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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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As of Mountain Lion, Google Chrome has asked for permission to view my contacts. Does this mean that it has likely had unrestricted access before?

I'm not sure why Chrome wants this access, but since prior to Mountain Lion there wasn't a prompt for this, it makes me think that it must have been looking at them this whole time. Right?
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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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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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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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Keyboard Maestro interfering with control-tab action in browsers - how to disable?

I've just purchased Keyboard Maestro, and now when I am in a browser and click control-tab, I can no longer advance through the open tabs of the browser the way I did before. That key combination must ...
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How to disable WebGL in the Chrome browser on Mac OS X

How does one disable Google Chrome from using WebGL on a Mac (Mac OS X 10.6)? (There currently appears to be some sort of security advisory regarding this component.)
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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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Close Google Chrome tab (command + w) closes window

I upgraded to Chrome Version 23.0.1271.64 and Command + w is now closing the active window instead of closing the active tab only. Is there a "hidden" shortcut for closing the active tab only?
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Google Chrome would like to control this computer using Accessibility

I installed LastPass and on restarting Chrome got a notification similar to this: https://superuser.com/questions/657015/google-software-update-would-like-to-control-this-computer-what, except it was ...
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Why is Time Machine not saving Google Chrome History file?

I need to restore Google Chrome (Canary) browsing history from a Time Machine backup. It seems Time Machine has backed up all the profile files in ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default ...
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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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reader mode on iOS Chrome?

I miss Safari’s Reader mode’s ability to cut down on website cruft, for example Medium’s banners. But I really don’t like Safari otherwise. Can I get Reader mode in Chrome? How? I tried chrome://...
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How to make Alfred switch to currently open Chrome instead of opening a new window?

This used to be the normal behavior for me: I have a Chrome window A open The focus is in another program window B I bring up Alfred and type Chrome Chrome is the first result, selected by default I ...
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How to remove “Google Search” icon in Launchpad permanently?

Recently, I find this icon "Google Search" appears in my launchpad, I searched online and located this app in this "Chrome Apps" folder, deleted it. However, it appeared again the second day. This is ...
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Chrome keeps creating Application folder in Home folder

So has anyone noticed Chrome (around version 39?) keeps creating an Application folder in their Home folder? The only way I've verified that it is Chrome is that after a fresh boot, it was the only ...
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Bookmark a POST request

Certain online shops I use don't easily allow you to bookmark an Order Status page. That's because they use a POST request to access that info. So, the order number is not encoded in the URL. Which ...
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Random extreme CPU spikes on random browser tasks

I've noticed that every once in a few days (sometimes daily) my CPU spikes to a 120% or such usage when any of my browsers are open. The scenario is weird, today I was watching a movie using VLC ...
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Autofill password not working on iTunes Connect?

Every time I connect on iTunes Connect (OS X 10.10, Chrome) I have to fill in my password, which is very tiring. Chrome autofills all my passwords, why doesn't it work there? Even with the 'remember ...
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How to stop Chrome’s “Google Chrome wants to use your confidential information stored in your keychain.” question?

Whenever I use Google Chrome to access a login page in which I have the username/password saved in the Keychain (via Safari) Chrome would pop up a dialog box that asks "Google Chrome wants to use your ...
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Any advice on troubleshooting instability in Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.4?

In all cases of crashes, I can SSH to the machine, but I can't figure out anything useful to remedy the situation. This freeze happened when sizing the crop in Aperture. Machine had been running for ...
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How can I disable shift + control + scroll zoom in chrome?

I use ⌃ ctrl + ⇧ shift + ⇥ tab to move between tabs in Chrome, but if I scroll with the touchpad it'll zoom the page. This happens quite a lot and it's frustrating. Is there some way I can disable the ...
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Is there any way to bring back H.264 support in Chromium

I'm using Chrome on a daily basis or to be exact, latest-builds of Chromium. I recently uninstalled Flash, in order to increase battery life on my MBP and in general rid my laptop of the evil Flash ...
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Chrome putting itself in the Dock whenever it wants.

So I have Google Chrome installed on my Mac & randomly it will put itself in my dock, where it normally doesn't reside. It is usually about every two weeks or so, but sometimes its within a few ...
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Is there a way to make Adium open links with Google Chrome?

When someone sends me a link in Adium I'll click it and Safari will open up. I'd like links to be opened by Google Chrome instead. I've had a look around the web and in the preferences but for the ...
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Videos played in fullscreen on Google Chrome forces window to be viewed

This is a strange problem that started today. The problem is as follows: When I start a video in Netflix or Youtube and fullscreen it, either by double clicking, or by pressin the full screen button. ...
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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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Is there a Safari extension to hide results from a Google search?

