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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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Cannot upload arbitrary files using Chrome

Using for the first time latest Chrome (v30.x) on Android 4.0.4 ICS on a 1st Gen. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. To my huge surprise am not able to upload any files other than images or camera videos?...
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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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com.google.android.trichromelibrary causes many Android apps to crash

Recently, apps that are fine an hour ago now crash when I open them. The crash report message seems to be caused by a null pointer exception (NPE) in com.google.android.trichromelibrary. Apps affected ...
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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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Run Google Chrome with flags (not from chrome://flags)

There are command line flags (or "switches") that Chromium (and Chrome) accept in order to enable particular features or modify otherwise default functionality. Chromium Command Line ...
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How to intercept Chrome links with Advanced Download Manager (ADM)?

I have installed Advanced Download Manager (ADM), but when I try downloading a file from Chrome, it downloads the file with its Chrome download manager. How to set-up ADM to intercept the download ...
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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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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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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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Can I delete old trichrome library under /data/app?

I have around 50 trichrome library folders in /data/app using around 3 gb. What varies is the alphanumeric string after the package name denoting version: com.google.android.trichromelibrary_410408383-...
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Chrome for Android's cache location

I am using a Samsung Note 2 (N7100) running on root. I want to know where Chrome for Android saves its cache files. Like on Windows, the cache is located on ..\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\...
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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 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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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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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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Open PDF files directly in Chrome for Android

I am writing from my Android. On my laptop, it's pretty simple to choose to open a PDF file directly in the browser rather than opening it in an external program. The problem comes when I try to open ...
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Local files revisited: Opening local HTML files (file:///path/to/file) in Chrome on Android 4.x

There are other questions on this same topic, but I'm finding that on 4.0.4 with my HTC One, I can open file:/// URLs just fine with Firefox, but not with Chrome or the Android browser. Those two ...
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How do I close all tabs in Chrome for Android?

I'm using Chrome 32 on an Android tablet (not phone) and just can't figure out how to close all open tabs in one go.
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Set Kiosk mode in Chrome for Android

I'm trying to set the --kiosk and the --kiosk-printing flags in Chrome for Android on my Galaxy Tab 10.1. All the instructions that I can find here and elsewhere tell me to go to chrome://flags and ...
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Export Chrome for Android's history

Is there a way to export the entire browser history from Chrome under Android, in any file format (CSV, XML, whatever)? I have Chrome 42.0.2311.111 under Android 4.2.2.
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How do I stop PDFs opening in RollerCoaster Tycoon?

I have an unusual problem with Chrome when I try to open PDFs. If I have already downloaded a PDF and try to download it again, I can open it by tapping its name; in the screenshot below, I could tap "...
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How to add desktop shortcut for URL, ignoring web app manifest?

Goal: Have a desktop shortcut that opens https://news.google.com/news/i#0 , ignoring the contained web app manifest that otherwise "overrides" the saved shortcut to http://news.google.com/news?sapa=1 ...
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Install Google Chrome in Android 4.1.2

I have recently recovered my old tablet (Motorola Xoom Wifi). I am now on Android 4.1.2. The only important thing I am missing after recovery is Google Chrome. I can see the application on the Google ...
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Chrome displaying :D instead of the number of opened tabs. How to know the real number?

When the number of tabs in Chrome reaches 100, the tab counter turns into a smiley face like :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 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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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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Chrome and Firefox cannot add specific URL to home screen

I'm using Chrome and Firefox on Android 10. I need to add a link to my home screen and I can't find a way to add the specific link. I know that I can do the following: Go to the URL Tap the overflow (...
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`adb backup` doesn't work even with `allowBackup=true` (e.g. Chrome)

I noticed that for some system apps (for example Chrome, which is preinstalled by default on my device), I can't do adb backup. Doing so results in the 47 bytes dummy .ab file. I checked in the ...
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How do I disable "Link Preview" in Chrome?

This feature magnifies links when it seems unsure of which you touched. This article talks about an "Enable Link Preview" setting as if you can turn it off. Beyond its annoyance, as I have to click ...
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What's in Chrome's data?

