Google Chrome is a Webkit-based browser. It is the non-open-source version of Chromium and differs in having several proprietary add-ons, such as custom flash and PDF plugins and crash and user metric reporting (not enabled by default).

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How can I enable silent automatic updates for Google Chrome?

Installing Google Chrome causes a third-party software source to be added from which Google Chrome upgrades can be retrieved: $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list ### THIS FILE IS ...
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Installation of google-chrome overrides preferences for 'default browser'

After I've installed google-chrome (not chromium), I noticed that it completely overwrote any behaviour set for the default browser, thus resulting in any link clicked in the GNOME environment being ...
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How can I make Chrome follow my window focus settings? [closed]

I run my desktops with pointer focus (that is, focus is based on mouse position). I've been doing that for literally decades, so I'm not stopping now. In that model, I absolutely do not want ...
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How do I change the default browser that konsole opens URLs with?

I have google-chrome set as my default web browser in Ubuntu and gnome applications. However, when using konsole, all links open in konqueror, and not google-chrome! I've tried setting the default ...
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Is it possible to install an app from Google Chrome Web Store like Angry Birds so that it is available to all users?

I use Google Chrome at home and recently I installed AngryBirds from the webstore but to my surprise it wasn't available on my wife's account. Is it possible to install Chrome apps such that they are ...
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How to enable flash for Google Chrome 13? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the Flash in Chrome? How can I install Adobe Flash player? I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty and I wanna use Google Chrome, but in about:plugin there are only 3 ...
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Where can I find Chromium binary tarballs?

Firefox's website provides binary tarballs that I can easily extract and run, is there anything similar available for either Chrome or Chromium? If not, how can I compile so I can run it the same way ...
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WebGL on Google Chrome with AMD card

When I try to use Cooliris for Google Chrome it shows the following message WebGL did not initialize properly. Make sure you are running the latest version of Chrome. I have an AMD/ATI video ...
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“Print” background colors in PDF using Chrome

I try to save a page as a PDF file but it loses the background colors. I figure this is a standard setting for a printer, but when I save as a PDF I prefer the background colors to stay. How can this ...
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PDF files shown on Chrome have no spaces

Why while viewing PDF files on ubuntu on Chrome no spaces are shown? Is it my problem or it's same for everyone? If I open that file in Firefox it asks me to download it, but I can't see it ...
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Why is the font size in google-chrome smaller than firefox on the same system?

Why is the font size in google-chrome smaller than the font size in firefox when displaying exactly the same web page (for example, wikipedia) in the same Ubuntu 11.04 system? How can I make both use ...
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Chrome quick list open specific website

I have managed to get quick list showing for chrome, however I would like to add a link which opens chrome and goes to a certain website. How can this be achieved? ...
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OpenGL windows always on top

In order to get webgl working on ubuntu I had to change some setting which somehow forced hardware acceleration to be turned on for a window. Unfortunately now all opengl viewports are always on top ...
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Is it normal for Google Chome development channel to not have the 'Paste and Go' option in the address bar?

How I've installed On Ubuntu 11.10 I've added the Google to my Software Sources, then used the following commands(not 100% accurate) sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable I ...
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Is there an easy way to install O3D in Chrom(ium) / Firefox?

In order to view a page that uses O3D, it looks like I need some sort of plugin for Chrome/Chromium/Firefox. However, it seems like the only way to even get the plugin running in Chrom(ium) is to ...
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Chrome App Icon is in low-resolution during the application switch

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and using Google Chrome (not Chromium). I just want to use the "app" feature in chrome and I created application shortcuts for Gmail, Google Calendar, and things like that. ...
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Gnome 3 proxy settings

If I set my network proxy settings using Gnome 3 Manager in Ubuntu 11.04 System Settings like the following picture: Chrome and Firefox are not using those proxy settings when trying to connect to ...
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Adobe Flash Player is not working in Google Chrome [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and current versions of Google Chrome and Chromium. But in both of them flash player is not working. I can watch youtube videos properly. In other sites; it says missing ...
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uvc webcam upside down with google+ gtalk plugin

I've got google talk plugin installed and by default, my UVC webcam is upside down on Google+ Hangout video chat. How can I flip it over? I tried this and it didn't work: ...
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Is there any way to stop Chromium (or Google Chrome) from auto-completing searches in the address bar?

Is there any way to stop Chromium (or Google Chrome) from auto-completing searches in the address bar? The best example of this I have seen is, if you type fire and ice into Chromium’s omnibox and ...
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when IPv6 connectivity is broken, what's the best option : disabling ipv6 vs installing miredo?

I've finally found why my Google Chrome is so slow. And I've found these 2 posts. The first on Google Chrome forum and the second one here. The solution suggested in the second post requires a ...
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How to have the “close”, “maximize” and “minimize” buttons on the left in google-chrome in kde

I would like to achieve what I was able to do in Ubuntu. I've now switched to KDE and would like to have the buttons on the left hand side. I have already set it for the "native" windows and they ...
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Why doesn't Chrome or Firefox auto-highlight the address bar?

