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HTML does not find local links and local images (Chrome on Android 10)

I am using a tablet (Lenovo M10 FHD Plus) which works under Android 10. According to Local files revisited: Opening local HTML files (file:///path/to/file) in Chrome on Android 10.x, in order to use ...
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How to disable Google Chrome request to install website app?

This message is quite new. I get it when I visit reddit.com but also developer.android.com and other sites. It only comes once so when you visit one of the sites I named perhaps you won't see this ...
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Chromium-Based Browsers Displaying Blank Pages Only + Pages Appear Briefly When Frozen On An Onn Pro 11" Tablet Running Android 13

I have a new Onn Pro 11" Tablet running Android 13; I just set it up last night, but never bothered to open Chrome. Now, I need to run a Chrome-specific plugin and have discovered that all web ...
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How can I disable the "Include surrounding text" setting, once enabled?

Chrome has for the last year and a half had a bug where the "Mark text to search" feature breaks if you enable "Include surrounding text". You can read more about the bug here, but ...
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Resetting a synced Android Chrome profile

I would like to clear whatever settings I have enabled in Android Chrome and have the resulting clean profile synchronised. I have synchronisation of Google Chrome enabled on Android, but there are ...
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Get an older version of the website if visited previously?

I visited a website which hosted something I need in plain text. Now the website removed that page and I can't access it. I still have the old link and I visited it from Chrome on my phone. Is it ...
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Chrome Android does not Autofill Basic password

I have noticed recently that Chrome for Android does not autofill passwords on Basic HTTP authentication pages. For example, if I navigate to https://httpbin.org/basic-auth/Bijan/Password on Chrome ...
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Chrome bookmarks desktop (embedded in Chrome)

I was wondering whether within Chrome it is possible to create a set of bookmarks via web site icons that get placed on a special, scroll-bar and screens enabled, bookmarks page. That way, WITHIN ...
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How can I configure Android so that Chrome doesn't stop uploading when Chrome doesn't have the focus?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra running Android 13. I am uploading a large video to YouTube via https://www.youtube.com/upload and not the Android YouTube application. I notice that when Chrome ...
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Is there a way to specify a default download path for Google Drive/Chrome to an external microSD card?

I have a 512 GB external microSD card that's connected to a smart phone. For speed reasons, I would like some functions like the camera to still use the on-board phone memory, but would like files ...
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JavaScript bookmarklets not executing in Android Chrome [duplicate]

I know that Javascript bookmarlets work in Android Chrome as I did see them working before, but today for some reason they don't. I installed Android Firefox, and they work there. I have reviewed site ...
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Adding extension to Chrome mobile browser [duplicate]

I, like must people use my cell phone a lot. I use the Chrome browser. But if I try to add an extension, say for example...a coupon extension... It won't add it to my mobile browser. Is that something ...
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Need Chrome Android timestamp from history - wasn't synching so not in Activities but page does show in app history - doesn't show time

I need the timestamp of history from 3 days ago on the Google Chrome Android app. I need to prove the time I visited a parking website 3 days ago using Chrome on Android. I can see the page under ...
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Syncing Kiwi using 'hard links' into Chrome's data folder

Kiwi Browser has no syncing option, while other Chromium browsers do have. A workaround The idea/hack is to: install another browser (like Chrome Beta), not use it, and hard-wired Kiwi's data into ...
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Youtube plays a video when my phone is locked and when it should not be playing anything

On my Samsung 20 FE 5G I'm getting a bad problem with YouTube on a browser. If I watch a video and it ends you get the standard auto play next video in 10 seconds. If I click on the youtube icon, to ...
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Get rid of simplify page option in Chrome for Android

I am on Chrome 117.0.5938.60 which was updated on 11 Sep 23. I occasionally see this Simplify page colored sticker Which collapses into a page icon after a while I am not sure if it is because of ...
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How to add extension Allow CORS in Android Tab Chrome browser [duplicate]

I need to open a website in mobile chrome browser. Its not opening there is CORS issue. I fixed that issue in Laptop added a extension Allow CORS in Chrome browser. When I tried in mobile there is no ...
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How to manage Android Chrome new tab shortcuts?

I'm using Chrome on my Android tablet. The new tab page contains 8 shortcuts (pretty much as in Chrome for Windows). In Windows however, I can configure the shortcuts: one of the 10 positions is ...
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How can I easily force a browser refresh without going into settings, clearing all caches?

On my Windows 11 PC Firefox browser, if I want to refresh my webpage and load the new style.css that I uploaded instead of using old cached one, I can do "control- [click on browser page refresh ...
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Zygote keeps restarting force-stopped app

I've got Chrome running on a Pixel 4a (Android 11). If I close the app manually (i.e., swiping with my finger), it closes as expected. However, if I run am force-stop com.android.chrome from an adb ...
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How to get Chrome (or any browser) to present a TLS client certificate?

I've set up a server that accepts HTTPS connections with a custom CA certificate. I've installed it on my Samsung Galaxy A50, and can now access the server without warnings in Chrome. Now, I'd like to ...
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Chrome doesn't require permission to download files and install web apps?

Chrome for Android seems to require no permission to download files and install web apps. Disabling storage permission does not prevent the browser from downloading the EICAR test file, and disabling ...
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Lock tablet to run ONLY a webpage on chrome fullscreen

I have created a software for restaurants. Some restaurants have tablets on each table so that their customer can order food/drink without a waiter. I have finished coding my software, and now I have ...
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Opening items from the google news feed using Firefox?

