Questions tagged [chrome-for-android]

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How can I export the list of open Chrome tabs?

Chrome's sync feature isn't picking up all of the tabs open on my Android phone. Are the tabs stored in a file somewhere that I can access? My intention is to export the list of tabs so that I could ...
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How to get mDNS working for Chrome on Android?

Is there a way to connect to http://mylaptop.local/ using Chrome on Android, or is there another browser that works? I travel from network to network with my laptop and my phone and I often have to ...
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Why is the Android stock browser still alive?

The Stock browser in Android has not been actively supported, and Google Chrome is actively developed and uses modern technologies unlike it's predecessor. Yet, the stock browser still has 22.77% of ...
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How to retrieve saved password in Google Chrome for Android?

Is there any way I can retrieve stored password specific to any URL in Google Chrome for Android. This is not in any way connected with Google Chrome running in Desktop versions. I'm able to see saved ...
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Why does the new Chrome update want the permission to use my camera and audio recording?

Seriously, it specifically states that it can use the camera and audio recording any time it wants, whether or not I wish it to. Why is Chrome on Android requesting those permissions? Should I be ...
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Is there any shortcut for closing a tab in Chrome?

I find it very annoying opening the tabs list and swiping over or hitting the little X for closing a tab (an action which I do a lot...) Is there any shortcut for closing the front tab using some ...
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How can I stop being redirected to the App Store/Google Store by dodgy ad-scripts?

There are a load of sites that do this now, and it's really annoying: I visit a content site on my Android device. 10-15 seconds after loading starts the site hangs for a few seconds. Google play ...
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Is there a way to bookmark all tabs in Chrome?

Is there a way to bookmark all tabs in Chrome for Android? (i.e. right click and Ctrl functions are not available) If it helps, I'm using Android tablet.
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Samsung (Galaxy S4) does not show Authorize USB debugging dialog box

I am trying to follow the instructions here, but my phone never displays the "Authorize USB Debugging" option. On the PC side, adb devices shows that the PC see the device, but it is listed as "...
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Download files with Chrome for Android

Is there a way to download media files directly from the Chrome browser? In the stock Android browser I can long-click a link and select "Save link" to accomplish that, but Chrome doesn't offer that ...
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Prevent apps opening links in Chrome Custom Tabs (i.e. open in default browser directly)

Not long ago, Google added a new feature called Chrome Custom Tabs since Chrome 45 on Android JellyBean or later. What are Chrome Custom Tabs? App developers face a choice when a user taps a URL to ...
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How can I delete cookies for a specific site in chrome in android

I can see 'Settings' -> 'Privacy' -> 'CLEAR BROWSING DATA', but that will clear my browsing info for all sites. I can also see under 'Settings' -> 'Site settings', there is an option to select 'All ...
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How to refresh a web page in Chrome (Ctrl+F5 analogue) on a device without menu button?

I have a Nexus 7 Android device with 4.2.2 and Chrome browser. How can one perform a deep refresh of a web page - analogue of Ctrl+F5 hotkey on desktops? Please, notice that the device does not have ...
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How can I edit the URL of a home screen bookmark?

I want to have a bookmark shortcut on my Home screen to launch a web app I use regularly. The only way I found to achieve this is using the Add to Home screen from the Chrome browser menu when I'm on ...
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Chrome 65 doesn't allow screenshots in Incognito mode

Seems that in Chrome for Android, version 65, a "feature" was introduced which doesn't allow you to take a screenshot in Incognito mode. When attempting to take a screenshot, Android will now show an ...
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Disable all in-app browsing while keeping Chrome as default browser

In previous versions of Android, in-app browsing was facilitated using WebView (1). Disabling in-app browsing system-wide could be achieved by uninstalling the WebView app (2). Recently, an in-app ...
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Sync Chrome Mobile with Desktop Firefox?

On my desktop computers, I use Firefox with the Firefox Sync service but on my mobile Android device I prefer using Chrome Mobile. Is there any way to sync Chrome Mobile with Firefox Sync? (I thought ...
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Open a new tab in chrome from a shortcut or app

Problem Since updating to Android 5.1.1 I started using the new tab switcher merged with recent apps, however, every time I click on chrome I have to wait for it to open the last tab only to open a ...
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How to export SSL certificate from Android, Chrome

I have a Nexus 5 with the latest Android 4.4.2. I'm registered on using Chrome . They use client certificates to authenticate the user. I installed the certificate and could successfully use the site ...
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On Android, how to disable Google Chrome's incognito mode

If you thought that disabling incognito mode was enough to protect your children, you're probably mistaken. Let me explain. Dear readers: Disabling incognito mode may be completely insufficient. ...
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Can I restore a deleted site to the Chrome search homepage?

Whenever I start Chrome, I get presented with a Google Logo, search bar and a grid of recent sites that I visited. This picture isn't from my phone, but you should get the idea: One day I ...
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Disable autoplay video in Chrome

Is there a way of disabling auto-play of video in Chrome? Many sites have moved to HTML5 video and so you have ads or featured videos that start automatically playing the moment the page loads.
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Add DuckDuckGo to search engines list in Chrome

I am using a Samsung S3 Rooted phone. I want to customise Google Chrome to add DuckDuckGo in the list of search engines, and maybe make it my default one. It is not possible to do this in chrome by ...
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Chrome 37 back button

I've tried various different Google searches on this, but can't seem to find the answer or even someone reporting the same problem. I cannot for the life of me find the browsers back button. It's ...
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How can a bookmarklet be ADDED on mobile Chrome without copying and pasting?

