Questions tagged [google-chrome]

Google Chrome is a non-free proprietary web browser based on Chromium with extra features added such as a built-in Adobe Flash reader and PDF viewer along with support for DRM. Use this tag for questions about installing and using the Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu systems.

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Protocol handler setting to automatically open protocol with xdg-open

On Ubuntu 18.04 when I clicked a Zoom link it automatically opened Zoom for me without prompt. I think that the version of Chrome that I was using on Ubuntu 18.04 had had an option in the xdg-open ...
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Webex-addon not working @ chrome|firefox/Ubu 20.04

I added the webex chrome extention and the firefox addon. On both i go to www.webex.com/test-meeting.html and click at join. The follwoing msg comes: Your browser, browser version, or operating ...
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Ubuntu specific RAM issues - chrome crashing and memtest86 freezing

G'day, I'm running 4x8GB sticks of corsair vengeance LPX RAM, a 5700xt and an r5 3600x. I just installed ubuntu 20.04 a week ago to dual-boot with windows and I've been having RAM-related problems....
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Editing desktop entries in Ubuntu 20 [closed]

I'm triying to edit the Google Chrome desktop entry in /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop but nothing happens (the browser UI scale doesn't change, I'm using a flag that deals with the UI ...
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Any browser tends to freeze Ubuntu 20.04

Any browser tends to freeze ubuntu 20.04 OS upgrade. This apparently happens once or twice every other update, upgrade, dist-upgrade and etc...dating back went UBUNTU was some Linux favor. Beside ...
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Unable to share application window to apps (google meet, discord)

On 19.04 sharing application window in conferences worked perfectly. Now using the version 20.04 when I try to share just one window it doesn't work anywhere: I tried google meet, skype, zoom, ...
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How to optimise firefox for full HD wide screen? Webpages often are centred, search results constricted to 1/3rd of the screen width

As you can see, the Google results uses only 1/3rd of the screen width. Often the case with many websites as well. Any fix to optimise Firefox and Chrome to render the pages for Full HD monitors.
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How can I configure Google Remote Desktop so that it doesn't create a new session when I connect to it?

When I remote connect to Ubuntu using TeamViewer, I view the same session as the session in which TeamViewer is running. However, when I connect using Google Remote Desktop it creates a new session ...
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chrome Version 83.0.4103.61 (Official Build) (64-bit) youtube skips with more than enough bandwidth , memory and nvme

It acts like its out of memory, or its buffering in the way its skipping.. but I have 1gbps internet , 10gb fiber lan with 40mb ram 2200mhz, i5 3.5ghz (7400k), nvme disk... I've never had this issue ...
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Chrome button black border

I am getting a weird issue where Chrome is showing the current focus with a black border, which it has not done before. I am not sure if this is a settings issue or because of the latest update. An ...
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How do I edit/access Chrome app properties on GNOME?

In KDE or Windows, I can add -disable-prompt-on-repost when right-clicking the Chrome app & going to properties > command. Ubuntu 20.04 with GNOME does not show the target field/command. I only ...
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Unbinding USB Interface to use Chrome Web USB API

How can I unbind an USB interface? Found multiple pages like this one: Manual driver binding and unbinding or this one: How to unbind/bind a usb device as normal user? Which suggest to use the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 freezes when some apps are opened

After upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04, Ubuntu freezes when chrome is opened. So I had to restart my laptop every time this happens. And the problem is solved when on restart and Chrome works fine ...
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Errors after installing Chrome Dev along with Stable [duplicate]

I recently installed chrome dev version, even when I had chrome (stable) already installed. After checking for updates with sudo apt update I get the following errors (maybe they are warnings). How ...
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Chrome doesnt recognise gamepad

For some reason chrome doesnt recognise my gamepad, whereas firefox does. I read something about install a vaapi snap app of chrome, but I am not sure if this will fix the issue. How can I get chrome ...
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How can I run portable Chromium in 20.04?

