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How can I easily merge the tabs of two Chrome windows?

Click on a tab on one side, hold shift and click the tab on the other side. You now have all of them selected and can simply drag the tabs onto the tab bar of the other window. This also allows you ...
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13 votes

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

Go to https://inbox.google.com and click the diamond-shaped icon to the right of Chrome's address bar (omnibox). Then choose Allow and Finished:
12 votes
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How do I download images from Google Keep?

I'm not sure about the Chrome Application, but you can access your "Keeps" directly by navigating to https://keep.google.com From there find the note that contains your image... Open the note Click ...
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12 votes
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Fix YouTube captions that have abnormally low-contrast

You can change fonts and colors and such via Settings gear > Subtitles/CC > Options
11 votes

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

You can open a PDF in the Chrome PDF Viewer from Google Drive by (mis)using the print feature. After you open the PDF in the Drive PDF Viewer, click the Print icon. Click Cancel on the dialog box ...
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8 votes
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Google Docs Chrome extension - what does it do / why does it exist?

I think mostly so that they can act like bookmarks, only better. I have a Google Docs icon on my desktop that will launch Chrome and go straight to my documents. Sure, I could drop a bookmark there ...
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8 votes
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Stop Chrome from asking me which account I want to log in as?

If you are signed out of all Google Accounts, this "choose account" page should show a button for "Remove" at the bottom (next to the "Add account" button). Click on "Remove", and each account will ...
7 votes

How do I disable Slack tab "badging" in Google Chrome?

You can use Tab Modifier to change the Icon to a permanent Icon that won't change when receiving messages. Just add the rule for your slack and change the icon, then refresh the slack page. Maybe a ...
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6 votes

WhatsApp prompting me to update my browser

Whatever algorithm they're using to detect your browser is faulty. Unless and until they fix it, you should follow their advice and use a different browser.
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6 votes
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How to uninstall Gmail Offline Chrome app?

Took me a while to find it too, all of Google search hits have threads locked before anyone answers the question, however... Gmail Offline can be removed on the Apps page in Chrome: chrome://apps/
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5 votes

Where are all the not-free Chrome extensions?

Here are some of not-free Chrome extensions https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/english-grammar/dmlipdpffkahdcimegmdfkkfnlmdgnjl?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...
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How to use GPG with Gmail?

Google has a plugin for Chrome called End to End which will allow exactly that. However, it's currently in alpha, and has to be compiled yourself. There's no word on if it will ever be an official ...
5 votes

Why Is Google Drive convinced that I'm offline?

I had this same problem for about a month. Today I had the idea to disable the image blocker extension that I had installed for Chrome. Drive started working again immediately. I wish I had realized ...
5 votes
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WhatsApp prompting me to update my browser

After speaking with WhatsApp support the answer is that some extensions make the application think it's a another version of Chrome. It was indeed the answer. In my particular case it happened to be ...
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5 votes

Fix YouTube captions that have abnormally low-contrast

Found the answer to this. You have to change the font opacity setting. Its under the gear on the bottom of the video. Then click Subtitles, then options, then scroll to the bottom, and you'll see ...
5 votes

Is there a Google Chrome Extension archive anymore?

Crx4Chrome is still active and functional. When you are on an extension page, it shows up to 10 old versions. To view more older versions click on "More Version History". To each page shows ...
4 votes

How to bypass a websites print version?

Open the Chrome dev tools and force the CSS media type to screen as explained in this Stackoverflow answer. Keeping dev tools open, print preview will now use the screen styles.
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4 votes

Vimium for Google Docs

In order to use Vimium shortcuts the focus of the page can't be on the cursor. What I do is move the page focus to the menu using Google Docs' own shortcuts. Using the shortcut Alt + F the 'File' menu ...
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4 votes
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Gmail: How to open emails in an 'independent' new tab?

there is the option to use old school basic view with URL: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h/ then you can use freely even middle-button-mouse-click
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3 votes

How can I add a shortcut on my desktop to a document in Google Docs?

I recommend using Google Chrome as a browser for this (I do not know if it'll work with IE, Firefox, or any other). To create a shortcut for any file in your Drive to your desktop is to simply open ...
3 votes

How can I add a shortcut on my desktop to a document in Google Docs?

Fastest way to create an shortcut to desktop from a webpage is dragging browser address directly to desktop. Click and drag with left mouse button tiny sheet next in address to desktop and release ...
3 votes

Ctrl + F not working for browser page search when using Google Docs

Pressing F3 has the same result as pressing Ctrl+F in most browsers and this hotkey is not used in Google Docs.
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How can I share my Google Chrome bookmarks with others online?

You can save them into a file and share that file. That is not too convenient, and needs to be repeated periodically, but probably the only acceptable way. You could also share your Google ID and ...
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Vimium for Google Docs

You basically can't. Google Docs is super zealous about dropping you back into insert mode (as you observed). Best just disable Vimium on Google Docs (https?://docs.google.com/document/*).
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Stop Gmail automatically checking for new mail

No, not really. There's no setting within Gmail that would let you turn off retrieval of new mail while you have a network connection. I can think of a couple of workarounds that could get you close ...
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3 votes
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Why Google Hangout has two extensions for Google Chrome?

Only Google can say for sure, but it seems to me that it is likely there were two different extensions originally, and they've been able to merge the codebases. Perhaps one had been originally for ...
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Why Google Hangout has two extensions for Google Chrome?

The first one is an extension, but the second one is an application (The reviews tab says "Rate this extension" or "Rate this application"). Extensions can appear in the extension bar. Apps can ...
3 votes
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Google Maps (web) shows up blank when I am logged in (only on Chrome)

In Chrome click on ‘Menu’ (3 Dots) menu visible in the upper right corner of your computer screen. Next, select ‘Settings’ from the list of the options displayed there. Thereafter scroll ...
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How can I open up PDFs in Google Drive with the Google Chrome PDF viewer?

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be possible - check out this thread on Google forums. It seems that the only choice is to connect an app to Google Drive for alternative PDF viewer (which is not the ...
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