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 to detect if chrome (or any other app) is playing sound using bash/applescript

I am writing a script to turn off audio on my mac, but need to check if its coming from the browser or an app (say Spotify). Is there a way to detect which app is playing sound?
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Chrome Remote Desktop iOS mapping CMD key

I'm using the Bluetooth Apple Keyboard with Chrome Remote Desktop on my iPad and I would like to map the CMD key to the Windows key. This is the default behaviour on Chrome Remote Desktop on OS X, ...
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Full screen chrome without switching to new space

Is it possible to full screen chrome without having it switch to a new space? I use 2 monitors and full screen mode makes my second monitor unusable when chrome is in FS mode commandshiftf Is there ...
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How to avoid display HTTPS certificate warning in Chrome

When I browse with Chrome on a web site that has an invalid certificate for some reason (eg my NAS Synology using HTTPS protocol) a warning message like the following Chrome appears to me: If I ...
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Why does a click on a website zooms in on a part of the page?

I'm not sure this is even a Mac issue, but when using Gmail on Chrome with OSX, clicking on certain parts of the page makes them zoom in. It's a little hard to explain, so here's a vid: https://www....
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How to restore chrome tabs after my Mac got crashed and was subject to reboot automatically?

My Mac got crashed and was forced to be restarted automatically. And so my Chrome and Chromium session were gone too, on which when I opened them after the reboot of my Mac, "restore the last session" ...
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Glitches appear on facebook chat window when using Mac Book Pro

At the bottom of my Facebook chat, there are irritating glitches that I cannot unsee now. The arrows point to the red box indicating the errors. I use the Chrome browser on Mavericks. Is this common ...
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VLC and Chrome freeze on start

Since last week I can't open VLC and Google Chrome, it freezes immediately after opening. It's the report output for VLC: Date/Time: 2014-01-29 23:10:52 +0330 OS Version: 10.9.1 (Build ...
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How should I analyze and solve issues with web browsers?

Currently I am getting pretty mad about "web-browsing" using my mac (os x 10.9). Of course I tried all the major browser, like chrome, firefox and safari, but unfortunately they are driving me crazy....
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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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Playing MIDI in Firefox and Chrome

Playing midi files in either Chrome or Firefox used to be easy: it just worked by invoking Quicktime. However, Quicktime stopped supporting midi after version 7.6.6. After upgrading, the same websites ...
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Google Chrome Crash on Startup

I prefer to use Safari but I'm going into web design so I want to have a few browsers on my MacBook to view my work. When I try and open Chrome, it crashes on startup. This has been a problem since I ...
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Cannot activate any programs except Chrome -> coreservicesd crash

I suddenly started experiencing an error in which Chrome is the only application that will accept any input. I can use the mouse to bring other windows to the front, but they will not accept keyboard ...
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Google Chrome not responding on Lion

I have this irritating issue with the latest version of Chrome on my Air running Lion. At least once a day it ceases to work. It doesnt freeze or crash, it just will not search or go to any sites. If ...
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google chrome prints in black & white only

Using Chrome v20 on OSX 10.6.8 on two boxes. Chrome Print dialog opens without the color/b&w option, always prints in b&w regardless of which printer I choose (I have several available). If I ...
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Why do Firefox and Chrome crash on my Macbook Pro?

I have trouble running Firefox and Chrome on my Mac. Firefox is crashing from time to time: http://pastebin.com/UYYjPbZe Chrome crashes right after installation, it couldn't run it even once: http://...
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Chrome shortcut for selecting web content

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Chrome (on OS X) to let me select the web page content? Sometimes after I go to a web page I want to start scrolling using my space bar but it gets stuck in a textbox ...
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Chrome continues running even when Mac should be is asleep

I have the latest version of Chrome running on my Mac. I've noticed that even when I close the old intending to put my computer to sleep, Chrome continues running. I know this is the case because I ...
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`open http://foo.com` and specify the chrome user which is to be used

Using the open command from terminal I would like to be able to specify the chrome the specific chrome user to open the url with? Local Chrome users are outlined here. Essentially I have a local ...
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AppleScript to fast forward YouTube videos

I'm trying to use AppleScript to fast forward YouTube videos by 10 seconds in Chrome, but the following code doesn't work; I get missing value as output, instead. What I am doing wrong? tell ...
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Bluetooth headset always receiving audio, even when none is playing

I have a Bluetooth headset (MPOW-059) that I use to listen to audio on my Macbook Pro. In the past few months, I've noticed something odd - it always seems to be receiving an audio signal from the ...
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Chrome 76 text highlight bug

I am running Google Chrome 76+ on macOS Mojave 10.14.6. I have come across an issue where highlighting text in the browser will fail randomly. I ran into it enough times that I started trying to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Cannot flush cache

