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Why does Google Chrome mount and unmount a volume every few hours?

I'm assuming it's part of the 'check for updates' process, but does anyone know how this is controlled and what it's mounting and unmounting? I first discovered this behavior after updating Growl, ...
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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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Use TextEdit's AutoCorrect everywhere (especially in Google Chrome)

I really love typing in TextEdit. It seems to correct all my typos and so saves time in editing. Is there anyway I can get this functionality to work in all applications, especially on Google ...
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Google Chrome would like to control this computer using Accessibility

I installed LastPass and on restarting Chrome got a notification similar to this: http://superuser.com/questions/657015/google-software-update-would-like-to-control-this-computer-what, except it was ...
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How to prevent Command-Shift-I from opening Mac Mail?

When in a browser (Chrome or Safari), the following keyboard shortcut will always bring up a window that says "Welcome To Mail": Command+Shift+I I would like to use this shortcut for another ...
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Why is the dictionary shortcut unreliable using Chrome?

When using the dictionary lookup shortcut Ctrl + Cmd + D when using Chrome it works for some websites but not for others. Does this have to do with Chrome itself or is it due to the fact that some ...
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How do I uninstall the shortcuts that come with Chrome?

So I am running OS X El Capitan on my Macbook air. I just installed the chrome browser recently and I noticed it installed a few shortcuts onto launchpad. These shortcuts were to youtube, gmail, and ...
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How do you compare the system resources used by two programs?

How do you compare the system resources used by two programs (e.g., Chrome & Chrome Canary)? I think the new 64-bit Chrome Canary is causing my computer to heat up a bit more but I'd like to ...
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Keyboard Maestro interfering with control-tab action in browsers - how to disable?

I've just purchased Keyboard Maestro, and now when I am in a browser and click control-tab, I can no longer advance through the open tabs of the browser the way I did before. That key combination must ...
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How can I keep file attachment windows (e.g. Gmail in Chrome) from going behind the Dock so I can't click OK or Cancel?

When a file attachment window for Gmail in Chrome pops up, it goes behind the dock and it is really difficult to hit cancel - I can do it, but only the very top part of the button. The window can't ...
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Stop Chrome from switching to dedicated GPU

Is there a way to prevent Chrome from switching to dedicated GPU? But just Chrome. Not the gfxCardStatus way. rMBP (late 2013)
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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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Chrome sometimes doesn't detect two finger swipes in Macbook Air with Mountain Lion

It happens in most of the sites I visit, and it's happend for the last months: two-fingers swipe to go back or forward don't work. However, from time to time, there's some sites in which they work. ...
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How can I enable Mountain Lion Spellcheck in Google Chrome?

Chrome's spellcheck has become cumbersome as of the new auto-correct spell check in Mountain Lion. I love that I don't have to go to the mouse and use a context menu for spell-checking---EXCEPT IN ...
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In full-screen mode, Chrome only sometimes reveals tabs — why?

In full-screen mode, Chrome reveals all open tabs when you move your mouse to the top of the screen. Except when it doesn't. Sometimes clicking on the content of the currently open tab seems to jolt ...
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Is it possible to install Chrome OS on a PowerBook without VM?

I'm interested in throwing Chrome OS on an old Powerbook just for the hell-of-it. Does anyone know if it's possible to install it as the only OS? I'd rather not have to run a VM for this.
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Why has my iMac gotten slower for the past few months?

My iMac has gotten slow lately. The (wireless) keyboard lags if I type while a program or dialog box is opening. A couple of Chrome tabs crash every day. A few days ago, Preview and TextEdit started ...
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Opening links on Mac Chrome app in Incognito Mode

Is there a way to open a certain link with Chrome app Incognito Mode using the Terminal app on my Mac? (I want to input the link in the command as well).
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Enable spell check for various languages in Chrome

I use Yosemite with Chrome version 42.0.2311.135 (64-bit). When writing in a text area the spell checker correctly detects English and French, but does not detect Spanish, and so it marks as wrong ...
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MBP Freeze + Graphics Card Problems

I have an unusual but annoying problem with my MBP. The problem occurs often when running my laptop with an external monitor connected, and watching YouTube in Chrome. The problem is that the video ...
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Bootswatch symbol in Chrome tab

A strange thing happen to my chrome web browser, and I don't know why, I hope you can help me. In my chrome tabs the bootswatch symbol appears in the tab icon even when I'm not in the bootswatch ...
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Where is Chrome Extension's Setting Files/Databases?

I don't seem to find Chrome Extension's Setting Files/Databases in OSX, it is not in the extension folder aka ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Extensions.
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Flash doesn't appear in my Chromium “chrome://plugins” page

I recently upgraded Chromium manually from http://build.chromium.org I tried loading some Flash content and it won't load. First I was thinking that maybe there's a problem with the plugin so I went ...
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Chrome tabs being cut off in small viewing area after wake from sleep

I've had a recurring issue since last week where I wake from sleep on a new external monitor, and several of my already-open Chrome tabs have their content resized (i.e. into a 600x600 viewing area). ...
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How do I configure my browsers not to save passwords for specific websites?

