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

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I can't switch/close tabs in the CHrome browser on my Android tablet

I just recently purchased a cheap tablet(DigiLand DL701Q 8gb), as my first foray into Android. I've been using the pre-installed Chrome browser but I can't figure out how to switch tabs or close ...
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What is the default browser of Android 5.0 and above?

Android devices used to have its stock web browser as its default browser, but nowadays, it is replaced by Chrome. And it is said that the default browser of Android 5.0 and above is going to be ...
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Why isn't Android using the IPSec VPN for browsing etc.?

I have configured IPSec VPN using a PSK to connect to my home network using the default built-in VPN settings in Android 5 on my Nexus 5. It connects correctly, but most apps don't use the connection ...
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Why is the Android stock browser still alive?

The Stock browser in Android has not been actively supported, and Google Chrome is actively developed and uses modern technologies unlike it's predecessor. Yet, the stock browser still has 22.77% of ...
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Unable to connect my phone based on Android from PC (Chrome) for remote debugging websites

I would like connect to my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini) to run Google Developer Tools embedded into Google Chrome on my PC for remote debugging javascript on a webpage opened on my phone. I ...
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Set Google Chrome default font

As of this morning, Google Chrome Beta has suddenly begun using a silly font (HYTravel) as the default in web pages. (See screenshot below.) Setting the Android default application font (a feature ...
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accidentally set chrome so it never asks me whether I prefer chrome or stack exchange app. how do I fix this? [duplicate]

I have an android phone and use chrome. I have the stack exchange app. But I happened to be googling and went to the stack exchange via chrome. A pop up came up that asked me whether I would prefer to ...
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Change video quality of embedded YouTube video in Chrome for Android

Is there a way to change the video quality when playing embedded YouTube videos in Chrome for Android? I can only change the video quality in the YouTube application.
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How to show one bookmark in chrome on both mobile & desktop toolbar?

It looks like that one bookmark instance can only exist on one of chrome folders. Such that when I want to visit a site from both my phone and my laptop, I always have to change my bookmark folder ...
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Google Chrome icon disappears from app tray after restarting?

I have installed the Google Experience Launcher on my Nexus 7, and have a variety of applications in my app tray, including Google Chrome. However, each time I power off and power on the device, ...
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Android's Chrome bookmarks won't show up in desktop's Chrome

I have a Moto G (Kitkat 4.4.2) which I've synced to my Google account. The desktop Chrome bookmarks show up just fine in my cellphone's Chrome but the bookmarks added via the phone, which are stored ...
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Android Chrome playing video shows blank screen, but performs well when full screen

I have a tablet and an android tv stick. Both are on OS 4.1 I have an mp4 video file. On my tablet, the mp4 plays well inside the chrome browser. But on my android tv stick, it shows a blank black ...
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Any way to auto close Chrome when closing the last tab?

I have been using the stock Android browser for several years and I am trying to make the switch over to Chrome. The one major annoyance I have with Chrome is that the browser doesn't automatically ...
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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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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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How do I remove the Chrome menu button?

It appeared in Chrome 40 and occupies precious space in the address bar. I'm using a Samsung phone, which already has a menu button.
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How to export bookmarks from Chrome in Android?

I need to import bookmarks from my Chrome Android mobile. Is there any direct way to do it? Please do not suggest to sync Chrome account in desktop and do import from there, my Sync rights has been ...
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How do I allow Chrome Android to load “insecure” or “phishing” content?

How do I allow Chrome for Android to load insecure content? I would like to know this so I can log in to my Hotel WiFi. The message it gives me is: Your connection is not private Attackers might ...
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Android / chrome file chooser uses stale filesystem information

Android 4.4.2 on Moto X 1st gen with Chrome. Downloaded several configuration files from a wireless router for backup as I worked problems, picking names poorly. Chrome put them in the ...
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How do I close all tabs in Chrome for Android?

I'm using Chrome 32 on an Android tablet (not phone) and just can't figure out how to close all open tabs in one go.
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Turn off served by Google feature in Chrome

Whenever I visit a webpage in Chrome, the pages are being served by Google which is a plain version of the webpage. Here is a picture describing the same. Screenshot (click for larger variant) How ...
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How do I disable zooming on text input focus?

I know there are certain tricks to disable zooming when making a web page, but how do I disable zoom on focus on my device? I have Paranoid Android and the Xposed Framework, so, I know anything is ...
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Can I download a file in Chrome into Dropbox so that it gets uploaded to Dropbox?

Is there a way to download a file in Chrome (on my Nexus 7) and then have it uploaded to a folder in Dropbox? On a desktop PC, I'd just save it into the Dropbox folder and the app would upload it. ...
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How do I switch off loading of pictures in Chrome for Android?

In the Android browser one could switch off loading of images to save bandwith, battery and time when the images were not needed. There seems to be no obvious way to do this under Android 4.4.2 ...
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Touching multiple web elements simultaneously brings out area with magnification for clarification of intended target – name of feature?

When you touch multiple web elements simultaneously, perhaps due to the widgets being too small, and/or too close together, the area around where you touched pops out, giving you a magnified view of ...
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Why won't my Android phone access any HTTPS websites through WiFi?