I want to use Chromium portable downloaded zip from here. Can I run Chromium from this ? I want to use multiple chromium with different processes. when i used ./chrome in terminal its running but ...
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Not able to run portable chrome .desktop opening in text editor

I installed portable chrome using https://github.com/shivamgly/Google-Chrome-Portable-maker-for-linux this link I am not able to run this chrome. Chrome.desktop file opens in text-editor. ...
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Cannot Load Sites unless connected to VPN

I cannot access many websites including our own office web portals without using VPN. I tried using sudo /etc/init.d/network-manager restart, and I also attempted to to edit /etc/network/interfaces to ...
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Chrome windows on launcher panel: expand into several

When I have several Chrome windows open, it looks like this: However I'd like each Chrome window to occupy its own space, like this: How would I do that?
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Chrome apt repo returns 404

I've noticed my apt-get update command for Google Chrome has been failing for quite some time now and I'm not sure if it's an issue with my machine or if others have the same issue. My /etc/apt/...
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Browsers don't identify dual monitors on Ubuntu 18.04

When I share my screen on Hangouts, the other person sees both of my screen combined as one, Ideally the browser should ask which monitor to share. I tried using Chrome and Firefox to share my screen ...
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how to log with chrome remote desktop into ubuntu

my teenager daughter is pc addicted and i want to control her time and activities on using pc. I have installed Chrome Remote Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 but got looped on login. Anyone can help? Before i ...
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Missing saved passwords from chrome via xrdp

I'm connecting to my ubuntu system (fossa) via xrdp from a win 10 laptop and all saved password are missing from chrome settings. When logging in locally all the password are at their place but when ...
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Kubuntu 19.10: A ton of packages are set to autoremove (On a new fresh install)

I just installed Kubuntu 19.10 and I went to go download Chrome. After it was done downloading, Kubuntu said I had updates, (which I intended to do when I first booted into Kubuntu) so I opened up a ...
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Blue rendered as purple in Chrome

Sometimes in Google Chrome blue links and buttons are rendered as purple. Most of the time this happens when both my laptop display and an external monitor are connected at the same time. Sometimes ...
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Configure clicked URLs to be opened in windowed shortcut, rather than in chrome

Not sure weather this is an Ubuntu related question, may be more related to Chrome. I have added shortcuts to some of my favourite web pages and web apps in chrome, so they open in a dedicated window ...
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Certificate error when using Citrix Receiver on Google Chrome [duplicate]

I am getting this error when attempting to load a Desktop module up within Citrix Workspace App: Error Dialog This may be a duplicate of Certificate error when using Citrix Receiver but I don't have ...
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Google Chrome won't open .URL extension files Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

I recently tried to open a URL link I saved onto my desktop by double-clicking it, but it will not open correctly. If I DRAG & DROP the file into chrome works fine. The file is saved with a ".url" ...
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How to get v4l2 loopback device to be recognized? [duplicate]

I am trying to set up a greenscreen effect for a video conference in Google Meet, which runs in a web browser, in this case Google Chrome. As an initial test I have set up a V4L2 loopback device and ...
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Is there a way for me to be able to watch Youtube videos from “YouTube Movies” on Linux?

When I try to watch a video from the YouTube Movie collection, say this old flick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqtw2P9mh3w (Note: I think that you at least need be logged in to access the video) ...
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Google Chrome Version 81 breaks bluetooth headphone 'stop' button. How can I fix or downgrade?

