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 do I manage Google Chrome updates with the update manager?

New Ubuntu user question. I have installed Google Chrome with software center and used terminal to get it to show up. Today Update Mgr ran and it said an update for chrome was ready so I accepted it ...
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Standalone of Compiz and Google Chrome with borders

Hi I've found this video that shows a standalone of Google Chrome and Compiz and I wanted to do it too! Sadly he didn't say how to do it or anything and I even checked his site. I did the steps but ...
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Why does Chrome report java as old, even though I have the newest version?

I have the newest version of Oracle Java (1.7.0_05) from Webupd8's PPA. Despite this, Google Chrome complaints that my Java plug-in is out dated, and forces me to confirm that I want to run every ...
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Force tabs in chrome

I'm running ubuntu 12.04. Chrome remembers what tabs were pinned, and re-opens them, most of the time. Sometimes, on my computer, if the browser dies, it forgets and I have to redo them. I have ...
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Error Installing FGLRX driver

My computer uses a Radeon HD 6950. I installed the "ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver" just fine, however, when I tried to install the "post-release updates", I received an error ("Sorry, ...
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Gnome shell messes up file selection and Chrome system title bar

Everything went alright up until a couple of days ago when I connected my Asus U36SD laptop running 12.04 with Gnome Shell to a projector. In certain cases, currently only affecting a maximized ...
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Fonts too small in Chrome in 12.04

I'm having trouble getting fonts to display at the correct size in Chrome. Here is a side-by-side of Firefox and Chrome on the same system (Chrome left, Firefox right), and another shot from my Mac. ...
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Chrome Browser is causing Ubuntu 12.04 to crash [closed]

Why does Chrome browser cause Ubuntu 12.04 to crash. The keyboard & mouse cease to function and the screen displays lots of text which includes the word 'Panic'. This has never happened when ...
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How to overcome “check your Internet connection” installing Chromium or Google Chrome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Failed to download package files” error? How to fix 'Check your Internet connection' error in software center? I want to install ...
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How to use external downloaders like Axel and Aria2 in Chrome or Chromium?

I use Axel with FlashGot in Firefox. Could I use it as easily in Chromium or Google Chrome? Some Chrome extensions were supposed to be similar to FlashGot but they had a short life or, if they are ...
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How do I allocate more memory to Chrome?

I am trying to play a browser based game on Chrome. My system runs Ubuntu fine and is a new laptop. The game gets choppy when I play. How do I allocate a little more memory to Chrome so I have some ...
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Google Chrome Installation failed

Despite my best efforts I cannot get google chrome to work on Ubuntu. It's probably due to the fact that I'm not good at terminal commands, but help would be greatly appreciated. I've downloaded the ...
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Is there any advantage of using Google Chrome over Chromium? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Google Chrome and/or Chromium? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each? I haven't tried Chrome yet on Ubuntu 12.04, I am a little ...
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When I run Google Chrome I get a strange message about ALSA

When I run google-chrome from the command line I get this recurring message, and I also get performance hangs and I was wondering how I can fix it... Platform: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Kernel Version ...
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How do I remove google chrome which is not starting anymore?

I have tried to make google chrome run as root using this tutorial but now simply Google Chrome won't start. If I try from terminal with google-chrome I get: root@ubuntu:~# google-chrome ...
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Missing /dev/shm

when I tried opening google-chrome in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I received the following error: [1976:2032:299999600:ERROR:shared_memory_posix.cc(171)] Creating shared memory in ...
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Google Chrome with strange behavior

I'm former Chromium-browser user, but after not upgrading the PPA for 2 months, I switched to Google Chrome browser yesterday. Everything is okay, except some strange behavior on some pages and ...
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I am unable to install Google chrome via Ubuntu software centre

i downloaded a stable version of Google Chrome. A .deb file got downloaded (i386). When I double click on it, Ubuntu software centre opens up and tries to install. But everytime an error pops up- ...
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Ubuntu freezes, mostly when Chrome is being used [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I recently used the Ubuntu Windows installer to install Ubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite Laptop (64-bit, core i3, 4GB RAM). For some ...
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Chrome reports Java plugin outdated

I've just installed the latest version of JRE (7u5) and Chrome still reports that it's outdated. When I go to chrome://plugins/, it shows the following line for Java: Java - Version: 1.7.0_05 ...
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Chromium-browser always reports it didn't shut down properly

Chromium-browser always reports it didn't shut down properly when I first start it after a shutdown/reboot. I guess I could close it manually first before shutting down, but other apps seem to be ok ...
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Issues with sound when running program as different user than login-user

I aliased google-chrome and whitelisted myself in sudoers so now when I type sudo chrome it runs sudo -u chromeuser -i google-chrome &. (For reasons outlined below) Since all other users besides ...
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Amazon instant videos stopped working in chrome (I did install HAL) and it works in firefox

since last week I can watch Amazon Instant videos only works in firefox but not in chrome, I re-installed hal but still doesn't help . the progress bar goes but it shows black screen video with no ...
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Chromium and Google Chrome continue adding their services to start applications

Even I disable or delete the service in startup applications, I found them again on next reboot. I've noticed the issue as both services eat my CPU in system monitor. It must there be something in ...
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Chrome versus Firefox - which is better? [closed]

Perhaps this is not the best title to use, but I'm running 12.04, which I always update. I'm not sure if it is just my impression, but is Chrome really buggy? I generally use the latest updated ...
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Why isn't Google Chrome available in the Software Centre?

