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How to stop Mobile chrome from discarding/reloading tabs?

I have been listening to some old radio shows on an archive website (radioechos) on my phone but if I pause what I am listening to and leave my phone for too long then when I return the tab has ...
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How can I copy paste an image into a form field on Chrome for Android?

I tried the following but it doesn't work. How can I copy paste an image into a form field on Chrome for Android without having to download and re-upload the image myself? I use a Google Pixel 6 with ...
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Hyperlink in HTML do not open (video) file locally W/O internet

on my samsung Galaxy Tab A, copied a .htm file. this file has some links. These links are video files which are on same location that of .htm file. I tried relative/ absolute path. I tried http://...
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saved passwords in google chrome deleted

I was using google chrome browser since last 2 years on my laptops and myu phone. I had more than 100 passwords saved in my google chrome account which was syncing well across my devices. However ...
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Disallow web page from disabling horizontal page panning in Chrome

I set the font size on my Android phone rather small. Sometimes I need to use my fingers to zoom in on a region. Then I would touch that region of the page to pan-scroll the page horizontally to read ...
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How can I copy to the clipboard the title of a webpage on Chrome for Android?

How can I copy to the clipboard the title of a webpage on Chrome for Android? I use Android 12 with a Google Pixel 6.
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Chrome doesn't always suggest PDF reader when trying to open PDF files from Downloads tab

I have downloaded a PDF file within Chrome: https://github.com/besp9510/dma_pwm/blob/master/doc/raspberry_pi_dma_pwm.pdf When I want to open it from the Downloads tab, it offers me ridiculous options ...
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Disable power saving mode for WebView on Android 9

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 (SM-T390) tablet with Android 9 and One UI 1.1 and the latest available updates. An app with an WebView looses connection after about six minutes of standby. I ...
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Google "My Business" App cannot verify Chrome camera access

I am using Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G9730) with Android 11. I am trying to "verify" a Business with the "Google My Business" app. It asks to take a video of something. Then it ...
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What does Chrome try to tell me? (aka red dot always appears on Google Chrome without apparent reason)

For a while now, there is a permanent red dot over my Google Chrome app icon: I don't have any tabs open (had many, closed them all trying to get rid of the dot) and checked all possible settings of ...
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Howto hide the top bars in Chrome?

I'm on Android11, and using Chrome v96. Although editing this on a huge (2208x1768) screen, the screen estate is eaten up by chrome's tab bar and url entry bar: So the content area is very thin, can ...
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Will background sync on chrome take up extra mobile data?

I have the samsung a32 5g. I noticed there's an option called background sync on chrome that supposedly makes sure interactions between others are done securely done without error. I know it probably ...
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Can I delete old trichrome library under /data/app?

I have around 50 trichrome library folders in /data/app using around 3 gb. What varies is the alphanumeric string after the package name denoting version: com.google.android.trichromelibrary_410408383-...
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Can Google Chrome Tabs be accessible or exported at runtime without a PC/ADB?

Just like the title suggests. I've been learning Android Development for a year now but I do not know where to approach this particular issue (It might be just impossible but I'm giving it a try). Is ...
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How do I hide 'No Internet Connection' in fullscreen Chrome (on airplane wifi)?

I've started using my phone to watch movies via the in-flight wifi when flying, however Chrome stubbornly reports 'No Internet Connection', which appears as a fairly sizeable and annoying banner on ...
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I wish to export Chrome history synced from a mobile device as a csv list, but this information is not stored in the 'History' file. Where is it?

...AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile #\History usually has all URLs that you have visited, and you can open this up using DB Browser for SQLite. While I can hit Ctrl-H and see the links I'...
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Chrome browser on Android page goes blank after loading

I hope this is the right place to ask for some help. I believe this may be due to recent update or maybe there's a solution someone knows but lately my chrome browser been loading blank pages if I try ...
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Android Chrome shortcuts are grayed out after transfer with "Smart Switch". How come?

I recently bought a new phone and tried to transfer all my stuff from the old phone using Samsung's "Smart Switch" (both phones are identical Samsung S9s, Android V10). It basically worked, ...
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How To Autofill Custom Forms?

I have a webapp I frequently use, which have such kind of forms: <form method=POST action=...> <input type=text name=urname placeholder=urname> <input type=text name=secretid ...
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How can I paste the clipboard content from the Chrome remote desktop desktop (CRD) client to the computer running the CRD server that I connected to?

I use the Chrome remote desktop Android application. How can I paste the clipboard content from the Android Chrome remote desktop client to the computer running the Chrome remote desktop server that I ...
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Stop Chrome from automatically downloading files without a prompt on Android 11

I'm using Chrome for Android (93.0.4577.82) on Android 11. On Chrome on PC and Macs, it is possible to always prompt the user when the browser attempts to download a file. However, on Chrome for ...
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Google Chrome fails to update

I'm on Android 10. When I open google chrome its menu is replaced with a red icon. On clicking it there's a red menu item "Update Google Chrome" or so. On invoking that action I get to a new ...
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IBM website zoomed in too far in various browsers

Android 11; Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-S205G) I've had a long-standing problem on my Android phone with IBM Community forum websites. Forum postings like this one are zoomed in too far. I can't read the ...
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How to make Text Scaling in Chrome Accessibility work in non-desktop mode to make fonts smaller?

