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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Import Chrome bookmarks to Safari under iOS

I just wanted to know if it is possible to import Chrome bookmarks into Safari on iOS? I’m using Safari on my iPhone but I am using Chrome for work. And now I just want to have all my bookmarks ...
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Java won't work in Chrome/Safari/Firefox, but does in Terminal

I've updated to Oracle's 1.7 64-bit beta, and this is what my Java Preferences window looks like (you will note that the webapp checkbox is checked and I've restarted my machine since checking it): I'...
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Enable 3-finger swipe for home and end in Chrome

3-finger left and right swipes on my trackpad work in Chrome. They take me back one page in my history or right one page. However, 3-finger up and down swipes does not appear to be implemented. In ...
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Google Chrome closing tabs instead of quiting application

When I click the close button on Google Chrome, it closes all tabs instead of exiting and remembering the open tabs on next launch. Any way to fix this ? I expect the X button to close the app. I ...
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Chrome doesn’t start on Mac OS

I successfully installed Chrome on my Mac. However, when I'm trying to start it the browser icon just bounces in the dock once and disappears. Reinstalling, rebooting Mac and other options found on ...
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How do I install the mobile version of Google Chrome on my iPod touch 4th generation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you install Google Chrome on an iOS Device I want to install Chrome on my iPod touch 4th generation. How do I do that?
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How can I browse offline my already visited websites?

OK, I am online half of the day and offline the other half using a MacBook Pro. As I am coding primarily on this Mac, I am interested in caching all the websites I visit: especially forums, blogs, ...
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⌘+L shortcut not working in Chrome

Quite frequently I experience cases, where the ⌘+L shortcut will not work in Chrome. This shortcut does the same in Safari, Chrome and Firefox. It jumps to the URL bar of the browser. How can I ...
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Why firefox 10.1 uses full screen on Snow Leopard while Chrome and Safari do not?

I am new to the Mac World, I am stuck with the fact that on my 15 inch Mac Book Pro only Firefox 10.1 uses all the screen, while Chrome and Safari only use a portion of it. Chrome is the thing I miss ...
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Recover Bookmarks, Mail, iCal and more after HardDrive upgrade

I have allowed myself a new SSD HD for my MacBookPro. Now since i had a case-sensitive HD (don't aks) and i wanted to get rid of it and also finally install Lion, i didn't copy the image of my old ...
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Launch default browser spotlight shortcut?

I often switch my default browser between Safari and Chrome. I would like to create a shortcut that will launch the default browser, whatever that may be. This way I don't have to remember what my ...
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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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AppleScript: How to open a link in Google Chrome in a new, adjacent tab?

The following AppleScript code will open the link in a new tab, at the location of the very end of the current tabs: set myLink to "https://www.google.com/" tell application "Google Chrome" ...
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Can i have a state in OS X where there is no default browser

I'd like OS X to default to whichever browser is open (i.e. have no default browser) so that links in other applications don't go off and open a second browser. Is this possible (without copy/paste)....
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How can I copy the URL of a file downloaded by Google Chrome?

As a new Mac user, I'm surprised to see that Chrome doesn't track the list of downloaded files anymore. I can't even see the current download speed in the Finder. I want to copy the URL of a file ...
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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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Applescript to highlight text in Chrome using Javascript

I can't figure out how to adapt this script, which highlights text in Safari, to get it to work with Google Chrome: set myList to {"AppleScript", "2018", "demo@apple.com"} tell application "...
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Open 'chrome' or safari in terminal

When I try to open 'chrome' or 'safari' in terminal, $ safari -bash: safari: command not found $ open safari The file Desktop/safari does not exist. $ chrome -bash: chrome: command not found How to ...
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Using Chrome on macOS without address bar & menu like kiosk mode

I just want a browser window without the address bar or any menu, with just one tab. In Windows, chrome.exe --app=http://gmail.com is used. I want the macOS version for it.
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Google Chrome vs my Keychain

Since I've left Chrome as my main browser, every time I use it as secondary browser, Chrome enters in an eternal loop requesting my password to access each keychain bundle of my system. No matter how ...
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In full-screen mode, Chrome only sometimes reveals tabs — why?

In full-screen mode, Chrome reveals all open tabs when you move your mouse to the top of the screen. Except when it doesn't. Sometimes clicking on the content of the currently open tab seems to jolt ...
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Adobe Flash Player ungodly slow in OSX

I have the mid-2009 Macbook Pro (Core 2 Duo, 2.53 Ghz, 4GB RAM, OSX 10.7.2), and use the most recent version of Chrome. However, it seems every time I visit a website with Flash, whether it be Youtube,...
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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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Get URL of opened tab / tabs from terminal

I have a tab open in Google Chrome. Is it possible to get or check it's url from terminal? If not, how about automator script? Will also be satisfied with a title.
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How Google puts unwanted apps on our Macs?

