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 is not running in background

"Continue running background apps" is checked. There is no Chrome entry in Startup applications. This command didn't work: google-chrome --no-startup-window Everybody is complaining how to disable ...
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How to remove Google Chrome error popup - “your preferences cannot be read…” on Ubuntu?

Since past few days, whenever I start Google Chrome, I have been getting this popup error message saying "your preferences cannot be read..." I haven't faced any issues in normal browser usage, but I ...
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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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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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How to export Google Chrome bookmarks

I have got Google Chrome (Version 41.0.2272.118 (64-bit)) and I would like to export my bookmarks without having to sync anything with any online accounts. I read here that the bookmarks are stored ...
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Google Chrome update itself (without permission) on Ubuntu 12.04

I use Google Chrome and it is a addictive browser, it is super fast. But it forced updated itself on my Ubuntu 12.04 today, which I did not like at all. My Question How Google Chrome updated ...
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Keyboard Stops Responding While Using Google Docs in Chrome Browser

Ubuntu, Unity, 14.10 When I'm using Google Docs in Chrome, as soon as "All changes saved to drive" appears at the top of the document, the keyboard stops responding. Everything else, the mouse, ...
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Firefox becomes default browser after upgrade. Cannot revert to Google Chrome

Upgraded my notebook to Natty Beta 1 two days ago. All seems to be in order except for a very annoying little thing. I used to have Google Chrome as my default browser, and after the upgrade, this ...
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Is it possible to view PDFs right in Chrome without downloading them first?

When I click a link to a PDF in Chrome instead of displaying the PDF in the browser I see a blank page with "Missing plugin" written over it. Is it possible to get this plugin somewhere or am I ...
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Chrome/ium rendering problems with Intel Graphics

This is a kinda weird question I don't know what to file it under but this is the behaviour I observe when I try to access pages like facebook (it happened once with google as well. Happens with ...
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About blank pages opening alone on chrome

Since a few weeks, google chrome opens blank pages several times per minute, without any obvious reason. If I were using windows, I would think it comes from a virus, but that's way less likely with ...
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Retrieve Google Chrome Ubuntu favicon

Where the favicon .ico file is stored in Ubuntu 11.10? How can I extract the .ico file from the chrome cache?
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Is there any way to stop Chromium (or Google Chrome) from auto-completing searches in the address bar?

Is there any way to stop Chromium (or Google Chrome) from auto-completing searches in the address bar? The best example of this I have seen is, if you type fire and ice into Chromium’s omnibox and ...
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Ubuntu freezes after I run video on the full screen on Chrome 40

After the last update, when I run video on a full screen(youtube, facebook video...) the cursor disappears, and the video works well. But when I close the video(with esc) the whole system freezes and ...
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How to get Google Apps Launcher, Google Now, and Notifications

I have Chrome Version 35.0.1916.114 on Ubuntu 14.04 and have enabled the Chrome flag 'Enable the App Launcher. Linux'. How do I get the new features - Google Apps Launcher, Google Now and Google ...
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Can I run Chrome stable and canary in parallel?

Is it possible to keep the two in parallel ? I know you can on windows and osx on ubuntu I get a conflict when trying to install either one if the other is installed.
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having Google Chrome developer tools open causes pages to not render/load properly

I cannot find anyone else who is affected by this bug, so I am reluctant to believe it is actually a bug with google chrome. To better understand what I am dealing with here I have created a short ...
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Chrome mistakenly downloads localhost/wordpress pages, but Firefox doesn't

I have Wordpress installed at http://localhost/wordpress When I try and view a page in Chrome, it downloads the PHP file rather than showing the page. When I view in Firefox, everything works fine. ...
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How to get “smooth scrolling” system-wide?

I found an amazing extension for Google Chrome called SmoothScroll. It makes scrolling webpages extraordinarily visually appealing, just like in opera. I was wondering if I could find something like ...
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Why does Google Chrome not close completely? [closed]

I installed Google Chrome for flash capability. When I try to close it, it appears to close correctly, but two of the three processes in System Monitor remain open. This should not happen. And if ...
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does Chrome in Ubuntu have “Recent Tabs”?

Ubuntu 12, Chrome 30 As noted here, Chrome has a Recent Tabs feature. But in Ubuntu I don't see that option. Do I need to turn it on or is it just not available? When I search in settings there's no ...
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Hindi Font Problem in Chrome

I am using Google Chrome. I am facing problem in using Hindi News. which shows bullets instead of proper hindi text. but this same thing is not happening with Firefox it shows Hindi font . when i ...
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How can I change the Google Chrome webapp icon?

