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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Chrome dock icon looks blurry and low resolution

Whenever I launch Chrome my icon never looks right and I can't open new windows by right clicking and selecting. I am also using Plank dock. Here is a screenshot: Idk if you guys can notice how the ...
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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 ...
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google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb file could not be opened?

I am using 64 bit ubuntu 11.10. I am trying to install the google chrome web browser by downloading "google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb" file but when i try to open it by using ubuntu software ...
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Chrome has gone too large after update ubuntu 14.04 ..?

Chrome has gone large in all senses - the whole window, tabs, font. See the picture below. I tried this following suggestion on this post, but not luck fixing it. All I did is this: - gsettings set ...
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Google Chrome on 12.10 right-click causes browser tab to freeze, how do I debug?

this is a weird issue I've been having with Google Chrome on 12.10, any time I right click on a page, the tab becomes unusable, it freezes and cannot be interacted with. this is certainly an ubuntu ...
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What are all of the command line options for Google Chrome?

I use Google Chrome as my main browser, and I wanted to know what things I can do with it from command line - especially commands that you can't do with the GUI.
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Google Chrome “Flickering”

I am having a problem with Google Chrome on Ubuntu 12.10 64. On about 20-30% of web sites the page comes up and starts "flickering". It seems like there is a different or partial rendering of the ...
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This flash plugin was blocked because it is out of date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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Google Chrome touchscreen - right-click gets stuck

I'm having some problems with Google Chrome and my touchscreen in Ubuntu 14.04. Basic touchscreen usage works fine, but if I double-tap on the touchscreen (the gesture for a right-click, as far as I ...
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Disable Chrome's new notification icon [duplicate]

Yesterday I noticed a Google notification indicator when Google Chrome updated to Version 35.0.1916.114. How can I remove it and stop Google from changing my desktop like that?
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Annoying flickering in 16.04 LTS - Chrome

I've upgraded from 4.4.0 to 4.4.8 and then 4.5.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit, and it's still happening. At 4.5.2 it's even more frequent, and mainly in Chrome (haven't tried firefox or opera just yet)...
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How can I update Google Chrome?

I am running Ubuntu Maverick under VMWare on Windows to make sure the code I write works on various OSes and browsers. I don't use it as my primary operating system. I can't figure out how to update ...
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Flash is not working in Chrome (Crossover Linux is installed)

I have google Chrome 8.0.552.237 on Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit and flash is not working, I have tried a variety of methods to install flash, including Firefox flash-aid and the flash-installer package and ...
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Why is there “seccomp” events related to Google Chrome in syslog?

Was in my syslog today and noticed that the Google Chrome web browser is create TONS of events that look like this: Dec 7 13:11:02 mycomp-sys76 kernel: [ 8371.604406] type=1701 audit(1354903862.279:...
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Google Chrome fails to start

This is the error I get when I run google-chrome in the terminal: [0505/065554:ERROR:nss_util.cc(94)] Failed to create /home/pipi/.pki/nssdb directory. [0505/065554:ERROR:nss_util.cc(94)] Failed to ...
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Google Chrome unity icon does not restore after minimizing [duplicate]

After minimizing the Google Chrome window, clicking on the chrome icon in the unity sidebar doesn't restore the window. Additionally, the the icon seems to behave more like a launcher: no white ...
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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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Update failing for Google Chrome

Software update is failing at Chrome: Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG A040830F7FAC5991 Google, Inc. ...
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How do I change the browser that gnome terminal opens links with?

I'd like gnome-terminal to open links with the Chrome browser, but it insists on opening them with Firefox. I've followed both pieces of advice found here without any success: http://www....
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Open application window on the same screen as where It was launched

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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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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Chrome on Ubuntu no longer supports Netflix? Latest update removed Widevine component

Netflix was working fine until an upgrade updated Chrome to version 48.0.2564.82 (64-bit). It first told me to ensure Widevine was set to "always enabled" in chrome://plugins. After checking "always ...
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Unable to launch chrome - Ubuntu

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty Google Chrome 48.0.2564.82 When launching Chrome on a fresh installation, it crashes. We get this ...
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Videos freeze in fullscreen mode in Chrome and Firefox

When I maximize a flash OR HTML5 video, e.g. on youtube, the picture freezes but the video continues to play. I can still hear the sound and even see the mouse cursor switching from normal cursor to ...
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Can you use the new beta Adobe Flash 10.2 in Google Chrome

Just wondering is it possible to use the latest Adobe Flash build (10.2) in Google Chrome? And what are the steps to achieve this?
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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: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/...
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Google Chrome does not open

When I click on the Google Chrome icon from the launcher it does not open. I tried searching in the dash and clicking on its icon but it does not open at all. I tried the terminal as well, like this: ...
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Installing Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to install Chrome on my system but instead of installing it says 'reinstall' and never actually opens or loads. This is also the case when I try to install Flash Player - I can see the ...
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Cross-browser bookmark sync?

