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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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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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Excluding Chrome's session storage from Time Machine

Is it advisable to exclude ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Session\ Storage/ from Time Machine backups? It certainly sounds like a prime candidate, but I am unable to find ...
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When I change my CSS and refresh the page, the changes aren't reflected in Safari or Chrome

I set the background to red instead of the color it normally was. Didn't change. Removed the properties all together, refreshed, the texture was still there, even though I removed the line. OS X 10.7....
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How can I open Google Chrome in Presentation mode using a shell script

Previously in 10.6.8, I was able to start Google using open /Applications/Chrome.app --args --kiosk http://www.google.com Now, on newer systems, that does not work anymore correctly. The only way to ...
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brew cask upgrade does not seem to work

~$ brew cask --version Homebrew-Cask 1.6.6 Homebrew/homebrew-cask (git revision 1c78e; last commit 2018-06-01) ~$ ~$ brew update Already up-to-date. ~$ ~$ brew cask outdated ~$ ~$ brew cask info ...
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Applescript & Javascript to get number from chrome and give a total

I'm trying do get every totals from an internal webpage and get the total. for getting a single result I wrote this : tell application "Google Chrome" tell tab 1 of window 1 to set orderTotal to ...
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Web browser opens popups as new tabs when maximized

When browsing to a web page which opens a new dialog popup window, if the browser is maximized, then the new window is not opened as a dialog but as a new tab. However if the browser is not maximized, ...
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How do I close all open tabs in Chrome browser for the iPad?

Is there a shortcut for closing all the open tabs in Chrome browser on an iPad? Last time I checked, which has been a few years now, this function was available on the iPhone, but not on an iPad. ...
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HTML videos not playing on Sierra 10.12.6 [closed]

I'm using rMBP 13" mid-2014 and I'm NOT updating to High Sierra, but even good old Sierra is not as stable as older versions of MacOS. Sometimes I can't play videos, I press play and nothing happens, ...
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iPad Kiosk Mode

Is there any way that we can set up an iPad to run as a Kiosk for a web application and not be able to access the browser toolbar? I understand Guided Access will help lock down the app but it was ...
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Can Google Chrome auto updating extensions be stopped?

A few days ago a hacked version of a Google Chrome extension I use was distributed via Chrome's automatic extension updates. Is it possible to stop Google Chrome from automatically updating ...
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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 doesn't load Kickstarter properly?

When I go to Kickstarter.com, this is the site I see: Now, I have tried trouble shooting this by myself. I have deleted the website information from the privacy tab, I have turned off / uninstalled ...
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AppleScript to find a tab by its name in Google Chrome

I'v forgotten how to find a tab by its name and return the value (e.g tab 2) and eventually set the tab as the active tab too. I've tried the following, but it's not working: set titleString to " " ...
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New Tab with ⌘-click in Sierra with sticky keys

Prior to MacOS 10.12 Sierra, with Sticky Keys enabled, I could type ⌘, have it be "stuck", then click a link in a chrome browser tab and the link would open in a new tab. Now in Sierra, the same ...
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Change colour of browser address/search bar

In OSX would it be possible to change the background colour and/or text colour of the address/search bar input field of a browser (Chrome, Safari, etc)? Not just the highlight colour (System Prefs > ...
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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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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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Chrome Bookmarks disappear after being used

Only on my Mac Mini this is happening (OS X Yosemite 10.10.2) and it just started yesterday. Whenever I start Chrome it shows all my bookmarks and when I click one of them (doesn't matter which one) ...
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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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“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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Google Chrome mysteriously requests information from Keychain

A few weeks ago, Google Chrome suddenly started to request my linkedin password from the keychain on startup, before any web page is loaded. Every time I open the browser window, after a few seconds, ...
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Open Sans Chrome and Safari Render bug

The "Open Sans" font for some reason just started looking terrible on both Chrome and Safari (on Mavericks 10.9.2), becoming some super thin and light font. Does anyone know what's up? I tried ...
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Flash not working on a specific site in Safari 7 Mavericks

I've tried the following site in Safari: http://www.2dayfm.com.au/listen/ which seems to activate plugin but stalls while loading: This site works fine in Chrome... It may well be a site specific ...
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How do I prevent Chrome going fullscreen while playing youtube videos?

I have started observing this ever since I upgraded to Mavericks. Earlier [i.e. on Mountain Lion] if I played any youtube video on fullscreen, only video would be fullscreen, not chrome. Now in ...
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Can Google Chrome be blamed for high RAM usage and lagging performance?

On my Mac, OS X lags substantially when browsing through Chrome. I've researched things and understand that inactive memory is part of the free memory, that can and should be freed at a moment's ...
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Open .pdf's inside chrome using SKIM

The built in pdf viewer of chrome is rather nice, but I like (and more used to) skim. My ultimate goal would be to click on a pdf file and to have it opened in the tab (within chrome) using skim as ...
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Why does the Google Chrome icon appear like this in Applications?

