Chrome for Android is the Android Version of Google's web browser Chrome

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What reputable website can I download the Chrome APK from? [closed]

I want to install Chrome on my Kindle Fire HD. The APK file is available at third party sites but I don't know which are trustworthy. Any suggestions? (I'd love to download it from Google but don't ...
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Why does the new Chrome update want the permission to use my camera and audio recording?

Seriously, it specifically states that it can use the camera and audio recording any time it wants, whether or not I wish it to. Why is Chrome on Android requesting those permissions? Should I be ...
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How To Change browser font in Chrome For Android?

I am a seasoned Linux developer, tinkering with Android. I want to modify Chrome so that it uses the font I want as default. So far I've found ...
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Was Firefox ever the default browser for Android?

Before I bought my Android, I heard that Firefox was its default browser. Upon noticing that this is not the case, I had assumed that the Internet browser on the Android was Google Chrome, but I just ...
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Open bookmarks to local files in Chrome

On my Nexus 7 running Android 4.2.2, I can open Chrome and type file:///sdcard/whatever.html and it opens just fine. The problem comes when I want to bookmark this file. The bookmark gets created, ...
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Apps won't open links in Chrome even when I set it as default action

Got updated to Jellybean (4.1.2) finally last weekend. Also installed the Chrome browser. Certain apps, like Call Control, open links in the default browser, but don't make the connection with Chrome ...
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make chrome default browser

I'm using Galaxy Note 2 Nowadays, every link in FB app and in Whatsapp is opened in the native browser I want to make Chrome the defualt browser for all actions including these two apps. How can I ...
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Browser goes to wrong site

Since yesterday, I cannot browse to www.aemet.es (the Spanish national weather service). Instead, it goes to m.antena3.com (a TV station). This happens both with the built-in browser and with Chrome. ...
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Stopping an app from hijacking browser downloads

I have an app (EBookDroid) that automatically opens all PDF links instead of letting me download them. Is there any way to stop this without uninstalling the app? I'm on unrooted Android 4.2 and ...
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Local files revisited: Opening local HTML files (file:///path/to/file) in Chrome on Android 4.x

There are other questions on this same topic, but I'm finding that on 4.0.4 with my HTC One, I can open file:/// URLs just fine with Firefox, but not with Chrome or the Android browser. Those two ...
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How to refresh a web page in Chrome (Ctrl+F5 analogue) on a device without menu button?

I have a Nexus 7 Android device with 4.2.2 and Chrome browser. How can one perform a deep refresh of a web page - analogue of Ctrl+F5 hotkey on desktops? Please, notice that the device does not have ...
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where are Android Chrome bookmarks?

What is the path of the bookmarks file for Chrome in Android 4.1.2? eg is it in the /sdcard/data directory or somewhere else?
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Stock Browser splitting HTTP POST requests into separate TCP segments

I am currently testing different web browsers and devices for compatibility with a web interface that has been developed. We have realized we have an issue with code already in production. The bug ...
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Using the GPS instead of Google Location Services in Chrome

I do not consent to Google collecting constant background information about my position at all times through their Google Location Service program. So I have got that option disabled. I can get just ...
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Are JS apps effectively running through 2 VM's?

When using Google Chrome mobile (or any other android web browser) is the Javascript VM running on top of the Java VM? Or is the JS code compiled to Java bytecode? I ask this because JS seems to run ...
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Is there a way to use Chrome's phone interface on a Nexus 7 instead of the tablet interface?

I don't find the tab switching on Chrome for tablets easy. I know I can swipe from the sides to move between tabs, but I prefer the version optimized for smaller screens. Is there any way I can use ...
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Stop Chrome caching webpages

Is there anyway to stop Chrome on Android from caching webpages? If not is there either another browser that will allow this or a way to achieve the same functionality?
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Chrome browser closed after receving a call

I started an online transaction on Chrome (under Jelly Bean). In between, I had a phone call and the browser closed automatically. It disconnected from the web sites, and I had to start the ...
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How to copy the current URL in Chrome?

I was sure in the version prior to 18.0 you could fiddle around and long press on the URL in the address bar and get a menu to copy the current URL. I just updated Chrome, now if I long press it I ...
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How to get mobile site in Firefox to be displayed as in Chrome for Android if spoofing doesn't help?

On my Android device, while using Internet, Dolphin, and Firefox (left), I see the same version of http://m.chase.com that my desktop browser (right) sees: On Chrome for Android (left), it's ...
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How to stop Chrome from causing Download folder to reappear in gallery?

Wanting to exclude the Download from being scanned by the Gallery application, I do as required, and create a: .nomedia file in the Download folder. That correctly causes the Download folder to ...
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Is there a way to automatically load insecure content in Chrome browser for Android?

Similar to this question but for the mobile space... How to allow Chrome (browser) to load insecure content? Is there a way to automatically load insecure content in Chrome browser for Android? I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 random reboot during clipboard use

I have a UK sim-free Samsung Galaxy S3. It's had official OTA updates only, and is not rooted or modified in any way. It's running Jelly Bean. Since getting the Jelly Bean upgrade it's possible to ...
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Google Chrome crashes when attempting to access Desktop Bookmarks (Asus Nexus 7)

Steps to reproduce: launch Google Chrome browser and open new tab touch bookmarks option on bottom menu select Desktop Bookmarks This causes Google Chrome to crash, resulting in: "Aw, Snap! ...
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Insufficient storage updating Android app [duplicate]

Every time my Nexus S attempts to update Chrome, It displays an error stating "Insufficient storage available". According to "Manage apps" I have 412MB of internal storage available, which should be ...
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Can I install Google Chrome on a Kindle Fire HD?

