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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Text to speech won't work in Chrome anymore

I like to use Apple's "Text to Speech" option (under System Preferences → Dictation and Speech) to have my computer read things to me like articles and whatnot. However, the keyboard shortcut to make ...
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my local development /etc/hosts redirect works only on chrome

I am confused why my host name in /etc/hosts works for Google Chrome only. Not on Safari, not on Firefox, not from command-line tools like curl. ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure ...
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Chrome and Safari keeps hanging after upgrading to macOS High Sierra

Since upgrading to High Sierra, both Chrome and Safari have been hanging randomly following startup. The rainbow pinwheel would appear every few seconds and I'd have to force quit/re-open those ...
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Safari can't load any page, but chrome can

If I connect to a specific wifi network with my MacBook Pro, Safari can't load any site, but Chrome can. This problem occurs only one wifi network (but unfortunately I have to use this network). I've ...
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How to remove duplicated browser from a drop down when choosing default browser?

How to remove Chrome 54 from this list? I don't use it and it's not installed. However I do use Chrome 61 and it's visible in Applications - I want this one to stay as it is.
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Associate different Google Chrome profiles with different virtual desktops

I usually work in several Google Chrome profiles (like "My working me" and "My procrastinating me") and I prefer to keep those windows on different "virtual desktops". So, every time my laptop boot up,...
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Just changed a password, not in my keychain?

I last used Twitter some time ago and no longer recalled my password. I did a reset and let Safari suggest a password. I also have a PC where I use Chrome. Normally I would go into Keychain Access ...
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How to stop Chrome from auto-opening App Store?

Recently when I visited itunes.apple.com page for some app, Chrome asked me if I would allow opening the product in App Store. I chose "Yes" and I made a stupid mistake of allowing it permanently: ...
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Why is my CPU use up around 100% just running Chrome and Mail.app?

Fans are running at ~50% since I turned my MBP on this morning and this is a snapshot of the CPU use, it's crazy for 40 tabs open (I often have >100 tabs with several devoted to thread hungry social ...
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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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Deleting Google Signins

Over the last few years, I've accumulated several "suggested" sign-ins to Google. in the "CHOOSE AN ACCOUNT" screen. See pic below: I'd like to delete almost all of these to reduce clutter. How do I ...
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How to jump to 'input' bar in a website dictionary with shortcut in Chrome?

In website dictionaries such as Cambridge,Oxford,and Merrian-Webster Dictionary.Is it a must to use mouse to jump to the search input bar ? How to achieve it with keyboard?
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Why is networking slow to start up after exiting the screensaver?

For the past month, networking on my iMac has had strange behavior after waking up from the screensaver. For example, the first website that I visit in Google Chrome (after exiting the screensaver) ...
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bash file to detect chrome installation

I need to create a bash file that executes google chrome (if installed) with some flags and an input file. Does someone know how to detect chrome installation and path via a bash file?
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Clicking on external links opens Chrome but not the link

When I click on an external link and Google Chrome is not running yet, Chrome will launch but will not open the linked page. Instead, it starts at my last opened tab (which is the behaviour I expect), ...
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VP9/WEBM with Chrome for IOS

If Chrome on OSX can play VP9 / webm videos, shouldn't Chrome for IOS also support playing VP9 / webm videos? My 10.3.2 phone refuses to play even when the page browsed is as simple as: <div ...
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Video stuttering in Google Chrome with hardware acceleration enabled

Google Chrome comes by default with Hardware Acceleration enabled. This setting can be changed from the advanced settings. I'm experiencing a very frustrating problem where most video content on ...
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Pesky Google acting up

Google installed something called GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent That will run endlessly in background every hour, consuming resources and battery life. Here is a snippet from Console-system log. Aug ...
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Keyboard shortcut in chrome for selecting bookmark in bookmark bar

Is there a keyboard shortcut for selecting a bookmark in the bookmarks bar in chrome? Like you can press f6 in windows and it selects the first bookmark and if you follow by pressing enter it navigate ...
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After midnight insomnia

MacBook Air 2012 with Sierra 10.12.6 Something is draining my battery overnight. The pmset -g assertions Assertion status system-wide: BackgroundTask 0 ApplePushServiceTask ...
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How to write an AppleScript that downloads Wi-Fi network status from router's web interface?

Objectives: I want to create an AppleScript .scpt file that does the following: Accesses a router's webpage (i.e., its IP address). From this webpage, gets the IP addresses that are currently ...
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Deep linking chrome though Safari

I am new to this so this maybe a trivial question but I have a private web app that would like to deep link the chrome into it so when users visit it on safari I could give them the option to open ...
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Two entries for Google Chrome in Notifications preferences

In System Preferences > Notifications, there are two entries for Google Chrome, and they have different settings. I can obviously change them both to what I want, but why is this happening and how ...
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Easiest way to repeat MANY mouse clicks?

