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How to resolve Google Chrome bookmarks bug?

I'm wondering if anyone has a simple fix for resolving a major bookmark syncing problem with Chrome. For whatever reason Chrome duplicates bookmarks, so much so that it affects the performance of my browser. The only fix I have been able to find is that I should disconnect my Android Chrome profile from my desktop profile, but that seems to defeat the purpose of have a Chrome profile. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Nevin on Dec 15, 2014 - 2 answers

Yosemite + 2013 laptop = incredibly slow performance.

Since upgrading to Yosemite, my laptop has been behaving very... poorly. Is there some way to speed it up, should I wait for some update to it, or should I try return to Mavericks? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Nov 13, 2014 - 26 answers

My house was burgled an hour ago

The thieves were interrupted and didn't get much. Jewellery, watches and the worlds crappiest HP laptop. I'm in the process of changing all my passwords, but use Chrome which I keep synced and want to remove the stolen computer from my account. Any easy way to do this? I've done a cursory search to no avail. The irony is it was a really terrible computer, you almost need to be touching the router to get the wifi to work. Suckers, enjoy that piece of junk, I'll keep using this new Macbook Air you left behind.
posted by Keith Talent on Oct 28, 2014 - 3 answers

High processor usage for Chrome under OS X Yosemite.

How can I stop Chrome from killing my battery? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Oct 21, 2014 - 10 answers

Need help with getting Chromecast to work with my mobile devices

I just set up a Chromecast. Casting from the Chrome browser on my Windows PC works fine, as does Youtube on my Android phone (Droid Maxx running 4.4.4). No other apps (tried Netflix, Google Play Music & Movies, and HBOGo) work (won't even show the cast icon). I also tried Netflix with an iPad (running iOS 7, but not the latest version) and it didn't allow me to cast either. But I am able to successfully see the Chromecast device from both my phone and iPad using the Chromecast app. What might be the problem?
posted by EatenByAGrue on Sep 17, 2014 - 9 answers

Bookmark management system

Are there any good solutions for Safari and/or Chrome to manage bookmarks? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Aug 24, 2014 - 7 answers

How did this ad get served to me?

Surprising coincidence or are adblock/ghostery/etc not actualy effective? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Aug 23, 2014 - 15 answers

Chrome keyword for search engines restriction

So in Chrome you can define short keywords to perform a search with the search engine of your choosing. If I type "am shoes" in the address field, it searches for shoes on amazon.com. However, some keywords are blocked, for example I can't use the prefix "gm"for google maps or "rt" for rotten tomatoes. As I transitioned from Opera which has no such restrictions, and having used these prefixes for a long time, I would like to keep using them. Anybody know how to circumvent these restrictions, or at least why they are in place?
posted by SweetLiesOfBokonon on Aug 18, 2014 - 4 answers

Chrome Reminder Extension

Chrome Extension: I'm looking for an extension that will remind me to complete a checklist before leaving a web page. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Aug 14, 2014 - 4 answers

What is wrong with my Google Play books account?

Suddenly Play Books only works on computers that are not mine. [more inside]
posted by Sternmeyer on Aug 12, 2014 - 2 answers

Weird PC problem with 3 programs

My husband has a problem with his computer and we can’t figure it out. He has a PC with Windows 8.0. He’s having trouble with three specific programs (Chrome, Google Earth and iTunes). The three problems started at about the same time. Is this a problem with his PC or with the programs or something else? (details and pictures inside). [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Jul 17, 2014 - 4 answers

Chrome Extension Filter: Selecting multiple checkboxes, click-and-drag

I used to have a Chrome extension that allowed me to select multiple checkboxes on a site by clicking and dragging. I can not remember what it is called. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Jun 4, 2014 - 1 answer

Default Browser Setting, Where Art Thou?

I've decided to switch over completely to Google Chrome, and on my work laptop it's NBD. My home laptop, however, asks me EVERY DAMN TIME I START CHROME if I want to make it my default browser; clicking OK does nothing (Firefox is still the default). More inside... [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Jun 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Can I force to permit only one Chrome window to be o?

