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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Does Safari and Google Chrome for macOS use the same rendering engine?

Google Chrome uses Blink rendering engine, while Safari uses WebKit. But, in iOS, Google Chrome uses WebKit. My question is, does Google Chrome macOS client uses WebKit rendering engine too?
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change proxy settings for Chrome and not for entire operating system

How can I change proxy settings for Google Chrome without changing the proxy settings for entire operating system? I know that I can go to Network in System preferences, but that changes proxy ...
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How to deal with WindowServer kernel panics, three NVIDIA-related KEXTs in the backtrace, whilst using Google Chrome?

I have a MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,2) running OS X 10.7.5. Once every few days, on average, my screen goes black and it stops responding. Before these incidents I'm mainly browsing, random web pages ...
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How to add Screen Recording permission to Google Chrome in Catalina?

Please note: this question is very similar to this one and others, but none of them involve giving Google Chrome access to the Screen Recording permission! The link above is for giving Slack ...
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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's location setting constantly disabled

Whenever I open Google Chrome (including Chromium and Canary) on my Mac the location is set to off. So I must go to Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Location Services and ...
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OSX / Chrome keeps jumping back to video when in fullscreen

When I am playing a video in google chrome on fullscreen, for example netflix or a youtube video, my macbook seems very determined to keep me focused on that video. If I try to go to any other ...
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Why is Google Chrome not seen in the Screen Recording Options in Security and Privacy settings

I recently upgraded to Catalina(which I regret now). I have been facing lot of weird issues after upgrading one of which being not able to share the screen on Google Hangout Meet. I followed a few of ...
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Safari Extension for right click menu: Open in Google Chrome?

Is it possible for an extension to add items to the right click menu in Safari? If you enable developer mode, there is a menu item called "Open Page With..." and Google Chrome is a choice if it's ...
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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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Open HTML file with Google Chrome using command-line [duplicate]

In default installation of macOS, Python and Bash are installed in /usr/bin and /bin directories respectively. $ which python /usr/bin/python $ which bash /bin/bash So it's appropriate files can be ...
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How to Remove a Word from Dictionary of Google Chrome?

I added the word somehting (or similar) by accident to Dictionary of OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 in Google Chrome > 2nd click. I would like to remove it from there. I go to Dictionary but I cannot find ...
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Java - version 1.7.45 - and Mavericks

Chrome refused to run a java app unless i upgraded to .45, which I did my dling the installer from oracle. Java 7 u45. Installer said it worked. Chrome still won't start java. $ which java /usr/...
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Can I block Chrome's notification with Mac's Do Not Disturb?

I don't want to get notification while I'm working so I want to disable Chrome's all notification (Settings -> Show Advanced Settings -> Privacy -> Content Settings -> Do not allow any site to show ...
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Why does Fluid open Google links instead of sending them to my default browser?

I have Fluid apps for Trello and for MSO chat. Trello's URL whitelist consists only of *trello.com* and Chat's is similarly limited: Clicking links to any other URL opens the page in Chrome, my ...
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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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Random space switching issue

When I am using Chrome for web development I like to have it open on the same space as where I am using my code editor. Chrome is currently assigned to a different space than my code editor so ...
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Permanently allow Chrome to access location

Recently, Google Chrome keeps loosing the ability to detect my location. When I open Google Maps, it has the icon indicating This site has been blocked from accessing your location and when I click it,...
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Two-finger scrolling stops working after a while

I am running into a strange problem. After a few minutes of using Chrome or Firefox, two finger scrolling on my trackpad stops working on these applications. Every time I restart these applications ...
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Is there a modern browser for iOS 10.3.3 capable of supporting ES6+ Javascript?

I have some iPads I'd like my staff to use. However, these are 4th generation iPads, so the latest iOS I'm able to install on them is v10.3.3. However, the website they need to access requires a more ...
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huge Chrome Time Machine backups

My 1TB Time Machine drive just filled up, apparently due a bug in Chrome. Since this issue has been open for a year and a half, I don't expect that Google will fix it any time soon. Can anyone offer ...
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Chrome can't load certain sites but Safari can - how can I diagnose the problem?

Please note: this question is from 2013, but it's received some recent answers (2017). I personally haven't experienced this problem for several years. It's possible that others still have the same ...
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MacBook Pro keeps freezing, could Google Update be the cause?

Last Dec (2012) my MacBook Pro (OS X Lion) started freezing, say 3 or 4 times a session. I ran both the Apple hardware diagnostic DVD (ran for hours, no problems), and I ran a disk scan, no problems ...
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Getting Silverlight to work on Mac OS X Yosemite

I'm trying to get Silverlight to work on Mac OS X, any browser would do. I'm not getting much success at all so far, nor help from the Web. 1) Silverlight + Mac OS X Yosemite To start with, can ...
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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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Distinctive slowdown across browsers on 10.9.1

I've noticed a strange pattern of delays when trying to fetch websites; the behavior seems extremely distinctive, and is easy for me to reproduce so I'm fairly confident of most of the details below. ...
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Why can't I hide my active application (e.g., Chrome)?