On my Android phone, how can a user add a bookmarklet to my Chrome bookmarks, without needing to use another device, and without copying and pasting? I have a bookmarklet on my website that I want ...
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How to change device name used by Google Chrome?

I use the same Google account with Google Chrome on several devices including my Android phone. So, Google Chrome shows me tabs opened on other devices (ex: chrome://history/). Is there any way to ...
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Insufficient storage updating Android app [duplicate]

Every time my Nexus S attempts to update Chrome, It displays an error stating "Insufficient storage available". According to "Manage apps" I have 412MB of internal storage available, which should be ...
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How can I add a custom search engine to Chrome (beta, stable…)?

Call me dumb, but, I don't see an obvious way to do this. I want to add duckduckgo.com as the main search engine in Google Chrome for Android (beta, stable...)
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How do I temporarily edit a webpage in Chrome?

I want to temporarily edit the webpage displayed in Chrome on my phone, something similar to Chrome desktop's Inspect element feature. I understand this is temporary, but I want to do some tests. I ...
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How do I activate Google Translate in Chrome?

When I go on a page that's totally in a foreign language the "do you want to translate" option comes up but how do I make Chrome translate a page that has 90% English and a few lines in another ...
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Can I have a “force close a specific app” shortcut on my screen?

My Google Chrome frequently hangs for no apparent reason. Application is active (responding), but tabs are blank and nothing loads... The only solution that I found is to go into Settings -> Apps -&...
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Is there a way to trigger hover behavior in the Chrome Beta browser?

Is there any way to trigger the behavior that usually occurs when a mouse is hovered over an element (for example, hovering over your username at the top of a Stack Overflow site) using the Chrome ...
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Browser that doesn't reload tabs all the time

Is there a browser for Android that won't constantly reload tabs when switching between them? I'm using Chrome on a Nexus 5 (lollipop). And even when there are no other apps running it will reload any ...
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How can I view SSL certificate information (the padlock popup in Chrome desktop) in Chrome Mobile?

When I'm on my Desktop Chrome, I can click on the padlock icon in the address bar and see the information about my SSL connection, like the TLS version, the certificate strength, the authority that ...
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How to fast scroll on Chrome Mobile

I just installed Chrome Mobile on my Galaxy Note (ICS, CM9) and while it has this nice card-like interface, I didn't find how to flick the screen to fast scroll to top or bottom of pages. In other ...
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How to copy the current URL in Chrome?

I was sure in the version prior to 18.0 you could fiddle around and long press on the URL in the address bar and get a menu to copy the current URL. I just updated Chrome, now if I long press it I ...
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Does Chrome Mobile on ICS support extensions?

I saw Google just released the beta for a mobile Chrome browser. They say they brought all the features over from the full browser, or at least they want to. Does anyone have an ICS device with the ...
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How many tabs are open in chrome browser? (Above 100)

When the number of tabs reaches 100, the tab counter turns into a smiley face like so :D I wish to know how many tabs are open, without doing the manual count. Is there a way?
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How can I prevent an application (Chrome) from opening another application (Google Play Store)?

So today Facebook Messenger declared a war against users of the mobile website. Of course we have been plagued for months with small header messages as well as overlays hiding all content and ...
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Chrome reopens previous tabs even after shutdown

On my Nexus 7 when starting Chrome it reopens the previous tabs. I can understand doing this as I switch from Chrome to another running app and then back to Chrome, but not if I've shut the app down, ...
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What does a check mark on a site thumbnail means? And how does one remove it?

I'm using Chrome canary and this check mark has appeared. I don't know why it appeared and what it means? Page is bookmarked but others from here are too but no mark; page isn't saved for offline ...
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How can I automatically clear my browsing data when I exit Chrome?

I don't like having my searches and web history hanging around forever. Therefore, I wonder: Is it possible to automatically clear browsing data on exit in Google Chrome? If it cannot be done with ...
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In Google Chrome, how do I drag things around on a touchscreen Android device?

Clicking and dragging something from a webpage is easy from a PC. For example, the bar in the screenshot below can be dragged by holding the left mouse button and moving the mouse simultaneously: My ...
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How to synchronize Chrome web history on different Android devices?

In Chrome, I can find options to synchronize bookmarks, passwords, web search (nice feature) but nothing about my web history synchronization. Am I missing an obvious option ? Is there an external ...
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Remove “ad-type.google.com” adware in any Android device browser

ad-type.google.com is appearing regularly whenever I access the web through Chrome. It's a new adware and there are no solutions available other than Go to system Settings > Applications > Chrome >...
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How to find in page in google chrome mobile?

How to find in page in google chrome mobile? You used to be able to type in the omnibox and an magnifying glass icon would appear on one line. Clicking on that would enable one to find in page. In ...
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How to export bookmarks from Chrome in Android?

I need to import bookmarks from my Chrome Android mobile. Is there any direct way to do it? Please do not suggest to sync Chrome account in desktop and do import from there, my Sync rights has been ...
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Force fullscreen mode in Chrome for Android

I want to put my Chrome browser in fullscreen mode without having to scroll down first. Is it possible? Alternatively, are there any browsers that have this feature? If it matters, my device is a ...
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Is there a way to use Chrome's phone interface on a Nexus 7 instead of the tablet interface?

I don't find the tab switching on Chrome for tablets easy. I know I can swipe from the sides to move between tabs, but I prefer the version optimized for smaller screens. Is there any way I can use ...
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How to display javascript console on Chrome (or a different browser)?

I want to quickly try some Javascript code on Android phone. I cannot find how to open console or something similar on either Chrome or default browser. about:debug doesn't do anything, and I don't ...

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