My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 can not access any secured website while connected via my home WiFi – even applications like Google Search and Facebook can't access the internet and give an error saying ...
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Access Denied to site using Chrome app

When attempting to access the NASA ADS ( http://adsabs.harvard.edu/ ) site via my Samsung tablet (SM-T530NU) connected to a WiFi network I get the following message: ...
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Force settings button on Chrome for Android on Samsung devices using AOSP rom

Is there any way i can force settings button to appear on Chrome for Android on a Samsung Galaxy S4 after flashing to any AOSP ROM (Current: SlimKat 8.9). I found out that Chrome does not create a ...
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Browser that doesn't reload tabs all the time

Is there a browser for Android that won't constantly reload tabs when switching between them? I'm using Chrome on a Nexus 5 (lollipop). And even when there are no other apps running it will reload any ...
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Save for later reading

Back before chrome became the default browser for Android, there used to be a stock Android browser called "Browser" (anyone who used a stock version of Android before 4.2 knows what I'm talking ...
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How to recover Chrome open tabs

I used to have the Chrome app with more or less 40 open tabs for some months. I opened it pretty often and it always restored all the tabs, until yesterday. I opened Chrome by mistake while I was ...
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Cannot use keyboard in Google Chrome app

Update (20/10/2014) After a routine update of installed apps everything seems to be working as expected. I suspect that updating the LG Keyboard app (which came with the phone) did the trick. ...
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How do I zoom web pages?

I'm using Android 4.2.2 on my Q.mobile. I am trying to zoom a (or any) web page on Chrome by double tapping or by swiping two fingers but nothing happened. I also tried the same thing using the ...
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How to get Paste menu to show in textarea on Chrome?

When typing in a textarea on Chrome for Android (such as when asking this question), I can't figure out how to get the Paste menu to show. If I long press, Chrome wants to highlight. Of I double trap, ...
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How can I add a custom search engine to Chrome (beta, stable…)?

Call me dumb, but, I don't see an obvious way to do this. I want to add duckduckgo.com as the main search engine in Google Chrome for Android (beta, stable...)
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How can I stop being redirected to the App Store/Google Store by dodgy ad-scripts?

There are a load of sites that do this now, and it's really annoying: I visit a content site on my Android device. 10-15 seconds after loading starts the site hangs for a few seconds. Google play ...
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Embedded YouTube videos have sound but no video

Whenever I come across a page with an embedded YouTube video and press play then the sound will be heard but the video will be blank (a black screen). The controls work just fine - it's just that I ...
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Preventing browser redirects on Android (and iOS)

There seems to be an issue occurring with mobile browser apps on Android and iPhone being redirected to advertising sites. This is interrupting the browsing experience. The problem: A user visits a ...
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Chrome - How to clear incognito pages from memory/history?

Short: As Chrome reopens the incognito pages/tabs after closing it (the browser, even after ending it in the "Active applications" list), how can one make sure those pages are forgotten by the phone? ...
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Open SWF in Chrome for Android

I can open SWF URLs in Chrome for PC, however, I cannot open them using Chrome for Android on my device. Is there a Chrome plugin, or is there Java code that will do the mission, if there is, I will ...
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FTM on ZTE Android from sprint

I wanted to do a factory reset, I followed youtube vid about how to do it and I NEED to reset my phone, it was suppose to show a hidden menu but instead it showed FTM. How can I actually activate the ...
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Is closing Chrome tabs in Lolipop right? [closed]

Android 5 "Lollipop" has introduced a feature that lets Google Chrome merge its tabs with the recent apps list. I understand how it works and how to close tabs, but I'm not sure if that's really the ...
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Where is Chrome's “Merge tabs and apps” option on Android Tablet running Lollipop?

System: Nexus 9 32GB Wi-Fi Android 5.0.0 Lollipop LRX21R Chrome 39.0.2171.93 While researching this myself, most questions I found are about how to disable 'Merge tabs and apps,' but I haven't ...
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Chrome history not showing

I have a galaxy s4 and I am trying to look through my chrome history to find something. I have history since august of 2014. when I click older it goes back date by date but then it goes back from ...
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How to change device name used by Google Chrome?

I use the same Google account with Google Chrome on several devices including my Android phone. So, Google Chrome shows me tabs opened on other devices (ex: chrome://history/). Is there any way to ...
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I get an application error 919 when updating Chrome. How to proceed?

While updating Chrome, I repeatedly get the following error: Unknown error code during application install: "919" This is on a Wolfgang AT-AS43D4, running stock 4.1.2. I have about 100 MB free ...
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Error code (ERR_ACCESS_DENIED) Local HTML file on SD card with Chrome

I cannot access local HTML files at external SD card on my Lenovo S6000 within Chrome. It is mounted at /mnt/extSdCard. Browsing to file:///mnt/extSdCard does show this message: The file at ...
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Fullscreen mode on Chrome on Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

I can hide status bar with clock and battery on android stock browser. But why I can't do the same on Chrome browser? Is it possible to hide status bar on Chrome? I have Android 4.4.2. Thanks :)
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How to set Kiosk mode in Chrome

I'm trying to set the --kiosk and the --kiosk-printing flags in Chrome on my Galaxy Tab 10.1. All the instructions that I can find here and elsewhere tell me to go to chrome://flags and set the flag ...
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Chrome display corrupted after update? (Jelly Bean 4.2.2 / Chrome 39.0.2171.59)

I'm running Jelly Bean 4.2.2 on Samsung Galaxy Note 8. I recently updated Chrome to 39.0.2171.59, and now when in Chrome the display is blanked out / completely corrupted when the menu is showing. ...