Google Chrome Browser

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Disable Web Occlusion

WebContents Occlusion, the new feature suspends Chrome tabs whenever you move any window on your machine over the top of the web browser. It's designed to free-up resources on your laptop or desktop machine. And since you've placed a window in-front of Chrome, Google assumes you're working on something else.

Yeah, well that breaks a lot of things for people and and stops them from working.

To fix it, go to these settings, disable both and restart Chrome...


...damn goalpost moving.

Disable Chrome Tab Hover Cards


Change both options to disabled and restart Chrome.

Thank God for that.

Get More Done with Google Chrome

Great new features coming...

Reload All Google Chrome Browser Tabs

  1. Click the first tab
  2. Click the last tab
  3. Right Click
  4. Reload

Enable Reader Mode

  1. chrome://flags/#enable-reader-mode
  2. Enabled
  3. Relaunch
  4. Visit web site > Click 3 dots menu > Choose Distill Page

Enable Hidden Simplified Reader Text Only Mode

Sick of adverts and popups?

  1. Go to chrome://flags
  2. Search for Reader Mode Triggering and change default to Always

Now press 'Show simplified View' at the bottom of the screen and the page will reload with no images and just text.

About Flags




Disable Tab Hover Card Images


Extension Keyboard Shortcuts


Password Checker

Update Flash From Within Browser

  1. In the address bar at the top, enter chrome://components and press Enter.
  2. Under "Adobe Flash Player," click Check for update.

Thanks -

Clear or flush the DNS cache

Clear Browsing Data Cache



Chrome > ... > Settings > Privacy > Clear Browsing Data


Default Handler for Mail To Links

You may have to remove the current mailto link handler...


Then reload your Gmail page and click the diamond shapes in the address bar and Allow

Display https:// & www. In Address Bar


  • Paste in the address bar: chrome://omnibox/
  • Tick 'Show all details'
  • Restart Chrome


  • Paste in the address bar: chrome://flags/
  • Locate the entry: Omnibox UI Hide Steady-State URL Scheme
  • Set the state to "Disabled"

Thanks to How To Geek



"Sites can ask to send notifications" > OFF


Autoplay of Videos


Mute Picture-in-Picture

In the Omnibox (address bar) paste & go to: chrome://flags/#enable-experimental-web-platform-features

Set the option to "Enabled"

RC4 Insecure Cipher

See Ghacks page.

Thanks to Ghacks


How to install Chrome policy templates on Windows machines

Turn off Google Chrome automatic updates on Windows using Group Policy

Settings/Preferences/Profile - Location

Chrome's settings are stored in the a user's profile in:




Mac OS X

HOWTO: Crash Google Chrome Browser Intentially

DO NOT click this link - http://t/%%30%30


  • Menu button to right of address bar
  • Bookmarks | Bookmarks Manager
  • Organize | Export bookmarks to HTML file...
  • Select your download location

Bookmarks Location - Manual Backup

HOWTO: LAUNCH: BBC Home Page Webapp

chromium --app= --app-window-size=500,500


chromium --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5" --app= --app-window-size=500,500

HOWTO: LAUNCH: Last Browsing Session

If you have not changed Chrome's settings save tabs on exit there is a a way to launch the last session:


google-chrome --restore-last-session

HOWTO: SETTINGS: Alter Tab Behaviour

Default: Settings --> On start-up --> Open the New Tab page

Alter: Continue where you left off

List of Chromium Command Line Switches

HOWTO: ACCESS: Hidden Features


Found here.

HOWTO: INSTALL: Pepper Flash in Gentoo Linux

The Adobe Shockwave Flash player plug-in that is installed by default is not the only version of the technology.

Google have been working with Adobe to produce a more stable and secure version which they have called 'Pepper'.

To use it, follow these instructions...

Go to chrome://plugins in the browser and disable the Adobe Flash plugin.

emerge www-plugins/chrome-binary-plugins

>>> Installing (1 of 1) www-plugins/chrome-binary-plugins-9999
* checking 4 files for package collisions
>>> Merging www-plugins/chrome-binary-plugins-9999 to /
--- /etc/
--- /etc/chromium/
>>> /etc/chromium/pepper-flash
--- /usr/
--- /usr/lib64/
--- /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/
>>> /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/
>>> /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash/
>>> /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash/manifest.json
>>> /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash/
* To enable Flash for Chromium, source	/etc/chromium/pepper-flash
* inside /etc/chromium/default. You may run this as root:
*   # echo . /etc/chromium/pepper-flash >> /etc/chromium/default

Start Chromium and go to to chrome://version

Chromium       25.0.1364.97 (Developer Build 183676) 
OS             Linux 
WebKit         537.22 (Unknown URL@0)
JavaScript     V8
Flash          11.6.602.177

Test by going to

HOWTO: INSTALL: Pepper Flash in Ubuntu Linux

HOWTO: INSTALL: Chromium in Ubuntu Linux

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:a-v-shkop/chromium

HOWTO: FIX: Small Code Font On Media Wiki Sites

HOWTO: DOWNLOAD: Windows .msi Installer

To install Chrome Browser for all users you need to use the .msi (not .exe) version found here.

HOWTO: DOWNLOAD: Third Party Software Removal Tool (Windows Only)

If you are suffering problems with Chrome which you think may be linked to third party software, help is at hand.

Google have released a tool to reset Chrome and remove any third party software from interacting with it, it can be downloaded here.

This tool resets Chrome back to its default setting be sure to back up your data beforehand (bookmarks etc).

Thanks go to for their article on the matter.

Desktop Extensions

CLUT - Cycle Last Used Tab

Android App

Close All Tabs

On an open tab press and hold the close cross, then click the resulting 'Close all tabs' pop-up.