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Running Java7 in Chrome for Mac OS X (requires 64bit?

My home banking system requires Java for logging onto the bank - see https://www.nemid.nu/ for a description of the system (in Danish only). This worked fine in Chrome under Mac OS X until recently ...
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Chrome 37 UI got larger and became blurry on 125% DPI [duplicate]

Today I updated to Chrome 37 stable (64-bit, but 32-bit has the same issue). I am using 125% DPI mode in Windows 8.1, because I need larger fonts everywhere, since my eyes are not so good :) The ...
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How does Chrome choose the thumbnail for frequently visited websites?

One of the options in Chrome is to have it show the most visited pages when you open a new tab. It also takes a snapshot that is displayed as a thumbnail for each site, e.g.: How is that snapshot ...
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How can I tag the bookmarks in Chrome?

I try to edit a bookmark in chrome but there's no where to tag it. Is it possible in Chrome?
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I'm using Chrome and Chrome Sync; does Google have access to my passwords?

I've been using Chrome (and Chrome Sync) for many years now. Does that mean Google, the owner of Chrome, knows all my passwords? I ask because I realized that Google owns Chrome, and also, it is a ...
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Which ports are considered unsafe on Chrome

Some ports generate an error when browsing to them via Chrome (see this related question). Which ports are considered safe, and which are unsafe by default?
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Delete specific cookies from Google Chrome?

How can I delete specific cookies from Google Chrome? I have cookies from a website that recently got updated, and I need to clean up the existing cookies, but I don't want to delete any other ...
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Text size suddenly got bigger on all sites on Google Chrome

This morning I started my Google Chrome browser as I do every day. The text size was suddenly bigger than normal, on all sites. I did not change any setting anywhere. If I set the zoom to 90% it ...
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Google Chrome (Mac) set keyboard focus from address bar back to page

I'm using the latest Google Chrome (14.0.835.35) on a Mac (10.6.8) There are quite often instances where the address bar has focus and I'd like to get back to the main page (so I can use arrow keys ...
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Force Chrome to open new pages in new window, not tab? (when opened from a program)

Whenever I click a link from something like outlook or a program opens a web page (not when I click a link from within chrome). It opens up in Chrome since it is my default browser but if I already ...
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Make Chrome's Omnibar behave more like the Firefox AwesomeBar

One of my favorite features of the Firefox AwesomeBar is that I can simply type a substring of any URL or page title in my history and it finds all matches sorted by how frequently they were accessed. ...
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How to customize Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts?

I would like to customize keyboard shortcuts in Google Chrome. For example, I would like to map the keys combination Ctrl+Shift+W to the command "Close Other Tabs", instead of right-clicking on a ...
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Google Chrome automatically adding websites to my list of search engines?

I have noticed that certain websites (e.g. Stack Exchange sites, Dell, etc.) are automatically added to my list of search engines in Google Chrome. They even add a keyboard shortcut to their entry. ...
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How do I remove a device from the “Other Devices” list on the new tab page?

I use Google Chrome all over the place, and have Chrome Sync set up so I can see what tabs I have open on my other devices. Problem is, one of those devices doesn't exist anymore. It was a VM which I ...
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Does anyone recognise this icon?

Can anyone tell me what this icon on Chrome in my taskbar is? It has only appeared today, I think chrome updated this morning but I can't be 100% sure. It seems as if it's being triggered when I ...
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How can I tell which Google Chrome channel I'm running?

Is there a way from within Google Chrome to know whether I'm running the stable, beta, or dev channel? I was experiencing problems with recent dev releases and decided to go back to stable. Now I ...
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Is it possible to work offline in Google Chrome (as in Firefox?)

I'd like to access cached copies of web pages even when I can't connect to the Internet in Google Chrome. To work offline in Firefox, I can click File -> Work Offline. Is there a similar "offline ...
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Google Chrome - Open pop-ups in new tab?

Is there a way to set Google Chrome so that it opens pop-ups in tabs instead of opening new windows?
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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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Getting chrome to open “text” files in a tab

When I look at code samples on the web that are linked to as a .c, .cpp, .h etc file, chrome will download it for me as a file. Is there a way to get it to open the file (which is really just a text ...
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What is Chrome Canary and how is it different from Google Chrome?

As the question title says it all, I read Google support, I read few things here and there, the only thing they say is it's for developers and it is updated at a rapid speed, but what way exactly it ...
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How to enable confirmation alert before closing chrome tabs?

How to enable confirmation alert box option before closing opened tab in chrome browser? Need to change setting? I couldn't find any such options in setting window.
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How to find which tab a particular Chrome process refers to

I often have 6 or 7 separate Chrome windows open, often with 5-10 tabs in each. When I look at Windows Task Manager, I see each chrome.exe process, with some using a large amount of memory. How can ...
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Condense Chrome extension buttons

Chrome extensions are starting to take up real estate in my browser window: Is it possible to hide these buttons or display them more economically?
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How to reduce Google Chrome's CPU usage?

