netbox Blue certificate authority from their website. I can currently access https:// ...
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Recover Bookmarks, Mail, iCal and more after HardDrive upgrade

I have allowed myself a new SSD HD for my MacBookPro. Now since i had a case-sensitive HD (don't aks) and i wanted to get rid of it and also finally install Lion, i didn't copy the image of my old ...
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Sites blocked in /etc/hosts often doesn't work

I'm using a Macbook Pro as a productivity/work machine and have Facebook and reddit blocked with /etc/hosts: ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the ...
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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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Navigation menu not working in Chrome or Safari on Mac, but working in firefox

I've got a strange problem. A common website layout has a menu across the top, allowing you to navigate the site. My problem is that in some cases this menu does not work in Chrome, and when it ...
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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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Is there a way to limit Firefox / Chrome RAM usage?

I would like to know if there is any kind of setting to limit the RAM browsers can use. It's annoying that even if you have 30GB of RAM available eventually it will be all used by the browser.
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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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Why do browsers not render pictures in native pixel density on retina display?

It seems to me that browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) on my retina Macbook Pro do not render any pictures at native pixel density. For example, when I open an image from google images and then ...
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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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How to fix Gmail keyboard shortcut that stops working in Chrome?

The Gmail keyboard shortcuts are generally excellent. One of them (⌘-Shift-7 to start an ordered list) seems to work for me for a while after restarting Chrome… then stops working. I note that the ...
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In Chrome: Deleting the first character of a line, `\n` is also deleted, can that be changed?

In a textarea box in Chrome, I write: a a is at line head and there a empty line before a, and I press delete key to remove a. Not noly a was removed, but also the newline \n is removed too, ...
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How to view saved passwords on Chrome iOS?

On my desktop I have an extension which prevents websites from reqesting the browser not to recognize the password fields (I imagine they view this feature as unsecure). Now I have synced my passwords ...
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On iPad in Chrome, How to disable address bar autohide?

Is it possible to disable address bar autohide feature in Google Chrome on iPad?
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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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iOS Chrome losing its cookies? [duplicate]

Using Google Chrome on my iPad, it seems like every now and then it randomly "forgets" all of my cookies. Authentication cookies in particular; I get re-prompted for two factor authentication and ...
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Google Chrome could not connect to localhost

I am using OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4. I tried the steps in Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Mac OS X to setup my dev environment, but I am not able to open the virtualhost I created – or ...
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Always get a Security Error for Internal HTTPS Website

My company recently changed an internal site to use HTTPS instead of HTTP (it is our Jira site in case that matters). From what I can tell, this site is using an internal certificate. On our work ...
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How to completely reinstall an app such as Google Chrome on the Mac?

The short question is: if I have an app (Chrome) that keeps on crashing on app start up, how do I reinstall the app totally so it will run again? (removing the app and download and reinstall won't ...
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How to use process sample in order to find high cpu usage in Chrome?

I'm trying to figure out what the devil is wrong with Chrome getting 100% cpu once in a while. I sampled the process Google Renderer. Not sure where to go from here. any advice? process sample: ...
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Can Google Chrome be blamed for high RAM usage and lagging performance?

On my Mac, OS X lags substantially when browsing through Chrome. I've researched things and understand that inactive memory is part of the free memory, that can and should be freed at a moment's ...
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iPad mini: Download images from webpage preserving file name

One of my hopes in getting a tablet was convenient webcomic reading. However, I am also in the habit of archiving my favorite webcomics. And for that purpose the file name is pretty important. Sadly ...
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How do I download links (to PDFs) with one click in Chrome for Mac OS X?

Usually when I option-click a single page link, Chrome tries to download the page, but when I option-click on PDFs, Chrome doesn't respond. Is this the default behavior and is there some way to change ...
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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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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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my macbook battery drains within 1 to 2 hours

i have a 17" macbook pro, purchased december 2011 — so it’s 18-months old. OS X version 10.8.4 recently i noticed the battery doesn’t hold its charge very long. this may have been occurring for a ...
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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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Why does Office for Mac need Safari and Chrome closed for installation?

In an update for MS Office for Mac, the installer asks to close Chrome and Safari — why? What do those programs have to do with Microsoft Office? I only have Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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How to switch between different Chrome windows with keyboard shortcuts?

Switching between applications is easy with CMD + TAB Switching between tabs is easy with CMD + } or CTL + TAB Switching between separate windows within an application is easy with CMD + ` However, ...
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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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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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Why is Safari messing up YouTube icons?

Some of the icons on YouTube are messed up in Safari, but the look fine in Chrome. If they are both WebKit browsers, why is this an issue?
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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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View local HTML files using web browser on iPad

Using a web browser (e.g., Safari, Chrome, etc.) can I view html pages that are stored locally on the iPad? The pages should render properly and execute Javascript/CSS properly.
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Adobe reader XI font error with Chrome > print > save as pdf

I have a strange error with Adobe Reader XI when opening documents saved from the web, using print save to pdf. Preview does not have that problem with same document. Looking at the fonts it shows ...
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How to use two email handlers in Google Chrome?

I am looking for a solution that would enable me to open a mailto: hyperlink with one of two email handlers. Sometimes I want to use Gmail but sometimes I want to use Outlook (default OS X one). Now ...
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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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What are the default chrome://flags/ enabled on OSX?

For security reasons, I started disabling chrome://flags/ on my OSX laptop, but realize that certain videos look choppy when I disabled the flags, I'd like to re enable the default ones. What flags ...
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Writing an e-Mail app in applescript

I'm using a webmail account(NOT Gmail: hate its interface), and I DON'T want to use the mac's Mail app(must maintain double contacts lists for one thing). I use Google Chrome and have set the ...