For questions about Google Chrome insofar as they relate to interaction with web applications. Questions about Chrome settings or features should be asked at superuser.com.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
3 views

How can I restore my pretty Chrome colors? [migrated]

It used to look like this After upgrade it turned into this: I appreciate nostalgia but it's not 1999 any more. I applied the Breeze theme I found in the store so now it looks like which at ...
-2
votes
0answers
6 views

Productivity extension to set page-specific time limit [closed]

I'm looking for an extension that will allow to give a website a time limit. Some websites I want to block completely, for some just to set a day limit like 10 minutes. So far I only found extensions ...
-1
votes
0answers
26 views

Gmail not working in Chrome

I am trying to open my Gmail account. I am not able to. I am getting this error: This site can’t be reached mail.google.com refused to connect. Try: Reloading the page Checking the connection ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

I can't get localised (non US) Google search in my Chrome Omnibox to work properly [migrated]

I've searched and tried a few solutions but none work properly. I want Chorme to use google.co.uk but while my searches are correctly run, the auto-suggestions in the omnibox don't work anymore. My ...
1
vote
2answers
13 views

How to make Google ignore where I am in the world?

Whenever I travel around the world Google always assumes I want to use the region I am in as the search engine. I just want to always search Google.co.uk wherever I am in the world. I don't want to ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

How can I open a PDF in Google Drive in the same way as a downloaded PDF?

If I download a PDF in Chrome (even from Drive), on any platform, and click on the downloaded-file-button down the bottom, the PDF opens in Chrome in a viewer that includes a table of contents browser,...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Horizontal scroll bar in Facebook news feed (homepage)

See this screen shot before reading further... I am having this annoying horizontal scroll bar in my Facebook news feed (home page) from last 3-4 days. This is happening only in the news feed (...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Make Google Sync use current credentials

When I first enabled Google Sync (a few days after it was first released) it was set to use my google account credentials, not a passphrase. The moment I changed my password I was told that my Google ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

Stop Gmail automatically checking for new mail

Using the web browser version of Gmail, is it possible to stop Gmail automatically checking for new mail? Occasionally, I need to access my inbox to retrieve information but don't want to be ...
0
votes
1answer
138 views

How to turn off Insert/Overwrite in Google Spreadsheets

When editing text in Google Spreadsheets, in the formula bar, or editing the name of the sheet, overwrite is toggled, and pressing the insert key (numberpad or 'regular' insert key, numlock active or ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

How do I invite more than 5 people to Google Hangouts

The maximum number of Hangouts participants is 10, but I am getting an error message when I try to invite more than 5. So far I've found one other bug report, but no answers. It looks like: How ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Google Translate keyboard shortcut in Chrome

I want to do this: Select some text (in Chrome) Press a keyboard shortcut Get a translation of that text on the same page (some bubble with the translation or something) Is there a way to do this?
0
votes
2answers
42 views

Search Yelp with tab in Chrome in locations other than San Francisco

If you press tab to search Yelp in Chrome, it will complete to: http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=things&src=opensearch which searches San Francisco. This is not very useful to people living ...
1
vote
0answers
102 views

How do Gmail, FB, etc. create web notifications while they're not open?

I get notifications from Gmail and Facebook while they're not open. I don't have their apps installed either. How are they sending me notifications? I'm guessing they're creating a background service ...
3
votes
0answers
62 views

Can I create a new Google Keep note from Chrome's omnibox?

