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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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How to change the User Agent string in Edge or Chrome

How can I change the User Agent string in either Edge or Chrome on Android? I found old tutorials suggesting either going to about:debug or about:useragent but neither of these seem to work anymore.
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Chrome opens to new page on latest tab

As of the last week Chrome on my motorola E4 phone has begun this new behavior that I will try to describe. Previous behavior: Chrome starts on last used tab. Normal header view, meaning that the url ...
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Why doesn't dictation work on GBoard in incognito mode?

My impression was that GBoard dictation works completely locally. https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/03/an-all-neural-on-device-speech.html If that's the case, how come it does not work when I go ...
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Open chrome (or any other browser) without browser controls

I am trying to open a chrome browser instance without all browser control. In Linux I could achieve this with: google-chrome --new-window -app=https://webaddress.domain How can I do same in Android?
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Web Browser Screen Resolution / ViewPort width

I've recently upgraded from a OnePlus 5T to a Oneplus 9 Pro. I have noticed that when viewing webpages, the viewport width on the 9 Pro is smaller than on the 5T, even though the 9 Pro has a higher ...
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Why can I no longer share a URL to Brave or Chrome?

Within the last couple of months a change in Brave had affected my typical article reading workflow. This also affects Chrome, so I'm assuming it's a change in the underlying shared codebase. I use ...
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Customize the Controls when in Chrome Kiosk Mode

I am using the Google Chrome Kiosk mode to display some internal websites used at our company. The Android 10 Devices are implemented in Enterprise Mode with Microsoft Intune MDM. There I can create a ...
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Empty Developer Options menu in mobile Chrome [duplicate]

Open the Developer Options in the Chrome on mobile, but only one menu item: Tracing. Where are the others? (I want enable USB debugging) Device: MIUI 12, Android 10, Mi 9T, Chrome 90
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Is it possible to default to a host name instead of a search query on Chrome for Android?

I would like to type in "server" in the address bar in Chrome on Android, and have it go to http://server (like things worked in the old days) rather than searching Google for the word "...
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Open Chrome URL home screen shortcut in incognito mode

I have a shortcut to a Google Form on my home screen. For a couple of reasons I would like for it to open in incognito mode (to prevent the option of editing the form, and so that once the Chrome app ...
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How can I open all the links of a bookmark folder on Chrome for Android?

On Chrome Microsoft Windows I can do:
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Chrome Tab Grid Layout can no longer be disabled via chrome://flags, is there another way?

I used to be able to disable Google Chrome on android from having the Tabs Grid, by disabling the flag. That no longer seems to have any effect. Is there another way to change this setting?
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Chrome Suicides after Update

Since the last two versions of Chrome available in the Google Play Store, one from March 12 and the other from April 13, the update process sort-of removes Chrome from the phone: Chrome icon is ...
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Unsolicited Tabs keep Appearing On Chrome On My Samsung 7 Mobile Phone [duplicate]

New tabs containing questionable sites/malware warnings etc. keep popping up unsolicited on Chrome on my Samsung 7 mobile phone. Sometimes as many as 10+ in an hour. Sometimes I can be using a ...
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Viewing using computer Chrome a HTML page downloaded on Arndroid Chrome

I save webpages for offline reading by opening the three-dot menu icon and tapping the download icon up top, which will download a version of the page. I also take regular backups on USB drives. Now ...
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How to perform silent printing in Android with Chrome browser?

I want to give the print command from Chrome on my Android phone without the print dialog box. How can I do this?
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com.google.android.trichromelibrary causes many Android apps to crash

Recently, apps that are fine an hour ago now crash when I open them. The crash report message seems to be caused by a null pointer exception (NPE) in com.google.android.trichromelibrary. Apps affected ...
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Make Chrome tell the user that it is downloading

When I click a link to download a file (example), the file gets downloaded without any toast, popup or any indication (except in notification panel) . If I refresh the page again, it asks me if I want ...
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Stop user from changing Chrome settings on Android

I'm trying to find a way to stop users from being able to change Chrome's settings on an Android device. The main focus in not letting people turn on saving passwords, as multiple people share the ...
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How can I activate the new Chrome tab management tools tab groups & grid layout?

I make heavy use of my tablet for research & typically have 200 to 500 tabs open. So I have been looking forward to the alternate grid layout and to Chrome Tab Groups for Android, which would make ...
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Can I save/transfer session data from the chrome app (like tabs) without root?

