Questions tagged [google-chrome]

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Unable to join google meet when WebRTC Control extension is enabled in Google Chrome

I am unable to join google meet whenever WebRTC Control extension is enabled in Google Chrome. This is the error I am getting: Couldn't start the video call because of an error. So every time I had ...
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Can I block particular google searches on my machine?

I'd like to block particular google searches from working on my machine. I can't block the searches with the hosts file, DNS or little snitch because I still want to use google search in general. It ...
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How to disable Google Chrome search results highlighting?

In the last couple days I noticed text being highlighted from search results I click on from Google. For example, when I click on StackOverflow link from Google search: (The yellow was added by ...
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Issue with horizontal scrolling in Google Sheets

I didn't find anything about this specific issue online, so I'm trying my luck over here: When I'm scrolling horizontally in google sheets, the whole document is jumping a few columns forward and ...
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Is it safe to sync passwords that have been deleted on another device?

A little while ago, I deleted my passwords in Google Chrome, thinking that this would only apply to that particular device. Unfortunately, I found that this action had been synced to all devices, ...
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Resize only one specific website in browser

Recently the user interface of Facebook has changed, and regarding my screen resolution, every button seems huge, and the whole thing looks too much "touchscreen friendly" - but on my laptop,...
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Why has the YouTube video player suddenly become so big?

I'm not exactly sure why this has happened but until yesterday YouTube was working just fine. Then, the large player option on the video went out of proportion (literally) and is now way too big. I ...
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Why I can open Reddit in Chrome but not in Firefox?

Instead, I got this: Basically, Firefox complains that Reddit has a certificate for firstmedia.com firstmedia.com is my ISP. In Indonesia, ISP is required to block bad sites and Reddit is one of the ...
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Website content scaling/resizing, why some do and some don't, any way to force it? [closed]

Why do some websites scale as you shrink/grow window to fit content, usually news sites do this, Google and Amazon as an example, do not, is there a way to force it on those that don't, or is it just ...
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Duolingo home screen is covered by a grey modal background, disabling the page from responding to clicks

I came across this problem on a Mac on Chrome, but I see reports of it on other platforms. I'm self-answering with a workaround here because Duolingo's comments section was too restrictive.
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Is there a way to disable or redirect the youtube 'home' button

I keep getting distracted by the lists of 'recommended' videos but cant completely disable youtube as I need it for video tutorials. Is there a productivity chrome extension or technical way to ...
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How to stop Google Chrome from highlighting things I click on?

Since the update on May 28, 2020, Google Chrome has decided to do this annoying new thing where, on many sites: When I click on a box that I can type in, it surrounds the text box in a black outline ...
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How to make Google ask for password when switching between accounts

When using Gmail, have the option of switching between accounts by clicking the user icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Currently, can switch between the accounts listed when clicking the ...
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Hangouts full screen chat window

Is there a way I could use hangouts.google.com chat windows in a fullscreen mode? I mean, I use Messenger via messenger.com (full size) or Slack using the website slack.com (also full screen). When ...
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How to never launch the slack desktop app while loading a slack link?

When I go to a slack link in chrome, the page attempts to launch my slack desktop app. For example loading a link like this in chrome: https://box.slack.com/archives/CXXJDXXXX/pXXXX61509300XXXX ...
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How to sign in to Google account and avoid that Chrome crashes

Chrome crashed during regular use on a Mac. After forced quit of Chrome I was unable to sign in to Google repeatedly. I could only find advice to rename the data folder on Windows machine. Any tips ...
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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,...
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How to uninstall Gmail Offline Chrome app?

Whenever I close Google Chrome, I see the following message: Gmail Offline has crashed. Click this balloon to restart the app. I believe Gmail Offline to be a Chrome extension or app I installed ...
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Why Is Google Drive convinced that I'm offline?

Okay, this is messed up. I opened up my budgets spreadsheet as I do every week, and realized that I could only edit 1-2 cells before everything would freeze up. Inspecting the UI, I found a tiny ...
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How to download videos from YouTube to Google Drive

I am looking for a webapp which can download videos from YouTube to Google Drive. I am preferring pure webapp not browser extension based solutions, because primarily I will use that webapp in mobile ...
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Does YouTube show less video ads when cookies are cleared?

I had the following experience and would like to verify, if possible, whether YouTube would show less ads when cookies are cleared. Note: I have set my browser to forget cookies and history upon ...
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Chrome 84 keeps on MacOS 10.15.1 keeps flickering with white tabs [migrated]

After around five minutes of using Google Chrome, the browser starts flickering (and pages become only white) and chrome becomes unusable. Has anyone else found this problem and has a solution?
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Google Translate and Google Search are in the wrong language

For some reason, most Google pages have started being displayed to me in Czech. It includes Google Translate, as well as the main search page google.com. Oddly enough Gmail is still in my native ...
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Where are Google's Offline Docs found on a PC?

I wasn't able to find where Google Drive has stored my offline docs on my PC. I've searched my 'downloads' folder, my 'documents' folder and went into cache to find them under, 'Host App Data' but ...
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Is there some way to have access to Evernote in Gmail in Google Chrome?

Something similar to Xobni would be great, as it adds a permanent sidebar on the right, but their Evernote support is only available for Outlook. I've tried making a Chrome extension that injects an ...
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Multiple Chrome shortcut apps from the same domain?