I'm running stock 4.1.2 on a Wolfgang AT-AS43D4 (not rooted). According to DiskUsage, I have about 755 MiB app storage in total, of which I have currently around 100 MiB free space left, so I try to ...
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Chrome's Development Tools on Android

Is it possible to open Chrome's Development Tools in Android? Is it possible to do so with Java? I tried going into the settings and such, but is it possible to access the console and create cookie ...
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Unable to register new passkeys for Android 13 with error message "Your encrypted data is locked on this device"

I was experimenting with the passkey support for Chrome on Android when I came upon this error while registering a new passkey: Your encrypted data is locked on this device For security, you can no ...
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How to revert to tabbed overview in Chrome?

I recently updated my Chrome for Android (currently on v68) and noticed that tapping on the box icon (next to address bar) gives a tab list instead of SystemUI type overview that Chrome used to give. ...
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Always use desktop mode for specific websites on Chrome

When I tap one of my favourite site, Chrome suggests me the link to mobile version, but I do not want it. I want to disable it only for my favourites. I want to set the desktop mode only for some ...
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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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Unable to download from an authenticated webserver

On my Galaxy S3 / ICS handset, and also I expect on my previous Galaxy S / Froyo I'm unable to save any links from my web server due to the fact that it requires a user authentication. I can browse ...
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How to permanently remove a particular Chrome notification from Android mobile phone?

I visited a website yesterday. Today, a notification popups every time my mobile phone is rebooted, showing me that website (it is grouped under "Social digest"). However, when I click on that ...
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How does "virus been detected" on android pop up on chrome when visiting some sites?

What is the cause of this chrome bug on android? The last site I went to was www.destructoid.com and all of a sudden it gets redirected to the following url. This happened previously awhile back, but ...
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Set Chrome to use desktop version of website

How can you get Chrome to always use the desktop version of websites? I am on a Jelly Bean tablet and I can't see any reason to use the mobile versions at all.
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Opening incognito tab in chrome when swiping on chrome icon?

As you all know that Nova Launcher allows assigning swipe actions to icons on home screen. For example I have attached the swipe action on the dialer to call home directly. Now I am trying to assign ...
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Android Chrome: Cannot Click Saved Password Button

Hope someone can help me with something that just recently started happening, and I have no idea why. When I open a site in Android Chrome for which I have saved passwords, I am properly promoted to ...
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How can I securely install an older version of Chrome on a device that won't support newer versions?

I have an Android device that runs Android 4.0.2 and can't be updated any further. When I tried to install Chrome from the Play Store, I was told: Your device isn't compatible with this version. ...
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Where does Google Chrome automatically save pages?

I opened the following page: https://goughlui.com/2014/10/01/usb-cable-resistance-why-your-phonetablet-might-be-charging-slow/ When disconnecting WiFi and even after rebooting the mobile phone, the ...
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Can't switch/close tabs in the Chrome browser on my Android tablet

I just recently purchased a cheap tablet (DigiLand DL701Q 8gb), as my first foray into Android. I've been using the pre-installed Chrome browser but I can't figure out how to switch tabs or close ...
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Where can I find the Chrome bookmarks stored locally in Samsung Galaxy S6?

I'm freaking out as my Chrome browser on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S6 got reset after using Datasync, and when I opened my Chrome browser it showed as a fresh install. Like never used before. I had ...
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How do I close all, or many at once, Chrome tabs on Android on a phone? [duplicate]

I'm on Google Pixel 2, Android 11, Chrome 87.0.4280.101. I have 494 open tabs, as I explain in my answer here on how to count them. I need to selectively close about 450 of them, or just close all of ...
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I'm unable to toggle between Chrome Tabs [duplicate]

Earlier I used to toggle between tabs by swiping left or right and clicking on the tab I wanted to open. But know if I click on the change tabs icon, I can only see the list like this attached image. ...
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Prevent particular website pages from appearing in Google search [phone]

How do I prevent links to a particular website from showing in search results on chrome, on my mobile? For example I want to see a video of maybe cows dancing But I don't want to see any links ...
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How can I make chrome always display the address bar? It autohides when I scroll and then I need to scroll back to show it

How can I make Chrome on Android always display the address bar? It autohides when I scroll and then I need to scroll back to show it. Please. I have googled it for quite some time already.
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