I am trying to save / back up the current chrome app session, emphasis on the tabs, before changing the battery on a nexus 6p phone. I know the data is stored in /data/data/com.android.chrome/app_tabs ...
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Do phones heat up when using incognito?

Every time I use incognito my phone heats up a bit. Is this normal?
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How do I use an older version of a website's cookies on Chrome on Android device?

I am using a kod karaoke system comprising of hardware equipment and software. I connect my phone to my local wifi and open a browser e.g. Chrome on my Android and go to the webpage kod.sg which is in ...
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Does Google Chrome's on Android 'Lite mode' affect PWAs?

If I install a PWA onto my Android phone using Google Chrome, does that PWA use Chrome's Lite mode? Say I install the Twitter PWA, and use it to view a photo. Does that photo go through Google's ...
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Disable search suggestions based on current page

Chrome has recently started offering search suggestions based on whatever is currently in the tab when I enter the address bar, like this: How can I disable this?
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Disable “Call via hangouts” in Contacts.google.com in browser - use tel: instead [closed]

I use "click to call" from my phone often on phone numbers in my laptop browser (Chrome) and recently tried it from Gmail and Contacts tabs of Google apps. I even created a page to paste ...
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Chrome update on android makes the application freeze. I need help transporting its hundreds of tabs

Chrome updates are the worst. I've lost my tabs before when it updated, and the whole thing deleted my tabs after several times of lagging a minute after opening the app. I fixed it by reverting to ...
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Sync Chrome cache on android

Are android's chrome cache different with laptop's chrome cache or are they both the same when using google sync?
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How can I enforce Google SafeSearch on Firefox/Chrome?

I'd like to enforce Google SafeSearch on Firefox/Chrome on Android. Is there any way to do it? For example, if I enable it and then switch to Incognito/Private mode the setting will disappear. For ...
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Android Chrome Password Pop-up

Does anyone know how to eliminate this annoying pop-up (see screenshot) in Chrome that has a separate window for passwords? I know it can be done but I can't find it and any every time I search for it,...
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Where to find webview-command-line for retrieving netlogs

I need to get netlogs for the Android webview used by my application. The chromium describes few steps to do so. It required userdebug build for which I am using emulator. But the commandline flags ...
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How can I transfer tab data from the Chrome App to another phone - including back and forward data?

So my nexus 6p is getting on in years, and I'd like to back up my chrome tabs onto another phone. I'm aware there's a sync function, but that: Does not cover the back and forward data from each tab, ...
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My Google chrome update stop at some percentage [duplicate]

I am using android 9. Google chrome update stop at 56%. Sometimes it stop 82%. I am not able to update fully.
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downloaded file disappears from file manager, but chrome wont re-download (replace), or re-name (create new file)

Android 7.1 on LG phone "stock" chrome I download a movie, its a really long filename, and the file didn't show up in downloads so few days later I stumble upon same movie, try to download, ...
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Android Chrome browser is making a duplicate of every photo downloaded to my external SD card

Every time I download a photo (.jpg or .png file) with the Chrome browser (stable version) to my external SD card, it gets duplicated and stored also in "/storage/emulated/0/Pictures" folder ...
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Getting McAfee warnings despite not having McAfee?

I own a Galaxy S10, and after the recent update I've started getting warnings from McAfee in my Chrome browser telling me sites I've been visiting for years are suspicious... except I don't have and ...
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Android Chrome - shortcut icons shown on Chrome home page

there are up to 8 shortcuts on the android chrome homepage. How do I specify which web pages I want them to link to?
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How can I restore Google Chrome after I deleted it on my rooted phone?

I have a rooted Mototrola G6 Play, and today I deleted google chrome because I don't use it, but once I deleted it a bunch of apps stopped working like LastPass and Coursera just to name a few... I ...
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Lower half of screen looks pixelated on Chrome for Android

I recently finished developing a website made of scalable vector graphics (SVG). The site looks great on all devices but Chrome for Android. On Android Chrome, the site looks more pixelated near the ...
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Gogle finance desktop shortcut stuck in weird state

Siituation I got into very strange state after sync of my old phone (Pixel 2) to my new one (Pixel 5). The phone (or chrome) thinks that the Gogle Finance shortcut for the widget is on the desktop but ...

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