I have a habit of opening new windows in Chrome instead of new tabs. I'd like to prevent my Mac (OS X 10.9.3) from opening more than one Chrome window. I'm happy to have lots of tabs but not lost of windows! [more inside]
posted by skylar on May 24, 2014 - 6 answers

Youtube downloading in 2014

Now that SPOI's Youtube Options has gone subscription-only, what options are there for downloading Youtube videos in Chrome or Firefox? Userscripts.org seems to have finally bitten the dust, and the scripts it had were out of date.
posted by anemone of the state on May 12, 2014 - 14 answers

How do I get chrome to stop reloading pages on iPhone 4?

I browse the web on my iPhone using Chrome, following discussions here and elsewhere. What drives me absolutely bonkers though is that every time I switch to something else or another app, when I come back to the page on Chrome I see exactly where I was on the page for about one second, and then Chrome will reload fresh copy of the page scrolled to the top, thus losing my place in the discussion. Is there any fix for this or any alternative I can use that doesn't have this issue?
posted by skjønn on Apr 29, 2014 - 7 answers

How to make Chrome forget a "do this for all files of this type" command

I accidentally made Chrome ignore all of a certain file type. How can I fix it so I don't have to use Internet Explorer (yuck)? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Apr 26, 2014 - 8 answers

recover a stored password in android chrome

I have a four character stored password on a website on Android Chrome. I would like to recover this password so I can access the site on a new phone. I no longer have the email address I registered with so password recovery won't work - any ideas? Would prefer to avoid rooting the phone.
posted by Mistress on Apr 6, 2014 - 4 answers

Is there a way to hide a specific emoticon in a web forum?

I read a forum that uses emoticons a lot, and there is a specific one I'd like to hide. I don't mind the rest, so a solution that excludes/disables that single file would be preferred. However if there are only ways to hide them all, I'm open to that, too. I'd prefer solutions compatible with Chrome and OSX 10.9.2, but I use other browsers and operating systems as well, so all suggestions are helpful. [more inside]
posted by calcetinporfavor on Mar 31, 2014 - 7 answers

Google Hangouts, you are a mess.

How do I absolutely, definitively, and completely sign myself out of Google Hangouts in every single possible location that I'm signed in? Or: how do I actually get notified when people chat me and I'm not online? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Mar 24, 2014 - 11 answers

Is a pre-set zoom for a pdf URL loaded in Chrome possible?

I'm hoping to find a tweak that will make a specific webpage always load at 200% in a Chrome browser, but I don't want the zoom to apply to any other webpage. [more inside]
posted by peacay on Mar 22, 2014 - 4 answers

A certain type of browser alert

Anyone know of a Firefox or Chrome extension/utility/plugin/script etc that can monitor webpage changes every few seconds, and doesn't need to be reset every time the alert triggers? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Mar 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Opening files in an application, like Firefox, only not Firefox

I am on a mac, and reluctantly use Firefox right now for some of my work. Firefox on the mac has become so slow and boggy, it is painful to work on. However, I download a lot of jpegs from webpages, and in Firefox, you can have the file automatically open with one click in Photoshop (or any other software), without having to download, go to the finder, and so forth. Is that feature available in either Chrome or Safari? I have done some googling, but can't seem to find anything.
posted by nanook on Mar 10, 2014 - 6 answers

What's wrong with Chrome?

Chrome in Mac OS X 10.9.2 is rendering some pages very strangely. Is there anything I can do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Feb 28, 2014 - 4 answers

Chrome full screen to a second monitor

I am having a hard time making Chrome go full screen on my second display without making the primary display unusable (OSX 10.8). [more inside]
posted by rossination on Feb 18, 2014 - 2 answers

Why won't Medium.com's notes show up in Firefox?

The notes (aka comments) on medium.com don't appear to load on firefox, but load correctly in chrome and mobile safari. See these screenshots. Everything else appears to be loading correctly except the 'read next' button in the lower left of the page and the menu button in the top left. [more inside]
posted by TwoWordReview on Feb 14, 2014 - 2 answers

Thanks Chrome, you're the best...

After my computer froze up, I restarted and apparently lost all of my extensions for Chrome. I got some of them back, but others don't want to work properly. [more inside]
posted by carnivoregiraffe on Jan 28, 2014 - 2 answers

I %@$#$@& hate Chrome

I have a Chrome/Google Apps for Domains account for work. When I log onto my computer at work with that account, I have a bunch of apps and a bunch of bookmarks.

