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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Chrome: DNS requests with random DNS names: malware?

Over the years (since 2005), I have seen logs of strange random DNS requests done, on the multiple DNS / BIND servers I have maintained. May 7 12:13:50 1.1.1.1 named[63742]: client 1.1.1.2#24123 (...
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Gnome Shell Integration in Chrome not working

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, which seems to also make a full reinstall of Chromium (as all my plugins were removed). Now, trying to access https://extensions.gnome.org/ to enable Gnome Shell ...
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What does the Chromium option `--no-sandbox` mean?

I'm running Chromium like so : chromium --no-sandbox I'm doing this because I'm running Debian Squeeze on an OpenVZ VM Container and it's the only way I can get it to work. Though I keep reading ...
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Get chrome's total memory usage

Since google chrome/chromium spawn multiple processes it's harder to see how much total memory these processes use in total. Is there an easy way to see how much total memory a series of connected ...
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Why do some characters show as squares in Chrome?

For example in the dev tools I get something like: Some of these squares are at the end of lines, initially I thought they were carriage returns but it turns out they aren't. Also, squares appear ...
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Vim interface on web browser input fields?

I am looking for a browser plugin which inputs textin of input boxes with the same keyboard interface of the Vim text editor. I have adopted Vimium which makes general navigation much more effective, ...
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Refresh/reload active browser tab from command line?

I'm trying to set up a custom toolchain where the browser (Firefox or, preferrably, Chrome) is often/frequently/constantly forced to refresh from the commandline. (The idea is to instantly see the ...
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Exit Google Chrome from terminal

Is there a way to cause google-chrome to quit, from the terminal, besides using killall google-chrome? I would like to be able to close it from a script without killing it.
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chromium browser (pepperflashplugin) opening listening ports on 0.0.0.0:5353

I am using chromium browser (chrome) with pepperflashplugin in Debian. I have noticed, chromium/pepperflashplugin opens a listening port on my public interface 0.0.0.0:5353 as seen with netstat: ...
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Why does Chromium not cache DNS for more than a minute?

I use Chromium and have problems with the DNS not being cached for the time that I would expect. Take the example.com domain. According to the DNS settings, this domain should be cached for another ...
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Netflix works on chrome but not chromium?

On my debian installation I installed chromium 39 and the latest version of libnss3, netflix failed to play. I tried on my ubuntu installation and it too failed. I tried installing chrome from the ...
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Installing Chrome on Linux without needing to be root

How can I install Chrome on Linux without needing to log in as root? Note that I want to use Chrome, not Chromium. If I go to the official download page, I get the choice between: Please select ...
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Where does Chrome gets its list of certificate authorities from?

On Fedora, I'm talking about the list displayed when you go to settings > manage certificates > authorities tab. I've read that it should be in the NSS shared DB, but this command returns an empty ...
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How can I make chrome (stop asking to be) the default browser?

I am running Linux Mint Debian edition (essentially Debian testing) and the Cinnamon desktop environment. Every time I launch google-chrome it asks to become the default browser. I have told it to do ...
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How to locate a Chrome tab from its process PID?

I opened many Chrome tabs for webpages. Each tab has its own PID, e.g. USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND t 3900 1.9 6.3 5718440 508660 ? Sl ...
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Install older versions of google-chrome-stable, on ubuntu 14.10

I am able to do, sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable This installs, chrome version 45 which does not support NPAPI plug-ins that is needed to run java inside browser. I am trying to move one ...
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Is there a method for making Google Chrome open textareas in vim?

I used to use Firefox on a daily basis but have switched to Google Chrome, and have been using it for 2+ years now. The one plugin that I miss is this one, It's All Text!. This plugin allowed for the ...
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How do I take a screen shot of my Xvfb buffer?

I'm using Amazon Linux. I want to run a headless chromium browser to use on my node.js Selnium tests. So I fire up my Xvfb server like so ... if ! pidof /usr/bin/Xvfb; then Xvfb :0 -screen 5 ...
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Where are stored the Youtube videos cache in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome used to store YouTube videos in /tmp, but not for the last two versions. Nor could I find those files in ~/.cache/google-chrome. Googling for this query produces Windows-specific results....
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Chrome harasses me for a keychain password at startup

An application wants to access the keyring 'Default Keyring' Chrome/Chromium prompts me for a password each time it opens. I don't know why it isn't integrated directly with the OS to unlock with ...
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Chromium - Enabling Widevine Content Decryption Module

I am trying to enable Widevine inside Chromium in order to play video from source like Netflix. Recompiling Chromium is not really an option since I use Qt new browser that uses Chromium. I'm trying ...
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Chromecast not detectable from chromium

I'm using mint 18 and chromium 55. I have chromecast set up and connected to the network. I can connect to it from my Android device but the chromium browser can't find it. I tried resetting the ...
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Is there a way to activate a particular tab of chrome via bash?

Suppose, for example, I have a chrome window active with gmail opened somewhere among its tabs (but not necessarily the active tab). Question: Is there a way to activate the gmail tab from the ...
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Why is chromium-browser killed when I close the terminal despite nohup?

This question is old, and I am still not clear about why. Original question in 2014: In a Gnome Terminal tab, I ran $ nohup chromium-browser & But when I close the terminal tab, chromium-...
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is there a way to get the url from current tab in google-chrome?

