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Why does Chrome's cache max out at 638 MB?

I periodically wipe Chrome's browsing data (usually when it starts feeling sluggish). The window that pops up shows the 'cached images and files' size. It's almost always at 638 MB and I've never seen it go higher. Why 638? Is it truthful? Is it arbitrary?
posted by cichlid ceilidh on Aug 27, 2016 - 4 answers

How do I thwart the app store redirect ads?

Chrome in iOs. Sites like ESPN now frequently redirect me to the app store without my clicking any ads. It happens frequently enough that I've stopped going to some sites I used to like. Is there anything I can do to stop this? Is Chrome the problem? Hope me!
posted by Joseph Gurl on Jul 29, 2016 - 3 answers

My bookmarks....they have wandered off!

Using Chrome. Sometime in the past, I used Firefox. When I stopped, I imported my bookmarks into Chrome. I now have multiple bookmark doodads, can't figure out how to integrate them, and can't figure out how to organize them either as they are or after they're integrated. Help? [more inside]
posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess on Jul 20, 2016 - 3 answers

Change color of tab bar in Google Chrome?

I'm using Google Chrome Version 51.0.2704.106 m on Windows 7. When I launched Chrome tonight the very top bar, where the 'new tab' button is located, is a bright blue. I hate this. I'd like to either change it back to what it was previous (a light grey I guess?) or at least set it to a lighter color via settings or extension or whatever. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.
posted by moxiequz on Jun 24, 2016 - 11 answers

Chrome is displaying fonts slightly differently. WHYYYY

For whatever reason, when I turned my computer on this morning Chrome is displaying fonts in a way that it just slightly different enough from the usual way to drive me insane. See here. [more inside]
posted by zeusianfog on Jun 10, 2016 - 13 answers

Kind of similar to BitTorrent Sync, but for Chrome

I have 3 windows with about 50 tabs open in my Macbook. I now want to go to my iMac and have these same open tabs. How can I mirror that? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on May 30, 2016 - 4 answers

When did Google's reverse image search change, if it has?

I use Google's reverse image search via right-click in Chrome. Previously it would return some decent results, with useful suggestions. Lately it's been crap. [more inside]
posted by Sternmeyer on May 14, 2016 - 2 answers

Google's Chrome browser is refusing to forget my passwords with LastPass

I've used the Chrome browser with the LastPass extension for years, and for years it's been set to refuse automatic access to accounts such as Facebook, metafiilter, GMAIL, etc, unless I type in the master LastPass password. Suddenly, this has changed, and Chrome refuses to forget my passwords....it's driving me nuts! [more inside]
posted by newfers on May 3, 2016 - 10 answers

Widget to display Chrome bookmarks on desktop?

I wish I had more time to research this, but frankly I do not. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Apr 8, 2016 - 0 answers

Fix my Hover-over Text in Chrome

Sometime yesterday, something changed with my hover-over text in Chrome, where while it used to bring up the attributes wherever my curser was, now if displays them instead at the top of my screen. I don't know WHY I hate this, I just know that I want to change it back and can't discern how. Macbook Air running Yosemite. Thanks!
posted by Navelgazer on Apr 2, 2016 - 2 answers

Chrome is being unreasonably difficult

Why is Chrome randomly (but frequently) failing to load webpages? [more inside]
posted by downtohisturtles on Apr 2, 2016 - 12 answers

What is this, hypertext for ants?

The font size of links on my Chrome browser has shrunk to teeny proportions. See here for an example. [more inside]
posted by Gin and Broadband on Mar 19, 2016 - 4 answers

Looks like one of those Chrome guys' girlfriends

When you go to a website in Chrome, there's a flash of the default white non-website before the website itself loads. I've figured out how to change the default colors of the website itself (there's an app for that), but not for that first flash. Or for popups, evidently (thank you MeFi for giving me the opportunity to learn that now!). That white screen before the page loads is not only blinding, but also often triggers both facial pain and migraines. I'd really like it to be darker - anything would help, dark gray or black preferred. Help?
posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess on Jan 19, 2016 - 1 answer