Problem I imported a large OPML file to a Feedly (a RSS/source aggregator web service), and the import got messed up. I now need to delete the entries on their website using Google Chrome, but there ...
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iPad Kiosk Mode

Is there any way that we can set up an iPad to run as a Kiosk for a web application and not be able to access the browser toolbar? I understand Guided Access will help lock down the app but it was ...
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Cannot exit fullscreen and cannot interact with fullscreen applications

macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F2073) On my Mac whenever any application (chrome, spotify, slack, etc...) enters full screen mode I cannot exit or interact with the application in any way. option+F11 does ...
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How to hide the top menu of chrome?

How to hide the top menu of chrome? File/Edit/View/...
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macOS change chrome default geolocation?

By mistake, Chrome set my default location and search domain to Romania. How to change it back on macOS. I know this is possible because I have done it before. I just forgot to properly record how I ...
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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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Chrome 59.0.3071.115 suddenly drains battery (approx 1% every 5min)

A month ago I noticed that my new macbook pro 2015 battery drains in a few hours (2-4). I started testing which app is suddenly consuming its battery and found out it was Chrome. When it is open (...
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Can Google Chrome auto updating extensions be stopped?

A few days ago a hacked version of a Google Chrome extension I use was distributed via Chrome's automatic extension updates. Is it possible to stop Google Chrome from automatically updating ...
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Way for new Mac touch bar to behave the same as the Old keyboard

The new touch bar is not very good for people good at keyboard shortcuts and development. I used to be able to press Shift F8 to get iTunes to play without giving it focus. How can I get the F10,F11 ...
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Applescript: How to download linked files from Google Chrome page

I am needing to find a way to download linked files on a webpage in Google Chrome. I am the graphic artist at the company I work for and I have a "project brief" type form that other employees fill ...
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AppleScript JavaScript getElements

I have my script partially working. I'm using AppleScript to script interactions with Chrome. set textToSave to "Text" tell application "Google Chrome" execute front window's tab 1 javascript "...
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Chrome CPU consumption alert script

Sometimes a website on Chrome sneaks on me, and starts consuming >100% CPU continuously. I only notice that when the fan is running full speed. Then I use the Chrome Task manager to find the culprit ...
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Gmail on OSX Right Click

Gmail is showing me this menu instead of the regular right-click menu. Particularly, I need "Open in Tab" for individual mails. How do I get back to the "regular" Chrome/Safari right-click menu?
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I want to create a program with Automator and youtube-dl

I want to create an app with Automator on macOS Sierra (MacBook Pro 2012) which fetches the URLs of all pages opened in Google Chrome and add them to a function that I've created based on youtube-dl. ...
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Mission Control acting very strangely with Finder and Google Chrome

When I activate mission control via F3 or a hot corner I have assigned the function to, I can choose which application to bring to the foreground. However, when I select Google Chrome and sometimes ...
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Google Chrome crashes with EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION on Sierra

New iMac running Sierra 10.12.5. 3 days ago suddenly started freezing intermittently for 3-5 minutes at a time. Activity Monitor was showing CPU spikes that corresponded to the freezes. Console ...
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How to capture the visible page screenshot in one step in Safari or another browser?

I have a large series of web pages to capture for documentation. Unfortunately it is mostly an interactive process, but can be repeated rather quickly. At the moment I am using the dreaded "Awesome ...
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What's this separate “Phone” task section in app switcher?

I was unable to google what the possibilities of this separate "chrome on mobile" task in the cmd-tab app switcher is. What's it supposed to do?
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Stop Chrome from being a resource hog on Mac

How can on stop Chrome from being a resource hog on Mac. If it often opens up many Chrome helper task and I understand it should make my browser faster, but it's make my computer slower.
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How to remove disabled Google account from Macbook?

I had a work Google account. When I left my job, the account was disabled, but whenever I try to use my Google account for accessing something, it asks me to choose between my personal account, and ...
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Unable to open Google Mail via any browser on Macbook Air

I just got a help request from a frustrated friend. She has a new Macbook Air and is unable to access Google Mail via any browser. Specifically, here is what she reports to me: She can access other ...
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Is it possible to change the location of native or Chrome notifications?

All of them are by default in the top right corner and native notifications cover those from Chrome. (MacOS Sierra) FYI: the only workaround I've found so far is to use native macOS notifications in ...
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Blurry icons on Facebook and Google homepage

I am using macOS Sierra and recently I observed that the icons and images on Facebook page are all blurry on Chrome. I checked the same on Firefox and Safari and they also load all blurry icons and ...
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get media keys to always play latest media run

I don't use spotify, but I do use apps from what I'm guessing are 3 different categories that handle media keys in different ways: chrome apple apps (itunes, quicktime, etc) everything else (mplayerx,...
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Enable force touch lookup in Chrome

I would like to enable Force Touch Lookup in Chrome (like on Safari, when you force touch a link it loads a preview). I've read somewhere that Chromium was working on it but when I checked the project'...
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macOS goes crazy: tabs open in new window, applications show up slowly, scrolling is slow

I am having a very annoying problem which is very hard to reproduce and describe. Sometime, suddenly, my macOS turns crazy. The symptoms I witness are: In the browser (Chrome or Safari) clicking a ...
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Uninstalled Accountability Software Still Encumbering Internet Connection

Hey so I have had connection problems for over a year now on my 2014 Macbook Pro, and after trying literally everything Google could point me towards I have found a possible culprit - but obviously I ...