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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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Issue on macOS High Sierra - how can I make the Chrome background black?

I have multiple Google user accounts. My primary one is has a white background in Chrome, but the secondary one has a black background. I much prefer the black background, but I cannot figure out how ...
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Quick Shortcut to skim through web search results

I wish to utilize all the shortcuts I can, but I'm not sure how it is called in the first place. (that must be why I cannot find the shortcut for it by searching..) I've seen a friend use it to speed ...
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Any one know how to remove this shared chrome instance?

This keeps popping up and showing current tabs from a colleague's computer. Any way to disable this? It may be because we're using a global apple ID but unsure. Thanks in advance.
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How can I access cache files in chrome in IoS?

In my iPhone 7plus, is there a way that I can access the pdf which I saw a few days ago on a website?
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Unable to use any website that access my webcam or mic

I am trying to use Google Hangouts on a 13" Retina Macbook Pro, Late 2013 model, running the latest version of OSX Mojave . This issue did not happen on High Sierra which makes me think it's due to ...
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How do I stream audio from a Computer's Browser to an iPhone?

I have to do this because I don't have a working sound card in my Macbook and the system can not play audio. I therefore need to get the sound input directly form the browser (Chrome Extension) and ...
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Chrome crashes but stays displayed on external screen and I can't remove it

I've got MacBook Pro with macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and an external monitor connected through "j5create JDC 381" USB-C to HDMI adapter. Weird thing sometimes happens when using Chrome - when it's on the ...
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How to remove “where from” xattr data from image files downloaded in Mac?

Hi so I'm at my wits end coz I am trying to remove xattr data in an image file that is a "Where from" xattr data. This is on a Mojave mac. This data is written via chrome browser for mac whenever an ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to decide which is the better browser for me: Google Chrome or Safari? [closed]

Consider that it is often said that... Safari is more battery/CPU efficient. Most people will never run across a web site that runs better on Chrome than on Safari (excluding Google explicit sites). ...
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Why does my Macbook overheat and use so much CPU and energy when on YouTube?

For a long time now, my Macbook has been overheating and hogging my CPU. According to Activity Monitor, Google Chrome Helper is the culprit. Whenever I am browsing the web, there are usually ten ...
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Chrome address bar's suggestion shrink into tiny space

My Chrome is suddenly acting weird. The suggestion size from address bar is somehow shrink into smaller space. I'm using Sierra and Chrome 73. The normal condition will have more white space between ...
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How to view Google Chrome Media Cache in macOS?

I am able to access the Google caches on macOS here: ~/Library/Caches/Google/Chrome/Profile 2/Media Cache But the files are as here: I want to see them in their original form. While I can do this ...
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Can I permanently lock certain chrome-tabs to the same desktop on Mac?

I am working on five different projects and use one desktop for each of the projects. Is there a way to permanently lock certain chrome-tabs to the same desktop on Mac? I swipe between 5 desktops and ...
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AppleScript Get HTML of Chrome Active Tab

Is there a way to get the actual HTML of a current active tab in Chrome? Some websites use the position on the page to induce an AJAX call to expand the page further. So working with a URL only won'...
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How to disable Dark Mode in Google Chrome on macOS Mojave? [duplicate]

I have configured my installation of macOS Mojave to Dark Mode, because I prefer it over the Light Mode for some reasons. The thing is that with the recent update, Google Chrome also automatically ...
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I use Chrome as my default browser on Mac, but use Safari exclusively on iPhone - How can I keep bookmarks in sync?

So as per the title, I use Chrome on my mac but Safari on my iOS devices. I'm struggling to find a way to sync the bookmarks I add on my Mac computer to Safari as a whole, previously it seemed as ...
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How do I change the Services sub component to not use Safari web browser

When I right click and use the "Search Google for" different things happen. For one, if I am in Chrome it opens a new tab in Chrome and searches as I want. However, if I use this menu anywhere else in ...
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Chrome OS X: why suggestions for misspelled words are given only for english?

Many attempt to get help from Google but I see only copy-paste answer and limited depth in replies. Does anyone have any idea why in Chrome for mac it's now a long time that suggestions for misspelled ...
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Google Chrome and nslookup: works. Safari and ping: do not work

So I'm on a hotel WiFi that has been working fine for several days. Suddenly, I'm not able to use many programs on the internet. Safari says "Can't find server". Ping says "Can't resolve: Unknown ...
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How can I keep light mode for Google Chrome while using dark mode in Mojave?

I've just got my Google Chrome updated to Version 73.0.3683.86 and run it on macOS Mojave 10.14.3 with dark mode set. I prefer to use Chrome in light mode with some custom themes. Can I revert ...
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Cannot pass contents of Chrome address bar to Automator workflow

For some time now, I have been using a keyboard shortcut to grab the selected text inside the address bar in Google Chrome and pass it to a Service (now called a Quick Action): Sometime last week, I ...
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External Monitor Flickering when Chrome is running

I have a new macbook, v 10.14.3. It is connected to two external monitors -- both of them DELL which are connected via a DELL docking station using mini Displayport cables which came with them. My ...
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Can I still cast to Chromecast on my MacBook?

In the past I was able to cast to Chromecast from my MacBook. But there's a lot of indications that this service may have been discontinued. For example, the Cast extension on Chrome has been ...