Chrome's omnibox features are really great, e.g. to create a new Google Calendar event. Is someone aware of any possibility to create a new Google Keep note from the omnibox?
3
votes
1answer
214 views

Google Chrome doesn't print to Google Drive. In my Gloogle Cloud Print I don't have Google Drive

Instead of having "Save to Google Drive" like they say here: https://support.google.com/cloudprint/answer/2541913?hl=en&ref_topic=4456182 in my Chrome 48.0.2564.82 m (64-bit) there isn't this ...
-1
votes
0answers
10 views

Scripps Spelling Bee Pop Up/Dialogue Box [closed]

I'm on the Scripps National Spelling Bee site with the words where you click on them and you spell them for practice. You click on the list name and it shows the list of words with three options ...
2
votes
0answers
98 views

How can i reduce the CPU usage of Google's Inbox

Even with all my extensions disabled Google Inbox takes 2-5% constantly and 20-40% in spikes every so often. This is also without the tab having focus. Currently I just open Inbox when i need it and ...
1
vote
2answers
38 views

Forcing search engine to display stock quote in Chrome

Is there a way (extension, tag) to input a stock ticker into the Google Chrome search bar and return the relevant yahoo finance/ google finance/bloomberg page for a stock? Most of the time google is ...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

Making Google Docs into its own application on Mac

I've been trying to figure this out all afternoon... My dream is that I want to be able to open Google Docs on my Mac as if it's an application. Chrome's setting's has a built-in "Add to ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

Google Drive Synced with Errors. On Ubuntu, can I recover my offline version of the file before it synced?

So I finished a bunch of work offline, and then I synced it... and it did not go well after: It merged without deleting a bunch of parts as you can see there, and Page 7 is gone completely: The ...
1
vote
3answers
193 views

How do I get Google Inbox to ask me to be a mailto handler?

Google Inbox doesn't appear to offer to handle mailto: links as Gmail does. Is there a way to enable this in Google Inbox?
3
votes
1answer
25 views

Wikipedia Spam Filter Notice

I've been an occasional Wikipedia editor and user for many years. Twice recently when I tried to make a minor page edit, I received the following error: "Spam filter notice" Your edit was not saved ...
0
votes
1answer
114 views

How to remove an account from Google login options? [duplicate]

When I am in the main screen where I get to choose which account, it does not give me the option to remove an account. When I click the arrow, it just signs into that account.
3
votes
0answers
455 views

Is there any way to disable DASH playback in the HTML5 player?

I like watching YouTube videos using the HTML5 player rather than the Flash player because I can get 60 FPS video. However since I have poor internet, I would like to be able to pause the video and ...
2
votes
2answers
123 views

Selectively remove/disable syncing Google Drive documents on Chrome

I have installed the Google Docs app (extension) on Google Chrome (v43.0.2357.65 (Official Build) beta (64-bit) on Ubuntu Linux 14.04), and enabled offline sync on my Google Drive account. Offline ...
2
votes
1answer
109 views

Is it possible to see passwords that Google Chrome has saved to my account from my Android phone or a secure website?

There's an option in Chrome for me to turn on automatic password generation for when I'm creating a new online account. I'd love to use this feature but one hurdle stands in my way. If I'm on a ...
3
votes
2answers
399 views

Double/single-spacing for Gmail under Windows 7/8 with Chrome?

I must have hit some magic keystroke. Suddenly using the most recent copies of Gmail, Chrome, with those 7/8, etc. I'm getting double-spacing in Gmail for the Unreads and Everything Else. Until today ...
3
votes
1answer
141 views

Search Google Drive files directly from the Chrome search bar?

Is there a way (perhaps a Chrome extension) to show Google Drive search results in my Chrome autocomplete menu? For example in this image, if I had a Google Doc or Google Sheet called "orange juice" ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

WhatsApp prompting me to update my browser

I am trying to access WhatsApp Web and I get the following message: WhatsApp Web works for Google Chrome 36+ To start using WhatsApp Web, update Chrome or use Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Opera. ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

How to set default video playback resolution on Google+?

I've been using google plus to host and share videos lately and I really like it. Unfortunately when I click to play back a video it defaults to 360p when 720p is available. Is there some way to set ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

Google Docs Chrome extension - what does it do / why does it exist?

In some Chrome instances, several extensions (apps?) called Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc. are installed (I've seen various subsets of these across different Chrome instances). What are these for / ...
2
votes
2answers
343 views

How to prevent Google Hangouts Chrome extension from popping up for other users of the same Chrome installation?

