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Google Chrome background tabs don't load/build until selected

When browsing, I tend to middle-click things I want to read so they load in a new tab in the background. That way they're ready to read when I finish the current page. Recently the behavior changed ...
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How can I launch Chrome in kiosk mode in a Windows 8.1 kiosk (assigned access) account?

We are trying to set up a web application in a kiosk mode using Chrome in Windows 8.1. I have been able to create an "assigned access" account (the new Windows 8.1 kiosk feature) that will log in and ...
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Chrome: Autocomplete not working on particular input fields

I've run into an issue in Chrome where autocomplete will remember the history of most input boxes, yet fails to save any history in one particular field. Firefox was able to successfully save the ...
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Chrome disable white blank page flash before website is loaded

When going to a new webpage in Chrome, the screen will flash white before the website is loaded. This is annoying as I have a lot of websites set to use dark themes with Stylish and the transition is ...
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Copy text from rectangle selection in Chrome

A picture is worth a thousand words : In Rietveld web diff tool I want to copy code from one of the buffer, but text selection with the mouse spreads over the other buffer when selecting multiple ...
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Why is Chrome inconsistent about showing Upload Progress?

Sometimes when I'm uploading a file in Chrome, a small status bar message appears on the bottom left of the window, saying Uploading 23%... and so on, until the upload is finished. But sometimes this ...
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How Can I Not Show the Green Download Progress Display for Google Chrome in the Windows Taskbar?

I use Windows 7 and when downloading with Google Chrome the icon in the taskbar has a partially green background that indicates the download progress. Is there a way to not show this green status ...
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Changing Chrome's text zoom when connected to an external monitor

I have a laptop with a rather small builtin monitor, making it very hard to read stuff unless the chrome text zoom level is increased to 125%. One of the external monitors that I connect the laptop ...
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Disable Chrome 43 smooth scroll

I recently upgraded to Chrome 43 and I've noticed that it unpleasantly smooth scrolls on all keyboard scrolling action (space bar, page up / down, home / end). Is there any way to disable this ...
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YouTube pages unresponsive on Chrome

For one or two days now, whenever I open a YouTube page on Google Chrome, I have dialog boxes similar to this one : On this screenshot, the active tab is not the YouTube page, but the same bug ...
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How to configure Chrome AdBlock to update every day?

I need to update AdBlock lists every day. Is there a way to configure this to be done automatically instead of going to the AdBlock Options page and pressing "update now" by hand every time?
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Chrome lock profile on exit

As described here, with the new Chrome, you can lock your profile by simply clicking on the lock icon. Do you think it is possible to automatically lock the profile on exit?
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Why does Google Chrome listen on port 8000?

Occasionally when starting up a development server (again), it will die with the message that the port 8000 is already in use. Running $ lsof -n -i4TCP:8000 | grep LISTEN then reveals Google ...
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Cannot start chromium on vncserver without --no-sandbox option

I've got server with Debian 7.0 and I installed vnc4server with fluxbox and chromium (same happens on google chrome, though) on it. When I try to open chromium, I get this error: PID namespaces ...
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Webcam is only recognized by some software

I have a webcam that works fine in software such as camorama and cheese. However, I cannot use it in websites that allow you to use a webcam (it's not recognized). I tested it with: Chromium 34.0 ...
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After going in sleep mode, Chrome tells me it's “Unable to access the network”

When I start my computer (Windows 8.1), I can open Google Chrome (34.0.1847.137) and browse the web. However, if I lock my computer or if Windows starts to hibernate, and I unlock or wake up Windows, ...
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How to edit Google Chrome page context menu?

I would like to remove some items from the webpage context menu in Google Chrome (like 'Open in new window', 'Search with Google` etc.). How can I do it? Is there any extension which could help me?
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Download stops at 99% and gives error

Some EXEs from our website are not downloading completely. (ex: "winmansoftware.com/files/WinmanCAERP_Update.EXE") Download completes 99% and gives error. But the same EXEs are downloading from ...
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How to automatically close blank download popup in Chrome?

When I download a file in Chrome, a blank popup window appears and I have to manually close it each time. Is there a way to have Chrome automatically close this blank window?
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change the text from pale blue to black in Google Chrome

I want to change the color of text in Google Chrome from pale blue which is very hard to read, to black. How can I do this?
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How to make Chrome load PDF-file tabs, even if they are not selected?

In previous versions of Chrome, I could right click on a link to a PDF-file, select "Open Link in New Tab", and that tab would start loading immediately. I liked this behavior, because I could ...
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Remove Chrome's Most Visited Icon on Taskbar (not the tabs)

In Windows, when you right click the Chrome startup icon pinned to the task bar, it presents you with a list of pinned sites, and one icon as the "Most Visited" site. In Windows 8 I could delete it ...
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Chrome tab name shows up in task manager

Today I noticed that the name of a Google chrome tab shows up in the windows task manager. In a high security environment this could be a problem (maybe using some in house site etc.) Is there a way ...
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Location of mounted Zip File on Chromebook via Crosh

See this answer for context. I believe these steps could easily be recreated via crosh (Chrome Shell) given the location of the mounted media. Anyone know this path? Any references to Chrome ...
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Ubuntu Trickle Will Not Open Chrome

I'm trying to open Chrome with trickle to throttle the upload speed so I can test a sites image uploading progress display, but the build in dev tools for chrome only allow throttling for downloads. ...
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Migrating Google Chrome profile from Windows 7 to Windows 8 resulted in “corrupted” profile

