Questions tagged [google-chrome]

Google's web browser, for viewing web pages on the internet. Based on the WebKit rendering engine, currently available for Intel Macs.

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Creating shortcuts to the same web app from 2 different chrome profiles override each other

In Chrome, I'm trying to create 2 shortcuts of the same app (mail.google.com) from 2 different profiles. The problem is that the last shortcut overrides the previous. In Ubuntu it worked OK - got 2 ...
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Why can't I see some chinese characters (eg: 𦳊) on macOS BigSur 11.2.1?

For example, when this character: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%F0%A6%B3%8A#Chinese On Chrome, I see nothing on the web site render: and on the address bar: If I copy-and-paste the "invisible&...
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Big Sur 11.2 keeps forgetting Location Permission for Chrome

Seemingly every week Chrome will lose it's location permission and require me to re-check its box in the Privacy settings. Did I do something to make the exception temporary? Does it reset when Chrome ...
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Why is adding adding sites to /etc/hosts not blocking them on BigSur?

On macOS Big Sur I added the settings below to my /etc/hosts my ISP has IPV6 support so normally browsing to major sites that support IPV6 should probably happen on IPV6. 127.0.0.1 cnn.com ::1 cnn.com ...
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Google Chrome on MacBook Air M1 with Big Sur not able to print as PDF?

I have been trying to print out a webpage as a PDF on the MacBook Air M1 with Big Sur. But the dialog that lets us click on the "Print" is greyed out and nothing can be clicked on. Does ...
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Moving tabs on chrome jumps to the primary display

There is a new strange behavior with chrome. When I move a tab out of a window on my secondary monitor the tab jumps to my primary monitor then I have to go grab the window and drag it back up to the ...
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Chrome windows won't stay on one desktop

I used to be able to have different chrome windows on different desktops (for example chrome window 1 on desktop 1 and chrome window 2 on desktop 2) However, after updating to macOS Big Sur 11.2.1, I ...
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What is this Google Chrome icon appearing in the dock?

When I'm using Chrome browser sometimes two icons appear in the dock. I know the one with dot (left) but what is the one with Mac icon (right)? The right one just disappears if I click on it. If I ...
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How to view a website as it appears on mobile safari from desktop safari?

On chrome on desktop, it's easy to view a website as it appears when viewed on chrome on many other devices. That is, simply cmd + option + j to open dev tools, then clicking on the 'Toggle Device ...
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How can I stop mac connecting to HDMI audio device

I have this issue where, for some reason, Chrome always defaults to hdmi audio when my display is plugged in. I've had to install a plugin just to have the option to change it (since chrome weirdly ...
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Open a web page in Google Chrome without activating it

Sometimes I want to open a web page in Google Chrome, but without switching to the browser. I have an applescript command (osascript -e 'tell application "Google Chrome" to open location &...
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Some websites do not load in all my browsers

Some websites do not open in safari, firefox and google chrome. I have been trying for a few days now and it is always the same. In safari, I get "Safari can't open the page "xxx" ...
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File upload dialog file picker groups files by sizes

When I use the file upload dialog to pick files it only shows some files In this example it says "from 10KB to 100 KB" how do I stop grouping files by size? I generally like to browse by ...
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“Look up & data detectors” not working in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Google Chrome PDF

I'm learning English as a foreign language, so I often need to look up words by force-clicking. Most of the time, this brings up a window that shows the dictionary definition of that word. However, ...
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Find in Page - easier way in Chrome?

Is there an Easier way to search for specific words on websites using Chrome on iPhone? (I know about the “Find in Page” feature accessible from the bottom right. But I’m looking for a ‘one-step’ way ...
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Invalid certificate for a specific website

When trying to navigate to a specific website (amazon.com in my case) I always get the "NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID" error in Chrome (and equivalent errors in Safari/other browsers). ...
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on my macbook air M1 the sound is not working in chrome

The problem is specific to one user and only occurs in chrome: using safari or another app e.g. zoom there is no problem logging in as another user there is no problem in chrome
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Opening Chrome on macOS stops volume shortcuts from working

I'm having an issue on macOS Catalina (10.15.7) where as soon as I open Chrome (Or any chromium-based browser for that matter that I've tested including Brave, Edge, Opera), the volume up and volume ...
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I can not fix an incorrect location for chrome: is there a way to manually enter my location?

I have gone through various Q&A on allowing chrome to detect my location. Here are the instructions from google search Click Settings and then At the bottom, click Advanced. In the "Privacy ...
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Is Chromium installed on my Mac or not?

I have Chrome installed on my Mac and use it as my default Browser. I remember, a few weeks ago I got a notification that said something like "Allow notificatoins from Chromium...". I ...
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Opening Safari with terminal also opens Chrome

My OS is Big Sur 11.1 and when I run the following in Terminal: /usr/bin/open -a /Applications/Safari.app https://www.google.com ...Chrome, my default browser, opens first, quickly followed by Safari. ...
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What causes the strange lines in Chrome on a Macbook Pro?