Is there a way for me to sync bookmarks between Firefox and Chrome on several different Ubuntu machines? Edit: Even willing to run something on my own web server if that makes a difference.
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Cannot Play DRM-protected Flash on Ubuntu 14.10 (Amazon, HBO Go, XFINITY etc), even with Pepper Flash and HAL

Currently Using Google Chrome Version 40.0.2214.10 beta (64-bit) Ubuntu 14.10 There was a time when I could watch streaming video on my computer, but at some point it seems I've lost that ability. ...
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14.04 Google Chrome Audio Playback Issues

So after about an hour trying to find a solution for this problem, I've had no luck. The issue: Audio playback in Google Chrome is way too fast/high pitched/choppy. Steps I've taken to try and fix ...
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How to switch back from Chrome OS to Ubuntu 12.04 on Acer C7 chromebook?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Acer C7 chromebook. Once I installed it, I never switched back to Chrome OS. But yesterday when I turned back home, I found that my laptop led was opened, and the ...
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Google Chrome causing file system to mount as read only

So disclaimer, I am using Lubuntu 12.04 but I'm almost certain it shouldn't make any difference. Earlier this week I resized my lubuntu partition on my harddrive with GParted to be 25 GBs smaller, ...
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Google chrome profile in use; browser does not start anymore

This is the problem when i click on google chrome: The profile appears to be in use by process 2747 on host uber-c07b01. If you are sure no other processes are using this profile, delete the file /...
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How to sync extension and theme in google-chrome

When i logged in to google chrome after installing. The extensions and theme doesnot sync. Bookmarks are synced. How to make google-chrome sync both of them.
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Benchmarking Linux flash player and google chrome built in flash player

I use xubuntu 14.04 64 bit, I installed flash player from software center and xubuntu-restricted-extras too Are there any benchmarks on Linux flash player and google chrome built in flash player? I ...
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Chrome Popup Malware “openadserving.com”?

When I'm using Chrome I'm getting fullscreen popup advertising even on sites that I am certain do not have it. I see the web site it is trying to load is "www.openadserving.com" in the status bar. I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 (Google Account - Google Chrome) Icon Issue

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10. I went to the Google Chrome website using default Firefox, downloaded 64 bit chrome, went through the process of the software center, and opened Chrome. However, every ...
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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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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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Move Mouse with Many Lines in Google Chrome?

In Mouse settings, I get only where I cannot change to scroll many lines. So I want to move many lines only in Google Chrome. I cannot find the feature in Settings > Search Mouse and Select the ...
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Dependency Problems installing Google Chrome package due to xdg-utils error

Trying to install Google Chrome on my fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install. I have run a full apt-get upgrade and apt-get update on this system before installing Chrome. I downloaded the 32-bit deb package from ...
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Can I use the Chrome Web Store in Chromium?

Can I use the Chrome Web Store in Chromium? Or do I have to install Chrome for that.
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How to install specific versions of Google Chrome / Chromium?

I'm looking for standalone packages for Google Chrome / Chromium which can be extracted and used as binaries for my Selenium test suite. How do I go about such a thing?
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen goes black when using youtube with Chrome

When I am using youtube in my Chrome the entire screen goes black. This has been happening since 4 months ago. The screen goes balck, but still I can hear the music and the OS is still running. The ...
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Is there any way I can get my Google Chrome to go back a page by pressing backspace?

Something I seem to be missing is when I press backspace the page doesn't go back to the last page as it did in Windows, does anyone have any ways around this?
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How to install google chrome manually in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu in Windows through VMware software. In windows we have *.exe file to install any software, for Ubuntu how to install google chrome or any software manually, without using Terminal?
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Do I need to be concerned about browser security?

I have been a long time windows user till about thanksgiving when I switched to ubuntu. on windows I used firefox because I could trust the security that it gave. Since malware/virus are next to none ...
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How get a higher resolution icon for Google Chrome in Docky?

I have a great icon pack and nearly every single app has a high resolution icon. But not Google Chrome. In Docky the Google Chrome icon is fuzzy and bad, how can I replace it with a high resolution ...
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Chrome or Chromium icon doesn't show in the launcher

I have got Google Chrome Browser on Ubuntu 11.10, and when I open it, it won't appear on/in the sidebar. I then download Chromium, but the same thing happens. I try dragging it to the sidebar, but ...