Questions tagged [chrome-for-android]

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PWA without Chrome

Can PWA (progressive web application) be run without Chrome but with other Chromium based browser? I plan to run Twitter PWA with Kiwi browser. Looking into PWA relevant data data/data/...webapk.../...
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Android One default apps and links

I have Android One on a Xiaomi Mi A2, and I have DuckDuckGo as a default broweser. I recently opened 1 link on a youtube video bio and it redirected me to Chrome, and all the other links there all ...
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Lost my tabs in andriod

I have lost all my tabs and they were important. Can anyone help me in fetching them back. I, after watching a couple of videos which says for merge tabs option but I could not find it too. Thanking ...
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Enable Chrome's Reader View manually, when it isn't offered?

Is it possible to enable the "Reader View" of Chrome for Android, when Chrome doesn't offer it? On iOS, Safari leaves the choice entirely to the user, who has to click a button – which is good, as ...
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How do I open an offline website on Android?

I have a directory with some .html files, some .jpgs, an index.html file, and some other stuff. If I drag the index.html into chrome (or other browsers) on my desktop PC this static/offline website ...
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Rooting the android subsystem on a Acer Chromebook R11

I already have my chromebook in developer mode. I have play store apps enabled. How do I root the android os on my chromebook, so I can use apps like AdAway? I have tried the commands sudo /usr/...
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How do I remove an account, which I already signed out of, from the “Choose an account” page and Android Chrome?

Someone signed-in their Google account on my phone and now I can't get it to disappear from the "Choose an account" list (the one with the "I" icon) on the Chrome browser whenever I access a Google ...
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Sign in to Google in Chrome without signing in on Android

On desktop, you can sign in to multiple google accounts by clicking on your picture and selecting "add account". You used to be able to do this on Android. Chrome would automatically sign you in if ...
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How do I copy and paste a URL on my Alcatel phone?

I just got this Android phone about a week ago and can't figure out how to simply copy the URL so I can paste it elsewhere. When I tap on the URL bar, the URL disappears and it takes me back to ...
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How to I undo deleted shortcut from chrome new tab in android?

Currently my android google chrome new tab looks as follows, It used to show twitter as well. I made the mistake of long pressing twitter icon and removing it. Since then I'm seeing times of India ...
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Any way to find the list of webpages I added to homescreen from Chrome Android?

I had to disable Chrome Android on my phone today due to an unrelated software install issue. In the process, all the webpages I had added to my homescreen on my S8 phone from Chrome Android ...
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Chrome user data taking up lot of space

Chrome in my redmi note 4 is taking up a lot of space. I tried clearing cookies, site data, cache and browsing history. How can i access this storage without root? Edit : i've attached the ...
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Google chrome won't connect to the internet on mobile data

This site can’t be reached m.facebook.com refused to connect No issues browsing the net on Chrome using WiFi No issues browsing the net on Firefox using mobile/WiFi No issues installing app for the ...
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Stop Chrome opening every web page in a new tab

Looking at my significant other's phone, they had dozens of tabs open in Google Chrome (I don't use it). This has to have memory impacts! It appears that every time one clicks a link, it opens in a ...
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How do I recover lost bookmarks in Chrome

I just uninstalled Chrome updates and lost all my bookmarks. I didn't sync my accounts. Is there any way to recover all the lost bookmarks? I'm using a Samsung GT-N7100 Android version 4.4.2
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Stop Google Chrome from asking to be my default browser every day

It seems as of late that I get a notice in my system notification area on an almost daily basis reading "Set Google Chrome as your default browser". I don't want Google Chrome to be my default ...
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Unable to open Wikipedia app on Android TV

I have Mi TV 4a pro and I want to open Wikipedia app on it. I had installed Wikipedia app on TV via pendrive but when I open the app it crashes. Is there is any way? Further I had installed chrome ...
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How to determine what's causing Chrome to consume cellular data

Short: How can I know why my Android Chrome consumes so much data - which sites, maybe some rogue plugins etc. Background: Recently I've been getting notifications from my carrier and also from my ...
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Use another Google account in Chrome only

My Android phone has 2 Google accounts set up. I see those when I go to Google > Account in my phone settings: Google Account 1 (main user) Google Account 2 Google Chrome is configured to use ...
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Connecting Macbook Pro 2019 Type C cable to android phone with type C port

I have a type c usb phone and Macbook pro with type c port. Since I don't have a usb converter for mac, I used the Macbook pros charging cable to connect to the phone. I can see the files in the phone ...
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Chrome Uses Background Data Despite Its Background Data Has Been DISALLOWED in Android Setups

Android Chrome eats LOTS of background mobile data on my phone. This is despite the fact that in Android setups I DISALLOWED Chrome to use background data (i.e., Settings -> Connections -> Data usage -...
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Restoring deleted files and bookmarks following Chrome downgrade

Dear Android Enthusiasts, The story – likely shared with many users who cannot currently find a solution to this exact predicament – is as follows: About two hours ago, my Android 7.0 phone (Samsung ...
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Nothing will clear chrome's cache on android

I'm editing the mobile version of my website and I can't get the site to update on my phone. I have tried: Clearing the cache normally Going in incognito mode Requesting the desktop site Pressing (i)...
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How to save a PWA page to the home screen?

I use Home Assistant which when set up properly is a PWA (Progressive Web Application). I saved the web page opened in Chrome to my home screen and it was acting like an application. Then I deleted ...
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How do I switch profiles in Chrome for Android?

