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Move Chrome notifications or use system notification

The problem I have the Chrome notifications popping up in the lower left corner of my main screen. This is quite annoying, 'cause the cursor of my terminal windows are right there, and they cover ...
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How to make System notifications use Chrome notification system?

Everywhere I read about how to make chrome to use system notification (chrome desktop notification to notifyOSD). I'm just wondering if there is a way to make the opposite: Is it possible to make my ...
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google-chrome -kiosk disalow save as

I am currently running Google Chrome as follows: google-chrome --incognito --start-maximized -kiosk https://example.com/ To run a kiosk mode, where the user still can use keyboard and mouse. I want ...
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Is there a good alternative to Adobe Flash on Linux that's not a CPU hog?

My CPU stays on 100 and sometimes drops to the high 90s when I'm using flash for Chrome and Firefox isn't much lower. I disabled the Pepper flash and enable hardware acceleration in Chrome://flags and ...
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Can't remove Opera and Chrome

I'm that kind of user who likes to have different browsers, media players, etc. Today I just wanted to try out Opera and Google Chrome, but I don't want to use them anymore so I thought that I remove ...
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Problems with video and playback on 4K monitor and R9 R270 AMD. Ubuntu 14.04

For a number of years I have happily used Ubuntu. However,I am having all sorts of problems now since I upgraded my video card and monitor. My monitor is a Benq 4k monitor, but I decided to upgrade my ...
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Fonts/images in Chrome being smoothed excessively

I just restarted Chrome and noticed this problem...various fonts and images (mostly text) are being anti-aliased wayyyy too much. If you look at the attached image, you'll see that the bookmark bar ...
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Can I use the ASH widow manager from Chrome OS WITHOUT using lightdm-login-chromiumos or google-chrome --open-ash command? (On x64 Ubuntu 15.04)

I was interested in using google chrome's ASH window manager on Ubuntu. I first tried dz0ny's lightdm-login-chromeos project, but that seems to have been abandoned. I then tried the google-chrome ...
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Cannot start Webex session. Java permission issue?

My fingers got ahead of me today and I managed to disable Java for Webex on my machine. (Install details: Ubuntu 12.04 32bit, Chrome 32.0.1700.77, Java v7, update 51, Webex working fine for a year ...
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Chrome shows two icons in Unity Launcher

I am a new Ubuntu user. I just installed 12.04. To get Chrome on the Launcher, I clicked the BFB and searched for Chrome, then dragged that icon to the Launcher. However, when I run Chrome, it creates ...
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Google chrome won't open — there's not even an error (launched from terminal)

I've tried reinstalling Google Chrome several times and even downloading it directly from Google's website, but it never opens. When I go to the terminal and type "google-chrome" and ...
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Encoding problems with htmldoc, and similar programs to htmldoc?

I want to convert some html files into a single pdf file. I used htmldoc: htmldoc --webpage --header "/" --footer "" -f all.pdf 0010.html 0099.html The output all.pdf doesn't convert some ...
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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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Mouse and keyboard stuttering, Chrome, Java Script

This is 14.04 LTS, stock, unmodified Ubuntu. What is wrong here? How do I fix the mouse and/or keyboard problem? For the last week, I have seen, at power up, an apport request to report some problem. ...
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Problems downloading files via WeTransfer

I am using Unbuntu since a few months and everything works really fine. However, I do often get large files sent via the WeTransfer service. Unfortunately I am mostly not able to download them when ...
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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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Google-Chrome won't launch [closed]

When I start google-chrome from the terminal it won't launch and I get the following error messages: [9511:9511:0501/120842:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(343)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple ...
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Applications vanish after restart

This is actually very similar to this (Google Chrome vanished from applications launcher) but I can't comment there due to lack of "reputation". The answer there doesn't work for me. Terminal says ...
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Is it possible to remove new google hangouts app's white background?

I installed the new hangouts app it would look awesome but this white background ruins its design. Is it possible to remove it and make it transparent as it looks on chromebook? You can download the ...
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How to install Chrome browser properly via command line?

I am trying to install chrome browser via command line. I tried this: $ apt-cache search chrome browser The results show that the proper term is "chrome-browser," so I tried that: $ sudo apt-get ...
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Installing google chrome broke my Amazon Instant Video Player

Ever since I installed Google Chrome my Amazon Instant Video Player only streams on the lowest bitrate. Somehow the pepper-flash messed with HAL in Firefox: "Our developers stated this: It ...
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Channel Fn Keys to Chrome Running in Background

I recently started using Google Chrome on my Laptop primarily for Google Play Music. My keyboard has some Fn keys which are great for controlling music players (like Rhythmbox), even when the screen ...
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Full Google Chrome removal

I installed Google Chrome from a .deb file, but for security reasons later removed it, but that appears not to have removed all of it (me purging it through apt, maybe this is because the file did not ...
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No smooth scrolling on Chrome for Ubuntu

I did enable the #enable-smooth-scrolling flag in Chrome and rebooted both Chrome and the machine numerous times, but scrolling in Chrome is still just as jumpy. I know it's not hardware issue, as my ...
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How can I block one or more websites from the command line, especially for Google Chrome?

I teach in a school and have a cart of laptops that I set up with Edubuntu 12.04. I am using LanSchool to monitor their screens, remotely control them, blank their screens, etc. The functionality is ...
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How do I close Chrome when entering standby or hibernate?

