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How do I permanently remove Game of the Day from Chrome?

On Chrome's new tab page, under "Articles for you", there's an entry at the top called "Game of the Day", that takes up space from articles that I might actually care about. I know I can temporarily ...
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Is it possible to search for an open tab in Chrome?

Is there a way to search for a currently open tab in Chrome (or Chrome Canary)? And then to be taken to that tab's focus rather than merely load its URL in the current tab you're on. Due to the way ...
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Is it possible to open new tabs/links next to current tab in Chrome?

In Chrome (or Chrome Canary), I'd like to be able to open new links/tabs next to the current tab I'm on. If this was on a PC, the equivalent would be tabs/links opened at the top of the tab tree/stack....
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chrome searchbar setting changed arbitrarily

I have a samsung a5 2017(android 8.0) phone and since this very morning(5 hours ago), settings in my search bar changed alone.. Now I have a sort of icon at the suggested url's left. This is unwanted ...
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Chrome cache: malicious code running as an independent app. Is this possible?

I got one of those take-over screens, such as in forced false impressions, but afaik, it did not come from an app as I tried nearly every anti-malware, and none found anything. Previously, a ...
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Browsing play.google.com without opening Play Store

When I try opening play.google.com in Google Chrome, it redirects to the Google Play Store app. I want to access the Play Store from my browser so I can easily get links to different apps for sharing. ...
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How can I use a dark theme for all webpages on Chrome for Android?

How can I use a dark theme for all webpages on Chrome for Android? I don't mean having a dark theme for only the Google chrome UI (which can be done via Settings, Theme, Dark Mode) but also the ...
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How can one remove the animation when searching for a string in a web page in Google Chrome for Android?

How can one remove the animation when searching for a string in a web page in Google Chrome for Android? For example searching for "law" with the "Find in page" Chrome feature on https://en.m....
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Change default folder for Chrome bookmarks

Every time I add a bookmark in Chrome, it saves it to "Mobile bookmarks". I now have to press "Edit" and change the folder to "Bookmarks bar". I'm sure that Chrome previously saved to the last folder ...
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Local files revisited: Opening local HTML files (file:///path/to/file) in Chrome on Android 10.x

You may note the almost duplicate title from this question. It keeps coming up when trying to solve my current issue. I created a little web app to help at work. Just some html and javascript, and ...
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How to remove android chrome notification requests?

Phone: samsung s10 runs android Sometimes when i visit "certain" websites, the site requests to send notifications to me through chrome. How do I remove these chrome site notification requests from ...
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How can I view timestamps in my chrome browser history (on android)?

For security reasons I need to check exactly when I accessed some websites on my phone a few days ago. The activity is stored in my mobile chrome's browser history, but apparently the timestamps ...
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Firefox's “stop loading X” button. Where is similar function in Chrome for Android?

I'm using Firefox newest update and Chrome newest update on my cheap walmart LG phone. For certiain web browsing puposes I find it handy to use the "stop loading X" button on the immediate right hand ...
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How can I add a shortcut to a bookmark on my homescreen

I am using Google Chrome on my Andoid 9 phone, and I would like to add a shortcut to a bookmark (favorite) on my homescreen. This may seem quite convenient, because in Chrome, you can add favorites ...
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Forcing a minimal font size on Android Chrome without any exceptions

Is it possible to truly, no ifs or buts, force a minimal font size on Android 9, Chrome 78? Yes, it may break the layout, but that's another problem. I don't even get that far to get Chrome ...
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Where are my Chrome bookmarks located in the Android file system (Pixel 2 XL)? [duplicate]

My Chrome bookmarks aren't syncing to my account for some reason. I'm just looking for the easiest / quickest way to move them to my computer. What's the folder path they're located under on a Pixel 2 ...
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Android Pie keep reinstalling Google Chrome even disabled

I've got Brave as my primary browser for my LG V30 (H93230d) running on Android Pie several months ago with Chrome disabled in my settings. However recently I started to see Chrome appearing in my ...
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Google Chrome downloading issue in Android 9.0

Recently I copied files from my sd card and internal storage (which includes pictures,videos etc) into my laptop after which whenever I try to download anything from Google Chrome it directly goes to ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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