So I've got the AskUbuntu chatroom (I'm just using this as an example, I've got other webapps that I've got the same issue with) saved as a "Application Shortcut" in Chromium, and the icon is really ...
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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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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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Ubuntu - saying your security settings have blocked an application from running with an out-of-date version of java

I have this new problem since 2014 begin. I cant remotely login to this enterprise network for giving them support. Its keep showing this new error. How to fix it please? EDIT:
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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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Urdu Fonts not rendering Properly in chrome

Chrome in ubuntu is not rendering the urdu Fonts properly.It is showing gibberish characters not able to read. Especially on Facebook font is not working. Ahh after a long time im back. Still not ...
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Google Chrome says IcedTea is out of date

IcedTea for Google Chrome won't work. What happens is this - when I visit the Java test page http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp, Chrome throws this: When I click Update plug-in..., it ...
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Chrome keeps crashing after updates

I'm a chrome user and an enthusiast but few days ago I made Ubuntu get some updates using Update Manager, then I turned off my notebook and when I restarted it, I tried to start Chrome which after a ...
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Google chrome doesn't render the fonts properly.

I have attached an image of the badly rendered font. This started happening after upgrading 12.04 (I was on 10.10 before that). The chrome version is Version 22.0.1229.39 beta. Font for the text ...
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How to get rid of bookmarks in synced Chromium

I'm using three Ubuntu systems in an irregular pattern, and since I use Chrome/Chromium anyway and have a Google account, I decided to make my life a bit easier and sync them. Now I am having a ...
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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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Advertisements shown when page is viewed in Chromium but not when viewed in Firefox

The title says it all, i keep on seeing advertisements when i open pages in Chromium, those ads are shown in portions of the page (not popups) usually at the bottom and/or the top of the page and do ...
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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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Why isn't Chrome rendering images and fonts correctly? [closed]

I have an Acer monitor and an Intel Pentium 4 running 12.04 32-bit. Chrome renders all webpages like this: This is how CNN should look: I have Firefox installed and its images/fonts look fine. ...
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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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How can I change chrome unstable to chrome beta

I installed chrome unstable from the chrome site. It was .deb package but because it has problems with some sites, I want to change to chrome beta. I want to change because the previous version of ...
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Permanently fix Chrome scroll speed

So, I am changing the scroll speed in Ubuntu using this answer: Change mouse wheel scroll speed in Chrome on 12.04 (edit starter bar commandline) Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome ...
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Google Chrome starting up slow

Whenever I try to open Chrome for the first time after booting, it takes about 8-10 seconds longer than it does for Windows. Is this the case for everyone? Is there a way to fix it? I know it is not ...
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Open folders with Google Chrome instead of the default file manager

I'd like to set Google Chrome as the default application for opening files on Ubuntu. How can I change the default file manager to Chrome, instead of Nautilus (which I believe is the default file ...
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How does Chromium pick a MIME-type handler?

Chromium doesn't seem to have any obvious MIME-type configuration settings, which strikes me as a little broken. My specific problem is that there are a number of filetypes that Chromium plays ...
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How to update Oracle Java plugin for Google-chrome?

To begin with, I have already read the following solutions: Cannot Update Java plugin for Google Chrome How do I get Java plugin for Chrome? Installing Chrome Java Plugin How to install Oracle ...
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Chromify OSD isn't working in 11.10? [closed]

Based on these instructions, I have installed the Google Chrome / Chromium extension Chromify-OSD. But I can't see it working properly. Look at this image to know what I mean. How to make these ...
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Google Chrome removes itself from Menu on reboot

Chrome removes itself from the Internet menu every time I reboot. How can I fix this? The only way to get it back is to reinstall Chrome. Is this a Dev issue or a general error? I am using Ubuntu ...
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Can I use manual socks proxy for only specific sites?

I am using socks proxy with chrome. With dconf editor, I can add ignore-host so that browser connect this hosts without proxy. Now I want to do opposite of this. I mean I want to specify hosts so that ...
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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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Youtube stopped working after Ubuntu 13.04 upgrade (and reinstall)

I upgraded my Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 using software updater. After the upgrade Youtube stopped working (both Firefox and Chrome). That is, none of the videos I tried can be played. Progress bar is ...
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Performance of Chrome Hangouts extension [closed]

I just installed the Chrome extension for Google Hangouts. Since then, I experience a lot more CPU usage of the chrome process(es). Up to 100% at times! Does anyone else experience similar issues? ...