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Google Chrome is a proprietary web browser developed and released by Google. Most of its source code is shared with their Chromium project from which the free software (BSD-licensed) Chromium browser is built. Use this tag for questions about installing, configuring or using the Chrome or Chromium web browsers on Unix-like systems.

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Exit browser in full screen

I'm trying to find a way to exit kiosk mode or to exit a full screen chromium. So I'm running a Raspberry Pi 4 with raspbian and have Netflix, Disney+ etc. working as a link on my desktop. I add the ...
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Virtual Display but with GPU/Hardware Acceleration

To do some automated screen recordings for promo videos of web applications I'm using chromium/selenium inside of xvfb to run the web application and ffmpeg to record the video. Even tough this looks ...
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Why is this apt install chrome failing?

What could be the problem here? apt install -y google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb Reading package lists... Error! E: Sub-process Popen returned an error code (2) E: Encountered a section with no ...
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chromium-browser - can't launch site from command line

I have a static html site at localhost. When I open Chromium and manually enter localhost into the address bar, the site appears and behaves correctly. However, when I type the following from the ...
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Chromium downloads not working in GNOME Arch

I recently installed Arch Linux with GNOME 42.0. Downloads fail to start in both Google Chrome and Chromium. However, downloads do work in the default GNOME Web browser as well as Mozilla Firefox. ...
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Remove temporary files in chrome, without losing access to websites

My chrome (PortableApps) profile takes above 1Gb. I found no way of cleaning the cache (to the point of freeing a large fraction of the space taken), without losing access to websites, e.g. Is that ...
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How to fix trace trap / SIGTRAP when running google-chrome in Debian

having an issue running that's driving me crazy and would love to have some help debugging. Basically, I'm trying to install Google Chrome on Debian stretch for use with selenium and, while the ...
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Google Chrome prevents some file downloads (.rpm)

Using Google Chrome on a fresh Fedora 36 install, with 3rd party repo for google-chrome enabled. Trying to download a .rpm file, eg https://github.com/TheAssassin/AppImageLauncher/releases Chrome ...
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Failed to start chromium on a X-forwarded ssh connection

When I tried to start chromium, I had error messages : $ chromium X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication. [10139:10139:0321/173002.675673:ERROR:ozone_platform_x11.cc(234)] Missing X ...
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Puppeteer in alpine docker with chromium headless dosent seems to work

I'm trying to use pageres in my bash script for grabbing screenshot in heruko. But running pageres with alpine:latest throws error with puppeteer. at onClose (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/pageres-cli/...
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Start chrome on boot with previous tabs

I am used to firefox opening up the old tabs upon reboot/log in. The best I can do is auto start chrome and then press Ctrl+Shift+T to get the tabs back. I want to know if chrome has a way to set it ...
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Can I avoid having chrome-sandbox as SUID?

I've checked my system for SUID executables and chrome-sandbox is one. It is shipped with Google Chrome and some other apps like Signal or Discord. Is having this executable a security risk while ...
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does Chromium version sync with google chrome version

Today when I download Chromium from https://download-chromium.appspot.com. when I open the downloaded app, I found the Chromium version is Version 92.0.4515.107 (Official Build) (x86_64). Now the ...
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chromium: cannot save pdf, get error: "failed - blocked"

for almost any pdf link on the internet, when I click the link I can view it in chromium browser, but when I click on the pdf to save it (ie, right click and "save link as"), I get this ...
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Unable to play videos in browsers on Fedora 35

I upgraded from Fedora 32 to Fedora 35 in last December. Lately I have found out that I am unable to play any videos on web browsers. The video loads but never starts. It's stuck at 00:00. If I move ...
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chromium doesn't work with orca on fedora linux

I want to use fedora linux on my main system with the orca screen reader, however I've ran into barriers. First of all, I like using chromium based browsers which, unlike Debian and Slackware based ...
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Chrome/Chromium on Linux has reduced scroll sensitivity compared to Windows