From time to time I get strange colorful lines on my screen in Chrome. It only effects certain websites. I tried disabling "Hardware acceleration" in the settings but that didn't seem to ...
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Permanently allow Chrome to access location

Recently, Google Chrome keeps loosing the ability to detect my location. When I open Google Maps, it has the icon indicating This site has been blocked from accessing your location and when I click it,...
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Chrome and Safari crashing constantly

I recently upgraded to Catalina (from El Capitan, which I've been using for years). Unfortunately, I'm now having a series of problems with apps crashing. I may have resolved this one by fixing the ...
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Force Google Chrome to store password on insecure HTTPS website (NAS)

I have a synology NAS, and I enabled https web portal for safety reasons (I enabled quickconnect). For some reason, Google Chrome thinks that the certificate it uses is insecure (NET::...
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High CPU usage in Chrome/Opera

When I open 1-2 tabs with sites that have many images (e-shop as an example) the CPU usage gets to 100% for Chrome/Opera/Firefox. What I've tried: Reset Chrome to default settings Disabled all ...
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Lock Google Chrome to current tab

Often, because of educational reasons, I need to give people physical access to my fully unlocked laptop. That means they can temper with Google Chrome, and someone had actually closed several of my ...
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Disable viewing or require password to access Google Chrome History

Often, because of various reasons (mostly to show other people a webpage to view or edit on which requires some sort of setup or login), I need to give people physical access to my fully unlocked ...
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Automatically correct umlauts in Chrome like Safari does?

Safari has one really cool feature. When type in "Vielen Dank fuer", it automatically corrects it to "Vielen Dank für". Can Chrome do the same? If so, anyone knows how?
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Google Chrome keeps opening at login even after turning 'open applications at login' setting off for Chrome in Big Sur

I'm only facing this issue in Big Sur as this problem didn't occur before in Catalina. I'm currently using Mac OS version 11.0.1
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The location service gets disabled after a while on some apps

Some apps that I enabled 'allowing location' checkbox on keep disabled after a while. This include Chromium and Chrome Canary but not Chrome. After I set 'location service' to on, I always lock the ...
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How to fix pkd service high CPU usage?

My browsers (Safari, Chrome) freezes after 1-5 minute of usage. Activity monitor shows pkd process at peak 100% CPU usage. Usually killing it works as a workaround, yet sometimes even Activity Monitor ...
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How to execute pre-defined JavaScript function in AppleScript and pass data to JavaScript

In my AppleScript, I want to pass a list of keys to a website's client-side, then query the data on the backend, and get the response and re-render the client-side. All of these should happen in the ...
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How do you change which program Google Chrome invokes on a Mac?

I am not sure if this is handled differently on a Mac or on a PC. If I click on some links on Google Chrome, it automatically starts an app. This is probably is some setting inside of Google Chrome ...
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Shrink Chrome menu?

Is there any way to shrink or shorten the Chrome menu? It has so many options that due to its length, it's preventing me to see the remainder of my icons that are shown from the right hand side (check ...
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When I switch desktops with multiple displays, why is the focus on the main display is changing to the same application on the current display?

I am experiencing a weird issue. I have one external monitor and Macbook. I have multiple desktops on both displays. If I open an application, especially iTerm, Chrome, VSCode on the external monitor, ...
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Chrome's location setting constantly disabled

Whenever I open Google Chrome (including Chromium and Canary) on my Mac the location is set to off. So I must go to Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Location Services and ...
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How can I automate clicking in a Chrome extension popup with a hotkey?

I want to create a workflow on my Mac where I select text on a Chrome webpage and then press a hotkey combination to change the title of tab to be the selected text. I generate lots of tabs that get ...
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When memory usage is too high for too long, macOS becomes unresponsive while finder, dock and menu bar continually open and crash

Catalina 10.15.6 (19G73) MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 32 GB RAM While Chrome chews through memory, it seems to somehow do this through kernel_task. Eventually (after a few ...
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How do I completely disable HTML5 Video playback on Safari?

I am so sick & tired of HTML5 videos, that I just want to completely disable them. I don't want em playing at all. Even if I click on them or whatever. I found this extension for Chrome, which ...
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How do I open an App Store link without starting the App Store app?

When I search Google for an app, for example "Wakeout!", I get this search result: When I click on it, this alert opens up: I click Cancel, I don't want to open the App Store. But this is ...
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How to fix when mac wakes up, chrome & safari showing weird colors

When mac wakes up, Google Chrome and recently realized Brave too (safari was fine) showing weird colors on certain tabs, also recently found out, even if I share my screen with Chromecast same glitchy ...
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macbook pro 2019: text garbled on Google Chrome preferences and others

I got this annoying garbled text after I had updated to MacOS Big Sur (Version 11.0.1). I came across this problem immediately I got updated and opened my chrome. it looks like this: I also found ...
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Remove Chrome Policy. Error: Domain (com.google.Chrome) not found

My Chrome browser is managed by organisation. This was intentional since in my previous company we used one extension for work. Thus, this is not a malware issue. I cannot remove this policy now. I ...
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Why does Chrome need access to Bluetooth?

Shortly after updating to macOS v11 (Big Sur), I see: Why does Chrome need Bluetooth?
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How to remove Google Chrome from Spotlight suggestions in macOS Big Sur

Starting Big Sur I have Google Chrome that returns in every possible Spotlight result. This is very annoying because if I do a typo in Spotlight and hit enter then Google Chrome shows up. If I recall ...
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How to control (only) Youtube Music with media keys

Is there a way to control only YouTube Music with media keys? Currently, if I have YT Music playing in some window in the background and then open a YouTube video and want to pause the music - YouTube ...
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Strange video glitch in Chrome browser

macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7 MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) 18s video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mk-jj-MZ-CM Tiny preview below: I like art but this is annoying. Last time restarting machine ...
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How to diagnose sudden and fleeting hang of computer? [duplicate]

Two days ago, I launched a Zoom meeting with the Zoom client. The client launched but did not show a GUI window and did not respond. I tried from the browser and both Google Chrome and Chromium had ...
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How do I disable automatic Text/Word selection on click?

When I click or right click on text/a url in Google Chrome, it selects the word. For example, if I want to copy a URL to clipboard, I have to now open the URL in a new tab, select the URL at the top ...

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