I observed that the current version of google-chrome-stable that my system updated to (Google Chrome 81.0.4044.138) breaks the functionality of all my bluetooth headphones where the physical stop ...
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How to install specific chromium version in ubuntu 16.04

I want to install Chromium 72.0.3626.121. What is the procedure
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Cache handling in ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Is folder /.cache/google-chrome safe to delete ? would it affect the surfing experience on chrome?
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Chrome freezes system with Ubuntu 20.04

I began having this issue with an update in 19.04, and it has persisted with 19.10 and now 20.04. Some websites cause Chrome to completely freeze the system, with no mouse or keyboard use possible. ...
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Google chrome taking too much time to open

For quite a few days, Google chrome is taking a long time to open in my OS.I use Ubuntu 18.04. Can anybody suggest a solution to this?
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Fuzzy, blown out sound on speakers only in Chrome

I'm getting a fuzzy sound when playing audio on Google Chrome, almost like the speakers are about to blow out. This only happens when playing from the built-in speakers; headphone input is fine. ...
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How to set Google Chrome as default web browser in Lubuntu 20.04

After installing Google Chrome on Lubuntu 20.04 I launched the Google Chrome web browser and it shows me the default browser alert, and definitely I press it and I expect it works like other versions ...
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Youtube DRM Movie videos are quality limited in Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04

I have intalled recently Ubuntu 20.04 on my HP pavilion with AMD Ryzen 3. I already installed the restricted extras and Google Chrome... now already i can watch all YouTube videos. The problem is when ...
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YouTube videos does not work in full screen in Ubuntu 20.04

Fresh install Ubuntu 20.04 on Matebook X Pro with Intel UHD620. I have display scale set to 175%. When clicking f or full screen button I get a quarter of the screen as black and see the desktop and ...
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Chrome and chromium freeze and stutters on fresh install Ubuntu 20.04

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 on a Matebook X Pro with only Intel integrated UHD Graphics 620. Freeze happened when trying to add a new GMail account, and also at various other sites. When I ...
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Chrome exiting + Chromium-browser neither opening nor removing from snap

I was in ubuntu 19.10, use google chrome for browsing. It suddenly started crashing mean when I open after 1 minute it exiting itself. Then I switch to chromium-browser. And everything was fine there ...
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interactive pdf files download fails

Running ubuntu 18.04 Usually no problem downloading pdf, but since an online library website switched to interactive pdf form the download link shows an error message and I have been unable to either ...
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Can't make BBC Iplayer work in Google Chrome in Ubuntu 20.04

has anyone tried to use Iplayer BBC on Ubuntu 20.04? Here it simply doesn't start, I can sign in at BBC Iplayer, but when I press the play button of a program, it remains black and nothing happens. It ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 | Video codecs | Default firefox browser not playing some content

I cant play videos like the ones on most twitter posts (samples https://twitter.com/doglab/status/1255593258916499458?s=20 ; https://twitter.com/daaallly/status/1255561716001275905?s=20)but chrome ...
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I keep getting Spotify “can't play this” error in Ubuntu 20.04

So after the first time installing and actually trying Ubuntu. I love it, especially everything is now as how i want it to be. But there's just one thing that bothers me: Spotify keeps showing error "...
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Why sound settings in GNOME Control Center is recognising Google Chrome as Chromium?

I have installed Google Chrome in Ubuntu 20.04. Whenever I play sound in Chrome, sound settings show the volume control settings for Chromium even when I don't have Chromium installed. Why is GNOME ...
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Stop chrome changing file associations

I use Google Chrome stable occasionally, using its apt repository, on Ubuntu Eoan (19.10). When it updates, it modifies the file /usr/share/applications/defaults.list to add itself to the defaults for ...
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How can I download Chromium for Windows Linux Subsystem?

When I try to download Chromium normally with snap install chromium or apt-get install chromium-browser I end up getting the following. Interacting with snapd is not yet supported on Windows ...
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How do I enable apturl in Firefox or Chrome

If I click on an apt:// link in Firefox I just get 'The address wasn't understood'. apturl is installed and I've tried adding the apt protocol (network.protocol-handler.expose.apt) in Firefox and ...
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I have a problem while i want to update with this comment sudo apt update [duplicate]

E: Type 'disabled' is not known on line 5 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list E: The list of sources could not be read. i have this error while i want to sudo apt update in ...

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