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View in Mac App Store button does nothing

The "View in Mac App Store" button used to work in Chrome though, I think I turned it off by mistake though, I'm not sure. The button I'm referring to is under each app's icon and looks like so: ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to switch to a specific Chrome window

Ok, I realize this is asking for the impossible. I habitually have about 4 Chrome windows open. On linux, I have a system set up so I have a different keyboard shortcut to switch to each window, so I ...
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How to force Mac OS X ML not to auto connect to Wi-Fi

For my work I need hundreds of open tabs in my Chrome. When I restart, Mac automatically connects to Wi-Fi and all tabs get loaded which consumes much memory. I don't want this. What I have to do is ...
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Clear out Chrome history from command line?

Is it possible to clear out Chrome's history from the command line? I know that this history is also cached online, ideally it would be good to do this from the command line as well.
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Can't access particular website (Macbook OSX Lion)

I have one particular website (one that I'm developing) that as of today, I can't access it on my computer. I can access it on my phone, and other people on other computers can access it, but for some ...
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Is there a hot key to refresh a browser that is in the background?

I want to have a key combo to refresh active window in Google Chrome, which normally would be Cmd + R. Keep in mind that (a) I am using two screens, (b) Google Chrome is not presently active window. ...
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Why do chrome pages appear without styling?

The Reddit homepage appears like the below screenshot sometimes. It happens across all different pages and at different times eg Facebook/Google etc - can anyone shed some light on why?
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Risk vs benefit of using LastPass on Chrome in OS X?

Some time ago I made the switch from Firefox to Google Chrome. When I was on Firefox I was a heavy user of LastPass. Part of the reason was that Firefox didn't use OS X's excellent Keychain Access ...
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Browsers won't load css/js files with https URL

Firefox, Safari and Chrome won't load any CSS or JS files when I open an HTTPS url, for example on Twitter, it will only load the HTML. When I look at firebug in Firefox I get the following errors: ...
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Find out what app created a Folder

This is pretty much what it says on the box. For various reasons, I have often wanted to determine the source of a specific folder in /Userfolder/Library/Application Support. One example is that I ...
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Why are swiffy files without sound on iPads?

According to Google, "Swiffy converts Flash SWF files to HTML5, allowing you to reuse Flash content on devices without a Flash player (such as iPhones and iPads)." - ...
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How to click on an exact element in chrome using apple script?

I know it's website specific, but i'm just having a hard time understanding exactly how the do Javascript function works. For example, say I have this site to vote on and i wanted to run an apple ...
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Can Chrome be set to pin tabs after closing the app AND closing the window?

I was inspired by this question. It seems to be specific to OS X, but when I close a Chrome window with pinned tabs and don't explicitly quit the app, all my pinned tabs have disappeared. This is a ...
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Chrome for iPad - short cookie lifespan

I made the switch from Atomic Web Browser, which no longer seems to have active development and was becoming increasingly unstable, to Chrome for iPad about a month ago. In just about all respects, ...
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Downloaded items with Chrome always have incomplete icons

Whenever I download something with Google Chrome, all icons on the desktop has the unfinished icon. It does it with all files types. Is there a way to fix this issue?!
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Open Safari Push Notifications in Chrome

I got used to Safari Push Notifications, because they will show up even when Safari itself is closed. In the last time, I changed to Chrome and now, when I click on a notification, Safari will always ...
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Chrome window all screwed up after locking or disconnecting second monitor?

I've noticed that when I unlock my computer or disconnect a second monitor, about 25% of the time my chrome window will resize itself to about 100 pixels tall and position itself at the top of the ...
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Problem with Flash audio in clamshell mode

I have OS X 10.9.2 installed on my Macbook Pro 2012. I connected an HDMI cable to my TV, an external mouse and the power adaptor. The problem is that if I open a Youtube video in Google Chrome I ...
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Why do my internet browsers stop working?

I have a 13″ mid 2009 MacBook Pro. For a long time now my browsers just decide to stop working. The 1st occasion Safari kept crashing every 10 minutes so I downloaded Firefox but after a while the ...
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How do I disable the Google Translation bar when using iPhone?

Some websites offer the Google Translation Bar hard-coded into their pages so when I visit those this bar appears on top. Like in this example: The problem with this bar however is, is that it's ...
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Why causes Chrome to make my Mac unresponsive?