I am using OS X Lion 10.7.4. The Google Chrome application seems to work fine and the icon appears normal the Dock and Launchpad. What does this error icon mean?
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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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How to change the default app for callto/tel links from Facetime to Skype/other?

Callto/tel links inside Chrome open up for me in Facetime. How can I change the default application used for opening such links? (I'd like to set it to Skype)
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Chrome and Safari keeps hanging after upgrading to macOS High Sierra

Since upgrading to High Sierra, both Chrome and Safari have been hanging randomly following startup. The rainbow pinwheel would appear every few seconds and I'd have to force quit/re-open those ...
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Is it possible to change the location of native or Chrome notifications?

All of them are by default in the top right corner and native notifications cover those from Chrome. (MacOS Sierra) FYI: the only workaround I've found so far is to use native macOS notifications in ...
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Safari Switch to Last Active Tab

OS: Sierra Safari: 10.0.3 It looks like the functionality to switch to the last active tab is not supported natively. Are there any extensions that can be used for this purpose? Furthermore, is ...
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Chrome on OS X Yosemite Producing Garbled Graphics

A couple of weeks ago Chrome started producing unusably garbled graphics for me, under OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. It's perhaps easier to show than to tell. For instance, Gmail looks like this: ......
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Quicktime won't play videos in Chrome

So, I was just trying to watch some video online in Chrome, and when I get to the page I'm told I "need to install Quicktime to play the video". This is odd because I clearly have Quicktime in my ...
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How to access iPhone Google Chrome history over 90 days ago?

How can we access all browsing history from Chrome on iPhone? Does Google Chrome on iPhone have a SQLite database I can access?
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How to force a page refresh in Chrome on iOS?

I'm testing a mobile website and when changing javascript it doesn't seem to refresh it, even when using the "reload" in the menu or when appending a random variable, for example "?test=123" to the ...
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Google Chrome Helper for “GPU Process” constantly shown as non responsive in OS X 10.9

I upgraded to OS X 10.9 yesterday, and since then, one Google Chrome Helper is constantly red in Activity Monitor. I checked the PID (375) in Google Chrome's own task manager, and it is GPU Process. I ...
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Sites blocked in /etc/hosts often doesn't work

I'm using a Macbook Pro as a productivity/work machine and have Facebook and reddit blocked with /etc/hosts: ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the ...
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How do I disable the prompt to discard or keep downloads in Google Chrome on Mac OS?

I have seen other posts asking similar questions to this but they were for Ubuntu and Windows. All answers were exclusive to the respective operating system. I have not seen something that will work ...
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Shift+Delete macOS equivalent?

So, the particular Shift+Delete that I'm referring to is on a website like Reddit or any website with a search bar, on Windows, one can delete past searches by selecting an item and press the shift ...
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How to make Safari display forms on web pages correctly

In Safari, it is often the case that web-form show up in such a way that the text doesn't fit. Safari then inserts "..." in the text box (or combo-box, as the case may be). This happens on many ...
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Chrome refuses to flush / refresh DNS—why?

On OSX El Capitan, I have an issue developing a Wordpress site hosted locally by MAMP. When I visit the root hostname specified in MAMP, Chrome redirects me to an old hostname I previously used for ...
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Can't click links at all in certain circumstances

This problem has bothered me for a few months now, but only in very limited circumstances. When I went on medium.com and tried to access my profile, when I clicked to open the navigation, the box ...
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Toolbar Button for Chrome DevTools

anybody know any way of creating/putting an icon/button in google chrome's toolbar that will open its built-in Developer Tools? i know there are keyboard shortcut options, menu bar options, secondary-...
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MacBook Pro web browser windows cropped after resuming from sleep bug

I've been seeing this bug most recently in Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46). It was in prior versions but I wasn't keeping track. When I resume from sleep my browser windows are cropped in both Firefox and ...
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Flash doesn't appear in my Chromium “chrome://plugins” page

I recently upgraded Chromium manually from http://build.chromium.org I tried loading some Flash content and it won't load. First I was thinking that maybe there's a problem with the plugin so I went ...
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Cannot scroll up on Chrome in Outlook Web Access

I am, as of fairly recently, unable to scroll up in my company's Outlook Web Access. This only affects the list of emails. I can scroll up in other 'panes', and scroll down everywhere. For example, I ...
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Why doesn't the escape key close the find window in Chrome?

For some reason, Chrome will no longer close my find window when I hit the Escape ⎋ key. Instead, it pulls up some weird kind of autocomplete drop-down. This is incredibly annoying; every time I ...
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Is there a Firefox Task Manager?

The previous question provides answers for Windows and other addons are for older versions of FF, or do not answer the question. This is a specific question for OSX. Chrome has a built in task ...