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 to create website shortcuts on the desktop / in a folder using Chrome?

Help with something really basic, which I am unable to figure out. In Windows creating a shortcut (link) for a website is as easy as dragging-and-dropping the favicon/address bar to the desktop or a ...
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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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How do I make all links open in Chromium or Chrome's incognito mode?

How do I configure Ubuntu or Xubuntu such that when I click on a link, Chromium/Chrome opens in "Incognito mode"?
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Google Chrome's icon after Ubuntu 14.10 lastest update

I am getting the gray box with a question mark in the middle of the icon for chrome, before it would show the chrome icon but now it's this ugly icon, I did fix it with a sudo apt-get install ...
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After install Google Chrome in EC2 won't open from Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS (HVM) command line [duplicate]

I have installed Google Chrome with following command line: $ wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - $ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb ...
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higher cpu usage in ubuntu 12.04 than windows 7

Hi I have a Intel Core i5 with 6GB of Ram using ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I noticed that whenever I run chrome which is the faster browser for me in linux) when I watch youtube, the CPU usage for Chrome ...
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How do I remove ugly google chrome icon in the Gnome3 applications tab?

When I search in applications of Gnome for Chrome, I get two entries: the left one in the picture is OK with a high resolution icon, the right one has a low resolution icon. I couldn't figure out ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 offset mouse clicking in browsers [duplicate]

I'm having this problem with chrome and firefox, and only when clicking the minimize button and then bringing the window back by clicking on the respective launcher icon. Once maximized, the mouse ...
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Installing Google Chrome in Ubuntu 13.10 Error [How-To] [closed]

Install Google Chrome in Google website, double click the downloaded file, opened up in Ubuntu Software Centre, when I click Install, on the left besides install button it says "only install this file ...
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12.04 system always freezes [closed]

Bueno, quisiera decirles que tengo varios problemas con Ubuntu 12.04, se me quedaba congelado todo excepto el mouse, si reproducía música esta se seguía escuchando pero la imagen seguía así mismo, ...
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Can't launch Google Chrome in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed the 14.04 LTS in clean. then I use wget the chrome.deb for 64 bit from Google and dpkg -i *.deb to install the chrome in my Ubuntu 14.04,however I can't launch it and get errors as ...
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Help installing some Java and Flash

I have Git now and some other stuff, but I've looked around and all and I don't get very helpful information. I've used these instructions: Download the latest version of Flash Player from the Adobe ...
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Chrome shutting down immediately on opening [closed]

While opening Google Chrome it immediately shutdown. It just started happening. How can I fix this. Maybe I need to reset all settings?
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Re installing Chrome and Flash player [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? I am having terrible problems with youtube and other sites. I think I need to replace my Chrome OS and Shock wave. ...
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run Google Chome on legacy 7.10 computer? [closed]

I managed to install google-chrome on an Ubuntu 7.10 system with --force-depends. But now when I try to run it, I get this error: /usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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System freezes posibly because of google-chrome?

I know there are similar questions, but none refer to the way I go about it. Freezes are not regular and I can't reproduce them. When it does happen, it usually completely freezes for about 10 ...
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chrome crashing too often in Ubuntu 14.04

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, Chrome (google-chrome-stable) crashes a lot more often than before. I do keep several tabs open (>20), but they are all light (no multimedia) and have never ...
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How to set up Google Chrome as default browser in Xubuntu

I use Xubuntu 12.04. I uninstalled Firefox and now use Google Chrome version 19.xxx. To solve this problem, I tried: galternatives the "default apps" under settings and sudo update-alternatives ...
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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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Chrome Tab/Menu/URL bar and web pages have got really big

On a Dell XPS 13 (9333), I am running Ubuntu 15.04 and Google Chrome Stable and since yesterday after some updates, Google Chrome has gone all weird on me. The Tab/Menu/URL bar and web pages have got ...
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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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How to launch a new instance of Google Chrome from the command line?

Is there any way I can launch a new instance of Google Chrome from the command line? I'm not referring to opening a new window - I want a new instance. Here's why: Suppose I open Chrome and navigate ...
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Profile error when launching google-chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hide 'Your profile could not be opened correctly' Whenever I launch google-chrome, a window is displayed which contains this message: Your profile could not ...
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Chrome/Chromium middle mouse button for scroll Linux, Mac

Clicking the middle button does't allow me scroll the page. Is there any way to fix this behavior? Information: Ubuntu 10.10 Chromium 9.0.597.94 Logitech MX518 Update: also Chrome, and the other ...
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Java will not run in Chromium, Google Chrome and Firefox

I am having major issues with Ubuntu and Kubuntu with regards to Java on websites using Chromium, Google Chrome or Firefox. I have tried everything to install Java, but it's not happening. Ubuntu ...
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Bad anti-aliasing in some applications

There was an update a few weeks ago that seemed to mess with anti-aliasing in some applications. Firefox, Thunderbird, and the text in some apps such as Mousepad and Leafpad (but not the rest of the ...
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How to disable Chrome's Incognito Mode?