If I leave Chrome open, it keeps me logged into my sites even during standby, so the only defence I have is my Linux password. I would like to have Chrome shut down on standby or hibernate, and then ...
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Server with GUI, can't get elevated privileges with Chrome Remote Desktop

I've set up a home media server using ubuntu server and plex. Initially I was going to try and run command line only, but, being somewhat of a noob, I ended up installing a desktop environment. I use ...
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How to install all versions (stable/beta/unstable) of Google Chrome side by side without conflicts?

I have the stable version of Google Chrome on my box. And each time I'm trying to install beta or/and unstable versions then I run into the same problem: The following packages will be REMOVED ...
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Broken gnome-keyring file and google-chrome hangs

After few weeks of uptime yesterday I rebooted my laptop. After that, I discovered that there is no password in gnome-keyring. gnome-keyring segfault and didn't work. I restored ...
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apt-get works via proxy, but nothing else does

This pertains to Ubuntu 14.04 behind a proxy server that requires authentication. I've managed to get apt-get working via proxy. My /etc/apt/apt.conf looks like this: Acquire::http::proxy ...
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Separate icons for Chrome and Hangouts in Unity

Is there a way to have separate icons for Chrome and Hangouts in Unity? All my Chrome windows and Hangouts chats are combined under the Chrome icon. I swear I've seen them separate before, but I ...
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Unable to set Chrome as the default browser; what else can I try?

I have done everything I can to set Google Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 12.04, but absolutely nothing seems to work. Anything new I could try would be greatly appreciated. Whenever I open ...
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Transfer bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox [duplicate]

I have currently got Google Chrome and Firefox installed, but I want to switch to Firefox so I want to some how transfer my mass collections of bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox, so is there any way of ...
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Verify the current Google Chrome installation's integrity

I have installed Google Chrome from the .deb file provided here, but after I installed it I realised that I had not checked the MD5 of the .deb file to make sure that it was not corrupt or tampered ...
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how to restore Session Buddy for Chrom* sessions?

The extension has saved lost of very important browsing sessions. Can I just copy the extension from some folder and paste it into appriopraite folder when needed? If so where is the folder?
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How to uninstall Google Chrome?

I decided to try out Google Chrome and see if it was any different from Chromium, but now I can't figure out how to uninstall it. That's what I have installed. How to get rid of it is the question.
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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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Chrome not accepting US international with dead keys keyboard 14.04

Using 14.04 with keyboard selected as 'US international with dead keys' as my keyboard layout option, (so that I may use characters from other languages) and the system accepts text input as you would ...
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'Open Sans' rendering differently on Chrome vs. other operating systems

After upgrading to 14.04, any use of the 'Open Sans' on web pages renders in Chrome using a very 'thin' (maybe the 300 weight?) version of the font which is almost unreadable on Ubuntu - however, ...
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Chrome 42 on Ubuntu 14.04 won't start

Running Chrome 42 on Ubuntu 14.04 results in an error going out to console of: Check failed: NamespaceUtils::WriteToIdMapFile("/proc/self/gid_map", gid_) I found this in the Chromium project which ...
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Downside to disabling IBus?

To edit documents on my Google Drive accessed via Google Chrome 35.0.1916.114 on Lubuntu 14.04, I find I need to use ibus exit Only then can I enter anything. This is a known bug: chromium 34 from ...
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How can I get chrome to stop opening up in incognito? even after purging and reinstalling fresh

I tried opening new tab(non-incognito) and then locking that to the lancher. Then unlocking the first icon, But then the second icon just opens incognito tab by default. Even though I have not made ...
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unity chrome windows “unresponsive” greyed out and can't move

Periodically (a few times a week, sometimes a few times a day) my entire set of chrome windows gets greyed out. (Not just multiple tabs, but all separate windows on all workspaces including chrome ...
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java plugin is not working

I want to run following website in chrome/firefox in my ubuntu : http://bikecad.ca/quickapplet which shows following message: However i have already followed these steps but its not working. Help ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Kiosk, start services before chrome kiosk starts

I am currently building a Ubuntu kiosk, using this guide. The guide itself is great, but I am trying to start other services before chrome is executed in kiosk mode. I currently have: ...
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Weird launcher bar/chrome bug, hard to describe

I have Chrome locked to the launcher, but when I click it, it opens another icon on the launcher. When I hover over it, it says the name of one of my bookmarks. I've unlocked and locked to no avail. ...
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Google Chrome opens in a new window in a new launcher icon

When I open Google Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04, it opens a new window on a different launcher icon (I have Chrome in my Launcher pinned) and the title of the window is a tab that I don't have open any ...
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Problem with display with chrome

When a play with the size of the window and return to the full screen I got a display problem on the top of the screen.
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Ubuntu Software Center doesn't work [duplicate]

I am new ubuntu user. I wanted to download Google Chrome, but something happened and now when I go to Ubuntu Software Center it is automatically closed after 1 second. Then I see the error: E: ...
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YouTube Videos are flickering on Chrome

I am using a Lenovo IdeaPad U430p with Ubutu 14.04 LTS. There is a GeForce GT 730M built in and there are also some drivers available: NVIDIA binary driver - version 331.38 from nvidia-331 ...