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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Chrome prevents Macbook from sleeping

Chrome prevents my Macbook from sleeping. See screenshot: Some websites say it might be due to a chrome extension, but I've installed no new extensions in the last two weeks (I've only had this ...
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Stop moving desktop with multiple Chrome windows

I recently have really annoying issue with Chrome. I am using Mac OSX 10.14.5 Mojave with Chrome version 75.0.3770.142 Here is the issue. I have two Chrome windows and I put each window to each ...
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How do I close only one Google Chrome window in macOS using mouse?

Ex: I have 3 Chrome windows (each has multiple open tabs). Pressing on the red button in the upper left corner closes my whole session and I don't want other instances to also die. Only one of them ...
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Keyboard shortcut conflict between Google Chrome and Facetime [duplicate]

Google Chrome and Facetime app use the same keyboard shortcut (⌘ + control + f). In Google Chrome that keyboard shortcut toggles full-screen, and the same shortcut launches the Facetime app. When ...
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“Harpulia” and “Javanese” processes cause high cpu usage [duplicate]

I'm wondering what is the purpose of "Harpulia" and "Javanese" processes (see screenshot below) Hi ! They're high in CPU usage (and make my macbook pro fans to be running loud) and they do not seem ...
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Set Chrome to open PDF rather than download them

I'm a student and I'm constantly hoping up PDFs for homework. I often end up downloading multiple files after clicking on a link each time I start working. Is there any way to set Chrome to only open ...
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Slow download speed via Web browser on macOS Mojave

I am trying to download a big file from the internet (~4GB), but for some reason the download is extremely slow. An Internet speed test says I have a 4Mbps download speed, but the browser download ...
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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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Copy/Paste issues with chrome apps for non English input methods

When using any chrome app while on a non-English input, Copy&Paste shortcuts aren't working. When using the same web app via browser tabs or any other Mac app, there's no issue. When switching ...
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Opening Google/YouTube URLs in Chrome by default when Safari is default browser

Safari is my default browser, and I like it that way. But I want to open Google URLs (Google Docs, YouTube, etc.) in Chrome by default, e.g., when I click on a link in Mail. Is there a system-level ...
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Creating a URL that always opens in Chrome

If I want to ensure a URL, if clicked, will always open in Chrome (instead of the default browser) can I do that by modifying the header? For example, I can get URLs that always open in Evernote, ...
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Downgrading Google Chrome version after disabling auto updates

I wish to keep using a particular version of Google Chrome macOS app. I have used this link to stop Google Chrome macOS app from auto updating. But, the problem is that I stopped auto updates while ...
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How to make Web Apps appear as First-Class Mac Desktop Citizens

I keep ending up with a myriad of open tabs in Chrome. It is a pain to switch between them compared to switching between regular mac apps. So I would like be able to pin them to the task bar ...
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How to make Chrome look for local DNS

MacOS Version: 10.14.5 Chrome Version: 75.0.3770.100 I have entered an entry in my /etc/hosts like below ## # Custom hosts ## 127.0.0.1 jupyter.dev ::1 jupyter.dev My traceroute ...
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Putting AirPods in case automatically starts music/video on Mac

Reproduce: Connect AirPods to MacBook Start a video in YouTube (using Google Chrome) Stop a video in YouTube Put AirPods in case Result: YouTube video automatically starts playing in a couple of ...
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How to Auto-Hide the address bar in Google Chrome?

How can I hide the address bar in Google Chrome? I found this article but I am unable to find a solution for macOS. Ideally, I would like all toolbars to disappear similar to how they do in ...
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Two options in OSX Notifications System Preferences, which is which?

In the notifications settings for OSX, i notice i have 2 options for both Chrome, and Dropbox. As per screenshot below. From this question and answer I understand why there are 2 options, but how do ...
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Delete all bookmarks from Google Chrome macOS app in one go

How can I delete all the bookmarks in Google Chrome macOS app with one delete command? Most solutions on the Web say to delete them one at a time. I have hundreds I want to clear. I imagine there is ...
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Various troubles playing Web videos across different browsers

YouTube/Facebook videos fast-forwarding in Safari, not playing at all in Chrome, out of sync with sound in Firefox For the past few weeks or so I found that on both my Macs (an iMac Late 2013 running ...
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macOS Mojave suddenly changes focus to a Chrome window

For some reason, when I am working on my MacBook Pro (15", 2018) either typing or doing whatever, the focus changes to a specific Chrome window for no apparent reason. The window that the focus goes ...
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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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Shortcut for toggling between different windows of same app?

I opened two Google Chrome windows (because I am using multiple Gmails) and when I do the Cmd ⌘ Tab ⇥ shortcut it just shows me other applications that I opened but does not show me the other Chrome ...
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How to switch between different Chrome windows with keyboard shortcuts?

Switching between applications is easy with command-tab. Switching between tabs is easy with command-} or control-tab. Switching between separate windows within an application is easy with command-`....
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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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Deselect text using keyboard shortcut or prevent selection of word/link on right click

I often copy links in Chrome with the context menu, to paste into a chat window (Adium). This process selects the link on copy. When I cmd+tab back to my browser window, the text is still selected and ...
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When I switch to one of my workspaces with Chrome, it jumps to the other Chrome workspace

I make heavy use of workspaces, and tend to have a lot of workspaces, most of which only have one window. I pretty much always have two different workspaces that have a window of Google Chrome open. ...
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How to disable guest browsing in chrome on Mac?

