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I have at least four installations of Chrome: on my server, PC, laptop and the PortableApps version. I leave it open 24/7 on my server, so I can keep some web apps open. But, if I go to uninstall an extension on another PC, all hell breaks loose. Extensions reinstalling themselves, slowdowns, not to mention having to go through and re-delete the extensions I don't want. Over the past few months, this has gotten very annoying.

So what I want to know is: where can I choose what happens in the case of an extension install/uninstall conflict?

Edit: Forgot to say, it duplicates my bookmarks too. At one point, I had about 20 of the same bookmark :(

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ya these are some issues with chrome , have multiple copies of bookmarks , but uninstalling apps has not been an issue , as i rarely have chrome open simultaneously at two places. –  Shekhar Jan 3 '12 at 9:19

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The problem is with Chrome syncing and the server failing to recognize duplicates. This should help get things straight:

  1. Turn off sync on all but one computer.
  2. Uninstall Chrome from all other computers & make sure to wipe user data (except for history - it's not synced).
  3. Configure extensions & bookmarks on the computer that you left intact.
  4. Install Chrome on all remaining computers one by one & enable sync after installation.

Now, as far as controlling what get synced & conflict resolution, Chrome doesn't have that yet. You may want to check the discussion group for similar suggestions.

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I don't have all the computers with me at the moment, but I'll try your directions when I do. Thanks for answering –  kirb Jan 4 '12 at 6:08

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