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Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



nexus6 posted:

Has anyone had issues with tabs that play audio being muted when not in focus? I like to have a tab playing music while I'm working from home, but recently it seems that if I switch to another tab it is muted after 30 seconds or so. Switching back to the tab playing audio immediately fixes this. Could this be chrome doing something, or the site itself?

I can't be sure but it sounds like the page itself or a bug. I often have a bandcamp tab playing when I'm doing something else, even watching youtube at the same time.

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Woebin
Feb 6, 2006





nexus6 posted:

Has anyone had issues with tabs that play audio being muted when not in focus? I like to have a tab playing music while I'm working from home, but recently it seems that if I switch to another tab it is muted after 30 seconds or so. Switching back to the tab playing audio immediately fixes this. Could this be chrome doing something, or the site itself?
This sounds really familiar to me. Do you have an extension that hibernates inactive tabs, maybe?

3.0 Jesus Patch
Jan 23, 2010



Grimey Drawer

nexus6 posted:

Has anyone had issues with tabs that play audio being muted when not in focus? I like to have a tab playing music while I'm working from home, but recently it seems that if I switch to another tab it is muted after 30 seconds or so. Switching back to the tab playing audio immediately fixes this. Could this be chrome doing something, or the site itself?

Is this with YouTube ? They abit back did something and now if you leave the tab/window and have something else open it auto pauses, i use YouTube NonStop from the ChromeStore App thingy :> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/youtube-nonstop/nlkaejimjacpillmajjnopmpbkbnocid

I often have large playlist of rando music playing in background while doing other stuff and found that extension awhile back when it 1st started pausing/stopping the audio playing in the background.

quote:

Kiss the annoying "Video paused. Continue watching?" confirmation goodbye!
***Important: This extension doesn't keep the confirmation box from popping up. It only counters it. Such as un-pausing the video when paused and auto-clicking the confirmation box.***

Working on YouTube and YouTube Music!
Now with Media Keys support!

nexus6
Sep 2, 2011

If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes

3.0 Jesus Patch posted:

Is this with YouTube ?

Nah, https://poolside.fm/

Malloc Voidstar
May 7, 2007

Fuck the cowboys. Unf. Fuck em hard.

Try changing the Site Settings for the page* to Allow sound instead of "Automatic"

* hit the lock next to the URL to get a button to it, or Settings > Privacy and Security > Site Settings > go to the right site


no guarantee that will work but IIRC chrome's automatic autoplay block/allow stuff is basically incomprehensible and it might be affecting that

nexus6
Sep 2, 2011

If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes

Thanks, will try it

Fame Douglas
Nov 20, 2013

RELY NOT ON MY HONOR!!! FOR WHEN I OFFER MY WORD OF BOND, I TAKE NOT THAT VOW TO HEART!! CASUALLY, I BRING SHAME TO MY HOUSEHOLD AND RUIN TO THOSE WHO RELY ON MY COMMITMENT, BY SHIRKING MY AVOWED DUTY

Have they said anything about bringing back tab mute? It's the only reason I don't use Chrome. Currently on Edge, which feels like a bad version of Chrome pushing weird adware (Shopping and Pinterest extensions!).

3.0 Jesus Patch
Jan 23, 2010



Grimey Drawer


The site took me back to os/2 days. Anyhow had it in it's own tab in it's own window minimized and i clicked the mixtapes thing, and just left it running and it hasn't stopped. the SoundCloud quote "Poolside FM feels like a collection of records collated by an '80s Floridian porn star." Is def spot on lol

Maybe try restore chrome or disabling extensions and re-enabling 1 at a time and see if any are causing the issue.

Not long after posting had an issue, it said soundcloud API is overloaded and to refresh. Had the site open and just playing minimized in it's own window for nearly 4hrs and it stopped and bottom screen had black bar with the SoundCloud API issue.