Is there any way to switch Chrome profiles while using the Chrome mobile phone app?
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Chrome on Android has just eaten all my data plan

I am using Chrome on Nexus 5X. Nothing like this ever happened until the last 2 days - my data plan was depleted suddenly, the carrier's app claimed that I have no more data, and when I checked my ...
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How to hide profile avatar icon from Chrome's toolbar?

I recently updated my Chrome for Android to version 76.0.3809.111 and noticed a pesky profile avatar icon on the New Tab page which I rather find unnecessary in my toolbar. tapping it opens "Sync and ...
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How to watch chrome history of my friend, who is logged in from my gmail id?

What i did - I have signed in, one of my friend's android phone (its samsung j2) with my gmail id. What i want - I want to monitor his phone's youtube and chrome browsing history using my gmail id ...
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Bookmarks in Chrome getting added to “Managed bookmarks” folder

This just started happening. When I star a page it gets added to s folder called Managed bookmarks and then press the star again to edit the entry, all of the fields are greyed out and I can't edit ...
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Vysor app isn't working for chrome on windows 7

I referred this site to install and run vysor app but it turns out that it needed a graphic card instead of using integrated graphic cards on my windows 7 there was solution on how come over this ...
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In Google Chrome for Android, how to remove permanently all the visited pages icons - or restore all the removed ones

I want to have a clear new tab page in Chrome so that I don't get suggestions on what to browse. For that reason I pressed each of the icons on it and remove them. However new ones keep appearing all ...
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cannot see option to turn off my google news feed

I am using a Moto G7 Power , android phone When I open the Google browser (chrome I suppose), it says on the bottom "discover, updates, search, more...". If I choose "more..." and then 'settings', ...
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Chrome OS Update & Adobe PDF

I recently updated Chrome OS on my Chromebook. Adobe PDF is now not opening files. I'm not 100% sure if it's due to the update, but it might be. I can open PDF's within Chrome's Browser, but not the ...
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why i can't mention in FB on chrome mobile app?

i don't like the fb apps and my phone doesn't have any more space so i use chrome to be able to use FB but when i try to mention any one in comments or any thing the selection menu doesn't show up ...
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Is there a way to always fire up my express VPN app whenever I open an incognito tab in chrome?

Is there a way to always fire up my express VPN app whenever I open an incognito tab in chrome? Basically something like a batch file or shell script maybe that can trigger this?
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How can I export the list of open Chrome tabs without root and USB connectio to PC? [duplicate]

Is there a way to export list of all opened tabs in Chrome? I don't want to root my phone and my USB port is broken (it's hard to maintain connection for the time long enough to use this solution: ...
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Double tap to zoom on Pixel 3a chrome browser?

I've just switched phones from iPhone to a Pixel 3a and one of the things I'm missing right now is double double tap to zoom in Chrome. I haven't found anything suggesting the feature doesn't exist on ...
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how can i get the http sends requests from chrome just like from the network tab?

just like that . pls do not mention network monitoring tools like wireshark
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How to save sessions in browser

I use Session Buddy browser session manager chrome plugin quite heavily on desktop and I want similar functionality on android. I know chrome does not have plugin support on Android. So I tried bunch ...
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Issue with installing progressive webapp

I am on a Android 8.1, latest Chrome, on Xiaomi, Redmi 6 device. I am having issues installing ANY Progressive Web App on my phone. To test I am starting with Twitter. When I open Twitter on Chrome, ...
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Is it possible to access Chrome data without root?

I have a OnePlus 5T. Android version 9. OxygenOS version 9.0.5. Is it possible to access the /data/data/com.android.chrome/app_tabs/0 folder without root privileges? As I understood, rooting will ...
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How can I accept a browser certificate when browsing on Chrome on Android?

I'm browsing an application that is installed on my intranet site. On the desktop chrome browser, I get a security error which I normally accept and the site starts working again. How can I achieve ...
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How to bookmark a custom URL in Chrome mobile browser?

I have an entry URL into an app1 like https://www.example.com/go/app1 which actually goes through a few redirects including SSO login and then finishes on something like https://www.example.com/...
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Samsung S2 Network Stalls

My S2 tab connection stalls. Sometimes when browsing the progress bar gets about 10% and then tops, then I get DNS probe failed error. If I boot to recovery and wipe the cache it then works OK for a ...
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Chrome canary automatically opens downloaded files, how to turn off?

Lately I have noticed that when I download file it opens up when download is finished and it is annoying, it opens .mp3 in chrome and .apk with rar, I don't want to fix that but to turn it off ...
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How to deactivate pull-down tab list view gesture in Google Chromium/Chrome?

For desktop PC's, I prefer Firefox. But for mobile, I had a better overall experience with Chrome/Chromium. Much smoother, faster, more responsive, no URL bar that changes it's content once you tap it,...
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Moving chrome saved passwords to brave browser

Is it possible in any way to replicate chrome passwords to other chromium based browser such as brave. I have rooted device. I tried copying " Login Data" file from chrome data folder to brave data ...
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try to use flags in Chrome command line without ROOT

I use guide Run Chromium with flags My phone is not ROOTed. With agreement of that guide with flags its can be done. May be, anyone try it? at that guide was said:For production build on a non-rooted ...
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How do I go back to the old tab switcher on Chrome?

I don't know when this happened but in the latest version of Google Chrome for Android, I can't swipe down from the 'open tabs' button to get the card UI of all open tabs and switch to or close the ...
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How can I force a website to provide its mobile page?

I'm trying to access the following page using Chrome on my Galaxy S10+, but the website always returns the desktop page, even with the Desktop site check box unchecked. Facebook's built-in browser ...