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Chrome: Selecting a link by doing search on its text

I'm trying to use my computer using the keyboard exclusively, without touching the mouse. When browsing the web it can get hard. I use Tab to select links, but there are often dozens of links on a ...
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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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Where is Chrome.exe in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Is it in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe or is it in C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application? Few months ago, a friend of mine said the former. But yesterday, I ...
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Middle mouse click doesn't always open links in a new tab in Chrome

I use the middle mouse button to open links in new tabs and to close tabs. But sometimes, clicking the middle mouse button opens links in the current tab instead of in a new tab. It's not random - I ...
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Make browser give a custom made note when re-visiting websites

Lately I've been browsing through hundreds of ads on a website similar to craigslist. Due to the similarities of the ads, I have to read through almost the entire ad to decide if it's interesting or ...
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How do I teach Chrome's omnibar to search in Google Maps?

It seems that the only site on the web that is unavailable for search via Chrome's omnibar is Google's own Maps. Is there any way I could teach the omnibar to search Google Maps?
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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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Fullscreen video in Chrome shows URL in corner

When playing a fullscreen video in Chrome, the URL shows in the lower left corner. This happens for YouTube as well as other video players, where sometimes it covers the progress bar. The ...
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How does Google Chrome installer work?

I have been wondering - how does Google Chrome install in a single click? ...
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Is there a Chrome version of Firefox Tilt?

Tilt is a cool new developer-oriented FF extension that lets you visualize a page in 3D. Is there something similar for Chrome?
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Change a favicon locally in google chrome

This is a frustrating question, mostly because all searches for this usually give me information on how to change a favicon for a website the user owns. Allow me to elaborate on my issue. I would ...
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How does Google's new re-captcha work?

As far as I know, google has changed its re-captcha to a new one for google chrome browser. Google URL Shortener uses this kind of captcha. This re-captcha verifies that "We are not robot" ...
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Memory leak in Google Chrome

As a developer it is very common for me to have 2-3 different IDE's open, 10-15 google chrome windows which can hold up to 200 open tabs (I know I get out of hand some times), Photoshop, couple ...
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How can I only display top comments for Google+?

Is there an extension (for Chrome or Firefox) that allows viewing of comments only with only a certain number of votes for a post on Google+? I am considering writing one myself, but if it already ...
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How can I have multiple browsing sessions in Google Chrome?

I often need multiple browsing sessions for logging into multiple services with different accounts at one time. I don't want to have to use multiple browsers, nor do I want to use a different release ...
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How can I resize the Open File dialog in Chrome for OSX?

Somehow the open file dialog ended up being bigger in height than my screen so I can't resize it back. Here's a full screen screenshot: Reopening chrome / restarting OSX does not fix the issue.
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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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Google Chrome constantly asking for Keychain permission?

My Google Chrome installation on Snow Leopard is asking for access to the keychain any time I go to a site with login information... This happened really suddenly - I've restarted and tried different ...
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Can I get an alternative browser (Firefox/Chrome) on Win8 RT?

Where can I find Firefox or Chrome for Win8 RT? I checked both google.com/chrome and firefox.com, but they seem to only have x86 version of the browser, but not ARM.
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Javascript error console in Chrome?

I know how to do it in Firefox - how do I see Javascript errors in Chrome?
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My browsers won't use my full screen resolution and also use different resolutions between them

My screen resolution is actually 3200x1800, but when I'm in a browser it acts like I have a smaller resolution. How do I get my browsers to use my full resolution? On Chrome it's using 1280x720, ...
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How to remotely log out from Google chrome?

Can I log out from Google Chrome in a remote PC where I signed in. I logged in the library PC on my Google Chrome but forgot to log out. How can I log out from the library PC from home?
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Google Chrome detected as PWS:Win32/Zbot by MSE

Microsoft Security Essentials detected Google Chrome as a Password Stealer: PWS:Win32/Zbot Category: Password Stealer Description: This program is dangerous and captures user passwords. ...
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How to make a blank page in Google chrome at start-up?

Does Google Chrome has anything similar to about:blank page in IE? I did not find any suitable page mentioning this? PS: I tried about:blank but it looked like the chrome is trying to load something ...
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Overriding Access-Control-Allow-Origin restriction in Google Chrome

I make AJAX calls to URIs which belong to a different domain. Normally in IE I am able to do this via jQuery's CORS support. But this fails in Google Chrome irrespective where CORS support is set or ...
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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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Why does Chrome install itself under user directory instead of Program files?