My issue is: when I sign into Chrome at home with my work account, none of my apps or bookmarks are there. On the settings page (advanced sync settings) I have selected "Apps", "Bookmarks", "Extensions, "Passwords", "Settings", "Themes" and "Open Tabs" but my Apps and Bookmarks and Password that are on my work computer (under this account) are not there when I sign in on my home computer (under this account). [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Jan 28, 2014 - 4 answers

Please help me fix my Facebook as it has decided to stop working.

So, I'm using Google Chrome and my Facebook has suddenly decided not to work. I've tried clearing my browser history with emptying the cache and cookies (that terminology is a bit beyond me). But it still won't work. It looks like the words below, but in a blue font on a white screen. I've tried it on Internet Explorer and it works fine (Changing internet browsers is not an answer I'm willing to consider here).Can someone help me fix it please. [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Jan 26, 2014 - 9 answers

Overriding Chrome Browser Overrides heads-up display

Chrome Browser: When I'm in dev mode and have overrides enabled (for example: "iPhone - iOS 6 / 640x980 / Emulate touch events / CSS media: screen"), Chrome throws a black box over the upper left corner of the web page with status in red text (for example: "Overrides: User-Agent / Device Metrics / Touch / Media") It is omnipresent and unnecessary. How do I turn that black box off? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Jan 8, 2014 - 2 answers

Using Safari on iPad Air with Chrome on Mac

I've been using Chrome on my Mac and Safari on my iPad Air. Trying to get them both to sync with each other is a challenge. I used a Safari on Mac for a short while recently to keep the two perfectly in sync but I've since switched back to a Chrome on my Mac as it is just a quicker and nicer to use browser. On my iPad Air I've installed Chrome but nothing beats Safari on the iPad as it's smoother and uses a faster rendering engine. Chrome on iOS is a bit sluggish and doesn't feel comfortable to use. Is there a way that I can sync my Chrome bookmarks and settings on my Mac with Safari on my iPad?
posted by antgly on Dec 22, 2013 - 2 answers

How to sync bookmarks across 2 browsers and a tablet

I'd like to like to sync bookmarks between Chrome and Firefox on a computer AND with the Android version of either Chrome or Firefox (doesn't matter which). [more inside]
posted by matildatakesovertheworld on Dec 15, 2013 - 4 answers

iPad browser controls stupidly opposite of those on iPhone; fixable?

I want the forward/back controls in my browser on iPad to be at the bottom of the screen, same as they are on my iPhone. I don't see any way to do this in Safari or Chrome. My thumb insists on doing it the iPhone way (and quite logically because that's where my thumb already is while holding the device). It is driving me crazy. Please tell me there's a way.
posted by HotToddy on Dec 11, 2013 - 4 answers

.... But I don't want to share by email....

My Nexus 4 phone (running Android 4.4) has started insisting that when I want to share a page via Chrome, I HAVE to do it via email. I've tried resetting defaults in Chrome and email, and uninstalling the updates, but it still keeps insisting if I want to share, I have to do it via email - whereas before, it'd allow me to decide which service to share to. Any idea what else I can do ?!
posted by almostwitty on Dec 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Why won't this NASA site load properly?

Last week, I started getting errors whenever I tried to access the NASA Technical Reports Server from Chrome. And after a few days of it working just fine in Safari, it started doing the damn thing in that browser as well. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Dec 5, 2013 - 2 answers

What's a proxy app for Chrome that works like Anonymox for Firefox?

Is there an app like the Firefox extension Anonymox for Chrome? I have switched to Chrome, but I can't figure out how to use a proxy as easily as I did on Firefox. [more inside]
posted by vincele on Nov 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Why won't my Chrome load YouTube's stylesheet?