I have started using Google Chrome (up to date) on Windows 7 (everything up to date) on a clean install I did a few days ago and compared to Firefox I am seeing huge CPU spikes (up to 100% CPU ...
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How can I set Google Chrome Canary as the default browser on Windows 8?

Normally, Google Chrome Canary cannot be set to be the system's default browser - it shows the following message in its settings: This is a secondary installation of Google Chrome, and cannot be ...
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what's the whole point of the query/Ctrl-E in Chrome

In Chrome, If i type anything in the omnibar, it will search google for whatever I have typed. If i do a query (Ctrl-E, which basically inserts a question mark at the start of the omnibar and seems ...
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How do you get multiple rows of tabs in Google Chrome?

Is there any way to get Google Chrome to use multiple rows for tabs? I haven't been able to find an extension, or a mention of this feature coming up in a future release.
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In Chrome, is there a way to search only within my bookmarked sites?

I'm not trying to search for a bookmark - I'm trying to search for a term that may appear on one of my bookmarked sites. For instance, if I wanted to search on the term "Obama" and restrict my query ...
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How can I disable HTML5 content in popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome?

The bad thing about Flash video was that it required a third-party plugin to play the content. The good thing was I could select which content to play; using the click-to-play feature in Firefox and ...
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How can I search for regular expressions within webpages using Google Chrome or IE?

How can I search for regular expressions like 'foo|bar' on webpages using Google Chrome or IE? I'm aware of the "Regular Expression Searcher" extension, but it does not work for me. (Nothing happens ...
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How to allow Chrome (browser) to load insecure content?

Google Chrome, by default, blocks insecure content on secure pages. Is there any way to allow it to load the full content and have it ask me (like Firefox does)? Even if it doesn't ask me and just ...
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Is there a shortcut key to duplicate a tab in Google Chrome?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to duplicate a tab in Google Chrome? I've read through all the replies in the Google Chrome Forum thread, but there's no hope there. The only hope I get from that page ...
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How can I delete all web history that matches a specific query in Google Chrome

In Google Chrome, is it possible to delete all search history that matches a specific query (for example, en.wikipedia.org)?
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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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Location of Chrome cache on Mac OS X

After a bit of Googling, I'm able to find the location of Chrome cached files on Windows but not on OS X. Would anyone know what the location is for Mac?
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Starting Google Chrome in application mode

How do I start Google Chrome in application mode? What I want is to surf to a website, such as www.facebook.com, directly without borders or address bar, etc.
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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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Mac OS X (Lion) Chrome: shortcut for “Search With Google”

Under Keyboard Shortcuts : Application Shortcuts I've already tried with either "Search With Google" or "Google Search..." as the Menu Item (both of these for Application set as Google Chrome, of ...
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Chrome command line arguments w/ url?

when launching chrome from the windows command line I can pass arguments like so: ...>chrome.exe -incognito I can also pass a URL to open ...>chrome.exe google.com Each work fine on their ...
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What is Chrome default cache size limit?

What is Chrome default cache size limit? Where it can be found?
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What format does Google Chrome Developer Tools save data as?

I am using Google chrome's developer tools to inspect the timeline of some requests. There is the option of storing them as a .HAR file, but I could not find anything that opens it. In a browser, it ...
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Why does Chrome on Windows 7 not show certain Unicode characters to me?

This Apple question contains the text what is this key? ⎋ Which looks like this to me in Google Chrome: Why is that Unicode character, or others like it, undisplayable in Google Chrome on ...
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How to download Chrome extensions for installing in another computer?

A computer I use doesn't have access to chrome.google.com/extensions website. I wish I could download the plugin and then use the file to install it, but the only option I have is to install. The ...
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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 does Google Chromecast connect to secured wifi?

Google Chromecast can be set up by going to the setup page on a supported device. But in technical terms, what is actually happening on your device that configures the Chromecast dongle? For ...
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Keystroke to reload a page without cache in Chrome for OS X

According to the Chrome Docs, the Ctrl/Shift+F5 keystroke is only supported on Windows. Is there any keystroke I can do to fully reload a page without the cache on Chrome for Mac?
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How can I identify malware containing Chrome extensions in Linux?

I seem to have been infected by malware. Specifically, every now and then (once every few days usually) I get redirected to a page that asks me to download something, usually a "new version of Flash". ...
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Is there a browser add-on to filter Google search results?

Is there a way to block specific sites from appearing in Google search? I'm looking for a browser add-on (preferably Google Chrome) - I don't want to create custom search engines or what-not. ...
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How to Select Hyperlink Text in Google Chrome?

I am running Google Chrome 5. How can I select hyper link text using the mouse with, for example, CTRL or ALT keys?