On Windows 7 (x64), Chrome is installed in: C:\Users\userid\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\ Is that better that Program Files? Is it a general best practice? I suppose it's good (and ...
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Chrome/Chromium - disable HTML5 LocalStorage and Databases for all webpages /or ask user

My question is about fine tuning of Chrome or Chromium browser. It have support of new generation of cookies: HTML5 LocalStorage and Databases. Some ad sites uses LocalStorage to do user tracking, ...
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Firefox addon to imitate Google Chrome's built-in notification system

I'm using Mozilla Firefox 4 and I would like to be able to receive notifications similar to Google Chrome's built-in notification system, like so: Is there an addon like this or similar?
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How can I turn off backspace navigation in Chrome?

Some people seem to want to be able to have the delete key on a Mac behave as a backspace key and go back when navigating web pages (ie, this question here). As I commented there, I believe that this ...
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Firefox / Google Chrome plugin to enable multi-session browsing

The traditional way to browse a site with multiple sessions is by using multiple browsers at the same time. Are there any Google Chrome / Firefox plugins that can do the same using a single browser?
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Chrome: NPAPI plugin is required for this app

I'm trying to install the Sway.fm Unified Music Media Keys extension for Chrome, but I'm receiving the following error message. This application is not supported on this computer. Installation has ...
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How to disable Google search result link redirect (on right-click) in Chrome?

When logged in to google, Google search results are redirected (for tracking purposes etc.) This is annoying, as it's not easy to copy paste the URL without visiting the site. If there would be no ...
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HiDPI Issues in Windows 8.1 (Chrome, Spotify)

I recently bought a very nice Lenovo Yoga 2. The screen is incredible, I can not look at my old monitor any more, reading on it is a dream However, enter the issues of HiDPI and windows scaling and I ...
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Google Chrome: How to select text with touchscreen?

Is it possible to select (and copy after that of course) any text on web page using fingers and touchscreen? I found only one opportunity - double tap selects single word under tap point. But I need ...
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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 change default page print size in chrome

Is it possible to change the default page print size in Chrome? I'm printing the webpage to a pdf file and it seems that the size is letter. I want to be able to change that to A4. Or if there are any ...
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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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Does opening a lot of tabs in Google chrome cause a performance issue?

I have heard that each tab in a Google chrome is a separate process. So if any tab crashed it won't be affected to the whole browser. So if you open so many tabs there will be as many processes in the ...
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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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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 save a web page as MHT in chrome?

How do you save a web page as .mht in Chrome? I have Chromium 18. It's supposed to be possible but I can't figure out how...
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How do I change my Chrome language back to English?

Suddenly, my Chrome language has been changed to Tamil. I didn't make this change manually. I don't know how to change this setting to English.
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How can I configure desktop notification display time in Google Chrome?

Recently Gmail introduced an HTML5-based desktop notification feature for Google Chrome users (see this). It's very useful, however, the notifications disappear too quickly (in about 5 seconds) and I ...
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How to make Chrome to confirm on quit tab?

Chrome always quit when I click on the X button on a tab, without asking me anything! Even when I close Chrome he do not alert me if I am willing to relay close it? Many times it happened that ...
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How do I left or right align text in Google Chrome 6 address bar?

I was typing into Google Chrome's address bar and I think I hit some keys by accident that right aligned the text in the bar. This is very annoying! What might I have pressed? How can I change this ...
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How to install extensions in Chrome without a Google Account?

I am trying to install a free extension in Google Chrome, but whenever I click "Add To Chrome", I am asked to sign in to a Google account. This has never happened before, and I do not want to use an ...
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How to export opened tabs in Chrome?

Are there any extensions for Chrome that allow me to export all currently opened tabs as a text file, containing all the URLs of those tabs? I don't necessarily need it to be a text file if there is ...
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What is remoting as offered by Google Chrome?

Since the past few dev builds, Chrome has an option to enable Remoting in the about:flags section. What is remoting ?
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What is this little arrow on top of a tab in Google Chrome?

From time to time, but very rarely, I get a little arrow on top of a tab in Google Chrome as you can see in this picture: Why is there? what does it mean?