I used to do that on firefox using a python command, but recently something changed and I can't get the URL anymore! What used to work with firefox: #!/bin/bash current_tab_num () { python2 <&...
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How to run google chrome as root in linux

when I want to run google chrome as root, an error message with this title appears: Google chrome can not be run as root and the body of message is: to run as root, you must specify an ...
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How to run Google Chrome or Chromium on a remote ssh session? [duplicate]

I have CentOS 7 in the cloud where I can do only remotely ssh root@docean.com. But remotely, how can I run a session of Google Chrome or Chromium on it and see the GUI remotely to browse remotely? I ...
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How can I change the language in chromium?

I've installed chromium, but it deeply sucks that it uses my mother tongue (german) in its UI and for websites by default. I want the english back, like firefox did. I'm using archlinux's default ...
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Set Transmission as default program when opening magnet links

How can I set up Chromium to open Transmission when clicking on a magnet link such as on TPB? Chromium says that it will use xdg-open but that generally doesn't do anything System: Manjaro Linux 0.8....
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How do I cross-compile Chromium for ARM?

Goal I need to install Chromium on FriendlyARM mini210s running Linux 3.0.8 armv7l Environment Vagrant box with Ubuntu Precise64 Installed depot_tools following these guidelines Get-the-code and ...
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Create bash completion script to autocomplete paths after is-equal sign?

I want to create a bash completion script which recognises arguments of the form --arg and --some-arg=file. After reading this tutorial and some examples in /usr/share/bash_completion/completions/, I'...
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What is the 'keyring' in Google Chrome?

Every time I run Chrome, it asks for the keyring password for Default. If I enter my password or press cancel, it disappears and I can continue. So, what does the keyring do and what's the difference ...
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Where to download Chrome 32bit?

Google has discontinued the 32bit Version of Chrome so on a 32bit Debian machine it's not possible anymore to update the APT repository: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/...
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Google Chrome on OpenBSD

How can I install Google Chrome on OpenBSD?
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Chrome eats all RAM and freezes system

How to prevent chrome to take more than for example 4GB of ram. From time to time he decides to take something like 7GB (with 8GB RAM total) and makes my computer unusable. Do you have any help. PS:...
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Using the chromium-widevine Debian package

As of at least Debian 9 (stretch), Debian contains the contrib package chromium-widevine. The description of this package is: This package provides support for the widevine content decryption ...
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restore chromium/firefox windows to original workspace/desktop

I have a three monitor setup, with two monitors driven directly by Ubuntu 12.04 for a total workspace/desktop area of 3840x1200¹. I usually work with 5 virtual workspaces, often more if I work on ...
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How do I install the latest version of Chromium in Debian Squeeze?

I know that Debian Squeeze has Chromium 6.x only. So I added backports but seems that Chromium is not included. Since Chromium/Chrome development is very fast, version 6.x has sort of become outdated. ...
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How to run Chromium from a docker container

Environment MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 Docker version 17.09.0-ce, build afdb6d4 Ubuntu 16.04 XQuartz 2.7.9 I want to open Chromium browser from a docker container onto my Mac desktop. docker run -i -t ...
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Chromium - H.264 support on Fedora 23

is there a way to add H.264 support to Chromium on Fedora 23/24? Any workaround or alternative solution is fine. I currently use spot's Chromium repo. EDIT: It seems, there is currently no other ...
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Deny flash plugin access to (a particular) webcam

I recently bought an external webcam to play around with OpenCV. It works great out of the box in Debian, but I realized that when I browse any site that contain flash content (youtube, soundcloud), ...
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Screen doesn't always shut off on its own

It seems like when I have certain web pages focused, my screensaver will kick in, but the screen won't turn itself off. Does anyone have any ideas why this might be? Is there a way to disable whatever ...
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How can I make Chromium start full-screen under X?

I've installed Raspian Jessie Lite and added on the minimum I can to get a browser running fullscreen. I started off with IceWeasel: sudo apt-get install -y x-window-system iceweasel And put this ...
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Please set env variable CHROME_BIN

> node node_modules/karma/bin/karma start test/karma.conf.js INFO [karma]: Karma v0.12.30 server started at http://localhost:9876/ INFO [launcher]: Starting browser Chrome ERROR [launcher]: Cannot ...
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Problem running Google Chrome in Kali Linux

I want to run google-chrome in Kali Linux. But I am facing some problem. I have installed google chrome by following the steps mentioned here. It is successfully installed with chrome being displayed ...
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In Gentoo, what is the difference between amd64, ~amd64 and ~amd64-linux?

When I run equery depgraph www-client/chromium-10.0.648.151, not all dependencies are available. Some shows M[package.mask], while some other shows [missing keyword]. My ACCEPT_KEYWORDS is ~amd64-...
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Printing webpage using browser via CLI

I want to automate printing. From URL in text file, the webpage is printed. I have tried using wget and the results are very inferior than when printed via browser. Somehow FF and Chromium both manage ...
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Making Chrome open md/markdown file instead of downloading them [closed]

I'm trying this google chrome plugin that previews md files in chrome. But when I open an md file from local filesystem, chrome downloads it instead of opening it. So the plugin cannot preview it. md ...
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Why yum resolve dl.google.com to an IPv6 address?

I installed Google chrome browser on Fedora 18. Now when I try update softwares using yum upgrade, it report the following error and I can't get chrome updated. http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/...
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How to create dummy webcam?

I would like to join some videoconference, but I don't own a webcam and the conference software requires one. So my question is, can I create a dummy one? I don't care what the cam will cast, I just ...

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