For some reason, the version of Chrome installed on my home laptop won't load YouTube's stylesheet on YouTube (or indeed show embedded videos on other pages), resulting in a page that looks like this: http://imgur.com/i6UiqpV Any suggestions on how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Nov 11, 2013 - 3 answers

How to delete only one site from Chrome history

So my problem is that I sometimes stalk people on facebook - come on, I'm not the only one -.- - but don't want some people/things I checked on facebook to appear in my omnisearch bar in Chrome. So I tried to go to history to delete/clear only facebook data but apparently you can't select all facebook history at once and delete it. It might take a long time if I were to select each individual item to delete. Is there a simple way to do this?
posted by iliketothinknu on Nov 9, 2013 - 11 answers

Is there an app for that?

1. Highlight section of web page 2. Right-click 3. See selected source code. Firefox does this. Is there an add-on or technique for doing this in Chrome? Windows.
posted by maggieb on Oct 26, 2013 - 4 answers

iGoogle is on its way out. I need a new portal.

I am reminded of Google retiring GReader... the way that it changed my online life and the uproar that came along with it. Except this time there is no uproar or teams of companies try to market their competitive offerings to me. Where do I go now? [more inside]
posted by milqman on Oct 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Chrome on Windows: hotkey to open a specific bookmark while in Chrome

Is there a way to open a specific bookmark in Chrome using a hotkey (e.g., Alt-1)? I do not want to use a bookmark keyword or Windows shortcut's shortcut keys. I've found some extensions, more inside, but each has some sort of limitation. [more inside]
posted by n81acc on Oct 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Email current page as attachment?

I need a bookmarklet, preferably, that will send an email with the current page as an attachment -- not just the link, the actual file. Bonus if you can pre-specify the email address (or otherwise make it 1-click). [more inside]
posted by tintexas on Oct 19, 2013 - 9 answers

Modify/hack a Google Hangout "feature": Press to Talk

I want to use a Google Hangout "On Air" for a project, but a tiny limitation is getting in the way. I would like to bypass the 'Press to Talk' functionality with a tiny browser script/hack/modification. My programming knowledge is tiny, but I am sure this could be done super super simply with a script loaded in the browser. Perhaps there's better solution. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Google Web Fonts are rendering horribly on my Firefox/Chrome browsers?

I apparently have bad or damaged Google Web Fonts installed on a Windows 7 machine. Fun fact, they are not in the Windows Fonts directory. Text is coming up gnarly, super aliased, big and chunky in both FireFox and Chrome as they appear to be loading a local cache of the font(s) as opposed to hitting Google for them. Where are they? How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Sep 27, 2013 - 8 answers

YouTube + Firefox issue.

For the last few days, I've had trouble getting YouTube videos to play in my browser of choice, Firefox. Not even advertisements will load and I suddenly get the error message: "An error occured, please try again later." However, the video works perfectly in Chrome. [more inside]
posted by juliebug on Sep 14, 2013 - 9 answers

Tell Chrome to forget me

One day I signed in to Chrome at my husband's office to check my Gmail. Now, whenever I go to that computer and launch Chrome (he uses Firefox), it remembers me -- I can tell because all of my bookmarks are in the bar at the top. I've tried signing out of Chrome, but it still happens. I considered hitting "Delete this user" under the Settings, but I'm afraid that will delete me from Chrome entirely (even on my own computer). Any ideas?
posted by wisekaren on Sep 9, 2013 - 8 answers

I want multiple homepages [*not* start pages] in Chrome? w/o JavaScript!

Hi all, I've done my research and cannot see how Chrome multiple homepages works. I thought that I did have multiple homepages up until recently so I believe this is doable, and I cannot use javascript [locked down work PC], only tweak settings. Have you done this? Can you teach me? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Sep 4, 2013 - 8 answers

IE10 geolocation fails

Why does IE10 geolocation fail where Firefox and Chrome is fine? [more inside]
posted by urbanwhaleshark on Sep 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Any way to make chrome page scaling work like firefox text scaling?

When you do cmd+/- on Firefox, it scales the text up or down. When you do cmd+/- on Chrome, it scales the entire page up or down: text, images, layout. I prefer the Firefox scaling. Can I get this on Chrome somehow? [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Aug 13, 2013 - 2 answers

Coming soon to reality TV: "Hoarders: Web Bookmarks"

I am bookmarking websites like crazy, as I do research and online reading, and it's a mess. Help! [more inside]
posted by nkknkk on Jul 31, 2013 - 15 answers

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