I am trying to disable guest browsing in Chrome. It's proving to be somewhat difficult. I have tried using terminal which I was able to disable incognito browser but failed trying to disable guest ...
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how to permanently disable private browsing and history deletion in Firefox and Chrome - MacOS

I am trying to permanently disable private browsing on macOS 10.14.5 with Firefox version 63.0.3... or alternatively, find a way to prevent history deletion on Chrome (preferred). I have been trying ...
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“Hold Cmd-Q to Quit” from Chrome

Has anyone else noticed that Chrome refuses to quit instantly when using CmdQ? Happens with one or several tabs open... All the other apps I run can be ended by typing / tapping briefly CmdQ, but ...
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iPhone: Safari and Chrome stop working when I connect iPhone to MacBook

Whenever I connect my iPhone to my MacBook using the USB cord, the Web browsers on my iPhone stops working. I can't browse the web using Safari or Chrome. However, I can still surf Instagram without ...
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How to view files within the Chrome Cache data folder

I am attempting to perform an examination of the files stored in Google Chrome’s cache folder on Mac OS X. These files were copies from another computer’s cache folder. The files are all random ...
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Remapping Alt+W to “Close Tab” works in Google Chrome works, but “Back” doesn't (using App Shortcuts in System Preferences)

This is on Mac OS Mojave (10.14.5) and Google Chrome Version 74.0.3729.169 I went to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> App Shortcuts I remappped "Close Tab" to Alt+W for all applications ...
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Can I use a security key such as YubiKey to sign into Google on Safari?

I have a YubiKey from Yubico which I would like to use in order to secure my online accounts. When trying it with Google, it tells me that Safari does not support it, I have to use Chrome instead. Is ...
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Chrome in full screen weird behavior when pressing option + command + M

If I have a Chrome window in full screen and press "option + command + M", my screen goes blank, opening a new blank chrome window. Is this some kind of chrome bug? Demo: https://www.youtube.com/...
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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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How to keep Chrome bookmarks in-sync with Safari

I use Chrome mostly and bookmark often. I would like these bookmarks automatically synched into Safari. Is this possible?s
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Pause button started working for Chrome / Youtube, messing with audio player controls

I'm on macbook pro, 2017, Mojave 10.14.4. Previously, I used F7/F8/F9 audio-buttons with Spotify only (it worked with iTunes if it's open together with Spotify but whatever. It didn't do anything in ...
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Chrome doesn’t start on Mac OS

I successfully installed Chrome on my Mac. However, when I'm trying to start it the browser icon just bounces in the dock once and disappears. Reinstalling, rebooting Mac and other options found on ...
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iPad: Show website full-screen with hidden controls, address bar and iOS status bar

My iPad running iOS 12.0.1 is displaying a locked website to visitors. How can I let browser full-screen, without URL bar and status bar? I couldn't find related options in Safari or Chrome.
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macOS: Switch to last active window

When task switching from Google Chrome to another window and then back to Chrome I am taken to a different Chrome window rather than the window I was originally on. E.g. scenario: I have 3 desktop. ...
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Google Chrome for macOS: How to bypass “This type of file may harm your computer” and save file automatically

Every time I download a .DMG file using Google Chrome, I have to open the Downloads tab and manually keep it which is super annoying. It shows This type of file may harm your computer message. Is ...
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How to detect if someone running mining extension through my browser?

In another question about Chrome Helper not using as much CPU user Pavel Vlasov mentioned Invoke ⋮ Chrome Menu → More Tools → Task Manager to see what exactly consumes CPU. Because the helper is a ...
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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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PDF encoding is changed when downloading it to Mac book from preview mode (browser)

I have found a strange issue that PDF encoding is changed when downloading it to Macbook. Dowloaded pdf encoding is different from the preview mode (in the browser) In preview mode and dowloaded pdf ...
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Add bookmarks to bookmarks bar via policy

I am capable of adding bookmarks to a "managed bookmarks" folder with the following code and deploy that via a policy. But to make things easier on the younger students, I would like to deploy ...
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iMac 27" 5K i7 2017 starts to blow like h**l when Chrome Canary is open with just 1 tab

When I open Chrome Canary (the latest version) it opens on one of my extensions called 'Papier' It's a note taking extension that I like. I don't open any other tab and after like a minute, the iMac ...
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How do I fix this annoying Chrome for macOS scroll bar issue?

Sometimes when I navigate code-formatted text that is long enough to have scroll bars, the bar doesn't disappear after I've finished scrolling and stays stuck inside the block of code, obscuring it. ...
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Enable autocorrect in Chrome on OSX Sierra?

OSX includes pretty decent spell checker and autocorrect. Problem is, it's not working in Chrome, and Chrome is about everything today: we spend our days browsing, lots of modern chat & mail apps ...
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HTTPS error with mobile ios

I have a site that works without problem on Windows, Android, and Mac. For reference: https://xamina.co.kr However, only on mobile ios such as ipads and iphones, does my site fail miserably. On the ...