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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What's the difference between Google Chrome and/or Chromium? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each?

I used Google Chrome in Windows, and am now using Chromium in Ubuntu. Is there any difference to the two programs? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each program? Which one seems better? ...
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YouTube movies are playing too fast with chrome

I've got movies playing in fast forward in YouTube HTML 5 mode if I play it in Google Chrome. If I open it with Firefox, it plays well. Any ideas?
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How do I put a web application on the Launcher?

Sometimes I see pictures of screenshots with people with web applications and nice icons on their launcher, how can I set this up?
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How To Enable WebGL In Chrome On Ubuntu?

chrome://gpu/ And http://webglreport.com/ google-chrome --version Google Chrome 27.0.1453.93 http://www.chromeexperiments.com/webgl How To Enable WebGL In Chrome On Ubuntu ?
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How to install Chrome browser properly via command line?

Setting up and managing an Ubuntu server all by myself, in coming months, is a part of my current plans. Hence, I am planning a switch from Windows to Linux - - Ubuntu. I now need to get some grip on ...
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How to tell chrome what to do with a magnet link

Right now it throws its apron over its head and calls firefox, which opens the link with rtorrent. What do I need to do to eliminate the firefox step?
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Youtube - couldn't load plug-in [closed]

All of a sudden there's this message of 'couldn't load plug-in' on chrome. Firefox is fine though, I tried updating flashplayer but it didn't work. Thoughts?
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Can I make links to email addresses open Gmail instead of Evolution?

When I click on a link to an email address in Firefox or Google Chrome a "Welcome to Evolution" screen appears. Can I make Gmail open instead, or at the very least disable Evolution from running?
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Is there a work around to get protected Hulu or Amazon Prime instant videos working?

When I went to watch some only episodes of star trek on Amazon Prime, the player would get stuck on updating. I followed the instructions here and doing so actually worked for 3 seconds. It was the ...
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Installing Chrome Java Plugin

I've been trying to install the Java plugin for Chrome for a couple hours now, and I figured it was time to ask people with more experience. I can't seem to get it working. My current Java version is ...
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Dependency error while installing google chrome on Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I Installed Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit Unity Desktop environment and did the routine OS update. Downloaded the 64 bit .deb file from google chrome website and tried installing it ,which resulted to the ...
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Do Unity webapps work in Google Chrome?

I'm using the latest stable Chrome for Linux built from Google and I just installed the Unity WebApps preview. Unfortunately I can't figure out how to set it up. In tutorials I read that unity should ...
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How to solve jitter (or stutter) playback via Chrome flash plugin?

Since the update to 12.04, there's been a problem specifically related to audio/video playback in Google Chrome. The problem only affected the Google version but not the Chromium nor the Firefox ...
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How do I fix Flash issues?

I am having problems with Adobe Flash in Ubuntu, what are my options?
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Chrome/Chromium middle mouse button for scroll Linux, Mac

Clicking the middle button does't allow me scroll the page. Is there any way to fix this behavior? Information: Ubuntu 10.10 Chromium 9.0.597.94 Logitech MX518 Update: also Chrome, and the other ...
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Google Chrome not rendering webpages correctly

I am facing some serious web page rendering issues with Chrome. It is more prominent during javascript based animations and stuff on websites like youtube. I have tried removing chrome using (sudo ...
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Chrome desktop notifications use notify-osd?

Is there a way to make Chrome/Chromium's notifications use notify-osd instead of the ugly boxes it uses by default?
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Google Chrome 20: How to workaround poor performance with Flash? [closed]

After the update to "Google Chrome 20.0.1132.47" google-chrome started to lag. It gets stuck for couple of seconds and then it resumes. The issue seems to start after I enter any flash site Running ...
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about:blank opens in Chromium when I type into the dash

Here's a rather odd problem I'm having. Whenever I open the dash and type into it, Chromium opens up and opens an "about:blank" tab for just about every letter I write into the dash. Why is it doing ...
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All chromium extensions throw errors since update to 13.10 [closed]

Since updating to 13.10 all chromium extensions generate errors: chrome.extension is not available: 'extension' is not allowed for specified context type content script, extension page, web page, ...
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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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Adobe flash player not working with Amazon Prime

I have ubuntu 12.04 64bit using Google Chrome. I had chromium from the app center then today amazon prime video stopped working. It told me to update Flash. So I uninstalled chromium and installed ...
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Why does Chrome have so many processes on my machine?

I've got almost 20 processes for google chrome (whilst only having 4 tabs open, all with barebones HTML) , all hogging memory and either saying futex_wait_queue_me or poll_schedule_timeout. My fan ...
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Chrome puts itself on Startup Applications

I don't know if this happened with Oneiric, but since I installed Precise I have noticed that Google Chrome put itself on my Startup Applications and processes like "chrome-no-startup-window", ...
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Why have my google chrome extensions all been put into a tiny dropdown?

On my windows PC in my office, my chrome extensions are all along the toolbar as they always have been, however on my ubuntu machine at home they are now in a dropdown next to the spanner icon. It's a ...
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How can I enable silent automatic updates for Google Chrome?