When I use text scaling and reduce it to 50%, it remains the same in normal mobile site mode. It only reduces the size in desktop mode. Is there any way to configure this size? In Firefox, I can see ...
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Chrome for Android's media notifications disappear

Chrome and other browsers show media in the notifications area automatically. I use to be able to switch apps and continue playing the media. Now, when the app is no longer active, the media ...
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What is causing these elements/artifacts to be rendered as shown?

My wife changed my minimum width recently, but this hasn't broken browser rendering before in any of our previous devices. Any ideas?
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What is this random arrow in the centre left of my Chrome screen?

Arbitrarily an arrow appears on the center left of my mobile Chrome browser. I cannot even click this arrow. It doesn't really affect any underlying features of my web browsing, at least not on the ...
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How do I preview a PDF document link on Chrome Android like I do on the chrome on a computer? [duplicate]

Whenever we open a PDF document link on a computer browser, we have a preview and then we decide if we want to download. But, when using a smartphone browser, the file is downloaded automatically. How ...
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Location of android browsers' (Chrome and Brave) open tabs [duplicate]

virtually all android browsers remember and load all my open tabs every time I open whatever browser I want to use. Where is this file browsers use to reload all open tabs when restarting? Is there a ...
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Stop websites to redirect to their Play store apps

Some websites force to install their app and won't let me visit their websites in Google chrome on Android without redirecting to playdate Play store. Only workaround is incognito mode because chrome ...
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Does Google Chrome for Android allow you to add a new search engine

Does Google Chrome for Android app allow you to add a search engine, just like it is possible on Google Chrome on the desktop? I have searched the hamburger menu and Settings and it seems like there's ...
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Force Android to display "Desktop Version" when you add to home screen

I view several websites only as "Desktop Versions" but when I add them to my home screen they do not respect this decision. Is there any way to force this feature to work correctly?
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"This site can't ask for your permission" Chrome error on LG Velvet?

I get this error whenever selecting any choice for permissions prompts in Chrome Dev. No results on Google, XDA, or here; Google has a similar but irrelevant hit for Hwaiwei devices (something to do ...
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Inexplicable possible automated event

I'd like to understand the cause of this: I put the smartphone on airplane mode After some hours I turn off the airplane mode, and activate internet connection Suddenly, after having lowered the ...
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Export Google chrome's tabs *by groups*

I have been following How can I export the list of open Chrome tabs? and was able to use Chrome's native method, to generate the tabs list. Not having tried the scripting tips yet, I saved it manually....
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Chrome new grid layout for tabs

I've tried with chrome://flags/# disabling tab-grid-layout reloading several times the browser, but no change works. I've read a lot of articles on the web, some of them indicate this procedure, ...
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'No Internet Connection' on Certain Apps

I'm running Android 11; in some apps, such as Chrome, I see 'No Internet Connection' at the top, but everything is fine; I can browse. Similarly, on Spotify, I get 'No Internet Connection' and am ...
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Why does Google Chrome keep freezing on certain websites?

In 2021 June update, the devs have introduced a bug which let chrome glitch on certain websites like Quora, there are also some update issues in Google Chrome. Does anyone know about this, or how to ...
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Chrome removed from launcher after update

I run EMUI 9.1, which completely supports Google Play Services (bought it before the ban). However, I used to update Chrome normally, but starting with version 91.xxx, it just updates fine, but the ...
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Chrome using a lot of battery without being open

I got a new phone (pixel 4a) and chrome is using a lot of battery without being open. If I pause the app I get much longer battery life. When checking my battery usage by app chrome is always the ...
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Android Chrome cookies all suddenly disappeared

This morning all the cookies seem to have disappeared from Chrome on my 'phone. When I log in again they stay, so it's not a bug or settings problem I think. They definitely have not all expired at ...
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Prevent chrome from opening a new tab when opening the app

A recent update has caused chrome to open a new tab, instead of showing the previously focused tab, when opening the app. I would like to revert to the old behavior, but I haven't been able to find ...
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Problem with downloading files to SD card

I have a problem with downloading to my SD card and I tried using different browsers: chrome, brave, firefox but couldn't find a satisfactory solution. Basically on Chrome I set the download location ...
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Close current tab on Chrome for Android without showing all tabs first

When I'm browsing on my computer, I can press CTRL-W or click the X on a tab to close it. That's convenient. But it seems Chrome for Android has no similar function. To close the current tab on ...
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Resuming multiple downloads in Chrome

Many sites give all their files the same name. When downloading multiple files like this, Chrome helpfully adds a (1), (2), etc. to the filename. However, if something interrupts the download, such as ...
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How to disable google chrome group tabs [duplicate]

I don't like google chrome group tab option. Previously it appeared once, but following simple instructions I managed to disable it. So before I done this: chrome://flags/ search for "Tab Grid ...
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Disabling Chrome tab groups in Chrome v91

A while back, I asked this question about disabling tab groups in Chrome v85. And that worked. Now in Chrome version 91 they're back, with a vengeance. Trouble is, the flag that let me solve it last ...
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How can I restore Chrome capability to my android TV PCs?

I have several android TV PCs used as thin clients against a Windows machine. I do some things on the android box and some things in Windows. I've had the current set of TV PCs for about two and a ...
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Chrome won't open unlinked URLs on Android 11

I have a Google Pixel 4a running Android 11, and I haven't been able to open any links in Chrome by tapping them. On my old Android 9 phone, I was able to tap/select a URL, and there was an option to ...
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How to turn off ChromeVariations on Android?

To turn off ChromeVariations on Linux, one simply needs to create an /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed/*.json file containing {"ChromeVariations": 1}. But what about on Android? See Extend (a ...

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