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How to delete cookies for a specific site

I need a button or bookmarklet to delete the cookies from the current context. Clearing the cache would be another option. Specifically, I am logged into too many Google sites and have multiple ...
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How to make Google Chrome search using google.com rather than google.com.hk? [closed]

I don't know how Google determines my location; it automatically switches to use google.com.hk. Both google.cn and google.com.hk are inaccessible to me in China, so I want to ensure I always use ...
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How do I prevent “Read more: www.site.com” from being injected with non-Tynt JavaScript into copy-paste actions?

There are many sites that insert something like "Read more: www.site.com" into your clipboard when you copy text in your browser. I find this abominable. A google search reveals some methods to stop ...
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Restore old / pre-42 Chrome Bookmarks manager

The new bookmarks manager (chrome://bookmarks/) is now set as default in Chrome 42. Features like copy/paste are missing and I find selecting multiple bookmarks or creating new folder much harder ...
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Google Chrome is slow to localhost

For some reason Google Chrome is slow when I'm working against localhost. I had the same problem in Firefox 3.5 but I changed some IPv6 setting in about:config which fixed the issue. I think the same ...
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How to find Chrome extensions that inject ads into any webpage I browse?

I use the Google Chrome browser. Recently I noticed random ads showing up - either on the page content, or by redirection - when I click on a link an ad page opens instead of the proper page. I ...
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Force-refreshing only JavaScript files in Firefox and Chrome

I want to clear only JavaScript files from my web browsers (Firefox and Chrome). I am doing JavaScript debugging, and it's annoying that my JS just won't get updated whenever I change my JS files. The ...
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Make Google chrome with specific user profile as default browser

Is it possible to set Google chrome with a custom user profile as the default browser? When I set google chrome as the default browser, it picks the "default" user profile as against the custom one I ...
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How to disable browser cache in Chrome

I don't even use this browser normally, just for testing purposes, and the directory size of "Chrome" in "AppData\Local\Google" is like 500 MB. Is there a way I can disable page cache in Chrome?
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How does Windows' security warning “do you want to run this file..” work?

In Windows XP, after downloading a file, when I try to run it I get Windows XP Security Warning. Do you want to run this file... always ask before opening this file? I moved the file into ...
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How to force only Chrome to send network traffic through VPN connection on Windows 7?

So basically I have connected to a VPN and I want Chrome to use the DNS servers from the VPN network and also send network traffic through that WAN miniport (VPN tunnel). Everything else (Windows ...
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Force Chrome to try HTTPS instead of HTTP when possible?

Many websites offer both, HTTP and HTTPS, e.g., http://stackoverflow.com and https://stackoverflow.com Is there any way to force Chrome to try HTTPS first before HTTP when I only type ...
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Java plugin doesn't work in Chrome — how can I fix this?

This used to work fine until a week or so ago, and I am not sure what has changed since then. I have just uninstalled what seems to be all the JVM stuff on my machine and reinstalled with the latest ...
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Simulate manipulation of the etc/hosts file in Google Chrome

How can I set up Chrome to reference hostname lookups locally and not from the standard etc/hosts file? When debugging a website, it's sometimes useful to set up entries in ...
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How to disable search in the Google Chrome address bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Force Chrome to open URLs as URLs, instead of searching I'm surprised that I haven't found this question on superuser. Forgive me if it's a duplicate, but how do you ...
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Why do web pages take so much RAM?

After leaving a bunch of pages open in Chrome, my computer gets sluggish. Windows Task Manager shows that some pages take a lot of RAM: Why do they take so much RAM? Is there a way to know how ...
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How to synchronise bookmarks between Google Chrome and Opera?

I use both Google Chrome as well as Opera. Is there any way by which I can "auto synchronise" the bookmarks between Chrome and Opera? By "auto synchronise", I mean whenever I bookmark a page in ...
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How to disable Google Chrome's Auto-update feature?

I am using Google Chrome. I re-installed it today as it was crashing when I start it. I guess may be that this was due to any of my Extensions or Google Update. I disabled my extensions but it was ...
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How do I install a previous version of Chrome?

I have a problem with the latest version of Chrome (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31225926/how-do-i-download-a-file-with-webdriver-in-the-latest-chrome-version-43-0-2357-1) so I need to download ...
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how to export extensions of Google Chrome?

I am finally migrating to Ubuntu and would like to know if it is possible to export my favorite Chrome extensions so that I could import them in my new Chrome in Ubuntu? Anybody knows please share ...
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Chrome new tab page changed but I want it back

I'm using Google Chrome version 21.0.1180.89 m (on Windows 7). The problem is that I installed an anti-virus program that accidentally changed the home page (I didn't uncheck the option). Now every ...
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What are the differences between Google Chrome and Chromium (especially with respect to privacy)?