I'm asking this mostly out of curiosity, as I've given up on finding a practical solution. Everyone knows that Chrome makes Macs sluggish, especially if you have a lot of tabs open. My question is ...
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Chrome tab switching keys flipped in Hebrew input mode

I am using Google Chrome Version 32.0.1700.102 on OSX 10.9.1. The system inerface is English, with Hebrew as an additional input language. In Chrome, ⌘+shift+[ moves one tab to the left and ⌘+shift+] ...
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Automatically copy PDF.plugin to Chromium.app

I'm using Chromatic.app to update my Chromium.app recently. I'd like to use Chrome.app's PDF.plugin in Chromium.app. Therefore I need to copy PDF.plugin to the following directory: ...
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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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Why is Chrome getting so slow when file vault is enabled?

I recently enabled file vault to encrypt my disk but now Google Chrome is really slow and it seems to be related to the file vault. The slowness is in anything and everything I do in chrome: opening a ...
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Using Chrome on OSX, searching gmail suddenly maxes out the CPU - any ideas?

Using Chrome on OSX, everything works fine until I search in gmail, then the CPU goes nuts. Tried switching off all extensions - no help, tried switching off all plugins in chrome:plugins - also no ...
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How can I fix Chrome 32.0.1700.77? CPU use and fonts issues

I am on Mountain Lion (OS 10.8.5), and I am using Chrome 32.0.1700.77. I notice that Chrome (the Google Chrome Helper to be precise) has developed the annoying habit of using ~ 10% of each CPU core ...
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Changed DNS server, now can't connect to internet on Safari, Chrome or App Store

I'm using Mac 10.7.5. Attempting to speed up my internet connection, I downloaded namebench and changed my DNS server per the suggestion given by namebench. After restarting my computer, I can no ...
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How can I re-enable two-finger vertical scrolling for Chrome?

I have Chrome on Mavericks and noticed that Chrome appears to have disabled two-finger swipe vertical scrolling. I can scroll with other applications I've tried, including Firefox, but nothing I've ...
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Unable to browse on Safari or Google Chrome after uninstalling Tor browser on OS X 10.8.5

After uninstalling Tor browser I'm unable to browse on Safari or Google Chrome. Tried installing Tor once again and I'm able to browse on Tor only. There's no advanced options in the iPhone USB ...
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How to zoom with cmd+mouse wheel in Chrome? [duplicate]

I used to zoom in Chrome on Linux by holding Control and scrolling with the mouse wheel. Now on Mac when I press Cmd and scroll it just scrolls. How can I get Cmd+scroll zoom on Mac?
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Mavericks entering accents into Chrome?

So starting in Lion, you have been able to enter accents by simply holding down certain keys and selecting your accent. However, in Chrome when I hold down on a key it enters a second one: For ...
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How assign a webpage to a letter in Chrome?

When I write an alphabet in the Chrome search bar then usually some website from the History shows up which is good if that page is what you want but bad otherwise. I want this: I type the letter e ...
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Chrome automatically opens when I open Chromium

I'm currently using both Chrome and Chromium on Maverick. Recently, every time I open Chromium, Chrome automatically starts as well, even if I try to close it, it starts again. I wonder if this is a ...
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Only Chrome can access the Internet

Very curious problem - only Chrome can access the Internet, but literally everything else cannot. Confirmed this in Activity Monitor's Network tab (it shows 0 bytes sent/received for literally every ...
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Chrome alters extension of .tar.*z files

If you click the "Use .*z" or "Use .tar.*z" button, the extension changes to .tar.tar.*z or .tar.*z.tar.*z. This issue does not occur on Firefox, Safari, Opera, or Chrome on Windows and Linux. How ...
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Saving to a SMB share with Chrome creates files of zero bytes (that can't be opened)

We are having difficulty with some save operations over an SMB share. The issue has been occurring between OSX versions; we just upgraded to the latest OS X "Mavericks", and the issue hasn't gone ...
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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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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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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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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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Middle click drag makes my chrome tab full screen - drives me crazy - how to disable?

Exactly what it says up top. This has been driving me crazy. I do have a windows type mouse on mac and I have a program setup so that mouse button 3 does drag scroll. Every few minutes I'm dragging I ...
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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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iOS Chrome losing its cookies?

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 ...