I use this extension called Website Blocker to discourage me from checking Gmail/Reddit. However, it is easy and tempting to open a New Incognito Window; since extensions are disabled in Incognito ...
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Chrome is freezing Ubuntu when opening a tab or restarting

This just started happening yesterday. I didn’t knowingly change anything although I have auto-update enabled in Ubuntu. I can start chrome fine, it will work for a while, but then I open a tab and ...
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How can I stop accumulated Google Chrome background processes?

Sometimes invisible instances of Google Chrome accumulate and prevent me from starting the browser: $ ps -ef | grep chrome ak 4044 1 4 11:30 ? 00:00:01 ...
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Chromium and Chrome crashing too often (Ubuntu 14.04)

So, something weird has been happening this week. Chrome and Chromium have started to freeze and subsequently crash. My system keeps going on fine, but Chrome and Chromium freeze and then close up. ...
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How do I get adobe flash working in Chrome or Chromium on Ringtail?

I have recently upgraded to Ringtail and for some reason flash isn't working on either Chrome or Chromium. It works in firefox but I prefer Chrome as my browser so switching to firefox when a website ...
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System Tray icons not showing [closed]

After installing a fresh 14.04 install and then installing google-chrome-unstable (Version 36.0.1933.0 dev aura) from the google repository, neither the google chrome icon nor the 'Google Now' ...
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Global menu not working in 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10 the global menu doesn't show for some applications like Terminal and Chrome. Is this a bug or is it normal? Thanks in advance.
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Hyperlinks clicked in evince document viewer are not opening, any ideas on how to fix?

As it was instructed in another thread here in the forums, I opened the /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache file to check for correct references. And noticed this doesn't seem to be the problem, ...
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Google Chrome writing problem — freezes up during typing

I use Google chrome sometimes for googling. My problem occurs when I am entering text like a username, or comments. in the middle of writing, the typing progress freezes. To continue writing I have ...
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Stop Google Chrome being the default browser in Lubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the Default Browser from the Command Line? Due to an issue presented here I was inclined to use Google Chrome instead of Chromium. I have set Firefox as the ...
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Profile error when launching Google Chrome

Whenever I launch Google Chrome, a window is displayed which contains this message: Your profile could not be opened correctly. Some features may be unavailable. Please check that the profile ...
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How can I move Chrome's buttons to the right in Gnome3's Shell

I switched from Unity to Gnome Shell in Ubuntu. Now Chrome has the buttons on the left side, but I want them on the right. How can I fix this without switching to the system titlebar? I also tried ...
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Why does Chrome video performance substantially degrade after waking from suspend in 10.10?

Note: For some more details, some of which may not be true given what I've figured out, see this post. When I first boot my computer, video performance (both native H.264 HTML5 in YouTube and Vimeo, ...
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Google Chrome PPA upgrade invalid signature

When running: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got this output: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com utopic-security InRelease Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease ...
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Chrome display glitch when the GPU acceleration is on, AMD Catalyst driver [closed]

I have some graphics glitch when enable GPU acceleration in chrome. If I disable acceleration, it fix the glitch ; But in full HD most of flash videos frame rate drop, so very slow. :) Any idea, what ...
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How should I synchronize configurations and data across computers? [closed]

Imagine I have three Ubuntu computers home, laptop, beach-house. They all have the same version of Ubuntu, 10.04 installed, and are kept up to date from the repositories. I use f-spot, thunderbird, ...
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Make ALT+D act like ALT+TAB - HUD

I am using the Alt key very often and I do like the HUD and want to keep both. This is my problem: I always use Alt+D in Chrome to access the URL bar and I'm doing this very fast, but then HUD ...
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Why am I seeing “freezing tabs” in Chrome after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04?

I just upgraded my system to Ubuntu 12.04 on Fri., everything works great but Chrome is giving me issues with most pages. http://i.imgur.com/pusx6.png http://i.imgur.com/ZEERk.png As you can see ...
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Google Chrome Won't Open

When I try to open Google Chrome from the launcher, nothing seems to happen. (this is a new phenomenon, it used to work). I'm on Ubuntu 13.04. When I try to open via the terminal with either ...
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Cannot Install Google Chrome. How do I fix it?

I can't install Google Chrome browser. I wonder why and how to fix it. Here is the log I got from my terminal when installing Google Chrome. $ sudo dpkg --install chrome.deb [sudo] password for ...
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WebGL doesn't work in Chromium on Ubuntu

I've realized that I can't see graphics in Chromium 43.0.2357.81 Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit), such as plot x²+y² in Google. I've tried several things but nothing seems to fix the problem. A capture of the ...
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Multiple chromium icons in launcher of 14.04 LTS

EDIT 2014-04-19: To add a little extra context to my question, these are the original instructions I followed ...
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All Browsers Crashing on Ubuntu 12.04

This is a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, all browsers crash, especially when using Google Mail or Google Drive / Docs. I am using Google Chrome Version 23.0.1271.97 and Chromium Version 23.0.1271.64 ...
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Install Google Chrome Ubuntu 12.04 without sudo

I was wondering if I could install google chrome without using the sudo command. I've tried to use the tutorials from google but I couldn't read it because I accidently downloaded the french version ...