Im using the google news feed (swipe left from home) a lot. However, i want to open the respective links using firefox instead of chrome (mostly because i can disable autoplay on firefox, but not on ...
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Chrome for Android keeps bring up syncing/account screen at random

When I'm browsing Chrome on my Android phone, this screen keeps showing up even after I close it. I've tried updating Chrome and restarting my phone but it keeps showing. How can I stop this screen ...
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Change Chrome Tab View/Layout

I have a problem with changing Chrome Tab View/Layout. Before I had this tab view: Now I have this tab view: I don't know how and why it is changed. Perhaps, due to Chrome auto-update? How to get ...
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Omnibox doesn't auto-hide when scrolling down on Chrome

I don't know why, but my Chrome sometimes has an error that disables the tab grid layout flag and the auto-hide omnibox when scrolling down (I don't know the name of that flag). So, I have enabled the ...
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Can't run bookmarklets on browser (chrome) without Wifi connection

I have some bookmarks that are javascript code (for example, javascript:alert(1)) but am not able to run them unless I am on a webpage that is not the "newtab" page. Which is particularly ...
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Why does `chrome://flags` return google.com?

Why does chrome://flags return google.com?
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Adding new voice to Google Chrome TTS

If a person's Android does not support a specific language for text-to-speech (SpeechSynthesis or SpeechUtterance) in Chrome Mobile, how do you enable or install that voice support? For example, if my ...
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Where are Chrome tabs stored? [duplicate]

I've noticed that, if I have multiple Chrome tabs open and restart the browser, the tabs are still open. This suggests that the tab info is stored on the hard drive somewhere. Where is this ...
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Green video using Chrome on Fire 10HD tablet

Android 9, KFMAWI, PS7427 Chrome 113.0.5672.162 Recently, when running Chrome on my Fire 10HD tablet some videos will only display a green screen. Audio does work. Example I have re-installed Chrome ...
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When was "Show zoom option in main menu" implemented on Chrome for Android?

When did Chrome on Android allow us to "Show zoom option in the main menu"? I just found this out yesterday and now I can zoom in and out on websites like Safari for iPhone. When was this ...
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How to reload an image (which failed to load) without refreshing the page on chrome on Android?

On a certain webpage, when the website is really busy, an image sometimes fails to load. When it happens on chrome on a laptop (windows), and I right-click on the icon/image which appears instead of ...
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Five full-screen buttons in embedded Youtube videos

I am using Android Chrome. Why I am seeing four additional full-screen buttons in the embedded Youtube players as shown below, instead of the play and other buttons. The issue reproduces on various ...
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How to make gmail links open in chrome, in new instance or tab?

My question is like this one, but it's 10 years old: Links from Gmail all open in same Chrome tab I would like to be able to open links from gmail in chrome and have it not blow away what I already ...
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How to IMPORT passwords to Google Chrome for Android

I would like to import my passwords from Chrome for Windows to Chrome for Android and because I do not sync any data via google account and I do not want to, how do I manage to do that. I've tried ...
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How to get rid of Chrome's 'Continue browsing' link without visiting it?

There is no sensible way to get rid of Android Chrome's 'Continue browsing' link when it appears, if one does not wish to visit the site in question again. Are there any workarounds? (In our above ...
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How to disable localhost:9000 in mobile?

I downloaded an application on my Android, and when I tried to open, the only thing that happened was Chrome trying to open a page called localhost:9000. I've tried deleting the app, but my browser ...
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Can websites access photos on device if Chrome has access?

If the Google Chrome app on Android has access to media/files/photos, can any website access photos on the device since the permission is granted to chrome, or would the photo picker (before the ...
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How do you close an autofill popup one time without closing the keyboard?

Goal is to use the keyboard without resorting to typing somewhere else and copy pasting, or disabling autofill. For example, how to I type 5 when in this scenario.
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Is there any way to run android app under chrome in windows? or use chrome "dev tools" inside an android app?

I use a platform that runs natively under any web browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc.) and they also have an Android and iPhone app. This platform is running a little bit crazy under Windows Chrome or ...
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How do I find the origin of downloaded files?

I downloaded a file from Chrome. It shows the download URL in Chrome downloads mv-downloads.s3.eu-west-1.… However, this is only the domain and I'd like to see the full URL. Samsung Files shows a ...
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How can I view downloaded .txt files as UTF-8 in Chrome on Android 13?

We download many UTF-8 encoded .txt files. Later in the e.g., Northwoods, far from the Internet, we find they are unreadable. Yes, we could simply open them in a different app, but we wish to keep ...
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chrome android keeps switching to desktop mode

There is only one site I want to use desktop mode in. Chrome android is now turning on desktop mode for all sites. How do I fix this? Why is this all of a sudden happening? There have not been any ...
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Chrome cannot play videos on MSNBC news site

I am stuck on this issue. My Samsung Galaxy A7 Lite tablet (SM-T220) running Android version 13 and Chrome 111.0.5563.116 has a strange issue. Until a few weeks ago I had no issue playing MSNBC news ...
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How to stop unexpected tab interaction when using full screen web view in Chrome on Android Tablet

While using the Chrome browser application on my tablet, some pages and html based games have the ability to shift the page into 'full screen' browsing mode, which hides the tabs and such from the top ...
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Chrome tabs flicker and appear blank

I'm using chrome 106 on Lenovo tb3-710i android 6.0.1 LineageOS custom rom. Chrome tabs at the top flicker constantly and appear in a white blank block shape. How can I solve this problem?
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Prevent Chrome from reverting back deleted quick links

With the last update, I have some troubles with quick links icons on Chrome for Android. Every time I open a new tab or close and open Chrome, my quick links change with some of my earlier searches. I ...
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Why is my chrome password manager and other apps take 2+ minutes to open?

Galaxy S20 5G This started happening a few months ago. Not sure if it was an android update or not. When I try to open password manager in chrome it spins and I have to wait 2+ mins- it eventually ...
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