Questions tagged [chrome]

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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Kali Linux VirtualBox browsers crash

No matter what I do, the browsers of my Kali Linux VM crash. I have tried Firefox ESR (preinstalled), Firefox, Google Chrome, and Chromium. In Firefox the whole browser crashes (max 1-2 mins after ...
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Is it possible to load up a binary into ram, without executing it?

Like I will use google chrome whenever I use linux (most probably) But I don't want it to auto start when ever I open it. I could open it manually, but I have HDD so it is pain to load for the first ...
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download older versions of google-chrome-stable, chrome://version 90.0.4430.93

Google Chrome : 101.0.4951.64 (Official Build) (64-bit) Revision : d1daa9897e1bc1d507d6be8f2346e377e5505905-refs/branch-heads/4951@{#1208} OS : Linux how can i get 90.0.4430.93 version ????
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Allow chrooted user to use headless Chrome

I have Headless Chrome installed on Ubuntu 22.04. I am trying to allow a chrooted user to use Lighthous extension in headless Chrome .. I have everything set up except permissions I think. When ...
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Google Chome logs me out of linux account when I launch it

The title says it all. When I try to launch Google Chrome I am logged out completely from my Linux session. I should mention that I have another user on my machine and this does not happen to them. It'...
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Block Chrome accessing modem

I need to run Chrome offline from the command line. I have an Ubuntu box with a GPRS modem attached using a PPP connection to talk to the world. However, every time I run Chrome it starts down/...
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How to fix broken bengali font in linux

I've installed fresh mx linux. this is my system info: System: Kernel: 5.10.0-17-amd64 [5.10.136-1] x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10.0-...
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Wayland Touchpad Natural zoom no longer works on Chrome

Until Chrome 105.0.5195.52, I could open chrome://flags/#ozone-platform-hint, set the toggle to 'Wayland' and upon restarting the browser, touchpad pinch zoom works (natural zoom, not to be confused ...
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Chrome context menus do not render properly on primary screen when two screens are connected

I have a laptop with 4k display (3840x2400), and an external monitor with lower resolution (2560x1440). When I have the 2nd screen attached, chrome renders the context menus incorrectly, but only on ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 electron based apps (slack, teams, chrome) crashed after tmpfs reached 100%

I'm observing similar issues mentioned here operation in /dev/shm causes overflow I've 32GB, Ubuntu 20.04, Kernel 5.14, AMD RYZEN, 25GB of swap. Linux FP-LSC0727L 5.14.0-1048-oem #55-Ubuntu SMP Mon ...
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Random freezes for chromium and electron-based apps

I am using Arch Linux and the Cinnamon desktop environment. In the last few weeks I have been getting apparently random, brief freezes (a few seconds, 5-10 or so) in Chromium, Brave, Franz and Slack. ...
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How to make OBS run Google Chrome as default browser in XFce?

I've done everything that I can find to set Chrome as my default browser. But some applications still run Firefox and I need to tell them directly to not do that. Is there some hack to always force ...
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How to setup and confirm hardware acceleration in Linux

I'm using Fedora 36, KDE on a Framework laptop with core i7-1185G7. I use Google meet on Chrome, but it uses too much CPU (about 35%, when CPU is in full speed), warms up the CPU, and could trigger ...
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Set Display Environment Variable in Linux

I was trying to launch google chrome from the terminal in an SSH session and an error occurred saying "ERROR:ozone_platform_x11.cc(247)] Missing X server or $DISPLAY". I googled it and found ...
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Launching headful google chrome via crontab

I've this following code for crontab to run google chrome app as headful, PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games * * * * * /usr/bin/google-chrome > /tmp/cx.txt 2>&1 ...
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Not able to run chromium as service

I'm trying to run a chromium as a service cause I need the pulseaudio is running. The service file is: [Unit] Description = Kiosk launcher as service After = pulseaudio.service Wants = Requires = [...
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Join Microsoft Teams with Chromium

For the work I need to join Microsoft Teams sessions. I used to run a Manjaro installation, on which it worked to join the sessions with the Chromium browser. Now I have switched to Fedora, where it ...
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How to give a chromium web app a proper title and icon?

I am on Wayland and Discord share screen did not work. So I made a .desktop file which launches Chromium with --app=https://discord.com/app with a few extra flags. However it launches it and it shows ...
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Chrome UI wouldn't display in selenium test

The issue is when I try to run a test with selenium in linux, the chrome ui does not appear, although I can see signs that the browser is active like the location where the browser should be getting ...
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Why Google Chrome is reserving Terabytes scale virtual memory?

My system was running slow recently and I checked htop to identify resource consumption. RES Column is 213M which is quite normal for chrome. I was surprised after looking at VIRT column, Google ...
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brave and chromium browsers unresponsive on virtualbox arch guest

Installed brave.bin from aur without error. The browser comes up okay but the menu and search bar are unresponsive for several minutes. After that performance is very slow. Network and all ...
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Terminal not staying open when using custom URL protocol x-scheme-handler?

I am trying to pass the URL to be printed in shell, and that the terminal remains open for 10 seconds, using this scheme echo://helloworld, sadly not works. The terminal closes before completing the ...
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Where is my chrome shortcut being saved to?

I can create a shortcut in Chrome with More tools > Create shortcut. For Windows the documentation suggests that this will create some kind of file on the Desktop which users can click to open the ...
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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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