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How do I disable Chrome's two-finger back/forward navigation?

In dev builds of Chrome, they've implemented, refined, and released two-finger swipes left/right in order to browse back/forward in the browser history. Unfortunately, you can accidentally trigger it ...
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How do I remove the Google Chrome notifications bell icon from the Mac OS X menu bar?

Who invited this icon anyway? This bell showed up in my menu bar one day and there's no obvious way to disable it. How do I get rid of it?
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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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Why do emoji like 💩 appear when I use Safari, but not Chrome?

Why do emoji like 💩 appear when I use Safari, but not Chrome on the same MacBook running Lion? Both browsers use WebKit, and I'd imagine font support comes from the OS, not the application. For ...
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How do I go back and forward in Chrome using a Magic Mouse in Lion?

Before installing Lion, I could use the "double finger left/right swipe" gesture to go back and forward in the history in Google Chrome. After installing Lion, I can't find any mouse gesture that ...
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Is there a way to sync bookmarks between chrome and safari on an ongoing basis?

I have Chrome and Safari both installed on my Mac. My underlying need is wanting to use Chrome on my MacBook Pro and to have all bookmarks I create to sync to mobile Safari on my iOS devices. ...
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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: Keyboard shortcut to go to address bar?

I just recently switched from Windows and *nix to OSX, and I miss being able to hit F6 to go straight to my Address Bar. What's the OSX equivalent?
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What's the best way to sync Chrome bookmarks to iPhone?

I use Google Chrome on my Mac as my browser, and I'd like to be able to have access to my bookmarks on my iPhone. Safari provides bookmark syncing automatically, and Mozilla has an app that provides ...
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Why does only Safari have (nearly) perfect inertial scrolling in OS X?

I'm quite amazed that Safari is the only browser in OS X that manages to get (nearly) perfect inertial scrolling. Even with lots of flash content on a website, Safari's scrolling is smooth. There ...
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Disable zoom animation in Chrome when going to full screen video

When switching back and forth between full-screen mode for YouTube videos in MacOX Mavericks, I find the zoom effect very annoying and jerky. Is there a way to turn this off, so such videos can just ...
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Is there a 64-bit version of Google Chrome for Mavericks?

Is there a 64-bit version of Google Chrome for OS X Mavericks? I need to run NetBeans and it requires Java 7 Update 10 at least.
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How can I force command-line arguments to a program shortcut in the dock?

I have Chrome installed in Applications, and a shortcut to it in the Dock. How can I achieve to force some command-line arguments to each start-up of this app? Let me be clearer, in the Terminal, I ...
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Weird Google Chrome errors in system.log

I'm using Mavericks and Google Chrome Version 34.0.1797.2 dev. This is the error I receive: Jan 25 17:09:12 genesis Google Chrome Helper[46267]: Process unable to create connection because the ...
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How do I open Google Chrome in Incognito mode by default

Is there any way (using apple script or by using settings on chrome) to open Google Chrome in incognito mode.
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Does Google Chrome have a significant impact on MacBook battery life compared to other browsers?

I've been reading , a bit about users noticing a severe drop in battery life when using Google Chrome. I'm curious if this is a real issue - and attributed to the rendering/flash engine it uses.
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Remapping keyboard shortcuts in Chrome and Firefox

I recently switched from Windows to Mac. One of the things that's really ingrained in my muscle memory is hitting Alt+D in a browser to go to the address bar. On Mac browsers, ⌘+D creates a ...
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Google Chrome repeatedly displays monospaced fonts wrong as “Times New Roman”

I observe an extremely annoying font problem in Google Chrome for Mac. When I visit a page like GitHub or Bitbucket (which use monospaced fonts, e.g. for code) I see the HTML sections that are meant ...
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How to Kiosk Mode a Web Page OSX - Chrome

I have to let members of the public use my laptop to access a member signup web page at a student fair in a couple of weeks. Chrome doesn't have kiosk mode on Mac, is it possible to disable CMD+Q, ...
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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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Is there a simple way to have separate dock icons for different Chrome Profiles?

I am using Google Chrome version 22 on OS X 10.8. I use separate user profiles (created using the native Chrome facility in Settings->Users) for my "regular" web browsing, and the web development ...
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Chromium builds for Mac OS X

What is the proper way to install Chromium (not chrome!) on Mac OS X? Stable builds are a must, beta builds or nightlies are nice to have.
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huge Chrome Time Machine backups

My 1TB Time Machine drive just filled up, apparently due a bug in Chrome. Since this issue has been open for a year and a half, I don't expect that Google will fix it any time soon. Can anyone offer ...
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How to create an application shortcut in Chrome for Mac

This has been bugging me for a while, and despite googling around, I cannot seem to even find an explanation as to why the "Create Application Shortcut" is disabled.
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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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Distinctive slowdown across browsers on 10.9.1

I've noticed a strange pattern of delays when trying to fetch websites; the behavior seems extremely distinctive, and is easy for me to reproduce so I'm fairly confident of most of the details below. ...
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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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Create a termnial command to open file with Chrome

I want to create command in terminal that would allow me to use chrome index.html and have the the given file open in Google Chrome. How can I get this working?
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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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How to deal with WindowServer kernel panics, three NVIDIA-related KEXTs in the backtrace, whilst using Google Chrome?

I have a MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,2) running OS X 10.7.5. Once every few days, on average, my screen goes black and it stops responding. Before these incidents I'm mainly browsing, random web pages ...
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How can I make Apple's keyboard shortcuts work in Chrome?

Mavericks has a TextExpander-like feature that lets me create text shortcuts for long phrases. (When I type "ttys," for example, it replaces it with "talk to you soon.") The feature works beautifully ...
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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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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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Is there a web browser I can use safely on Mac OS 10.5.8?

Sometime in 2012, Adobe Flash asked me to update it. I tried, but it didn't work because my browsers (firefox and chrome) didn't support the newest flash. I tried to update my browsers, but neither ...
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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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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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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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Why does Fluid open Google links instead of sending them to my default browser?

I have Fluid apps for Trello and for MSO chat. Trello's URL whitelist consists only of *trello.com* and Chat's is similarly limited: Clicking links to any other URL opens the page in Chrome, my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I use multiple browser versions at one time?

On Windows I can use Utilu Firefox collection (there also ie collection on his site). How can I use multiple browser versions to see how my website works in different versions of different browsers ...
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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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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 ...