There are certain web sites whose passwords I don't want saved, for security reasons. I want to type them in manually whenever needed. How do I configure Safari, Chrome and Firefox on Mavericks to ...
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Macbook Pro (late 2008) freezes randomly, have to reinstall Mavericks to “fix” it

I've been walking around with this problem for a mighty long time and it's really frustrating! I have no idea what the cause is… I have a MacBook Pro (late 2008) totally updated to the latest version ...
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Syncing Safari bookmarks across multiple Apple devices (iMac, Macbook pro and iPad)

I was a Microsoft Windows (98 to 8.1) user up until now , and I have recently made the switch to Mac OSX completely. While I have managed to familiarize myself with quite a few things so far, there is ...
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After Mavericks upgrade Chrome font is terrible

I just upgrade to Mavericks and had some issues. Out of all the issues, one that I get frustrated the most is Chrome browser is not displaying font like it use to be. Here are two images taken from ...
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Bookmarks syncing between 2 machines in Google Chrome after Time Machine Migration

I migrated from one Mac to another via Time Machine. So, I get a full copy of my system. Now I'm using both of this Mac's. In Chrome logged-in by Google account and set up bookmarks synchronisation. ...
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How do I prevent Chrome going fullscreen while playing youtube videos?

I have started observing this ever since I upgraded to Mavericks. Earlier [i.e. on Mountain Lion] if I played any youtube video on fullscreen, only video would be fullscreen, not chrome. Now in ...
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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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When I change my CSS and refresh the page, the changes aren't reflected in Safari or Chrome

I set the background to red instead of the color it normally was. Didn't change. Removed the properties all together, refreshed, the texture was still there, even though I removed the line. OS X ...
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Unicode HOT BEVERAGE (U+2615) in Google Chrome

In the screenshot below, I am looking at an email with a unicode HOT BEVERAGE (U+2615) character. The character is displayed correctly in the OSX dialog and in the developer tools, but not in the web ...
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How can I open Google Chrome in Presentation mode using a shell script

Previously in 10.6.8, I was able to start Google using open /Applications/Chrome.app --args --kiosk http://www.google.com Now, on newer systems, that does not work anymore correctly. The only way to ...
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How to have links open in Google Chrome from emails?

Before switching to the Chrome browser app from mobile Safari when I would click a link in a email it would automatically open the page in Safari. Now clicking a link does nothing and I have to copy ...
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Why does Chrome prevent my Mac from sleeping?

I don't mean browsing the Internet is preventing us from sleeping, that's obvious. I've disabled Safe Sleep to reduce sleep times from 20 seconds to 2, but Chrome doesn't want to play nicely. Here's ...
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Error trying to access Gmail on all browsers, “bad_mac_alert”

Recently I've been getting this error in Chrome when I try to access Gmail or other google sites. Error 126 (net::ERR_SSL_BAD_RECORD_MAC_ALERT): Unknown error. In Firefox it's An error occurred ...
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How do I make Firefox use Chrome's built-in Flash plugin?

How do I make Firefox use Chrome's built-in Flash plugin? I assume I can simply symlink Chrome's Flash plugin in Firefox' plugin directory—which directories do Chrome and Firefox use to store their ...
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Chrome Exposé in OS X Lion not working

In Snow Leopard, Chrome had a feature that is like Exposé, but for the tabs. The gesture to trigger it was a 3 finger swipe down. And in Lion it just stopped to work. Does anyone knows how to ...
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Can I combine the address bar and the Google search bar in Safari?

The only reason I am using Chrome over Safari is the cool feature Chrome has namely the address bar acts as the search bar as well. Is there a way I can enable this feature in safari as well?
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Why does my Keyboard not allow me to finish writing my e-mail, but work otherwise? Video Link

MacBook Pro (Late 2011), OS X 10.10.4. Increasingly Mail.app (Ver. 8.2) and Chrome (Version 43.0.2357.130 (64-bit)) do not allow me to type the rest of my input. This evening it happened and was ...
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Change to Chrome behavior for pinching to zoom in PDFs

Recently, I've found that when using the pinch-to-zoom motion with the trackpad while reading a PDF in Chrome, I no longer get the preferred behavior: Chrome's zoom ticking up discretely by 25% or so. ...
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Chrome-like inline search highlighting in Safari?

I just switched over from using Chrome to Safari and I really like it, but I find the search function in Safari very limiting. Are there any extensions for Chrome-like highlighting in Safari? For ...
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Is there a way to send Google Notifications to the Mac OS X Notification Center or to Growl?

Is there a way to send Google Chrome Notifications (you know that annoying little bell in the menu bar) to the OS X Notification Center? Instead of receiving notifications in different positions and ...
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Cross-browser colour issues

See the 3 screenshots below. There are several different green hex values amongst them however the CSS is declaring the correct hex (#A0CB3C), and the image has no colour profile data attached (saved ...
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Chrome Mac - NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID

About This Mac: OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 & MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013). While trying to access GitHub · Build software better, together. (using Google Chrome Version 41.0.2272.43 beta ...
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How to restore Chrome “size-to-best-fit” zoom functionality?

Chrome for Mac used to have the behavior that clicking the green "maximize" button would resize the window to best fit the page content. For example, if your Chrome window wasn't wide enough ...
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Quicktime won't play videos in Chrome

So, I was just trying to watch some video online in Chrome, and when I get to the page I'm told I "need to install Quicktime to play the video". This is odd because I clearly have Quicktime in my ...
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Accessing iPhone Google Chrome history more than 90 days old

Is there any way I can access all my browsing history from Chrome on my iPhone? Does Google Chrome on iPhone have a SQLite database I can access?
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How can I open new Chrome window with different arguments?

I want to have a new Chrome window with same origin policy (CORS) disabled for development, while keeping the existing one open for browsing. I already have tried the CORS plugin but it does not work ...