In Chrome (for Mac), you can turn any website into a standalone web application (a.k.a. Site Specific Browser) by going to the site, clicking the three stacked dots in the upper-right of the window, ...
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Google maps 3D not working on VirtualBox

Why maps.google.com's 3D feature while running Chrome (latest) on Ubuntu 18 in a virtual environment (VirtualBox) with Windows 10 host is not enabled? Virtual Machine's settings: Oracle VM ...
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Are Chrome 'Other search engines' synced when logged into Google?

Are Chrome 'Other search engines' synced across devices when a user is logged into their Google account? See: chrome://settings/searchEngines > Other search engines Exploring the data that is ...
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How can I view the traffic time graph in my browser for Google Maps?

I can't find the graph showing trip time vs departure time when using maps.google.com in Chrome on my PC. I can easily find it in the Android App though, I just get directions (not navigation) and ...
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Is it possible to get notifications for GMail but have some emails auto-archived?

Is it possible to get notifications for GMail emails which are e.g. similar to Google Calendar notifications in Google Chrome which need to be resolved to disappear? Ideally, I would then still ...
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How to make an Incognito Bookmark in Chrome?

i'd like to create a bookmark visible in non-incognito window that will open in an incognito window. I thought maybe it could be done with a file-bookmark, but no luck with that yet.
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How to sign out/remove a gmail account from chrome?

I am signed in to 5 accounts in chrome, I want to remove two of them, one having a session that expired and that I can no longer sign in to, because it's not mine. All I see is a button that says ...
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Chrome and Hangouts both use CTRL+D for something different

I'm using CTRL+D to mute my hangouts, but that does bookmarking in Chrome. Any way to resolve this schism?
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retreiving Telegram data after non-safe delete

I deleted the telegram data folder from my Chrome cache folder because it was more than 10GB (probably cache of videos I've downloaded). I couldn't find a way to delete it safely so I just removed the ...
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How does YouTube Music add entries to Google Chrome menu?

I was listening music on YouTube Music, and noticed a new entry on Google Chrome's menu offering to Install YouTube Music.... This option does not appear on non-YouTube Music pages, or in an ...
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Is there a way to restore Google Chrome's browsing history after clearing cache without logging out of Chrome?

My chrome browsing history was deleted because I cleared the cache and missed the small print which said to log out before clearing the cache. To clear browsing data from this device only, while ...
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How to make Youtube History search engine act as if I have typed in my search into the search history field?

I'm trying to configure a Search Engine in Google Chrome on Windows 10 defined thusly: But it does not work the way it should, and forces me to copy/paste my search again into the search field to the ...
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Google Hangouts can no longer be resized in Chrome on my desktop PC

A few weeks ago I was able to resize the Google Hangouts window, but now (and for the last couple of weeks) when I hover my cursor over the bottom or side of the Hangouts window it no longer changes ...
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How to change Google Account language preferences? (NOT IN SETTINGS)

I was in Korea several years ago; I do not speak Korean, but my Google Account language preferences have since been very strange. I'm running into a problem where if I go to, say, https://www....
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How do I remove cross-browser history data on Chrome?

I just found that Chrome can also sync my historical data. I visited some URLs on my company's computer. And when I get home, I log on the same Google account, I found that a URL is automatically ...
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The YouTube option “open transcript” is not working

I have a problem in my Chrome browser (not in other browsers): The YouTube option "open transcript" stopped working. It's showing an empty box without content like there were no captions at all. ...
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Is there a Google Chrome Extension archive anymore?

There used to be a couple of websites that archived Chrome extensions because Google does not provide a way to download old versions of extensions. However, those sites appear to longer be maintained. ...
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Quickbooks online app overrides Chrome “open last closed tab” shortcut

Quickbooks Online's web app for macros overrides Chrome's command+shift+t command to open the last closed tab. Is there a way to make Chrome win this fight, or disable Quickbook's keyboard shortcut?
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How do I make column letters bigger so I can see them?

How do I make column letters bigger so I can see them? This has driven me nuts and I can't find anything on the web about it. Thanks in advance
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How can I prevent open tabs with YouTube videos from playing after Windows 10 restarts?

I have several tabs open with YouTube videos, in several windows. This is on Chrome, Windows 10. I know that if I sleep the computer, everything will come back OK. But if I log out of Windows, Chrome ...
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Make Google search results link directly to linked page

Google search results usually link to google.com/url with a bunch of gibberish. How can I make them link directly to the result? I'd like a solution that works for both Chrome and Firefox
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Chrome custom search engine - help to make it work on some sites

Can someone help me with a problem I'm having? Setting up custom bookmarks just doesn't seem to work on some sites. I for example want one for playstationtrophies.org and it doesn't display search ...
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How to save a web page as PDF in Computer (I need convert the webpage into PDF with exactly What I see)

I am viewing a docker tutorial. I am running the docker image of https://github.com/dockersamples/101-tutorial in my local. Now when I try to print the webpage using chrome browser then in the print ...
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Disable Polymer on Youtube

Ever since Youtube got rid of the option to revert to the old site I've had a script for Violent Monkey to switch to the old Youtube. Today when I went to Youtube I discovered that that script is no ...
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Using Google Chrome on MacOS with Windows keyboard

I am using a Windows/Linux compatible keyboard on a MacBook Pro. It does not correctly send the MacOS keycode for the Enter key. This seems to be fine for all apps apart from Google Chrome. When I ...

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