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I have noticed that my Google Chrome extensions are no longer working on Ubuntu or Windows, and the context menu of each extension is no longer showing up. I have noticed that this problem seems to occur on both Linux and Windows in Google Chrome, so it is most likely not platform-specific. EDIT: The problem has been resolved in Windows after disabling all extensions.

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, Takkat, Alvar, Thomas Ward, Marco Ceppi Jul 13 '12 at 17:53

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I don't see how this could be related. Yet you should remove the extensions and then the extensions' directory manually (that should be rm -rf ~/.config/chromium/Default/Extensions) and reinstall them through the Chrome Webstore. I experienced something similar some time ago and only got rid of the not working extensions by manually deleting their directory. You'll lose the extensions' settings though, I guess. – onse Jul 4 '12 at 22:22
As suggested, it's most likely unrelated to the kernel update. It's probable that something in your profile is corrupted. My suggestion is even more drastic than the one above. Back up your bookmarks and note your passwords; then turn off Chrome completely, including Background Apps, and then rename ~/.config/google-chrome to something else and restart Chrome. – user25656 Jul 5 '12 at 4:16
Google Chrome is working properly again for no apparent reason. I hope it stays this way! – Anderson Green Jul 5 '12 at 14:39
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The problem seems to be back now, and it affects my Chrome installation on Windows as well as Ubuntu. I tried disabling all extensions, and everything seems to be working again, at least for now.

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If it's Windows-related(or occurring on both OS's), it cannot be fixed here. – hexafraction Jul 13 '12 at 18:06
In that case, I think this question should be moved to Superuser and the title should be renamed. – Anderson Green Jul 13 '12 at 23:04
Just create a new question, and out of curiosity, can I have a link to the new question? = – hexafraction Jul 16 '12 at 11:33
Here's the new question:… – Anderson Green Jul 19 '12 at 1:09

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