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I want to change the default timeout in Chrome. In Firefox I can set the value of network.http.connection-timeout in about:config - but how can I do that in Chrome?

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You can't. Google has been ignoring requests to implement this feature for over six years, so I wouldn't hold your breath.

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It's hopeless. They just won't do anything about enabling users to change Chrome's timeout settings. But you could switch to any of four other Gecko-based browsers in common use that have no timeout problems. Or you could start using one of the Mozilla-based browsers.

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I was tempted to mark this as "not an answer", but I realized that you are suggesting an alternative solution. I would suggest editing it and indicating that so others aren't tempted to downvote or flag it. – Moses Sep 12 '13 at 19:05

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