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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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Chrome two finger scroll then right clicks

I am having problems with my touchpad in Chrome. Whenever I two finger scroll for a short time (~< 1 second, I think, its hard to time) I then get shown the right click menu. If I keep my fingers ...
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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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Can't drag files from Dolphin to Chrome

Up until a couple of weeks ago, when I would try to drag and drop files from Dolphin (the default File Manager in Kubuntu) to Chrome (e.g., to add to an email or upload a video to youtube), there were ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Key uses weak digest algorithm

I'am getting this kind of message while updating my ubuntu 16.04 LTS: W: http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release.gpg: Signature by key 4CCA1EAF950CEE4AB83976DCA040830F7FAC5991 uses ...
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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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Can I pause YouTube in Chrome from the command line?

I can pause Spotify by pausing all system programs playing (well, toggling). How can I do something like that to pause/play YouTube videos in Google Chrome?
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Google Chrome icon is fuzzy/blurry in Docky

As the question says, the Chrome icon is fuzzy in docky. I tried this: How get a higher resolution icon for Google Chrome in Docky? But that didn't seem to help. I would have commented my issue ...
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how do I downgrade google chrome?

Presumably after an update, google chrome has very serious problems with page rendering. I want to downgrade it. (Switching to vmlinuz.old and initrd.img.old did not help). $ apt-cache policy ...
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how to enable WebGL in Chrome

i am unable to visualise many 3d graphics of different applications [ex:-biodigital human 3d of chrome store] and many more 3d games and graphics i am current using Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS780 as my ...
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chrome disable or change keyboard shortcut ctrl+shift+c developer tools console?

How can I disable the Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+shift+c in Google Chrome to bring up the Developer Tools console? I find myself trying to copy+paste content from the browser and mistakenly typing ...
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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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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 ...
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What is this strange spontaneous Facebook/Google Chrome popup?

Recently my Ubuntu 12.10 system has started the following strange behavior: A Google Chrome window will pop up, trying to load this URL: ...
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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 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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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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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 error [closed]

I have installed Google Chrome by .deb file from google.com/chrome/ Installation was ok but when I opening through terminal it says the code below although it opens it self. And it's unopenable ...
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How to make backspace work in Google Chrome

My girl friend has just switched to Ubuntu on her laptop (Yay!), but she complains about backspace not going back in history in Google Chrome. I know that in Firefox you can change the ...
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Google Chrome causes system freeze

I'm using xubuntu 12.04, but google chrome always causes system freezes while I'm scrolling down a webpage or a drop down box pops out. It is quite strange that tty1 could not be switched but only ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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: ...
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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't update Google Chrome in Iran

Google lets users in Iran to download chrome deb from google.com/chrome, however the repo dl.google.com/linux is inaccessible! So running apt-get update and upgrade results in a lot of error ...
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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.