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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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 Canary's location setting constantly disabled

Whenever I open Google Chrome Canary on my Mac the location is set to off. So I must go to Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Location Services and set Canary's location ...
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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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Google Chrome screen pixelated

I have a brand new MacBook Pro (16" 2019 2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7) and this keeps happening in Google Chrome. I have restarted several times and it eventually goes back to this. Just doing a ...
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On my MacBook Pro, why are my apps taking forever to launch and my webpages taking forever to begin to load?

I have a MacBook Pro 2018 with fairly maxed out specs. Over the past couple months, I've been having two potentially related issues... My apps frequently take a long time to launch, the kind of ...
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Macbook pro 16 inch 2019 noisy display in chrome after waking up from sleep

I have this issue sometimes when my mac is waking up from sleep. Some applications like Google Chrome A part or whole of the application is turning into a noise picture and until I restart the system, ...
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Macos opens Instruments when I press “Command” + “~”

The default combination to switch between windows of the current app in macOS is ⌘ Command `. Unfortunately when I have opened Chrome and I want to switch between its windows, ⌘ Command ` opens ...
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Site doesn't work on Safari but loads fine on Chrome/Firefox

I'm trying to load www.zhongwen.com on Safari on the iPad on iOS 14 (but I encounter the same issue on Safari for Mac). The site loads fine, but clicking on any Chinese character doesn't load the ...
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Default browser in Google maps on iPhone

iPhone recently allowed me to set Chrome as the default browser, but this has not affected browsing from google maps. When clicking on a business location in google maps, then clicking on the website, ...
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Buggy writing prompt marker in chrome

When I'm using chrome Version 86.0.4240.111 on my mac Catalina 10.15.7, I can place a "writing prompt marker" in almost any place on 'all' webpages. (A blinking line, exactly like the one ...
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How do I restrict internet access to specific hours in iOS 14?

I want to disable Safari and Chrome after 11pm at night. I should be in bed sleeping at that point, and not on the internet, so I find that restriction very helpful to break my bad sleep hygiene ...
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Autocomplete in Chrome Browser, not sure if its Mac OS or Chrome

Every time I type "Th" in a text field within my Chrome browser, an autocomplete prompt of "Thanks" pops up. I've dug around and can't figure it if its a Chrome, plugin, or a macOS ...
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'defaults write com.google.Chrome PasswordManagerEnabled true' has no effect

'defaults write com.google.Chrome PasswordManagerEnabled' has no effect. Neither the contents of /Library/Managed Preferences/com.google.Chrome.plist nor that of /Library/Managed Preferences/<...
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Cannot save Chrome links to desktop / Finder

I'll often save links from Chrome to my desktop or Finder, simply by dragging the URL from the address bar to wherever I want to save the shortcut to. But all of a sudden it won't let me anymore. I ...
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MacBook Pro 2020 Fan Issues

I recently purchased a MacBook Pro 2020 13" (1.4 GHz, 8GB Ram, i5). For some reason, when I open Chrome and watch Twitch my computers fans turn on and go crazy. After opening Activity Monitor, I ...
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How do I optimize a Macbook Pro to run a particular tab of Chrome?

My work involves running a specialized Web application. I'm using Google Chrome on a Macbook Air laptop with 8 GB of RAM. With gmail open in one tab and this app open in another Chrome window, my Web ...
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How do you entirely backup Google Chrome?

Google Chrome account sync does not sync everything. For example, it's missing the configuration of extensions that do not make use of cloud sync. What is the best way to backup Google Chrome in case ...
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is there a way to toggle between different chrome windows as if they were different apps [duplicate]

I have two monitors. Sometimes I have this setup Working monitor (split view mode): Visual Studio code editor, Chome to preview my web dev view monitor (split view mode): Sublime text (for docs), ...
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Automator script to click button on web page generates “The operation couldn’t be completed." error

The AppleScript below is supposed to click the first element with the magnifier class on a predefined web page. The script runs successfully if you comment out the JavaScript line, do JavaScript "...
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Override the command+tab shortcut in macOS Catalina when using Chrome

Most Chrome shortcuts I use, use the command key: command+T, command+W, etc. However, the shortcut for switching tabs is control+tab (and control+shift+tab). I'd like to have all Chrome shortcuts use ...

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