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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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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? ...
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How to disable mouse scrolltabs ubuntu chrome

When I hover on tabs in chrome and scroll the mouse wheel, the tabs are changing focus. This feature is really annoying for me and i want to turn it off. Any ideas? P.S. The way I usually close an ...
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Fonts too small in Chrome in 12.04

I'm having trouble getting fonts to display at the correct size in Chrome. Here is a side-by-side of Firefox and Chrome on the same system (Chrome left, Firefox right), and another shot from my Mac. ...
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Native Client Chrome Games

So I've been trying to run some chrome applications that make use of Google's new technology of native client on my new desktop computer. They all give me errors when attempting to start the game. One ...
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Why does Google Chrome not show websites' correct fonts?

I just did a fresh install of 11.10, and installed Google Chrome. For many sites it does not display the correct font (it shows the fall-back font instead). Both Chromium and Firefox show fonts ...
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Running gmail on chrome in a separate icon on docky?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with docky. I use Google Chrome as a default web browser. Is there any way that Docky has a separate launcher like "gmail" with the icon and when I click it, a gmail is ...
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Chrome/Chromium fonts look bad starting from version 37

After an upgrade from version 36 to 37, the fonts in Google Chrome browser and its opensource variation Chromium look much worse. In the attached screenshot you will the same page viewed with version ...
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Chrome Notifications indicator not showing

Chrome Notifications indicator not showing. Package libappindicator1 is installed. I remember having notifications in the past, I haven't paid much attention to it, so I might have disabled it(via gui ...
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Unable to play Rubik's Cube game on Google Doodle in Chrome for Ubuntu [closed]

I'm unable to play Rubik's Cube game on Google Doodle in Chrome for Ubuntu. It says I need the lastest version of Chrome to play, but I already updated everything and it still doesn't work. What could ...
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Page titles disapeared from chrome tabs after upgrading to 13.10

After upgrading my Ubuntu to 13.10, Chrome is not showing titles of websites in tabs (only favicons). Any idea whats wrong?
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Why does Chrome not stay as the default browser in Xubuntu 13.04?

If I go to Settings Manager > Preferred Applications and make Chrome (or chromium-browser; there are entries for both!) the default browser, then logout or reboot and come back, the default browser is ...
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Why does Firefox and Chrome keep crashing? [closed]

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu, installing 12.04. For a week or so everything was fine then the browsers kept crashing. Chrome constantly keeps giving me the "aw snap" window, there is no ...
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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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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 ...
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Auto-selected text in a browser address bar

In windows when I click the address bar in Chrome or Firefox, or the search box in Firefox, all existing text is selected automatically and if I type something it is typed in a black text area. But ...
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CTRL+F5 in Google Chrome in XFCE

I have installed Ubuntu with unity by default, but compiz + java develop is less then sufficient with a ATI graphic card, so, I installed the xubuntu-desktop package. The problem is: In Google chrome ...
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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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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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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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How to launch google-chrome/chromium application shortcut in fullscreen/kiosk mode

I'm trying to boot a chrome application shortcut in full screen (kiosk mode). Launching as an application shortcut is straightforward by appending the command --app=http://website.com. But the ...
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Error when trying to install Google Chrome [duplicate]

I have problems when trying to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu Software Center and Terminal. On Ubuntu Software Center On Terminal How do I install Google Chrome? UPDATE I have tried sudo ...
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Can't update google chrome

I updated google chrome from the software updates in ubuntu 12.04 , but it didn't actually update . The "about google chrome " is still showing the previous release .
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Enable urlbar's “One click selects all” in chromium

I hate the "normal way of browsing" in linux that forces you to triple click to select the whole navigation bar content. I can easily change this in Firefox's about:config changing the boolean to ...
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Chrome is slow when opening or closing tabs

Chrome works alright on my netbook except when opening and closing tabs. Opening a tab is pretty slow. Is this normal behavior or can I fix it? I am using the latest dev version but the problem isn't ...
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Chrome tab syncing across devices not working

I've found this guide to sync Chrome tabs across devices and I enabled sync on both devices. Nothings happening though when I enabled tab sync on my PC and Notebook. How do I open the tabs from one ...
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Cannot Update Java plugin for Google Chrome

I keep getting the "Java plugin out of date" box whenever I open a page with embedded Java. I use the link provided, which has no auto-install. I've unzipped the tarball into /usr/lib/jvm/. I've used ...
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browser without gpu support

Google has an Easter egg that draws 3D graph but when I tried it out on chrome it complained about no WebGL support. I've also tested it on Firefox whose WebGL support was enabled but ended up with ...
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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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How do I make all links open in Chromium or Chrome's incognito mode?

How do I configure Ubuntu or Xubuntu such that when I click on a link, Chromium/Chrome opens in "Incognito mode"?
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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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Why am I getting 'package cannot be authenticated' errors for google-chrome?

My Precise machine was previously working fine, but now when I update from update-manager or the terminal I get an error about being unable to authenticate google-chrome.
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Can not start webhttrack

I am trying to start my webhttrack on ubuntu 12.04 precise pangolin but all i get is the opening screen. When i press any button on the page it gives me the following errors: Oops! Google Chrome ...
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Change mouse wheel scroll speed in Chrome on 12.04 (edit starter bar commandline)

I want to increase the mouse wheel scroll speed in Google Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04. I've read How can I change the mouse's wheel scroll rate?, I'm on Unity though, how can I edit the commandline ...
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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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Flash stopped working on Chrome

I upgraded my system to Ocelot from Narwhal and Flash stopped working on Chrome, the plugin is installed on the Software Center, I removed it and installed it thrice but still, no Flash support on ...
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Activate Chrome native notifications

I'm trying to get native notifications to work using Google Chrome (or Chromium) on Ubuntu, but no luck so far. Things I've tried already: Libnotify Notifications in Chrome I've runned install.sh ...
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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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Reset all Google Chrome settings on Ubuntu

I enabled some experimental features in Chrome (using the about:flags page), and I'm trying to reinstall it completely (since it has begun to malfunction in various ways - for example, flash applets ...
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How to detect flash process in Google Chrome?

I'am using this script -- lightsOn, to delay screensaver when flash playing. However, the script provides only the Chromuim way: flash_process=`pgrep -lfc "chromium-browser --type=plugin ...
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Chrome in Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

It seems like Chrome isn't ready for Ubuntu 12.10 yet, as you get the error when trying to install it, should I install Chromium instead, or just stick with Firefox for a bit? The only problem is, I ...
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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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Can I use the same built in flash library from Chrome in Firefox?

Chrome comes with flash support by default, Firefox does not. If I use both on my system is there a way to use the library responsible displaying flash content in Chrome to do the same in Firefox?
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web browsing vs. torrent traffic, and bandwidth priority?

recently i did download big torrent files. (120 Gb). and i need to seed them back to at least 1.5 ratio. my upload speed is 130 Kb/s max. the problem is that i need to seed them as fast as possible. ...