No matter what I do, I cannot get a web site to load after something changes with the DNS. For instance, if meh.blah.example.com had a misconfigured DNS value and produced an ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED ...
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Google Chrome won't Force Quit and Keeps Relaunching - MacBook

I have been trying to force quit Google Chrome, I realise there is some malware issue, however I still Don't know what to do! Please can someone HELP me! Thanks
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Fluid: Fluid links open using Fluid browser instead of my default browser (Chrome)

I have created a couple of Fluid Apps to run Google Calendar and Gmail. These work fine except that web links launched from them also launch in Fluid itself, rather than in my default browser, which ...
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WhatsApp Web not working on macOS Mojave 10.14.2

WhatsApp Web used to work all right. It works fine on my other 2012 MacBook, but not working on my Late 2013 MacBook. When attempting to open the Web app, the QR code continues to load indefinitely. ...
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Google Chrome: Prevent websites from overriding the default behavior of Command + Right/Left Arrow

By default, Command + →/← advance forward/backward in the browser history. Certain websites (whom I won't call out) seem to do some sort of JavaScript thing that overrides this behavior, e.g. causing ...
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All Chrome browser windows go fullscreen for no reason on second monitor

Anyone else experience this, have any idea how to prevent it from happening, or know what is causing it? I roll with a bunch of Chrome browser windows open which have a varying number of active tabs. ...
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Chrome “copy image” acting weird since Mojave update

Ever since I've upgraded my MBP 2015 to Mojave, Chrome's "Copy Image" option has been quite quirky. Before the update, the option copied the image properly, and pasting it to websites/apps that ...
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Chrome on Mac: Annoying floating window

Recently I see a floating window when using Google Chrome on Mac. I can't close it. It appears on top of any web page. When I right click on the Window, there's a menu shown as below: Would you ...
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How do I list, read, and copy files out of the Firefox cache?

In Firefox on the Mac 63 is there a straightforward technique, tool, or browser extension for seeing the files my browser has saved in the cache and possibly moving them elsewhere? Ideally I'd like ...
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Can no longer drag photos to desktop

I used to be able to drag images to my desktop. This now seems broken. Here's a video of the problem. Basically, I'll drag an image (doesn't matter from where) to my desktop and it will not appear as ...
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WebGL2 canvas causing screen flickering on macos chrome / firefox

While testing new webgl2 features I noticed that quite often screen flickers on MacOS Mojave 10.14. Flickering is more frequent in Chrome (69.0.3497.100), than in Firefox (62.0.3). Also on Opera ...
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YouTube video with custom start and end times not working on iPhone 7

The following YouTube URL is not working as expected in Safari and Chrome on my iPhone 7: https://www.youtube.com/embed/4NZycutQrUw?start=1523&end=2171&autoplay=1&controls=1 The video ...
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Using Applescript to execute Javascript in Chrome and set a value to a variable

I'm building a service through Automator. So I'm trying to execute this bit of Javascript in Chrome and set the clipboard to the value of one of the variables. Essentially it is grabbing the contents ...
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Why do I get a HTML unescaped context menu in Chrome?

When I right click on any of the input enabled controls in Chrome on my macOS Sierra, I now-a-days get this first option, which I could get using Cmd + Ctrl + Space. Looks like something's broken? ...
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System crashes / logs out after visiting specific website

This might be a weird question, but I'm asking for some guidance for how to investigate this more. It's not a reproducible issue, but it happens often enough (e.g. a couple of times a week). Here's ...
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Can reverting to a previous Time Machine instance enable Keychain data access?

A client is running 10.9.5 on a ten year old Mac. They recently reset the admin password so that it is now different from their keychain password. They've got a bunch of passwords stored in keychain/...
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Safari and Chrome loading the wrong website

My client is having an issue that is exclusive to her computer. When viewing her website on any other computer the website that shows is the current one being hosted by Squarespace. When viewing on ...
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Applescript / Google Chrome : open a link in a new tab

I use this to open a link (the url is unknown): tell application "Google Chrome" tell tab 1 of window 1 to set OpenfirstTab to execute javascript "document.getElementById('TransactionHistory')....
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Reminders added as Chrome link instead of Safari

As said in the subject, every time I add a to-do in Reminders.app from the Safari 'share' button, it gets created as Chrome Link, rather than Safari. Therefore when I click on it, it opens Chrome. I ...
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Websites displaying as mobile on all browsers in MacOS

For some reason, numerous websites started displaying as mobile on my MacOS machine today, in all browsers, even browsers I never use like Safari. The agent header I'm seeing in Chrome is: Mozilla/5....