Oh There's No Place Like Chrome For The Holidays

Google Chrome version 47.0.2526.106. Windows 10. You open Chrome, and you see the Google logo. Below it is the search box. Below that are 6 thumbnails. How do I put what I want in those 6 spaces? Please explain as though I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, and you're not even sure I understand English.
posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess on Dec 25, 2015 - 13 answers

Chrome is telling me "this site has been updated in the background"

For some reason, I keep getting push notifications about one website - a website I've never visited, so far as I know, that say "this site has been updated in the background". Can you help me fix this? [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Dec 20, 2015 - 4 answers

retrieving a vanished web pdf from my cache

I opened a PDF file in Chrome from a link in a Google search a couple of weeks ago. I didn't save the PDF but I need it! Can I get it out of my old files somehow? It doesn't seem to be in my downloads and the Wayback Machine doesn't have anything.
posted by chaiminda on Nov 2, 2015 - 6 answers

desktop site suddenly won't load on chrome for iPhone

I can't get my phone (iPhone 6, iOS 9.1) to load the swagbucks.com desktop site in chrome. whether I request it on the site itself or using chrome's "request desktop site" button, it just keeps loading and reloading the mobile site. [more inside]
posted by sabh on Nov 1, 2015 - 3 answers

Make it so I can't read your answers to this question, please

What are the current best browser extensions for Chrome and Safari for leech blocking / stopping online time wasting? In particular, I want an extension that sets time per hour rather than time per day that can be wasted. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Oct 30, 2015 - 6 answers

How do I recover my Google Chrome Bookmarks from a TimeMachine backup?

I foolishly deleted a Guest User profile and all of her bookmarks in Google Chrome, not realizing that I was the Guest User. How can I recover my bookmarks? I have multiple Time Machine backups. [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Oct 11, 2015 - 3 answers

Amazon not loading...

I looked at the previous questions about Amazon.com not loading and have tried everything I can think of to try and get it to work. I have flushed my dns cache, deleted my browsing history and cookies, disabled prefetching, and even restarted my router. I even made sure I was using the most up to date chrome. What gives? I am fairly competent with computers, but might need things spelled out for me. Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks!!
posted by carnivoregiraffe on Sep 22, 2015 - 29 answers

How to show all open programs in one window in Win 7 and Google Chrome

I want to know how to show small windows of each of my open programs on my screen [more inside]
posted by lometogo on Aug 26, 2015 - 6 answers

Is Facebook rummaging through my phone?

I had a couple of very odd experiences with the Facebook mobile browser page (Chrome for iOS on an iPhone 6) that seem beyond coincidence, and it makes me wonder if Facebook is rummaging through my phone, or if iOS is giving some kind of privileged access to some of my information to Facebook. [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Aug 20, 2015 - 16 answers

Starting fresh

Recently I performed a clean installation of Windows 10 (which, by the way, I very much like despite not-so-subtle bugs creeping up a tad more than I'd like) and would like app and Chrome add-on recommendations. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 14, 2015 - 10 answers

My Google Start Page has been hijacked...overrides settings: HELP!

I"m running Win 7 Home Edition Premium and Google Chrome. Somehow my start page has been hijacked by this URL: [more inside]
posted by lometogo on Jun 12, 2015 - 11 answers

URLs still appearing in the Chrome address bar after clearing history?

I've cleared my history, cookies, cache, etc. restarted Chrome but my history is still showing up when I type in the address bar. Any ideas why this is happening and how to fix it?
posted by jsmith78 on May 31, 2015 - 9 answers

Using privacy add-ons without breaking the internet

What combination of Firefox privacy add-ons offers the most privacy while still retaining website functionality? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Apr 30, 2015 - 4 answers

Static Tumblr pages don't load on Chrome for iPad

I have a Tumblr with two static pages. It runs well everywhere I have tried it except Chrome browser for the iPad. Could someone help me debug this? Totally stuck [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 20, 2015 - 2 answers

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 - 3 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 - 27 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

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