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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Problem with running WebGL with Chrome

I just setup ubuntu 11.10 on Dell XPS 15z by following the instruction from here: Current status/known issues for DELL XPS 15z? Everything seems ok until the point I failed to run openGL on chrome: ...
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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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Youtube causing black screen in chrome?

The issue started when I updated google chrome to the latest version; I'm not positive, but I think I went from version 31 to 38. When I go to youtube and click to play a video, the screen goes black ...
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Unread indicator for Slack Chrome App

I'm using Slack as an application shortcut through Google Chrome. It appears that unity uses the web's favicon for the launcher icon, which is neat. However, it seems to cache the icon for an unknown ...
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Scroll with Middle Click

Can i use the middle click mouse button so i can scroll down faster like windows? I mean when i am in windows and i press the middle click somewhere i can scroll in a 4 way pointer shows on the screen ...
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Why and how to install Chrome user agent

Why do I need a specific "user agent" to access some websites. I have received instances "You need Internet Explored 6.0 or better to access this web site" Why should I install a "user agent" ...
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How to move the user cache directory [~/.cache] out of the /home directory to another partition

The .cache directory is full of volatile, non-essential files. I would like to move it to a more appropriate partition, i.e. faster and not backed up. I believe that ~/.pam_environment file is ...
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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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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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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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How to reset external protocol handler in Chrome?

A while back I selected "Do nothing" when Chrome asked me how to handle a specific url. Now I want Chrome to launch xdg-open, which again can launch the correct application, but I can't figure out how ...
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What process of Google Chrome to kill to close window from terminal?

Google Chrome usually has 8 to 9 processes running, even though only one window is open. Which one of these processes do I kill to safely close the Google Chrome window? Here is my ps -Af | grep ...
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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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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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Transfer browser tabs from Firefox to Google Chrome

If Google Chrome and Firefox are both running, is there any way to transfer all browser tabs from Firefox to Google Chrome? I want to write a shell script that will transfer all tabs from Firefox to ...
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How do I do a Chrome offline installation?

How can we install google chrome in ubuntu 11.10 in offline mode ? (Standalone installer for Google Chrome in ubuntu)
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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 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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Changing default BitTorrent program

I have multiple torrent programs installed and when I download a .torrent file (in this case an Ubuntu ISO) using google chrome and open it, it doesn't open in my preferred program. How can I change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse pointing problem

I have a problem with mouses on my two computers. I will try to describe that issue: When I point some tab in Google Chrome and try to click, it clics a little below... I need to resize Google Chrome ...
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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 to add Silverlight to Chrome in 12.04?

How to add Silverlight to Chrome in 12.04? I found a couple of guides to add Moonlight plugin to Chrome browser, but nothing that works as of yet.
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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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Hardware acceleration unavailable under Chrome with proprietary fglrx driver

When I fullscreen a HD YouTube video or do other stuff that should be hardware accelerated, Chrome slows to a crawl. Taking a look at chrome://gpu shows this: Canvas: Software only, hardware ...
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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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Ad not from this site

I am having a problem when I am browsing the web on Ubuntu 13.10. Whenever I browse, I start seeing ads with it saying ads not from this site!!! Search on Google and it will say it's adware! How do ...
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How to use external downloaders like Axel and Aria2 in Chrome or Chromium?

I use Axel with FlashGot in Firefox. Could I use it as easily in Chromium or Google Chrome? Some Chrome extensions were supposed to be similar to FlashGot but they had a short life or, if they are ...
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How do I set a default Chrome Person (user) to open URLs as?

When I click on a URL (e.g. a URL in output console in bash), it opens using Chrome. Since I have multiple Persons (or users) on Chrome, it seemed to always open using the person with most recently ...
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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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How do I get Chrome App launcher? [closed]

I was reading this article. I'm a little confused on how to get the Chrome App Launcher. They put a link, but it goes nowhere. Can anyone help? Or can anyone suggest an app in the Ubuntu software ...
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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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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 ...
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UTILITY_PROCESS_CRASHED_WHILE_TRYING_TO_INSTALL error in Chrome

I use Google Chrome version 39.0.2171.95 (64-bit) along with Ubuntu 12.10. When trying to install any extension from chrome webstore I get following error screen: Tried to find a solution in ...
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Chrome and Catalyst - no tab text

I just installed Ubuntu, updated, installed AMD proprietary drivers (for my Radeon HD6870) and noticed that some (most) of the tabs in Google Chrome don't have text, only the favicon. My first idea ...
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Google Chrome crashes on fresh 12.04 install

I just installed 12.04 and the first and only thing I did was install google-chrome-stable. When I run the program through terminal with google-chrome I get a few error (the first 3 or so lines below) ...
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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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Enable thumbnail preview when uploading files in Google Chrome/Firefox?

I have google chrome and when I upload photos to Facebook or Imageshack I cannot find a way to show thumbnails, only detail view. I also tried this in Firefox. This is quite important as it is ...
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Only close button shows up in Google Chrome in GNOME Shell

After I installed the GNOME shell in Ubuntu, I decided that I didn't like having the "Close/Minimize/Maximize" buttons on the right, so I switched them over to the left using gconftool-2 --set ...
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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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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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Adobe Flash Player is not working in Google Chrome [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and current versions of Google Chrome and Chromium. But in both of them flash player is not working. I can watch youtube videos properly. In other sites; it says missing ...
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Chrome fonts not displaying properly after installing texlive

I installed texlive 2010 and ran fc-cache -fvs to update font cache. After that some fonts are not displaying properly in google chrome. In firefox it is working fine. What could be the problem?
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Quicklist for Google Chrome (for bookmarks, new windows, etc) not working properly

I tried to make a quicklist for Google Chrome by editing the .desktop file in /opt/google/chrome but there is a small problem If i already have an instance of google chrome running and then i use the ...
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How do I get embedded MIDI files to play in Chrome?

When I click play on this site (http://tones.wolfram.com/), nothing happens. If I download the file to disk, there are several applications installed that play just fine. How do I get chrome to act as ...
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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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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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Watching Netflix in Chrome on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

So I know how to get Netflix Desktop and watch Netflix via Firefox. However, I have a Google Chromecast and like to stream Netflix to my TV. In order for me to do this, I have to be watching Netflix ...
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Unity Web Apps make seperate window named Untitled in Chrome [closed]

NOTE: NOT CHROME WEB APPS... Unity Web Apps as introduced in 12.10... When I make a Web App after installing the Chrome extensions for Unity Web Apps and Online Accounts, It opens a Web App in a new ...
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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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Why doesn't Chrome or Firefox auto-highlight the address bar?

In Windows, when you click on the address bar, it automatically highlights all of the web address so you can enter another one without having to drag across everything. I've noticed that it doesn't do ...