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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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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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the application google chrome is not open anymore

on yosemite i now get chrome error when clicking link from skype or using alfred to open customized urls. the links and custom urls fail to open and instead I am presented with a dialog that says 'The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to avoid display HTTPS certificate warning in Chrome

When I browse with Chrome on a web site that has an invalid certificate for some reason (eg my NAS Synology using HTTPS protocol) a warning message like the following Chrome appears to me: If I ...
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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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Why does a click on a website zooms in on a part of the page?

I'm not sure this is even a Mac issue, but when using Gmail on Chrome with OSX, clicking on certain parts of the page makes them zoom in. It's a little hard to explain, so here's a vid: ...
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How to restore chrome tabs after my Mac got crashed and was subject to reboot automatically?

My Mac got crashed and was forced to be restarted automatically. And so my Chrome and Chromium session were gone too, on which when I opened them after the reboot of my Mac, "restore the last session" ...
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Two-finger right-clicking in Chrome doesn't work

I upgraded my rMBP to Mavericks recently and since then, I'm not able to right-click in Chrome using the trackpad. I can click on menu bars and things like that but not within the actual webpage ...
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How to force a page refresh in Chrome on iOS?

I'm testing a mobile website and when changing javascript it doesn't seem to refresh it, even when using the "reload" in the menu or when appending a random variable, for example "?test=123" to the ...
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Cannot scroll up on Chrome in Outlook Web Access

I am, as of fairly recently, unable to scroll up in my company's Outlook Web Access. This only affects the list of emails. I can scroll up in other 'panes', and scroll down everywhere. For example, I ...
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Glitches appear on facebook chat window when using Mac Book Pro

At the bottom of my Facebook chat, there are irritating glitches that I cannot unsee now. The arrows point to the red box indicating the errors. I use the Chrome browser on Mavericks. Is this ...
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Browse and Select unsupported files

A website is asking me to upload pdf documents but once I browse to upload all the files (pdf format) they are greyed out and not selectable. I have tried Chrome, Safari, Firefox but there is no ...
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VLC and Chrome freeze on start

Since last week I can't open VLC and Google Chrome, it freezes immediately after opening. It's the report output for VLC: Date/Time: 2014-01-29 23:10:52 +0330 OS Version: 10.9.1 (Build ...
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How should I analyze and solve issues with web browsers?

Currently I am getting pretty mad about "web-browsing" using my mac (os x 10.9). Of course I tried all the major browser, like chrome, firefox and safari, but unfortunately they are driving me ...
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Chrome loads very slowly while Safari very fast

Chrome loads any web page very slowly. Even making a google search takes more than 15 seconds while the same occurs in Safari instantaneously. I cleared the cache and disabled NPAPI plugins as ...
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Playing MIDI in Firefox and Chrome

Playing midi files in either Chrome or Firefox used to be easy: it just worked by invoking Quicktime. However, Quicktime stopped supporting midi after version 7.6.6. After upgrading, the same websites ...
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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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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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Google Chrome Crash on Startup

I prefer to use Safari but I'm going into web design so I want to have a few browsers on my MacBook to view my work. When I try and open Chrome, it crashes on startup. This has been a problem since I ...
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Cannot activate any programs except Chrome -> coreservicesd crash

I suddenly started experiencing an error in which Chrome is the only application that will accept any input. I can use the mouse to bring other windows to the front, but they will not accept keyboard ...
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google chrome prints in black & white only

Using Chrome v20 on OSX 10.6.8 on two boxes. Chrome Print dialog opens without the color/b&w option, always prints in b&w regardless of which printer I choose (I have several available). If I ...
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Why do Firefox and Chrome crash on my Macbook Pro?

I have trouble running Firefox and Chrome on my Mac. Firefox is crashing from time to time: http://pastebin.com/UYYjPbZe Chrome crashes right after installation, it couldn't run it even once: ...
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Chrome shortcut for selecting web content

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Chrome (on OS X) to let me select the web page content? Sometimes after I go to a web page I want to start scrolling using my space bar but it gets stuck in a textbox ...
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Google Chrome weird crash [closed]

im using Google Chrome for years and i never experienced like this before. im using chrome for a while without problems(several tabs open), then i open a new tab and google disables everything. can't ...