3.0 Jesus Patch fucked around with this message at 00:31 on Dec 3, 2020

nexus6
Sep 2, 2011

If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes

I'm still getting the issue, but it's totally fine if I pull the tab out to a separate instance then have that lose focus

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

So regarding WebGPU and all this stuff, Chromium is having this Dawn stuff, which is their implementation. Is the Chromium renderer going to move onto Dawn eventually? Just wondering as to when we'd get a proper D3D12 renderer in Chrome.

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





uMatrix is blocking my university's site and breaking imbedding. I noticed that development on it stopped last September. Is there anything else I should use? I already use uBlock Origin. Is uMatrix just overkill at that point?

Xander77
Apr 6, 2009

Fuck it then. For another pit sandwich and some 'tater salad, I'll post a few more.




For some reason, browser spellcheck underlines everything I write in English but not in Hebrew? I tried toggling it on and off in the options, but it didn't help? (Which is all I can see in terms of google recommendations)

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



ThermoPhysical posted:

uMatrix is blocking my university's site and breaking imbedding. I noticed that development on it stopped last September. Is there anything else I should use? I already use uBlock Origin. Is uMatrix just overkill at that point?

Umatrix stops active scripts and a lot of content loading from other sites. That's very different to blocking ads like ublock origin. I'm using ScriptSafe on chrome but it's got similar issues to uMatrix where most sites require you to allow a bunch of content from other sites or subdomains to work. I set it to trust a few I use a lot and allow temporary access to the rest while I'm browsing. ScriptSafe hasn't been updated in a couple of years, so I'm probably going to switch to uMatrix, though.

For a lot of people despite the fact that script blocking is much safer than not, it will be too much of a hassle for them to deal with. For example, I tried to get my dad to use noscript at one point but gave up after I found out he turned it off all of the time. He can just have ad blocking and not have to worry about his websites not loading stuff without allowing a half a dozen cdn.garbage.whatevers.

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week


Regular uBlock can do script blocking, which is what 95% of people used uMatrix for. It can also do 3rd party content blocking, just not break the content down into all the individual categories... but all that detail was really not that useful. That's why the author ceased work on uMatrix.

Use ublock, check "I'm an advanced user", block 3rd party scripts, ditch other script blockers.


The other thing uMatrix would do that uBlock doesn't handle was cookie blocking -- but these days you need something that handles both cookies and local storage. Privacy Badger is a good simple option. What I use though is Cookie Auto-delete. It's a basic white/greylist model that's easy enough, and can clean local storage as well. What's good about CAD is that it doesn't break sites since it allows a cookie to exist until you close the tab.

edit lol I didn't notice that this was the Chrome thread not the Firefox thread, Chrome doesn't let extensions touch local storage. On chrome you're always a bit compromised if you want max paranoia anti-tracking.

Klyith fucked around with this message at 22:32 on Jan 23, 2021

Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

What I'm getting at is...
Do you feel the same way?


It seems youtube.com/tv was retired some time ago and with it your ability to cast from a phone app to your pc browser. There's no simple way to cast from the iOS youtube app to chrome is there? I have a pc connected to my tv.

BlankSystemDaemon
Mar 13, 2009

System Access Node Not Found



Man, Google really just don't give a poo poo, do they.

Rinkles posted:

It seems youtube.com/tv was retired some time ago and with it your ability to cast from a phone app to your pc browser. There's no simple way to cast from the iOS youtube app to chrome is there? I have a pc connected to my tv.
It's also broken stuff for, among other things, HTPC applications like Kodi which implement a YouTube add-on and older TVs too.

The United States
Jul 18, 2004

Please grab the extinguisher


Melman v2

deoju posted:

Hey, I don't really hang out in SH/SC, I don't know if this is the right place to ask this...

Anybody know an easy way to take screen shots and maybe gifs of netflix/amazon Prime/Hulu/etc? I understand why they want to block them and make them hard, but I swear this is for educational purposes. I just want to show what a pan-to-location-transition shot looks like in practice. Or an eyeline match...Or a proper montage... etc...