My wife's laptop has Chrome installed. She uses it under her Chrome username. I sometimes use it with my Chrome username. Since installing the Google Hangouts extension on my Chrome account (on my own ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Google Sync is destroying my bookmarks?

How do I see how many and which devices my Google account is syncing with? I clicked the new icon in the upper right of chrome and logged in and synced. First off this makes no sense because I signed ...
2
votes
0answers
476 views

Can't start a Hangout conversation

Has anyone seen this issue? About once a day, I can't get the Hangout chat pop-up to appear. I can see under any given contact that I've been sent a message, see the first few words, the contact is ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I download images from Google Keep?

I shared an image from my phone to Google Keep. I open it on the Google Keep Chrome application. But there's no download option. How do I download images from Google Keep? Is there a work-around?
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Use Google Translate without mouse

When I want to translate something i do this: Open browser Write translate into searchbar. This makes the translator come up. Click on the "input text" window write something that should be ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Google spreadsheet thinks Chrome is Firefox

I am an Ubuntu user with Google Chrome 39.0 and whenever I enter a Google Spreadsheet-document (with Chrome), I get a warning header saying that "This version of Firefox is no longer supported, please ...
2
votes
1answer
308 views

Why does Google Talk think I am “signed in from a different location that doesn't support invisibility”?

I only occasionally use Google Talk, and only via Gmail in my browser. I always stay invisible, and only use it when someone asks me (say, via text or email) to chat with them, and then I send them ...
1
vote
1answer
200 views

Workflowy Chrome app says it's in offline mode

I use Workflowy, but am unsure if my issue is related to Workflowy or if it's a Chrome app thing. I've installed the Workflowy chrome app, and have it in its own window. I've been using it a while, ...
3
votes
0answers
49 views

Why does Gmail now lose viewed new message state?

When using Gmail, the first time in a tab (e.g. Inbox, Social, Promotional, and Forums) new messages get a NEW icon before the subject line of each message that is new since the last time you looked ...
1
vote
2answers
186 views

How can I select text from Google Calendar's Agenda view in Chrome?

Sometimes I want to select text from the Agenda view of Google Calendar, but when I try to do so in Chrome, I'm unable to. Is there a workaround for this?
1
vote
0answers
883 views

in chrome: gmail zoom in returns to default

I surf in gmail via chrome. I usually zoom in (pressing ctrl and +) to 150%. when i click on "inbox" \ drafts \ sent mail the view reset to zoom 100% but if I press ctrl and + I see the zoom ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

Google Keep auto-focuses Chrome

I opened Google Keep in Google Chrome, then I focused another window while it was loading. Suddenly, Chrome re-focused itself! While I was typing in another window! (I even minimized the window, ...
3
votes
1answer
61 views

Accessing a dictionary within gmail

Is there a way to integrate a dictionary with gmail in google-chrome browser? Whenever I read or compose a mail, I wish to right-click on a word and find a 'synonyms' option similar to what I see in ...
1
vote
1answer
507 views

How to add “On behalf of” in Gmail

I have always previously use this, but for some reason now in Google I can't add a custom email address and send the email's via googles servers. This is bad The old screen looked like this: ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Why is Google hiding the search input field?

For some reason, Google search is hiding the input field in Chrome and using the URL field as the search parameters. Is there a way I can disable this feature? How I don't like it: How I would ...
-1
votes
1answer
58 views

Save dynamic content in Chrome on a Windows tablet [closed]

I have written a few web pages that get some user data via forms over the course of these pages, store it as cookies, and then get the cookies and tabulate the information on the last page by doing $(...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

invisible in Gmail when using Chrome Hangouts [duplicate]

I installed the Google Chrome Hangouts plugin. But after that, I can’t stay invisible. Does anyone know how to stay invisible when we're using the Hangouts plugin or even the Google Talk plugin?
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Why doesn't Google Maps show my home and the starred locations while planning a route?

Is there any way to switch it back on? Now the starring function seems useless.