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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 Userscripts.org seems to have finally bitten the dust, and the scripts it had were out of date.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

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

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

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

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

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

Is there a way to highlight the previous Chrome tab I was using?

I usually have 40-50 tabs open in Chrome, if I receive an email or whatever and switch to that tab I often have a hard time remember what tab I was just on. An extension to highlight the previous tab would be very useful, I can't find anything like this, anyone?
posted by Cosine on Jul 29, 2013 - 2 answers

What's the newest/bestest way to sync browser data across browsers & PCs

What is the best (non-keyboard based) way to evolve my amalgamation of browser installs, saved passwords, bookmarks, and maybe settings/extensions into a cohesive, probably exclusively Chrome-based, install? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Feb 3, 2013 - 10 answers

I cannot keep my deleted bookmarks in Chrome to stay deleted

I have a MacBook Pro with all software updated. I have been using Google Chrome as my browser for the last year or so. I also have Google Chrome installed on my Iphone 4s, but rarely use it. For the first 6-7 month, my bookmarks synced fine between the devices and my Google accounts. About 2-3 months ago, I have started to notice that bookmarks I have deleted have started to show up in Chrome again, sometimes multiple times... I delete the unwanted bookmarks again, and they re-appear several days later. I have 'googled' my problem and it seems many people have/are experiencing this issue... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Dec 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Chrome window switching?

Need shortcut to switch Chrome windows [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Jul 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Why are links from other apps (Twitter, etc) spawning new windows in Chrome?

Why are links from other apps (Twitter, etc) spawning new windows in Chrome? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on May 29, 2012 - 1 answer

PDF = Portable Document FAIL

Please help me thwart the evil Adobe empire so that I can read the Valve Handbook for New Employees (and other .pdf files) on my Macbook again! Recently, Adobe Reader told me an updated version was available. Obviously delusional, I went ahead and updated my perfectly-working 9.4 to the new version 10, and now I can no longer view pdf documents in Chrome (18.0.1025.163), my browser of choice. What now? [more inside]
posted by misha on Apr 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Chrome keyboard shortcuts should not be so complicated!

Can you help me set up a specific keyboard shortcut in Google Chrome? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Nov 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Sneaky browser.

How is that Google Chrome can automatically update on OS 10.6 without any user interaction (admin password), but other auto updating software requires an admin password? I don't remember giving Chrome permission to write to my application folder.
posted by Brent Parker on Sep 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Touch-a, touch-a, touch-a, touch me - web browser edition.

Help me find the optimal web browser for my ASUS eee Slate tablet PC. It is a fully functional PC in an iPad-like package. I love it, but I'm having a hard time finding a browser configuration that I like. [more inside]
posted by jeoc on Aug 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Sync my life!

Is there a utility for the Mac that will sync bookmarks across browsers and computers? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Aug 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Do you have a bookmark bar starter pack?

Is there anywhere online that provides a generic bookmarks file? [more inside]
posted by Michael Pemulis on Aug 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Mimic Firefox address bar behaviour in Chrome

In Firefox I can easily find a site I've already visited by typing part of the URL and I get a list of URLs containing that string in a dropdown beneath the address. Can I get Chrome to do this? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jun 9, 2011 - 6 answers

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Why, oh why, does Chrome do thisÉ [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on May 27, 2011 - 15 answers

Is there a Chrome extension to fix my issue?

Does anyone know of a Chrome extension which will allow hyperlinked text to copy over to email properly? [more inside]
posted by gman on May 14, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I get my browser to work?

On certain web sites, when I click on the next button or the page 2 to go to the next page, nothing happens. I cannot get to the second page of a news story. I want to fix this. [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn on Mar 23, 2011 - 5 answers

GRARmonkey

Updating to Firefox 4 broke my favorite Greasemonkey scripts! Is there any way to fix them? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Browser extension to sleep a tab for a specified amount of time?

Anyone know of an extension (Ff/Chrome) that will 'sleep' (close) a tab for a set amount of time (say x days) and wake it up (re-open it)? [more inside]
posted by kjhosein on Mar 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me ditch firefox (untill 4 comes out and is better than chrome).

Is there a Chrome extension that mimics the functionality of the BBcodeXtra firefox extension? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Mar 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Auto-embiggener script?

Is there a Chrome-compatible userscript that will automatically display the image on a Flickr page in its largest available size?
posted by Joe Beese on Sep 10, 2010 - 0 answers

Fixing Processing Java applet issues in Chrome?

Do you how to solve these weird problems with Processing/Java applet rendering in Chrome? [more inside]
posted by finnb on Aug 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Do you like a movie theatre?

I had a weird experience just now on MetaTalk. Is it a virus or an extension I've forgotten about. [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Jul 20, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me save my passwords on Chrome!

Why won't Chrome prompt me to save my passwords on some sites, despite having the Autocomplete = On extension? [more inside]
posted by runaway ballista on May 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Scratch pad for Chrome?

Simple notepad extension for Chrome that syncs (like a bookmark?). [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Apr 9, 2010 - 9 answers

massive Chrome memory leak

How to correct sudden massive Chrome memory leak? [more inside]
posted by drlith on Nov 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Alternative Browsers

What superior/alternative web browsers to Firefox do you use? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Aug 26, 2009 - 33 answers

Chrome clone that isn't made of Chrome?

Are there any browsers that are essentially Chrome clones in function and appearance, but aren't Chrome and don't share any common code? [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Jul 10, 2009 - 16 answers

How to disable the most-visited pages function when opening a new tab in Chrome

Is it possible to disable the "most visited / recent history" tab in the Google Chrome browser? I can set Chrome so that it loads a blank page on startup, but when opening a tab it displays all my most visited sites. This inspired one very embarrassing moment when a friend unconsciously CTRL-Tabbed and saw a glaring menu of my darkest internet meanderings. Several sites claim to be able to solve this but no instructions I have yet followed have made any difference.
posted by skylar on Feb 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Why doesn't Hotmail work in Google's Chrome Browser?

Can someone give me a straight answer as to why Windows Live Hotmail doesn't work properly in Google's Chrome browser? [more inside]
posted by DZ-015 on Dec 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Why am I getting an old webpage in Chrome?

When I browse to Talking Points Memo with Chrome from work I see the page as of Sept 24th. At home, with Chrome, I see the page as of today. At work in IE7 I see the site correctly. No other websites are affected. [more inside]
posted by Maastrictian on Sep 29, 2008 - 9 answers

Suck the Chrome off the bumper

How do I move the "other bookmarks" folder link from the right side to the left side of my bookmarks toolbar when using the Google Chrome browser?
posted by JohnnyGunn on Sep 24, 2008 - 1 answer

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