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How to enable certain extensions while in Chrome Incognito mode

How do you enable certain extensions, like Flashblock and Adblock, while using Chrome Incognito? I don't see much of a point of incognito mode if sites can still track you using Javascript, or now ...
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Is there a Chrome(ium) alternative for the Firefox “Self-Destructing Cookies” extension?

I am huge fan of the Firefox extension https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/self-destructing-cookies/ and am looking for something like this for chrome. Note: I am not looking for some random ...
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How do I individually mute audio per tab in Chrome or Firefox?

Is there a way (in Chrome/Firefox) to individually mute audio per page/tab? This would be great when listening to music while browsing sites that play audio without asking for user prompt first.
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How can I share Tampermonkey scripts between versions of Chrome?

I use the normal version of Chrome as well as Canary (on both Windows and OS X). It's kind of a pain that my TamperMonkey scripts are only available in one or the other. Trying to maintain both, and ...
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Turn off the link hover statusbar in Google Chrome

I want to turn off the feature where whenever I hover over a hyperlink and in the bottom lefthand corner it shows a light blue hover tooltip about where that link goes. Why do I want to turn it off? ...
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Where can I find an equivalent of Torbutton for Google Chrome?

I enjoy the Torbutton I am currently using in Firefox, but Firefox is quite a resource hog and I am working in a virtual machine. Is there a Torbutton equivalent for Google Chrome?
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How can I enable pretty-printing in Chrome manually?

There are some great Chrome extensions around for pretty-printing JSON (great SU question here: Google Chrome Plugin for JSON Reading), but they all seem to depend on detecting whether the incoming ...
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Chrome load tab on demand

Is it possible to make Chrome load tab on demand like in Firefox? So that when I start Chrome and it loads the last session with plenty of tabs, only when I click on a tab will that tab load and not ...
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Gmail - Ways to have more than 20 items per page in the search results [closed]

Gmail has the notorious limitation of 20 results per page when searching your mail. Is there an extension (Chrome - preferable, Firefox, etc.) that can fix this (i.e. allow more than 20 items per ...
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Using Chrome Remote Desktop, can I transfer files between computers?

Is there a way to transfer files between remotely connected computers with the Google Chrome Remote Desktop plugin? If not, is there a simple way I can transfer files between connected computers?
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Does Google Chrome have a FoxyProxy equivalent?

Does Google Chrome have an equivalent for FireFox FoxyProxy?
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Use the Chrome Devtools Console Filter to hide console errors caused by extensions

I would like to remove all the ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT errors I get due to AdBlock, so I thought the Filter field would be appripriate but I can't use it to reverse filter. Basically what I want is .....
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How to make Chrome open bookmarks and URLs in new tabs?

I principally use Firefox both at home and at work, but on occasion I use Chrome. I have Firefox working the way I like it by having it open bookmarks in a new tab when left clicked, as well, URLs ...
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Where did Chrome enhanced bookmark manager disappear?

As opposed to some people I really liked the new Chrome "Stars" bookmark manager. I had it on all my Chrome installations and it was working great... (I didn't install it as an extension - it was ...
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Google Chrome Extensions are not Syncing

I'm using chrome browser(latest version) on windows 7 in office and on Ubuntu 12.04 in home. I have just installed it in ubuntu. All the bookmarks have been synced. But none of the extensions has been ...
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How can I manage the download location, by file types, in Chrome?

Although this is partly a question about Chrome (where the problem is), this is more about the extensions (where I hope to find a solution). I recall a plugin for FireFox that would take a given ...
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How to determine what is causing Chrome to show the “Aw, Snap” dialogue

Does anybody know if there is a practical way to determine the cause of the "Aw Snap" message that occasionally appears on Google Chrome? Does Chrome have an error log I can refer to? I'm suspecting ...
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View RSS feeds in Chrome instead of downloading it

Before, if I go to a RSS feed (.xml file), Chrome displays it. I could use extensions to format the feed or just view the source directly. However, now, Chrome forces me to view the feed using a RSS ...
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Capture large webpage screenshot in Chrome

The webpage is very large (a few MB). I tried these extensions and they all fail: Screen Capture (by Google) - I get a new tab with no image in it Pixlr Grabber - I get a "500" request error after ...
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Is there a Google Chrome extension that acts like Firefox's keyword quicksearch bookmarks?

I'm trying out Chrome, but I use this Firefox feature all the time so I strongly feel its absence. I've searched Extensions and Google in general, but couldn't find anything and don't even know if it'...
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My Google Chrome extensions have all stopped working

I have noticed that none of my extensions for Google Chrome are working properly (while they were working before). When I left-click on any of the extension buttons, the menus no longer show up. ...
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How to make Google Chrome's tabs behave more like Firefox?

