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How to pin a website to the Windows 8 Start screen without Internet Explorer as default browser?

I'm not sure if I like the whole idea of Start screen yet, but I would find it more useful with Stack Overflow as a tile in the group. Is there a way to add the Stack Exchange sites to this screen ...
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Chrome cookies folder in Windows 7

Where does Google Chrome store its cookies when running on Windows 7?
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Can Google Employees See My Passwords Saved in Google Chrome?

I understand that we are really tempted to save our passwords in Google Chrome. The likely benefit is two fold, You don't need to (memorize and) input those long and cryptic passwords. These are ...
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Can I change the icon used to identify profiles in Google Chrome web browser?

I'd like to make the profile icons in chrome more meaningful. E.g. a pic of the profile's user, my company's logo for my work profile.
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How to disable permission to read 'System Fonts' and 'Browser Plugin Details' in Chrome and Firefox

Going to http://panopticlick.eff.org/ I can see that that Firefox and Chrome expose more about 'System Fonts' and 'Browser Plugin Details' than I prefer. How can the permission of a web page to ...
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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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Is there a Chrome plugin to create separate session in a tab?

I have multiple accounts on many of the same services. I would like a better way to manage my sessions. A personal Gmail account, and one for work A personal Amazon account, one for work A personal ...
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How to delete an URL from Chrome's Omnibox suggestions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete previously entered items from Google Chrome Omnibox? Chrome: remove URL from autocomplete which doesn't show up in history? How can I delete an URL ...
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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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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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Backing up Google Chrome

Having recently switched to Google Chrome, I was wondering what files and directories I should be including in my backups to make sure that bookmarks and history are included. Along the same lines, ...
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Getting “Google Chrome didn't shut down correctly” every week

I am getting "Google Chrome didn't shut down correctly" twice a week - it becomes a very annoying problem - I always fixed this issue by removing the chrome's default user profile and re-opening the ...
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Google Chrome Annoying Download warning

Whenever I download a .dmg, .exe file, etc. Google Chrome assumes I don't know what I am doing and asks me if I understand the risks and warns me that the file may be harmful to my computer. I get the ...
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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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Google Chrome Plugin for JSON Reading

Is there a Chrome plugin that renders JSON files in Chrome? Currently Chrome just tries to download them, and that's kind of boring.
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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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Make Google Chrome “Application” Windows Use High-Quality Icons in Windows 7

Whenever I use Google Chrome's "Create Application" shortcut (which I heavily use, and recommend), the icons shown on the Windows 7 taskbar are really blurry, probably the result of the 16x16 favicon ...
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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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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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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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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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Google Chrome pinned to Windows 7 taskbar not opening under pinned icon

I have both Google Chrome and Eclipse pinned to my taskbar in Windows 7 64-Bit. However, when I launch these programs, they don't appear to open under the pinned taskbar icon Eclipse behaves ...
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How can I change the default website connection timeout in Chrome?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to bypass Facebook “Social Reader”-type apps, to view content without installing?

In Facebook, some links to articles or videos appear to be genuine links, but in fact there are leading to some "content viewing" Facebook apps, like "Dailymotion", "The Guardian", or "Yahoo!". Those ...
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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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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 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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What is the purpose of “link-only” Chrome apps?

There are a number of Chrome apps that seem to "duplicate" a website, by being just a shortcut to some web service. Examples include, but are not limited to: Google Play Music Google Docs Google ...
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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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What is the Google Chrome keyboard shortcut to pin/unpin a tab?

I searched for a keyboard shortcut to toggle a tab's pinning in Chrome but couldn't find anything. Does anyone know one?
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How do I disable Javascript in Chrome?

How do I disable Javascript in Chrome?
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How can I create a URL shortcut in Chrome?

I'm not sure if this is possible, but I want to type in foo, hit enter, and be directed to bar.com.
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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 do I view a specific date in my Google Chrome history?

I was looking for a specific page and found it in my history search, but I can't see the entry in the context of how I found the page in the first place. I tried to search by date (the only metadata I ...
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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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How can I enable Silverlight in Google Chrome 42+?

I have Silverlight 5 installed on my Windows 8.1 64-bit computer. When I try to watch Amazon Instant Video I get a prompt telling me to install Silverlight for better quality. I also can't get ...
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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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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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Chrome keyboard shortcut to pause script execution

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Google Chrome which will break script execution? (Equivalent to pressing the || "Pause script execution" button in the Developer Tools Scripts panel.) I'd like to use ...
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Change default CSS of Google Chrome

I would like to be able to change the default CSS used by chrome, such as removing the underlines for links, etc. However, I cannot find the default CSS file used by Chrome. Does anyone know where it ...
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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 ...