What are the differences between Google Chrome and Chromium (especially with respect to privacy)? The Google Chrome Privacy Notice lists the information Google receives when you use Google Chrome. ...
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How do I get chrome to stop prompting me when downloading PDFs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Chrome Annoying Download warning Chrome warns me every time I download a PDF from Gmail and I always click 'Save'. Is there any way to stop this warning?
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Understanding CSS for user styling in a browser

I want to make a specific change to the appearance of a specific site in my web browser. This site uses CSS, so I think what I should do is write a user CSS override (please correct me if this is ...
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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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Google Chrome has stopped working

Last night, I was using Chrome just nicely, but this morning, I can't even start Google Chrome as it immediately crashes. I have already tried a clean uninstall and reinstall of Google Chrome but ...
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How to kill one tab of google chrome using pid

I want to close one tab of chrome. I tried killing the pid of the tab, but the tab doesn't close instead says "Aw, Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. To continue, reload or go ...
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Black screen issue playing videos in youtube on Google Chrome

when i play a video in youtube there is a black screen, see - http://prntscr.com/2wzrmn, altough i can use the interactions and hear the audio, i can't see the video. There is enough space in my C ...
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How to fix skipping/stuttering audio in Google Chrome

If I play Google Music, or a Youtube video in the Chrome browser, and then open a new tab and start typing the address bar, the audio will quickly cut in and out as I am typing (with almost every ...
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How safe is the password manager in browsers?

For example, Opera has a "wand" feature that remembers user names and password you typed across various sites. Let's say you get a trojan, which steals data from your PC. Can the trojan decrypt ...
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Limiting use of RAM in Chrome?

When leaving several tabs open in Google Chrome for hours/days, I notice that some pages end up using huge amounts of RAM, to the point where the whole OS (XP) becomes unresponsive due to paging. When ...
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Mouse wheel scroll causes zoom in/out in Google Chrome

When scrolling using the mouse wheel scroll in Google Chrome, there is about 25% chance it would zoom in/out as if I have pressed the Ctrl key. Disabling my mouse gesture extension reduces the chance ...
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Google Chrome is Slow

I have a Windows 7 computer with Firefox and Chrome on my WiFi network. Chrome is slow. I open a new tab and then enter a url and it takes > 10 sec before the page starts to load. In Firefox, no ...
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Advertisement suddenly appearing on top of almost every page

Since this morning strange advertisement is appearing on top of many pages I open in webbrowser (see screenshot at the end). It's happening in any browser (tested FF, IE and Chrome), on any of three ...
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How do I access/edit the Chrome user avatar images?

By which I mean the files which are referenced as chrome://theme/IDR_PROFILE_AVATAR_X I have identified the icon used as being %APPDATA%/Local/Chromium/User Data/Profile X/Google Profile.ico But ...
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How to hide chrome warning after crash?

When chrome has crashed, it displays a warning (under the address bar) on restart, offering to restore tabs. I'm launching chrome in kiosk mode, i don't want theses warnings to be displayed. Is there ...
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How to automaticaly delete all cookies BUT cookies from specific white-listed websites in Chrome?

Firefox has the ability to make all cookies session only with exceptions, so you can choose some websites to store cookies and all the other cookies are deleted when you quit Firefox. How can it be ...
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Google Chrome - New tab - bookmarks - How to restore deleted ones?

I have accidentally deleted some of the book marks that show up on my 'new tab' page (recently visited / popular I guess). How can I restore deleted links to this page? Or, how can I add new ones? ...
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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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Windows Authentication with Google Chrome

Does Google Chrome work with Windows Authentication? We have internal websites that use Windows authentication and I'd like Chrome to not have to prompt me every time I access those sites for ...
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How to stop the Google Update background tool?

On my Windows Vista PC, there is always an instance of "GoogleUpdate.exe" running. I find this annoying, so I'd like to make sure it doesn't start automatically. This proves to be not so easy, as I ...
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Why don't the Google Docs CTRL + ALT shortcuts work?

I'm currently using Google Docs, but when I try to use the keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+Alt+M it gives µ instead. Is Chrome (9) overruling Google Docs in some way? How can I get these shortcuts ...
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Helvetica Neue font error - boxed characters on Google Chrome for Mac

I'm experiencing a font issue with Helvetica Neue using Google Chrome Version 23.0.1271.101 on my Mac with OS X Lion 10.7.5 Characters are displayed within boxes. Prolific on Stack Exchange sites ...
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How to open a set of tabs together quickly?

How to open a set of tabs together quickly? I normally use "Pin Tab" in a session, and if Chrome is closed normally, the previous set of pinned tabs will be opened pinned automatically next time. ...
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Google Chrome: Have different settings on different computers? [duplicate]

I use Google Chrome and have specific settings for it and which apps I have downloaded for it. I use it with many of my computers (two laptops, desktop, phone, work desktop, etc.). I have a LOT of ...
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Make Chrome New Tab Totally Blank [duplicate]

I want to open a tab and nothing but a tab. So far, I have used New Tab Redirect! and specified a blank redirect URL, which becomes about:blank. But when I press CMD/CTRL + T it gives focus to the ...
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Reset Chrome download manager to default

As backstory: I installed fileserve manager to help me download files from fileserve, and was rather annoyed to put it lightly that it became the default download manager for all downloads in Chrome. ...
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How to make Chrome recognize one word queries as a search not a url

When you type a single word, in other words no spaces in a search, Chrome asks you if you meant a url. How do I change this? v. 12.0.712.0
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Printing background colours in Chrome

I'm trying to print a php generated document in Chrome. On the browser it looks fine, but my printer will not print any coloured backgrounds. I know that IE has an option to print background but ...
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Disable “This type of file can harm your computer” nag in chrome

I don't want to see that Discard/Keep dialog when downloading a pdf file in browser. I just want it to automatically save to my default location. I'm using chrome on Ubuntu 13.04.