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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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Url Filtering in android browsers

How android web protection deployed or works in Chrome, Firefox etc in android. In apps like Bitdefender, Kaspersky etc as they do not add any plugin in android browser
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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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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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