I cannot find in my memory a situation when I was installing anything from Google except from Google Chrome (that is my main browser). Recently I saw on my Mac an app titled Google Search.app. (...
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Close [X] kills Chrome/Firefox/Safari Tabs

I am new to OSX - but I have a behaviour that is not normal I suppose: When I quit browsers (doesn't matter if Chrome/Firefox/Safari) via the red [X] = hide -> all tabs are lost although I turned ...
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osx trackpad gesture to switch between chrome tabs

Is there a trackpad gesture to switch between Chrome browser tabs? I understand there may be one for Safari.
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Google Chrome on Mac: how to force link to open in new window (not new tab)?

How can I get links (boh from web pages within Chrome AND from external apps) to open in a new window rather than in a new tab in the active window? This has been answered for Windows, but I cannot ...
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Chrome toolbar icons acting weirdly

It recently started happening that the icons in Google Chrome started freaking out, and randomly look weird: And they don't always look the same, either: The appearance of them tends to change if I ...
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Where do offline synced google docs get stored on Mac OS X?

If I turn on google docs/sheets/drive offline sync through chrome on os x and activate "Make Available Offline" for some doc, where is the doc stored locally on my machine? I am not talking about ...
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After midnight insomnia

MacBook Air 2012 with Sierra 10.12.6 Something is draining my battery overnight. The pmset -g assertions Assertion status system-wide: BackgroundTask 0 ApplePushServiceTask ...
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Touch Bar no longer working in Chrome

Data Brand new Macbook Pro 13.3" running macOS Sierra New install of Chrome No Touch Bar settings ever modified Problem Initially, Chrome would show custom touch bar icons. Like full-colour ...
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Why is the dictionary shortcut unreliable using Chrome?

When using the dictionary lookup shortcut Ctrl + Cmd + D when using Chrome it works for some websites but not for others. Does this have to do with Chrome itself or is it due to the fact that some ...
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Is there a hot key to refresh a browser that is in the background?

I want to have a key combo to refresh active window in Google Chrome, which normally would be Cmd + R. Keep in mind that (a) I am using two screens, (b) Google Chrome is not presently active window. ...
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Repairing broken file associations on the Mac

I installed a download manager (I think folx) on this mac book a few months ago, every time I would download a file folx would pick up and download it. Long story short, this got confusing, so I ...
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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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External Monitor Flickering when Chrome is running

I have a new macbook, v 10.14.3. It is connected to two external monitors -- both of them DELL which are connected via a DELL docking station using mini Displayport cables which came with them. My ...
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Found a 52.1GB file related to google in mac 'private' folder. can I delete this?

I checked the storage on my macbook and discovered the 'system' was using nearly 150 GB. I looked around online and discovered the app OmniDiskSweeper. I gave it a go and discovered a massive file ...
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iPad: Show website full-screen with hidden controls, address bar and iOS status bar

My iPad running iOS 12.0.1 is displaying a locked website to visitors. How can I let browser full-screen, without URL bar and status bar? I couldn't find related options in Safari or Chrome.
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Auto Adding from Google Chrome to macOS Notes

How do I make it possible to add stuff (text, links, images) from Google Chrome to macOS Notes app? (It's available on right click or through extension to Evernote, Milanote, and so on, but not for ...
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How can I force Google Chrome to translate the current page without using the mouse?

When browsing the web with various inputs and other keyboard actions, traveling from the keyboard to the touchpad to right click is fairly obnoxious. Google Chrome offers a "Translate to English" ...
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AppleScript move tab

Is there a way to move tab using the tab number in Google Chrome ? something like this : tell application "Google Chrome" set activeIndex to get active tab index of window 1 tell window 1 ...
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Can't run Google Chrome on macOS Sierra

For some reason, no matter how many times I delete (using AppCleaner) and redownload Google Chrome, I am unable to launch Chrome on my 2017 MacBook Pro running 10.12.6 Sierra. When I click on the ...
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Deleting Google Signins

Over the last few years, I've accumulated several "suggested" sign-ins to Google. in the "CHOOSE AN ACCOUNT" screen. See pic below: I'd like to delete almost all of these to reduce clutter. How do I ...
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Gmail on OSX Right Click

Gmail is showing me this menu instead of the regular right-click menu. Particularly, I need "Open in Tab" for individual mails. How do I get back to the "regular" Chrome/Safari right-click menu?
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Large dropdown menus (off expected location)

I have a problem with dropdown menus appearing in really large size, in a wrong location to where it should be on screen (namely below and to the right of the expected location). I have experienced ...
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Clicking bookmarks in Google Chrome will blink twice before the website opens

I have a problem with my 2016 MBP. The problem is, when I click bookmarks in Google Chrome, the bookmark will quickly blink twice before opening the website. I am running macOS Sierra 10.12.3 and ...
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Open a URL in Chrome Canary as incognito

I am currently using this Automator AppleScript to create a service to open a URL using Chrome Canary in incognito mode on run {input} set theURL to input if application "Google Chrome Canary"...
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applescript getElementsByName in Chrome

I need to fill up a text field and click on a button on Google Chrome Here is my script for safari. tell application "Safari" ## tell window 1 of application "Safari" to set current tab to tab 1 -- ...
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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 ...