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  • Aug 27 / 2014
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Google Chrome

Chrome tabs and bookmarks bar became big (with Chrome 37)

With Google Chrome 37, depending on your screen resolution, it’s possible that yout get a tabs bar and a bookmarks bar much bigger than usually.

No worries, there is an easy and quick workaround for this!

For that, just follow next steps:

  • Perform a right click on your Chrome shortcut and then go to Properties
  • In Target line, add these parameters at the end: /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1
  • You should now have such a line:
    “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1
  • You can now validate and restart Chrome

You will find back the expected size, as you used to see!

  • Jul 21 / 2014
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Google Chrome

Display local videos from PC to Chromecast

You would like to deliver some media content from your Chrome PC to your Chromecast for local videos, you can so use Plex Media Server which is now fully compatible with Chromecast!
For that, just follow the next steps:
  1. Download Plex Media Server (free) from: https://plex.tv/downloads (“Computer” version and not “NAS” if it’s for a PC usage).
  2. Install it.
  3. Perform the initial configuration and precise where your media files are located (files you could open on Chrome using  file://…/…/…/xxx.avi that you are using). Plex will automatically create the media catalog for you.
  4. If the “Plex/Web” page is not already opened on you browser, do a right click on Plex icon in the Windows notification bar and choose “Media Manager“. This will open the “Plex/Web” page in your browser.
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  5. On the “Plex/Web” page in your browser, find the media you want to watch and start it.
  6. Click on Google Cast extension in Chrome (top right) when the video is starting and send it to your Chromecast.
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Here you are, you can now perform video streaming of your local videos to your Chromecast!

  • Jun 19 / 2014
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Google Chrome

Google chrome – Updates are disabled by the administrator

You didn’t change anything on your computer, you’re the only user and administrator but are still getting this error of “Updates are disabled by the administrator” ?

Following steps will help you to fix this issue easily:

  1. Ensure you have administrator rights, you will need them
  2. Use keyboard shortcut “Windows + R” to access “Execute” menu
  3. Type “regedit” in the field to access to the registry editor
  4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\ 
  5. If you see value UpdateDefault or DefaultUpdate, change it from 0 to 1
  6. Restart Chrome and give it a new try

You can now update Chrome without any problem !

  • Feb 06 / 2014
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Google Chrome

Uninstall/Install manually Google Chrome

Sometimes, further to a problem, an automatic uninstall process of Chrome is not efficient. In that case, you will need to proceed with a manual uninstall. Here are the steps you can use to perform a safe reinstallation:

  1. Perform a Google Chrome uninstall as explained right here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95319?hl=en
  2. Create a new Chrome user profile: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/142059?hl=en
  3. Download file remove.zip (right click – Save as), save it on your desktop, unzip it and execute the remove.reg file to remove any Google Chrome entries in your Windows registry (you will probably need administrator rights for this step)
  4. Once you’ve performed all these steps, you can perform a fresh install of Google Chrome from the official website: https://www.google.com/chrome

You can now start again your favorite browser, and reconfigure it as you want (or simply connect to your Google Account and let the synchronization do it by itself …) !

  • Jan 31 / 2014
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Android, Google Chrome

Set Chrome as default browser on Android

You have just installed Chrome on your Android device, and you now want to define it as default for your browser. Badly, you already have a browser installed on your phone which is the default browser… here are the steps to modify this:

  1. Go in the Settings of your phone
  2. In these settings, open the Applications parameters
  3. Once opened, look for the actual default browser (can be called Browser, Internet, …)
  4. Choose it, and under the Launch by default section, click on Clear defaults
  5. Go back to the Home and try to open any Internet link, the phone will now ask you which is the browser you want to use as default. You just need to choose Chrome

Voila, Chrome is now your default browser !

  • Jan 26 / 2014
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Google Chrome

Uninstall manually a Chrome extension

It can sometimes happen that an extension doesn’t want to be uninstalled with the steps provided by Google Chrome Support (to be tried first): https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/113907?hl=en.

Don’t worry, there’s a workaround available to delete definitely and manually this extension. Here are the steps:

  • Type about:extensions in the address bar and click on Developer Mode in the top-right hand corner
  • You will so find a ID line below any extension name. Copy this extension ID in a external text editor for example (you will need it several times later).
  • Right now, close entirely Chrome
  • Open Windows Start Menu and type the following line in the search box (or in the Execute menu):
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
  • In the explorer which has just opened, delete the folder with the ID matching the ID you have previously retrieved.
  • With the same steps, now access to this folder:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
  • In this folder, check if there is a file with a name such like chrome-extension_ID_0.localstorage (replace the ID value with the good one from your extension). If there is, delete it also.
  • Finally, one last step to be sure that this extension won’t re-install by itself automatically, you can check by typing regedit in the search bar of your Start Menu and then find the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome\ExtensionInstallForcelist. Check that there is no entry containing the extension ID.
  • If there is, delete it ; else, everything is good !
  • You can now restart Chrome, and everything should run smoothly and fine !

Here it is, the extension doesn’t exist anymore on your PC ! (Don’t worry, you will be able to re-install it later if you want).

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