When using Chrome on Linux I have noticed the scroll sensitivity of Chrome to be lower than it is on Windows/MacOS and also other native Linux windows/browsers (like Firefox). In the following videos, ...
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How to Enable chrome-gnome-shell on Ubuntu

This is an issue that has been brought up on other threads, but none of the answers seem to be working for me. I just installed Ubuntu 21.10 on my machine and am trying to configure my desktop. I ...
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Disable CGI script buffering for web browsers

I have a tiny CGI script written in Perl which prints numbers from 1 to 10 with 1 second interval: root@debian-s-1vcpu-1gb-fra1-01:~# cat /usr/lib/cgi-bin/test #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; local $|=1; ...
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No Java Plugin? Now what?

Many systems, in particular various platforms offering a software KVM, have a Java-based UI for management. Often these provide a URL to download a "jnlp" file. These days Oracle et al have ...
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Command-line command to see CPU usage of Chrome tab, as shown in Chrome Task Manager

Chrome Task Manager can be opened by clicking the 3 dots in top-right of Chrome --> More Tools --> Task manager. It looks like this: ps -eo %cpu,args | awk '$1 >= 30 {print}' tells me this ...
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Chromium doesn't open on my desktop when I run it through ssh but works when opening terminal directly on my desktop

I am running Ubuntu 20.4 and I recently installed Chrome on it. I wanted to do automation and the fact that neither headless nor xvfb worked for me, lead me to installing a Xubuntu desktop. After ...
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Can't move tabs in Chromium -- it always moves to a new window

I'm on Arch Linux running Chromium Version 97.0.4692.71. When I click a tab to try to move it left or right, it always moves to a new window. This started happening today after I ran a system upgrade ...
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Chromium not opening in WSL2

I am a Linux noob using the ubuntu 20.04 distro. I use Linux via WSL2 and my OS is Windows 10. I managed to install chromium but the app simply fails to open without a warning, when I try to open it ...
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Chrome - Failed to parse the contents of /proc/self/maps

Trying to run headless chrome on Linux, but keeps failing with following error: Failed to parse the contents of /proc/self/maps Chrome build: https://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-...
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chromium already at latest revision 73 when try apt install

im trying to upgrade chromium on debian and it tells me when i run apt install chromium-browser i get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Google-chrome-stable package updates considered as "important operating system update"

Sometimes when I log in my Gnome session on Debian, I get a system popup saying something like "Important operating system updates are available." (it's my translation from the message I see ...
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System freezes on wake from suspend only when Chrome is open

I am using an operating system based on Ubuntu 20.04. If Chrome is open, the computer hangs while waking up from suspend and does not respond at all. If Chrome is not open, I can do suspend - wake up ...
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Google Chrome fails to launch in a VM

Google Chrome fails to launch in a VM and shows these errors: ~$ google-chrome-stable [1210/095138.308075:ERROR:file_io_posix.cc(144)] open /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq: No ...
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How can I get ng e2e to run under Alpine: it currently returns E/launcher - Error: spawn <location> 5 ENOENT

I'm running npx ng e2e from a docker CI environment under GitLab,. When I run it I get totally mundane setup/installation of chrome/webdriver.. [19:57:28] I/file_manager - creating folder /builds/...
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chrome: Passthrough is not supported, GL is swiftshader

I'm trying to run headless Chrome in a container using Alpine Linux, I'm getting Passthrough is not supported, GL is swiftshader The commands to get this are pretty simple, podman run -ti alpine:3 /...
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AWS EC2 forwarding google-chrome to Mac Big Sure xquartz: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found; libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

Attempting to run Chrome google-chrome v96.0.4664.45 from an AWS EC2 Ubuntu 20.04 instance, and redirect display to my Macbook running Big Sur and xquartz v2.8.1. Why am I getting the errors below? ...
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Enabling hardware video acceleration in Chrome, Kubuntu 20.04

Problem in a nutshell: cannot enable hardware video acceleration in Chrome. My desktop has integrated GPU Intel UHD 750 and Core i5 11600 and it runs Kubuntu 20.04. Initially, I had no hardware ...
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Chrome drag and drop image downloads html

When dragging image from chrome to desktop, chrome downloads html instead of the image. Is there any fix for that? System: Pop!_OS 21.04 | Chrome: 96.0.4664.45 (Official Build) (64-bit)
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Is there an (easy) way to intercept a system call sysconf(_SC_PHYS_PAGES) in Linux to tell Chrome that we only have 1GB, use it wisely?