Google Chrome is available for Ubuntu on the Google website but why is it not present in Ubuntu Software Centre?
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How can one disable shortcuts of chrome?

Have you observed that google-chrome has approximately 29 shortcuts. ( ctrl-A...Z ) I really hate these things. Anyway, my questions: How can I disable some of the shortcuts ? Are there any files ...
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Google Chrome not rendering webpages correctly

I am facing some serious web page rendering issues with Chrome. It is more prominent during javascript based animations and stuff on websites like youtube. I have tried removing chrome using (sudo ...
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Chromium input fields lag

Every time I have to insert text into a text field in chromium insertion lags, it stops working for a second and I don't see the text I'm typing (the cursor doesn't move). After a moment the text ...
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How do I make the Google Chrome flag “--allow-file-access-from-files” permanent?

If you want to allow a local file to access a local file in google chrome you go to the terminal and run $ google-chrome --allow-file-access-from-files
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All of my Google Chrome extensions have stopped working on Ubuntu and Windows [closed]

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 ...
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How do I make Google Chrome open Incognito by default? [duplicate]

In previous Ubuntus (GNOME, not unity) I could add "--incognito" to the end of the executable file command of Chrome to make Incognito default. I cannot find an executable file for Chrome in 12.04. ...
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Can't move tabs in Chrome [closed]

When I try to move tabs in Chrome they always open in a new window and can't be moved back to old window. Using latest Chrome from official repository. Worked fine before with GNOME. Any ideas how ...
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Have to run Chrome from 'google-chrome --disable-bundled-ppapi-flash' command to start it after Kernel upgrade

Very recently, my kernel was upgarded from 3.2.0-25-generic to 3.2.0-26-generic through Update Manager. Since then, my google chrome cannot be opened up as usual from Dash Home or command line ...
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Why does Firefox and Chrome keep crashing? [closed]

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu, installing 12.04. For a week or so everything was fine then the browsers kept crashing. Chrome constantly keeps giving me the "aw snap" window, there is no ...
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Ubuntu 12, chromium/chrome facebook not loading

this problem started with chrome, tried chromium to fix it. both have this problem, and after installed firefox no longer works with facebook. I found a threas with two fixes that work and what I need ...
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Need to fix scrolling in chrome

Im just using a regular desktop. Chrome is scrolling the wrong way and it is driving me CRAZY! I cant find options for fixing it anywhere. Normally i can just type something in google and find the ...
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Why does laptop's mute button keep blinking and ticking if I open certain websites in Chrome?

This is a very strange problem! I am using HP dv6000 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. Since last few days if I open certain websites in Chrome (e.g. Gmail, Youtube, etc.) the mute button led keeps blinking ...
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google chrome window resizes when click 12.04 kde

All windows work fine but maximized G. Chrome window starts moving whenever I click under title bar without moving the cursor, but I don't want to move the windows, just to focus. Under the title bar ...
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How do I make Chromium use Flash from Google Chrome?

Now, that Adobe has stopped issuing new releases for Linux desktops, the only option for users is to use Google Chrome, for those who want to use the latest Flash updates. I use Chromium. Is there any ...
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Flash videos go haywire in fullscreen mode in Google Chrome 20 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash player in Chrome 20? Whenever I go fullscreen on a youtube video, there is a moment of static, then the controls continuously jump all over the ...
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Chrome window freezes in Ubuntu [closed]

Sometimes, especially when I open pages that have some kind of multimedia contents, Chrome freezes. It always happens directly after opening a new tab. In contrast to the way Chrome usually has only ...
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How to make Google Chrome not start as service?

I found Google Chrome running as service after I installed it, at each reboot. This would not be a problem, if it won't eath 100% cpu. I would not like to uninstall it, but I'll be forced to do that ...
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Why does Chrome crash on websites using the Awesome font? [closed]

Since github using webfront for icons, every time I open github website that tab will crash. But other websites are not crash. I did everything I can, like disable all extensions, clean all cache, ...
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Google Chrome 20: How to workaround poor performance with Flash? [closed]

After the update to "Google Chrome 20.0.1132.47" google-chrome started to lag. It gets stuck for couple of seconds and then it resumes. The issue seems to start after I enter any flash site Running ...
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Camera problems after upgrade

After today's upgrade of 12.04 to the latest Linux kernel and Chrome to version 20 my camera (Creative Live! Cam Sicialize HD) behaves weirdly when I'm on Gmail page in Chrome: it blinks and the ...
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Can not start webhttrack

I am trying to start my webhttrack on ubuntu 12.04 precise pangolin but all i get is the opening screen. When i press any button on the page it gives me the following errors: Oops! Google Chrome ...
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Can't update google chrome

I updated google chrome from the software updates in ubuntu 12.04 , but it didn't actually update . The "about google chrome " is still showing the previous release .
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How do I configure Chrome to use the system installed Flash instead of the bundled one?

I just updated to Chrome 20.0.1132.43 which includes Flash 11.3.31.109. Since that update most of the flash videos I watch online will randomly display erratic behavior (skipping like a broken CD, ...
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How to disable the password showing up when start chrome [duplicate]

When I installed chrome and logging in my Gmail, Ubuntu ask me to protect my password with a password. How do I disable this or change password?