This happens from time to time: the "hide" option is just grayed out and the usual shortcut doesn't work. I'm not doing anything special or stuck in a modal window—it just isn't available.
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Is there a web browser I can use safely on Mac OS 10.5.8?

Sometime in 2012, Adobe Flash asked me to update it. I tried, but it didn't work because my browsers (firefox and chrome) didn't support the newest flash. I tried to update my browsers, but neither ...
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Links in Gmail won't open in Chrome

iPhone 7 iOS 10.1.1 Gmail 5.0.3 Chrome 54.0.2840.91 When trying to open a link directly within the gmail app, it opens in safari instead of chrome. This used work just fine until the latest update ...
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Useful Chrome extensions for OS X

I know there is already a post out there for Safari extensions, but Chrome extensions are completely different. So, what extensions do you think are useful? Please read these simple rules before ...
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How to change the url of a Chrome app shortcut?

I have 2 Google accounts (personal/work). If I go to the Google Calendar site, on the work account, in Chrome, I can go to ... / More tools / Create shortcut..., which will create a Google Calendar....
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Chrome is very slow due to “Resolving host in proxy script…”

I'm using a proxy script to connect to the Internet. I've set it, system wide, in : System preferences -> Network -> Advanced... ->Proxies -> Automatic Proxy Configuration and it works ...
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Chrome browser ignoring parental controls

I'm running MacOS 10.13.6 and it seems that the Chrome browser is ignoring the parental controls that I've set up for kids' accounts. If I try to go to a particular website in Safari it blocks it. ...
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Chrome: Keyboard shortcut to leave address bar and focus browsing area?

Related: Chrome: Keyboard shortcut to go to Address Bar? You can go to address bar by ⌘+l / Ctrl+l, but how can I go back to, or focus, the browsing area again?
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Open URLs in New Chrome Window

I decide to open a url in a new window with command: $ open -na 'Google Chrome' 'https://www.etymonline.com/' It opened a new window in blank.
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Force Chrome to use OS X notifications?

I'd like to find a way to use OS X native notifications instead of the Chrome notifications. I have read something about using a Growl extension and then redirect Growl to OS X Notifications Center ...
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Hardware acceleration for flash videos in Google Chrome

Is there any way to enable flash video hardware acceleration in Google Chrome? I get up to 300% cpu usage, while playing flash video. Using OSX 10.9.5 and latest Chrome on a MBPr 13" late 2013. In ...
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Detach a tab in a fullscreen window in Chrome

Is there a way to detach a tab in a fullscreen Chrome window? I find no way. When I need to do this, I have to un-maximize the window, drag to detach the tab, and then restore the window in fullscreen ...
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How can I download plain .txt files in Safari/Chrome?

Some data formats will not be automatically downloaded by Safari/Chrome. Usually there are other options: .jpg → right-click will show a dialog with an option download .pdf → when you ...
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Chrome Mac - NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID

About This Mac: OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 & MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013). While trying to access GitHub · Build software better, together. (using Google Chrome Version 41.0.2272.43 beta (...
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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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Why don't pinned tabs in Chrome save when the browser is closed?

In Google Chrome on both Windows and Ubuntu, pinned tabs are saved upon closing and reopened automatically the next time Chrome is started. With OS X, pinned tabs are not saved properly in Chrome and ...
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Safari: stop hiding tabs

I can't use safari and continue using chrome only because of 1 reason: chrome doesn't hides tabs (when there are too many of them) I just want to act safari like this And not like this Is there some ...
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Chrome 69 on Mac fullscreen. Toolbar pushes page content down

After recent update, chrome started pushing page content down, when cursor pointer is triggering OS X's toolbar to show up. I'm pretty sure that wasn't happening before and this effect is quite ...
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Keyboard shortcut to decrease playback speed on YouTube doesn't work with Chrome (on german keyboard layout?)

The playback speed on youtube.com can be manipulated by using keyboard shortcuts < and >. However, on my MacBook only the > for increasing playback speed seems to work while < does nothing....
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Chrome icon randomly changing to something else

Since about 2 weeks my chrome icon randomly changes to the one pictured. Turning off chrome fixes it, but soon after restart the weird icon comes back. What is it, how do I fix this?
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Disable Automatic Gain control in Google Hangouts

I'm using the latest version of OSX with Google Chrome and Hangouts. I'm having trouble with the Hangout's automatic gain control, in that I don't want to use it. The gain control is too dumb to ...
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Chrome: When menubar displays, webpage shifts down

All of a sudden, a couple weeks ago, I've noticed that whenever I hover my mouse at the top of my chrome browser while in fullscreen, when the top menu bar appears it shifts the whole webpage a couple ...
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Is it possible to run three versions of Google Chrome?

How might I run 3+ versions of google chrome so I can log into to 3 different google accounts. More specifically I am looking to have separate icons in the dock for the 3 separate running ...
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Fix localhost cant provide a secure connection

I accidently configured a web-app to force a secure connection i.e. https, and although I have turned this off, I cannot get chrome to forget this error, so whenever I ask for the url of my local ...

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