Is there a way to have the following in Google Chrome, like Firefox? A right arrow slider to navigate the tabs. A drop down list of open tabs.
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Browser plugin to resize window for brower testing

When im making a website i work on my 22" external display, which is fine, but to get a better idea of what the site will look like on smaller screens i have to resize my browser window. At the ...
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Maintain different set of extensions in Chrome, on different PCs [duplicate]

I use my GMail account both at home, and in the office, to sign in to Chrome. In my PC at home, I have a set of Extensions that I use a lot, like YouTube Actions, AdBlocker, HoverZoom, etc. But on my ...
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Extension to Google Chrome browser that restarts Google Chrome

I'm looking for an extension to Google Chrome that performs the same task as an extension I use all the time in Mozilla Firefox. The extension in Firefox stops the Firefox browser and starts it again,...
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Log HTTP and HTTPS browser traffic, decrypting the latter

Is there a way that I can save all HTTP and HTTPS browser communications (including request, response, full headers and body) to files on my computer? The HTTPS communications must be saved decrypted....
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Activating a Chrome extension that is not from the Chrome Web Store

How do I activate a Chrome extension found as a *.crx file? So far, what I have seen is that Chrome does not allow you to install extensions that aren't found on Chrome Web Store, at least on its ...
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Extension for Chrome that redirects you to an existing tab if you try and open the same url [closed]

I guess I'm looking for a "unique tab" extension that would behave as follows: I open a new tab and type in "mail.google.com" It looks for an already open tab with that url If found, it takes me to ...
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Block extensions from being installed in Google Chrome

System Information OS: Windows Vista Home Premium User: Standard User Objective Stop the Standard User from installing any extensions in Google Chrome. There is one currently installed for AVG ...
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How to uninstall this Google Chrome extension?

I have installed Chrome Lock: However it keeps crashing all the time. I wanted to uninstall it, but to my surprise, it is not listed in the Chrome Extensions [chrome://extensions/] page. What ...
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Can I disable Chrome's Extension Content Verification?

Since a short while, google chrome extensions are 'content verified', meaning other apps can't 'hack' them. Sort of a good thing, but incredibly annoying, because I hack them all the time, to tweak ...
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Alternatives to the ClickToPlugin Safari extension for Chrome users

I have been using Safari with ClickToPlugin and was wondering if there was anything similar for Chrome. I am looking for both the click-through to plugin functionality as well as the HTML5 video ...
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Is there a Chrome extension that will save all viewed resources whose URL match a given expression?

For example, if I wanted to save all PNG files that I come across in Wikipedia articles, I could enter *.wikipedia.org/*.png Or if I wanted to save any file with pony in the filename, I could use *...
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Why isn't the Skype Chrome extension showing up on my home PC?

I have Chrome installed at both home and work and I'm syncing: Bookmarks Extensions Preferences between the two. Changes I make to bookmarks and preferences on one are showing up (as expected) on ...
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How do I save a pdf file to Google Drive?

If I have opened a PDF file in Chrome with its plug-in Chrome PDF viewer, how can I save it to Google Drive directly instead of downloading it first and uploading it? Is there an extension that could ...
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How can I be sure that a Google Chrome extension isn't doing evil things?

I wanted to install this extension, but I have security concerns. The extension needs permission to "Access your data on all websites". This makes sense, but I presume this includes password and ...
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How can I spell check web pages from the browser?

How can I spell check web pages when browsing them? I've added the After the Deadline Chrome extension, but it only seems to work on forms and not whole web pages. I'm happy to use Firefox if that ...
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Understand structure of Chrome User Profile data to Transfer to new PC/ OS & avoid Settings corruption Error?

Older answers are not working so I'm including things that may work in pieces. Chrome Version: 44.0.2403.155 m - 44.0.2403.157 m I used to be able to copy entire Chrome User Profile\Default from OS ...
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How to stop chrome/firefox downloading a gif?

When I visit any page containing some animated gifs (Google+, 9gag etc), all those seem to start loading. My bandwidth is limited and I don't want those to be downloaded unless I really want to view. ...
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A plugin to hide “we set cookies” information

Is there any plugin that would block this annoying information displayed on majority of sites I visit?
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Can I customize Chrome / Chromium interface elements?

I've done a some searching and haven't seen a great solution for this yet. I want to customize some of the Chromuim UI elements. For example, hide location bar, hide tab bar, hide scroll bars, etc. I'...
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Google Chrome sync: Is there a limit for bookmarks & extensions?

Actually, Chrome is my favorite web-browser, and one of its most powerful features is synchronizing the actual data into a Google account. For the last years I gained a lot of bookmarks and from time ...
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Extensions disappear when I close and open Google Chrome

I am running the latest version of Google Chrome 23.0.1271.97 (Official Build 171054) m on Windows 7. Any new extension I install simply disappears (not disabled, total disappearance) once I close and ...
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How to auto-save pictures opened in tabs with one click

In Google Chrome, how can I auto-save pictures in all open tabs at once, or with one click? Is this possible? I don't want to lose time for saving all the pictures in their tabs.
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How do I switch my user agent in Chrome?

I am looking for a way to switch my user agent in Chrome. I have tried User-Agent Switcher for Chrome with only limited success. I really want more user agents, and the ability to add new agents with ...
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Error installing apps and extensions from Chrome Web Store

Trying to install an App or Extension in Chrome Web Store fails. Console Message is this. I don't "cancel the install". It says: "checking.." (grey) and then there is the blue install button again. ...
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How can I use a proxy in a single Chrome profile?

I am running multiple Google Chrome instances simultaneously, each with a different profile (using --user-data-dir=MyProfileFolder). I would like one of Chrome instances (profiles) use a proxy, and ...
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Pop-up message upon launching Chrome: Confirm Changes - The extension “Chrome Security Component” has been added

Upon launching Google Chrome a little pop up dialogue box appears in the top right hand corner of the browser which states: Confirm Changes The extension "Chrome Security Component" has been ...
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Can I disable console logging for all chrome extensions?

I'm a web developer, so I use the js console a lot to debug my web apps, but the extensions I prefer to use on Chrome write a lot of junk to the console. I don't want to have to disable all my ...
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Avoid Google Chrome login message box?

Is there any addon or setting how to avoid a "login popup" in the Google chrome? There is an addon which can fill (and sumbit) the login data inside the web page, but I cannot find anything which ...