Installing Google Chrome causes a third-party software source to be added from which Google Chrome upgrades can be retrieved: $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list ### THIS FILE IS ...
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Google Chrome update won't install due to unmet dependencies

There was an update for Google Chrome today, and it wasn't installable due to unresolved dependencies. How can I correct this?
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How can I enable Chrome/Chromium Unity integration?

I installed Ubuntu yesterday on a new laptop. After downloading and installing Chrome, I realized that there is no experimental integration Gnome3/Unity flag in about:flags? I remember using the ...
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How to integrate KeePass and Chrome/Chromium using ChromIPass?

I'm trying to integrate KeePass and Chrome/Chromium after installing ChromIPass when I try to connect to KeePass, It gives the following error: ChromeIPass has been disconnected from KeePassHttp. ...
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Profile error when launching google-chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hide 'Your profile could not be opened correctly' Whenever I launch google-chrome, a window is displayed which contains this message: Your profile could not ...
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How do I configure Chrome to use the system installed Flash instead of the bundled one?

I just updated to Chrome 20.0.1132.43 which includes Flash 11.3.31.109. Since that update most of the flash videos I watch online will randomly display erratic behavior (skipping like a broken CD, ...
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This flash plugin was blocked because it is out of date

I being a developer want to use Flash version 10.1 or older on some of my Ubuntu machines. The problem is each time I run Google Chrome on this Lucid 64 bit machine (which is the only machine with me) ...
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Is Apt-get Update Lag Related to Google Chrome?

I have Google Chrome installed from the Google Chrome repository. When I run sudo apt-get update, I notice that getting headers relating to Google Chrome takes more time than is needed to get all the ...
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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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How to set Google Chrome as the default browser?

How can I set Google Chrome as the default browser? If I set it in the browser settings, nothing happens. The browser says it's default, but in preferred applications in Gnome, there's only Firefox to ...
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Prism equivalent for Chromium?

I want to use Prism, but I don't want to use Firefox. Is there some similiar technology to Prism, based on Chromium instead of Firefox? Thanx for your answers
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Why is Google Chrome displaying artifacts in YouTube? [closed]

Since installing 12.10, Chrome has been displaying bizarre colored artifacts over youtube videos, I can still watch the videos, but it's more than a little irritating. I've installed Chromium, and ...
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Hide 'Your profile could not be opened correctly'

I have a small public internet cafe, with Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. I'm using Google Chrome 7.0.517.44 (64615), with AutoScroll - Version: 2.7.5; AdBlock is removed because of high CPU loads, and ...
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Where is the Flash in Chrome?

I installed Google Chrome. This is the first thing I did after installing Ubuntu. I went into firefox, and went to chrome.google.com, and hit the button. I don't like package managers, and avoid the ...
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How to set up Google Chrome as default browser in Xubuntu

I use Xubuntu 12.04. I uninstalled Firefox and now use Google Chrome version 19.xxx. To solve this problem, I tried: galternatives the "default apps" under settings and sudo update-alternatives ...
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How to run TurboTax online?

I want to use TurboTax online to do my Income Tax but apparently Ubuntu (or any other flavor of Linux) is not supported. Is there any way around this? I have Chrome and Firefox but both get the "Not ...
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How do I change the default browser that konsole opens URLs with?

I have google-chrome set as my default web browser in Ubuntu and gnome applications. However, when using konsole, all links open in konqueror, and not google-chrome! I've tried setting the default ...
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How to launch a new instance of Google Chrome from the command line?

Is there any way I can launch a new instance of Google Chrome from the command line? I'm not referring to opening a new window - I want a new instance. Here's why: Suppose I open Chrome and navigate ...
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How do I install the latest version of Chromium in Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

Previously this same question was asked, however all of the answers are wrong -- including the chosen one. So, let's try it again. (I've specified the Ubuntu version number at the top to indicate the ...
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Google Chrome does not keep cookies.

There have been a number of users reporting this starting as early as google chrome 11.0.696 on Lucid Lynx. I am seeing it currently on chrome version 16.0.912.75 (Official Build 116452) on Oneiric ...
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How do I put web applications in my Unity Launcher?

Early screenshots of Unity showed web applications on the launcher that would get launched in the browser. I heavily use Chrome's "appmode", which makes .desktop files of web applications and runs ...
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How come all my window buttons are right aligned, but chrome buttons are on the left?

I am wondering why chrome close/maximize buttons are aligned to the left while all the buttons are aligned to the right. The truth is that the chrome buttons are right aligned too when in the chrome ...
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Installing chrome gives an error: “dependency is not satisfiable”

I just installed ubuntu on my laptop, everything works fine, but I'd like to use chrome instead of firefox. I downloaded the .deb file from the chrome website, and when I open it, the install buton ...
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WebGL on Google Chrome with AMD card

When I try to use Cooliris for Google Chrome it shows the following message WebGL did not initialize properly. Make sure you are running the latest version of Chrome. I have an AMD/ATI video ...
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How do I enable Emacs keybindings in Google Chrome?

Can anyone tell me how to enable Emacs keybind on Chrome? I found some links but they are either not clearly mentioning how to do so or not what I want (I don't want external tools to be run for this ...