IMHO one of the most underrated browser extension is Chrome’s Personal Blocklist (by Google). It hides results in your Google search results after you have blocked certain domains them once. Is there ...
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On iPad in Chrome, How to disable address bar autohide?

Is it possible to disable address bar autohide feature in Google Chrome on iPad?
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Save a file with the extension I want

In Chrome, when I download a file with an extension that the OS doesn't recognize (in this case, .erb, the dialog defaults to appending .txt to the end of it. I highlight the .txt and delete it before ...
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Can Chrome v.21 be used without freezing my Mac? [closed]

Chrome throws many errors, and after a few minutes my Mac freezes. What can I do? Here is the error message. Unsure about the internals of CFAllocator but going to patch them anyway. If there is a ...
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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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Seeking an alternative to the big browsers

Can anyone recommend any alternative web-browsers to the Big Three of Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox? I just want to try something new, because I'm not completely happy with the performance of ...
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Chrome showing the site's security certificate is not trusted for GitHub

Today, out of no-where Chrome just started showing invalid SSL certificate errors for popular sites like Github, Stripe, etc. The site's security certificate is not trusted! I know the SSL ...
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How can I transfer my Google Chrome bookmarks to my iPad?

I have been looking around for a method and haven't been able to find one, any suggestions?
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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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How to set a Chrome Policy on OS X?

I am trying to enabled the Chrome policy EnableLSha1ForLocalAnchors on my Mac running Sierra and unfortunately have not had much luck! So far I have tried the following: Opened the com.Google.Chrome....
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Do iOS content blockers work in Chrome

Do the content blockers that can be installed with iOS 9 work in Chrome for iOS?
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How do I get Chrome-like tab switching shortcuts in Safari [pre-version 9.0]?

I much prefer the way Chrome allows me to use ⌘+# key to switch directly to an open tab. For example: ⌘+3 takes me directly to tab 3 in Chrome, but in Safari it loads the third bookmark from the ...
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Changing Chrome's User Agent?

Is it possible to change Chrome (or Chrome based browsers) user agents on OSX? I dont see a menu or preference option for doing so.
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Is there a way to re-enable “old-style” quit in Chrome? [duplicate]

I've just turned on my old Macbook for the first time in a couple years and found that now I have to hold command + Q in order to quit Chrome, whereas I used to be able to just tap it. I prefer the ...
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In my google chrome for mac, CMD + Shift + r to reload the current webpage does not work?

This Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts support page, in the Mac > Webpage shortcuts section, indicates: Reload your current page, ignoring cached content: ⌘ + Shift + r But that keyboard ...
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Use TextEdit's AutoCorrect everywhere (especially in Google Chrome)

I really love typing in TextEdit. It seems to correct all my typos and so saves time in editing. Is there anyway I can get this functionality to work in all applications, especially on Google Chrome'...
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Deselect text using keyboard shortcut or prevent selection of word/link on right click

I often copy links in Chrome with the context menu, to paste into a chat window (Adium). This process selects the link on copy. When I cmd+tab back to my browser window, the text is still selected and ...
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Why can't I open downloads from Google Chrome's download bar?

For some reason, clicking on downloads in the Google Chrome download bar does nothing any more; I'm pretty sure it did until some time recently, but it's been a while since it did. Also, choosing "...
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Clicking on a link in text no longer goes to my Chrome Incognito window, opens a new one instead

When I have one Chrome window open and it is in "Incognito" mode, and then click on a link in a text file in TextEdit, it has always resulted in the opening of a new tab in the Chrome incognito window....
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When locking screen on OS X Chrome cancels downloads

When I lock my screen using cmdalteject while Chrome is downloading, the download is canceled. I get back to my computer and see that download is not active. I also noticed that video streams I'm ...
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change download folder based on website from which I download

Is it possible to change Downloads folder in Google Chrome (or any other browser) on the fly, based on the website from which I download? Example: I start downloading on facebook.com and it downloads ...
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Enable spell check for various languages in Chrome

I use Yosemite with Chrome version 42.0.2311.135 (64-bit). When writing in a text area the spell checker correctly detects English and French, but does not detect Spanish, and so it marks as wrong ...
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How to disable auto-adjusting of mic input level in Chrome in Mac OS?

Although this question has been addressed at this link, none of the solutions worked for me and they are mostly from several years ago (I tried 3 or 4 of them and left comments too). The problem I'm ...
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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 ...