In Windows, when you click on the address bar, it automatically highlights all of the web address so you can enter another one without having to drag across everything. I've noticed that it doesn't do ...
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Computer freezes up [closed]

I am using the latest Ubuntu OS and up-to-date Chrome browser. Occasionally when I am working at a 5 hour stretch, the computer will freeze up completely and I will have to close down manually and ...
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Chrome icon not appearing in Launcher

I've been using Chromium for some time now, but I decided to switch over to Chrome. More features. Anyways, I found that when I launch Chrome, its icon doesn't appear in the Launcher. Do any of you ...
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Chrome fonts not displaying properly after installing texlive

I installed texlive 2010 and ran fc-cache -fvs to update font cache. After that some fonts are not displaying properly in google chrome. In firefox it is working fine. What could be the problem?
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Back button not working in browsers

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. The back buttons in the browsers (both firefox and chrome) are not working. Every time I have to right click and select 'back' option. Is there any work ...
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Enable urlbar's “One click selects all” in chromium

I hate the "normal way of browsing" in linux that forces you to triple click to select the whole navigation bar content. I can easily change this in Firefox's about:config changing the boolean to ...
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Installing chrome gives an error: “dependency is not satisfiable”

I just installed ubuntu on my laptop, everything works fine, but I'd like to use chrome instead of firefox. I downloaded the .deb file from the chrome website, and when I open it, the install buton ...
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flickr.com & imagekind.com crashing my browser and effects? [closed]

My Ubuntu 11.04 (installed 2 days ago) is misbehaving. When I try to upload an image via Flickr or Imagekind my browsers (Firefox and Chrome) crash. It even causes the "Run a Command" window not to ...
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Chrome keeps opening maximized

Chrome opens up in a maximized windows. No matter how many times I resize it down it stays the same on new windows. I tried resizing the windows then quitting Chrome, but still no luck. If anything ...
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How do I play mov files in Chrome?

I am trying to play the videos on this site: http://ipa.group.shef.ac.uk/symbols.php But the screen is just black. When I try to open them in Movie Player it buffers from 0%-100% seven or eight times ...
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“weird” Google Chrome feature, huge address bar pops up

I am quite puzzled by this feature since it just seems off. When I press Ctrl + }* and I'm not in a text box. *(basically the key below the +, left of Enter) I get this: A huge address bar ...
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How do I play Quake Live?

I have been trying to get Natty to play Quake Live with no luck. Some notes Installing in Chrome doesn't work at all -- it seems to download the XPI (firefox plugin file) Installing in Firefox ...
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How to properly pin Chrome/ium apps in their own “application” in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I put a web application on the Launcher? What I mean is, how can I pin a Chrome/ium application and keep it to itself? I want to click on the application and have ...
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Cannot make Google Chrome Default browser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Firefox becomes default browser after upgrade. Cannot revert to Google Chrome I installed Chromium. It worked well. But I could not set it as default. It was there in my ...
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Is it possible to enable Google Bookmarks Sync in Chromium?

I'm considering changing from Google Chrome to Chromium in order to get as open sourced as possible. However, I've always liked Google Chrome's ability to synchronize my bookmarks to my Google Account ...
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Google Chrome does not keep cookies.

There have been a number of users reporting this starting as early as google chrome 11.0.696 on Lucid Lynx. I am seeing it currently on chrome version 16.0.912.75 (Official Build 116452) on Oneiric ...
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Make Zeitgeist aware of downloaded files from Firefox/Chrome [closed]

I'd like to make Zeitgiest aware of files I've downloaded from Chrome/Firefox. Currently Zeitgeist only becomes aware of them once they've been opened in some other program. This would be helpful ...
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How do I get rid of the Bitstream Vera font in Google Chrome?

I installed Google Chrome from the Google download page. I went to chrome://settings/fonts , and I changed the default font to Ubuntu, but that only changed some websites. Chrome still uses Bitstream ...
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Is there a way to un-group Chrome “Application Shortcuts” in Unity so they appear as standalone programs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force active Launcher webpages to be from the Chromium icon? I have used Google Chrome "Application Shortcuts" to make quick links in the Unity launcher to access ...
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Default file manager changed, can't change back [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Chromium “Show in Folder” opens in text editor (Using ubuntu 11.04) I tried to open a torrent file in chrome, and it asked for my default application, so I ...
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Google-Chrome-stable immediately closes on startup [closed]

Hi I installed and reinstalled google-chrome-stable chrome and chromium from the synaptic package manager. Each time I try to use the browser it closes. When I tried to open the browser from ...
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Quicklist for Google Chrome (for bookmarks, new windows, etc) not working properly

I tried to make a quicklist for Google Chrome by editing the .desktop file in /opt/google/chrome but there is a small problem If i already have an instance of google chrome running and then i use the ...
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100% CPU consumption with Adobe Flash videos in Chrome? [duplicate]

100% cpu usage when streaming flash video with Chrome, but firefox use less than 50% of my cpu usage. what causing this? also any workaround to fix it? thank you.
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How do I get embedded MIDI files to play in Chrome?

When I click play on this site (http://tones.wolfram.com/), nothing happens. If I download the file to disk, there are several applications installed that play just fine. How do I get chrome to act as ...
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How can I fix Chrome to minimize into the Unity launcher?

Chrome, for the life of me won't minimize into the launcher. Every time I minimize it it goes away never to be seen again. This is a pain to have to deal with. How can I fix it? I was using the ...
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Running gmail on chrome in a separate icon on docky?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with docky. I use Google Chrome as a default web browser. Is there any way that Docky has a separate launcher like "gmail" with the icon and when I click it, a gmail is ...
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This flash plugin was blocked because it is out of date

This question is now obsolete since Chromium and its derivatives like Google Chrome use the more modern PPAPI Flash Player plug-in. It's built in to Chrome, but Chromium users need to rely on other ...
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How do I get apt links to work with Google Chrome

I was reading another question on ask-ubuntu, where I encountered an apt link. Intrigued, I clicked on it, expecting my browser to launch the software center, only to get a page saying "You don't seem ...