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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How do I change Spotlight search engine?

when I use Spotlight, it offers to "Search web for: " (something like that, my system is german). When I use this feature, Chrome pops up and searches with the Yahoo search engine. Chrome is the ...
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Import CA certificate into Chrome via command line

Is it possible to import a custom Certificate Authority (.crt) using Terminal or over SSH on macOS 10.13 High Sierra?
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Is there a way to send Google Notifications to the Mac OS X Notification Center or to Growl?

Is there a way to send Google Chrome Notifications (you know that annoying little bell in the menu bar) to the OS X Notification Center? Instead of receiving notifications in different positions and ...
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Why does Google Chrome mount and unmount a volume every few hours?

I'm assuming it's part of the 'check for updates' process, but does anyone know how this is controlled and what it's mounting and unmounting? I first discovered this behavior after updating Growl, ...
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How do I view emoji in Google Chrome on OS X (prior to 10.7)?

In chat there was an emoji icon posted recently. You can view it here. I am using Google Chrome and I can't see the icon. I can, however, see them on my iPad. How can I view them in Google Chrome on ...
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Use spotlight (or Alfred) to open an existing chrome tab

I want to easily jump to gmail as one of many (many, many) open tabs in Chrome. If I could just type "gmail" into Spotlight and it would take me to that tab in Chrome, that would work great for me. ...
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Starting Google Chrome leads to altered display colours – why?

When I start Google Chrome (seen from 38.0.2125.111 to 42.0.2311.135 (64-bit)) on my 15" Mid-2010 MBP (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M) on OS X Yosemite (10.10 to 10.10.3) the display often (not just the ...
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Why causes Chrome to make my Mac unresponsive?

I'm asking this mostly out of curiosity, as I've given up on finding a practical solution. Everyone knows that Chrome makes Macs sluggish, especially if you have a lot of tabs open. My question is ...
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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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Can I combine the address bar and the Google search bar in Safari?

The only reason I am using Chrome over Safari is the cool feature Chrome has namely the address bar acts as the search bar as well. Is there a way I can enable this feature in safari as well?
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How do I clear Google Chrome's DNS cache entirely?

Chrome is quite aggressive about caching HTTP responses. I assume this is for speed. However, for a web developer such as myself, this can often be problematic, since pages I work on often change a ...
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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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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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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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Can't access particular website (Macbook OSX Lion)

I have one particular website (one that I'm developing) that as of today, I can't access it on my computer. I can access it on my phone, and other people on other computers can access it, but for some ...
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Can I make Chrome the default web browser in iOS?

With Google Chrome available for iOS now I'd like to know if it's possible to make Chrome the default browser? I find "open in browser" type options from other iOS apps still take me to Safari. Not ...
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All pages in Google Chrome are rendered with a very thin, bad looking serif font

In every later release of Google Chrome (including the just released version 11), all pages are rendered with a very thin, jaggy serif font. This is how it looks in Chrome 11: And here is Safari 5.0....
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How to navigate a lot of tabs in Google Chrome on iOS (iPad)

I have an unknown enormous number of browser tabs open in Google Chrome on iOS (iPad). The number of tabs has quietly grown over time, primarily through following links in Gmail that then opens a new ...
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Why does Google Chrome Helper spike my CPU?

This has been happening on and off since I switched to a mac at work. Google Chome Helper occasionally runs my cpu into the red and has the fan spinning madly. Sometimes restarting Chrome fixes the ...
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How to enable “Click-to-play” in Google Chrome Version 43.0.2357.124 (64-bit)?

I run Google Chrome Version 43.0.2357.124 (64-bit) on OS X Yosemite. I want to enable Click to play option, mainly because I would like to lower the power usage of Google Chrome and Google Chrome ...
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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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“Safari wants to use your confidential information stored in ”website“ in your keychain”

I had to install Google Chrome on my Mac for some reason, but do not intend to use it as my default browser. After logging in with my Google account, the following happened: All my saved passwords on ...
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Why does Chrome prevent my Mac from sleeping?

I don't mean browsing the Internet is preventing us from sleeping, that's obvious. I've disabled Safe Sleep to reduce sleep times from 20 seconds to 2, but Chrome doesn't want to play nicely. Here's ...
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“This certificate was signed by an untrusted issuer” problem after updating to El Capitan

Most of the https connections returns that. Most of them is signed by Symantec. But not all. I tried to google the problem, but with no luck, seems like I only the one who experiencing this problem. ...
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Chrome on macOS Sierra automatically jumps to desktop with fullscreen video

When I have video in fullscreen on one desktop and switch to another Chrome window on a different desktop it automatically switches back to the desktop with the fullscreen video. How do I stop this ...
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Chrome loads very slowly while Safari very fast

Chrome loads any web page very slowly. Even making a google search takes more than 15 seconds while the same occurs in Safari instantaneously. I cleared the cache and disabled NPAPI plugins as ...
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Apple's servers (i.e. all apple.com servers incl. iTunes and App Store) not loading every couple of days

Okay, this is a strange one. Ever since 2017 rolled around I have had this weird situation where I cannot load any pages from an Apple server on one of my iMacs. The strange things about this are: ...
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Identify Missing System Font

After installing Sierra and a number of other fonts from Google Web Fonts, I now see the 'question mark' against any list items either within the actual system UI and other applications such as Chrome....
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Export Google Chrome Password

I am hoping that someone knows how to do this. I've been searching online for days now and I have found no solution that works. So, I am looking for a way to export the passwords saved on Chrome as a ...
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How to change scrollbar position in AppleScript?

I have an AppleScript .scpt file that is assigned to a keyboard shortcut via the third-party application, FastScripts. The script opens a specific, fixed, pre-determined URL in a new Google Chrome ...
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Group processes by apps in Activity Monitor under Memory tab

I am using OSX 10.10.5 with activity monitor 10.10.0. Mac newbie. In the memory tab, all the processes under chrome is scattered. I just want to know to how much of the resource is used by chrome all ...
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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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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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AppleScript click on button (chrome)

Here is the HTML tag of the button I would like to click using AppleScript. <button class="btn btn-primary" autofocus="" ng-click="ok()" tabindex="0"><!-- ngIf: !isTranslate --><span ...
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Swapping functionality for left and right SHIFT keys

I've a weird issue. On my macbook 2010, when I use Google Chrome, Command+Left Shift+T doesn't work as expected. I would expect it to reopen last closed tab, but, instead, it simply opens a new one. ...
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Problem loading images on Cultofmac.com in Safari and Chrome

I have had a problem with the cultofmac site for a little while now. The pages will load the text, video and some ads. But does not load the main images for the articles until about a minute. This is ...
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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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Stop Chrome loading videos in background tabs?

As I'm sure we're all aware, Chrome by default loads background tabs as soon as they're opened - youtube videos autoplay, ads load, it's a mess. To my knowledge (and following from this thread) there ...
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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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How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Google Chrome?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Google Chrome Version 35.0.1916.114. When using Mozilla Firefox, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Google Chrome, it does not work. ...
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Cmd+plus now opens Widgets instead of zooming

This has just started happening in the last few weeks, and I can't work out how to change it. It used to be that I could use Cmd+= to zoom in in my web browser, and cmd+- to zoom out. But just ...