So I bought this new computer with Windows 8 on it. Before I can just copy and paste the user profile folder from old computer to new computer and voila, it works. But not with Windows 8. I tried to ...
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Google Search Engine Results Page Keyboard Navigation

I am aware of the answer provided here. If you browse an official discussion, the only answer that can be found is also to switch on Instant search. I have a few problems with this. The main one is ...
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Chrome prompts to install silverlight even though it's already installed

On Windows XP box, SL5 was working in Chrome and IE8. Then, today, chrome prompts to install SL. Upon doing so, the SL install program says that the same version of SL is already installed. ...
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Internet Explorer opens when I double-click firefox.exe or chrome.exe

I've been experiencing a problem for quite some time from now. I use Windows 7 and I cannot open Google Chrome or Firefox. When I click on the .EXE it opens Internet Explorer instead of Google ...
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Google Chrome Hijacks my Microsoft Keyboard Media Keys

I have the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 which includes media keys. Whenever Google Chrome (Version 38.0.2125.104 m (64-bit) on Windows 8.1 Update 1) has focus, the media keys (pause/play) ...
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disable chrome task manager? alternatively: prevent extensions from being killed

I have installed the chrome extension "Stayfocusd" which blocks websites for a certain amount of time. However, I have noticed a way to get around this. If you go to Chrome Task Manager and kill the ...
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Why does Chrome inspector only shows image the second time you click it?

I noticed that my chrome inspector - that works on both my macbook pro and imac (and previous a pc) doesn't show the image when I click the image link under element tag until the second time I click ...
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Why disabling chrome images turns off gmail chat?

I disabled automatic loading of images in chrome (via settings/content settings/Do not show any images). Then I refreshed my gmail(where I was available on gmail chat earlier) page. Now gmail chat ...
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Chrome: Cursor moves to end of input form after pressing backspace key

I've noticed some weird behaviour lately when using Chrome Version 29.0.1547.57 m. (untested on other browsers) When typing into a form field, most commonly a text area field, if I attempt to use the ...
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Can I run a packaged Chrome app as a tab in the browser?

I use a few packaged Chrome apps, namely Wunderlist for Chrome, Text, and Google Keep. Packaged apps launch a new window when you click on their icon on the New Tab page: I keep a Chrome window ...
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How to Disable “Close Other Tabs” in Google Chrome

I'm running Google Chrome v28.0.1500.71 under Mac OS 10.8.4. With ~15 open tabs, I accidentally clicked "close other tabs" and wiped out all but one of my open tabs. I figured there would be an easy ...
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Change the MacOS MenuBar name of a Chrome Save-Application App

I created an app for a page (say reddit.com) that I visit often using the Chrome Save as Application shellScript. When I did so, I had two problems: The reddit.com icon was not the icon of my ...
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Open URL in Chrome's current tab from command line

I'd like to make a call from the command line/Windows run dialogue to open a given URL in the current tab of a running Chrome. I don't find a flag to acheive this: ...
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reload tab in google chrome without flicker

Is there a way to configure google chrome to reload a tab without flickering? I.e load the page in the background then immediately switch over to it. The content of the page I am loading stays ...
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Chrome on Windows 7 is not respecting ClearType

I've noticed that my fonts seemed jagged on Chrome, but not Firefox, it seemed strange so I decided to configure ClearType again. It was already turned on, but I re-ran the config anyway. What I've ...
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Is there a way to enable/disable IPv6 without restarting Chrome?

chrome://net-internals/dns#dns has a button which allows us to enable IPv6 for Host resolver: This is how it looks like after clicking Enable IPv6: How do I revert to the previous state without ...
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How do I skip the Keep/Cancel dialog for downloads in Google Chrome?

This question is specifically for PDF files, because I work with them all day and have to download 20+ at a time. I use an extension called Linkclump which selects all links at one time. Since I ...
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Clear Google Chrome Browsing Data keyboard shortcut without confirmation prompt

On Mac OS X 10.6, Cmd-Shift-Delete....wonderful. Except I have to wait for a new tab to open and click to confirm. Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear it with last used settings, no confirmation ...
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chrome 10: third party cookies blocking not working as expected

I've ticked "Block all third party cookies without exception" yet when I visit sites like http://www.washingtonpost.com, the page show Facebook activity of my friends. In Firefox 4, if I untick ...
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Batch rename Chrome bookmarks

How do you batch rename lots of chrome bookmarks? For example, 1. "Introduction" is replaced with "Intro"? 2. "Google" is replaced with "G"?
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Chrome does not render dates correctly

For some reason, my Chrome browser does not correctly render dates when I look at something under the news tab of a Google search. As you can see, the spacing for the date is "15Dec.,2015" when it ...
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Chrome - Selected Text - Right Click [LOOK UP] - How to disable

After some recent update Chrome fro Mac got this SUPER ANNOYING feture. When you select text and right click it, menu comes up. I often used "Search Google for" but now the first thing in menu is LOOK ...
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How can I prevent high CPU usage from Chrome tabs in OS X?

I do this a lot: Notice my MacBook Air is running hot Open Activity Monitor, see "Google Chrome Helper" process pegged at 100% CPU Open Chrome's Task Manager to find the responsible tab Find and ...
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How to temporally disable chrome extensions notifications

with new release of chrome 47, i'm not able anymore temporally disable notifications from bell icon in task bar in windows 7 when i play games in window-fullscreen mode, they appear and i prefer not ...
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Can the Google Chrome preview link be moved to the bottom-right of the browser?

I want to move the gray preview link from the bottom-left (default) to the bottom-right. Is this possible, either through an extension, Chrome Flags, or some other form of wizardry?