Google Chrome Browser
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
- Click the first tab
- Click the last tab
- Right Click
Enable Reader Mode
- Visit web site > Click 3 dots menu > Choose Distill Page
Enable Hidden Simplified Reader Text Only Mode
Sick of adverts and popups?
- Go to chrome://flags
- 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.
Extension Keyboard Shortcuts
Update Flash From Within Browser
- In the address bar at the top, enter chrome://components and press Enter.
- Under "Adobe Flash Player," click Check for update.
Clear or flush the DNS cache
Clear Browsing Data Cache
Chrome > ... > Settings > Privacy > Clear Browsing Data
HOW TO: ENABLE
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
HOW TO: DISABLE
"Sites can ask to send notifications" > OFF
Autoplay of Videos
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: GPO
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
HOWTO | BACKUP | BOOKMARKS
- 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=http://www.bbc.co.uk/ --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=http://www.bbc.co.uk/ --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:
Terminal:~$ 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
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/libpdf.so >>> /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash/ >>> /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash/manifest.json >>> /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so * * 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
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 ghacks.net for their article on the matter.
Close All Tabs
On an open tab press and hold the close cross, then click the resulting 'Close all tabs' pop-up.