Is it possible to install Google Chrome on a Kindle Fire HD? I searched the Amazon store and didn't see it there.
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Is there any shortcut for closing a tab in Chrome?

I find it very annoying opening the tabs list and swiping over or hitting the little X for closing a tab (an action which I do a lot...) Is there any shortcut for closing the front tab using some ...
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Why does accepting Calendar invites open a browser? Can I prevent it?

I'm on an unrooted Galaxy Nexus, and using stock Gmail and Calendar apps on Android 4.1.1. But I am using Chrome rather than the stock browser. When I get a invite from a Gmail user to my Gmail ...
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2.3.55: How can I edit Bookmarks between my Android phone and Desktop easily under Google account and Chrome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my Chrome-synced bookmarks in an Android device? I use Android -phone with my Google account. My laptop is configured for the same account. I would like to ...
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Why doesn't Chrome recognize mobile Blogger templates on the Nexus 7?

I use Chrome on a Nexus S and a Nexus 7, both with Jelly Bean 4.1.1. When I visit Blogger blogs that use mobile-optimized templates provided by Blogger, Chrome on the phone correctly displays the ...
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Can Android Chrome be linked to an account other than your main Android account?

Say that your main Android account is account1@gmail.com. Can you set up Android Chrome to use account2@gmail.com? (Ideally Chrome would allow multiple users, which will no doubt happen in Android ...
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How can I change the user agent string sent by Chrome on my Nexus 7?

Reading the reviews of the BBC Media Player on Google Play, one user said that since Chrome supports HTML5, he had managed to persuade the BBC iPlayer website to play him streams meant for iPad/iPhone ...
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Google Chrome for Android: Chrome Web Store [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Chrome Mobile on ICS support extensions? I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and Google Chrome for Android is incompatible with my Phone, so I am not able to test it. Can ...
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Chrome reopens previous tabs even after shutdown

On my Nexus 7 when starting Chrome it reopens the previous tabs. I can understand doing this as I switch from Chrome to another running app and then back to Chrome, but not if I've shut the app down, ...
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Sync Chrome Mobile with Desktop Firefox?

On my desktop computers, I use Firefox with the Firefox Sync service but on my mobile Android device I prefer using Chrome Mobile. Is there any way to sync Chrome Mobile with Firefox Sync? (I thought ...
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How to synchronize Chrome web history on different Android devices?

In Chrome, I can find options to synchronize bookmarks, passwords, web search (nice feature) but nothing about my web history synchronization. Am I missing an obvious option ? Is there an external ...
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Removing stock browser on Jelly Bean [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unistall a system app without root? Chrome is the default on Jelly Bean OS. When I bought Nexus 7 tablet it came preinstalled with JB, but when my Galaxy Nexus got upped ...
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Will I have to reset my Nexus 7?

I have a Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean. I was downloading a file and somehow I managed to remove a tick mark some were. Now I can not download anything from the net without Chrome stops working. Then I ...
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Why does Chrome on Android 4.1 show magnifier?

What could be a reason for Chrome on Android 4.1 to show an empty magnifier? Here is an example: http://tjs-projects.de/ When you tap on the cube, sometimes nothing happens. Sometimes an empty ...
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Ctrl+Click to open in new tab

I use ASUS Transformer with the keyboard attached. In Google Chrome for Android, I would like to use Ctrl+Click to open up a new tab which contains the website where the link is pointing to, just as ...
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Some features of Chrome for Android cause it to crash to the homescreen

I have an LG Optimus 2X P990, which is running Android 4.0.4, ParanoidAndroid ROM. I have downloaded Chrome for Android from the Google Play Store and it works like a charm in some places, but others ...
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Tablet Chrome on Phone [closed]

I have a Galaxy Note and I was wondering if there was a way to use the tablet version of chrome with the tabs on the top. Same with Gmail too if possible. From what I can see on the Nexus 7, it ...
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Unable to download from an authenticated webserver

On my Galaxy S3 / ICS handset, and also I expect on my previous Galaxy S / Froyo I'm unable to save any links from my web server due to the fact that it requires a user authentication. I can browse ...
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Chrome crashes on Acer Iconia A200

I'm seeing problems identical to this issue, where Chrome either crashes, becomes unresponsive, or the screen goes black if I switch between tabs. Logcat shows: OpenGLRenderer is out of memory ...
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Can I have a “force close a specific app” shortcut on my screen?

My Google Chrome frequently hangs for no apparent reason. Application is active (responding), but tabs are blank and nothing loads... The only solution that I found is to go into Settings -> Apps ...
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Keepass and Chrome Mobile?

is there a way to use something like ChromeIPass on Android for the Chrome Mobile Browser? I installed the KeepassDroid App but I couldn't figure out a way to integrate it. Greetings, Steven
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How to fast scroll on Chrome Mobile

I just installed Chrome Mobile on my Galaxy Note (ICS, CM9) and while it has this nice card-like interface, I didn't find how to flick the screen to fast scroll to top or bottom of pages. In other ...
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How can I force Chrome Beta to display in landscape mode?

The default Android internet browser has an option in the settings to always display webpages in landscape orientation. Is there any way to do the same in Chrome Beta? I keep my auto-rotation off, but ...
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Download files with Chrome for Android

Is there a way to download media files directly from the Chrome browser? In the stock Android browser I can long-click a link and select "Save link" to accomplish that, but Chrome doesn't offer that ...
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Is there a way to trigger hover behavior in the Chrome Beta browser?

Is there any way to trigger the behavior that usually occurs when a mouse is hovered over an element (for example, hovering over your username at the top of a Stack Overflow site) using the Chrome ...