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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

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 Userscripts.org seems to have finally bitten the dust, and the scripts it had were out of date.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

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

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

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

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

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

How can I fix these display / video problems with my desktop computer?

Initially, I was having issues with Flash in Firefox, fixing that caused problems with my video drivers breaking. Partially fixing that caused problems with Chrome. Is there a way to fix all of these things? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Jul 12, 2013 - 9 answers

AT&T Uverse software bug screwing up Chrome's functionality?

Chrome won't let me access the Metafilter homepage--among other issues. I am not having this problem with Safari or Firefox. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Jun 19, 2013 - 9 answers

Chrome vs. Firefox Extension Security

Please help me understand the difference (or non-difference) in safety for Firefox vs. Chrome browser extensions (plugins/add-ons). [more inside]
posted by pavane on Nov 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Why can I load random websites?

Something is rotten with my Internet settings. Chrome/Firefox/Safari won't load random sites like Facebook or Amazon and it's really frustrating. I'm on a Macbook, OS X 10.5.8. [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Jan 3, 2012 - 7 answers

My information superhighway is more like a bike path.

I need a Firefox or Chrome extension that tracks my bandwidth usage. [more inside]
posted by Zozo on Dec 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Note-taking Firefox extension?

Are there any Firefox (or Chrome or Safari, I guess) add-ons that will allow me to make a blank tab that I can type text into? In other words, any extensions that will allow me to take notes inside FF rather than in another program?
posted by OmieWise on Nov 7, 2011 - 6 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

To err is human

I need to find a way to have my browser (either Chrome or Firefox) automatically detect spelling errors within the text fields on my company's website. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Jun 20, 2011 - 2 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

This page cannot be displayed?

Google Chrome keeps giving me "This page cannot be displayed" error messages. Help!!! [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on May 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Fillin' out forms... fillin' out forms...

So for work I have to login to a DoD website and fill out this form, and to complete my task I'm going to have to fill out this form several thousand times. But, here's the deal - the data I am entering in all of the fields are indentical for each form except for one field. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Apr 20, 2011 - 9 answers

Are there ways to remove facebook VOICE chat from my computer?

Are there ways to remove facebook VOICE chat from my computer? [more inside]
posted by omaralareefi on Apr 6, 2011 - 7 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

I Can No Longer Add to My Google Calendar Using Keywords or IRL's "+GoogleCal" Links

MetaFilter IRL's "+googleCal" links -- as well as the Add to Google Calendar keyword detailed in this article -- have stopped working on my machine in all browsers, but seemingly just for me. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 20, 2011 - 0 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

Text editor for Chrome

Is there an equivalent plugin for Chrome that duplicates It's All Text for Firefox? I use a browser a lot to enter complicated text into things like wikis and I need a full featured text editor for Chrome. I currently use It's All Text which lets me use vim to do everything that vim can do to the text in a text box but there doesn't seem to be an equivalent for Chrome.
posted by octothorpe on Feb 24, 2011 - 4 answers

OS and a Browser, Two Bits

Will Chrome or Firefox play nicer with my Win-7 64 bit computer than IE 8 is? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jan 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Opposite of Google Translate

You know how Google Translate in Chrome will translate a page, and if you hover the mouse over something, it'll show the original? Is there something that can do the opposite: only show the English translation if you hover over the foreign text? (for Chrome or Firefox)
posted by Busoni on Nov 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Cross-browser bookmark sync?

What is a good alternative to Xmarks for cross-browser bookmark syncing? [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Sep 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Why do the rollovers on the website I have made do what I want them to in Chrome but not in Firefox or Internet Explorer?

I have just finished building this website... http://www.frankxcarter.com ...for a friend of mine. In Google Chrome the front page displays with no lines across the photograph and the link images {Journal, Photos, etc.) appear when you roll the mouse over the photograph. However, in Firefox there are thick horizontal white lines across the image and in Internet Explorer the rollovers don't display properly at all! Any advice as to how I can rectify will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Theo
posted by FuckingAwesome on Sep 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Every KB counts

Help me streamline my bandwidth usage. A lot. [more inside]
posted by Zozo on Sep 15, 2010 - 19 answers

How can I use multiple browsers more efficiently?

Any tools/tricks/plugins for surfing the internet with more than one browser at a time? I use Firefox, Opera, and Chrome all at the same time and want some way to get links and data from one to the other without continually copying and pasting. [more inside]
posted by meowzilla on Sep 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Do I need to reinstall an old version of Flash?

Firefox crashing on Youtube. Help! [more inside]
posted by JABof72 on Jul 31, 2010 - 4 answers

My browsers have ADD

How do I get my browser(s) to stop back tracking? When I use both Firefox and Chrome on my office computer, the browser will automatically flip back to the previous page (as if I hit the "back" button) after about 30 seconds. It will actually keep doing it until it gets back to the first page I opened in the browser. It doesn't happen with all web pages (Gmail and Metafilter seem fine), but it's particularly a problem with media sites (e.g. local newspapers, the Atlantic, Good Magazine). I mostly get around it by holding 'ctrl' when I click a link so it opens in a new tab and can't back track. But it's a pain in the butt. Is there a way to stop this?
posted by dry white toast on Jul 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Windows 7 freezing - Firefox, Flash, Nvidia

How can I troubleshoot computer freezes in Windows 7? Possibly Flash and Nvidia causing problems. [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Jun 4, 2010 - 15 answers

Switching to Chrome.

Is there anyway to replicate Firefox's "clear history on close" option in Chrome? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Jun 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Which browser should I use?

Which browser sucks the least for OSX? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on May 21, 2010 - 34 answers

Fixing fonts in Opera and Chrome

Argh! What's happened to my fonts in Opera on linux? [more inside]
posted by salmacis on May 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Greasemonkey to Chrome. How do I make it work?

How can I make this greasemonkey script for Firefox work in Chrome? Alternatively, is there a Chrome extension with the same functionality (searching Wikipedia, Flickr, and Youtube for each google query)? I'm on a PC. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on May 2, 2010 - 9 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

Can I make Chrome appear Firefoxy?

I like to watch a lot of streaming video especially for sports games. I usually use the Google Chrome browser. But some sites' media players say they only work with Firefox or IE and won't even give me the chance of trying it out in Chrome. Is there a way to trick the sites into thinking Chrome is really one of the approved browsers? Or is there really some fundamental difference that makes the players break in Chrome? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jul 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Google's services don't work in a specific way

Why aren't most google services working for me and why do the error pages look identical in firefox, chrome, and IE8? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on May 24, 2009 - 8 answers

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