I understand when Chrome sees any free RAM it allocates it for cache etc. And there is no option to tell it to minimise its memory usage (please correct me if there is). Is there an (easy) way to ...
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fvwm 2 PointToFocus vs. Google-chome

In Google Chrome under fvwm2/X11/Linux, some things that "pop up" (as CSS, not in a separate X11 window) on pages and then accept a click as input, such as "drop-down" menus and ...
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Run Google Chrome as a background process in Linux

I need to run google chrome as a background process to get the notifications of my Gmail accounts. Anyone might suggest using a mail client as an alternative; however, I am having problems to connect ...
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How to set `$CHROME_EXECUTABLE` in WSL2 for windows chrome

I'm trying to use the Windows chrome executable through WSL2 (for reference, Flutter looks at $CHROME_EXECUTABLE to launch web apps in chrome). In my bashrc I have the following: export ...
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How can know which types of file are already set as opened instead of downloading in chrome?

chrome://settings/downloads,it shows as following: It says that Open certain file types automatically after downloading. How can know which types of file are already set as opened instead of ...
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On KDE, Chrome has a transparent section between the window and the border

I do not know how to reproduce, but sometimes a "space" appears around my chrome window, between the window decoration border If I open a new window, this problem does not appear on the new ...
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Chrome crashing with open /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq: No such file or directory (2)

When I open Chrome, with a Python module named subprocess, it crashes and gives me these errors: [1103/163807.480539:ERROR:file_io_posix.cc(144)] open /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/...
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Why can't install switchomega offline?

My google chrome is the latest version: google-chrome-stable --version Google Chrome 95.0.4638.69 I downloaded the latest crx version from https://github.com/FelisCatus/SwitchyOmega/releases,and ...
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How to kill chrome under Linux so that it'll resume next time

How to kill chrome under Linux so that it'll resume/restore the sessions when it is started next time? It's a trivial thing to do under Windows, but under Linux, no matter how I tried to kill chrome, ...
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Chrome window gets too big when maximizing on linux mint xfce

I have following problem. I am new to Linux and went with Mint as my distro. On windows I always used Chrome as my go to browser because I do a lot of webdev and like to have the best support for ...
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Chrome 95 on CentOS 7.9

I have a medium size Selenium grid with nodes based on CentOS 7.9 (a couple hundred nodes). Using yum-cron, the nodes are updating their browser version daily (the requirement is to target the latest ...
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Problem while maximizing Google Chrome in Xubuntu 20.04

I'm using Xubuntu 20.04. When I am trying to maximize google chrome, the maximize button, minimize button and the close button get above the visible screen area.
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How do I install a specific version of chromedriver on Debian 11?

I need to install a version of Chromedriver for Google Chrome 83, which is the version of Chrome I need for the github script I'm trying to run (https://github.com/banyous/quora-scraper). I've already ...
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Windows manager affects saved passwords in Chromium based browsers

I am running Arch Linux with KDE. I've recently started looking at more light-weight window managers and am running into an issue. When I use a windows manager other than Plasma, both the Vivaldi and ...
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Chrome on Ubuntu: "Your connection was interrupted. A network change detected"

I have Ubuntu 20.04. Recently I started experiencing the following issue in Chrome: often when I open some website, browser shows me error message Your connection was interrupted. A network change ...
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How to get xinput device ID of touchscreen without using manufacturer string?

Chromium only shows proper touchscreen behavior when the supplied ID argument is 7 in the case of the below devices. Note that the xinput IDs are subject to change during a reboot, so I can't just use ...
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