Snipping tool and my usual screenshot apps block me.

I'd love if it was as easy as a chrome extension or something. Even if you could point me in the right direction with key words for a google search via pm that'd be cool.

Thanks.
Try GifCam http://blog.bahraniapps.com/gifcam/

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



Chrome disabled the chrome store version of The Great Suspender today. It's been a security risk for a few months because the original dev sold the project and the new maintainer added a line that does tracking through a potentially malicious site. It has an opt-out option but is by default opt-in.
https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/09/we-no-longer-recommend-the-chrome-extension-the-great-suspender-here-is-why/
https://github.com/greatsuspender/thegreatsuspender/issues/1263
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25622015

There's been multiple forks of it stripping the tracking functionality that you have to manually load yourself. I don't know if any of the folks who forked it plan to maintain the forks at all long term, but for now they're basically what it was before it was sold. I'm currently using this one although the guy who posted it says he's not planning to maintain it so I'm not sure if it's the best choice, but it is straight forward in that it is barely modified from the original version.
https://github.com/aciidic/thegreatsuspender-notrack/tree/7.1.10-notrack

Before you install you need to unsuspend all tabs, copy your whitelist if you have one, unpack the extension somewhere, go to more tools->extensions, turn on developer mode, and load unpacked extension. Then you'll only be running the version you just loaded from your hard drive and there will be no background updates or anything of that sort. Obviously you're then clear to remove the original great suspender.

BlankSystemDaemon
Mar 13, 2009

System Access Node Not Found



Is now the time a Firefox user brings up that tab discarding is still supported in Firefox (since v58 in January, 2018), and that Mozilla are perhaps slightly less likely to deprecate APIs used for ad-blocking, because their entire business doesn't involve around tracking users and making money off selling that information in the form of targeted ads?

BlankSystemDaemon fucked around with this message at 23:07 on Feb 4, 2021

Fame Douglas
Nov 20, 2013

RELY NOT ON MY HONOR!!! FOR WHEN I OFFER MY WORD OF BOND, I TAKE NOT THAT VOW TO HEART!! CASUALLY, I BRING SHAME TO MY HOUSEHOLD AND RUIN TO THOSE WHO RELY ON MY COMMITMENT, BY SHIRKING MY AVOWED DUTY

Firefox should add multi-language spellchecking (switching manually is annoying) and the ability to open websites as apps. Also, the adblocking API change was pioneered by Apple. Also, maybe switch out their terrible engine that leads to the page jerking around while loading on Something Awful.

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





BlankSystemDaemon posted:

Is now the time a Firefox user brings up that tab discarding is still supported in Firefox (since v58 in January, 2018), and that Mozilla are perhaps slightly less likely to deprecate APIs used for ad-blocking, because their entire business doesn't involve around tracking users and making money off selling that information in the form of targeted ads?

After Mozilla proved that they don't give a poo poo about what people want when they forcibly installed an extension just to promote some awful TV show, it was when I decided I didn't mind Google's tracking after all, honestly.

I still have Firefox but it's just a backup browser to check my web dev stuff.

Fame Douglas
Nov 20, 2013

RELY NOT ON MY HONOR!!! FOR WHEN I OFFER MY WORD OF BOND, I TAKE NOT THAT VOW TO HEART!! CASUALLY, I BRING SHAME TO MY HOUSEHOLD AND RUIN TO THOSE WHO RELY ON MY COMMITMENT, BY SHIRKING MY AVOWED DUTY

They didn't just do the Mr. Robot plugin, they also force-installed some web tracking extensions for a percentage of users like two years back, lmao.

Kheldarn
Feb 17, 2011




Is there a setting/flag/extention that will make Chrome go to the next tab to the right of the tab I just closed instead of back to the tab on the left?

Craptacular!
Jul 9, 2001

Fuck the DH


Not to mention that Mozilla laid off hundreds of people, including the whole MDN docs team that they have since tried to replace with free labor under the guise of "now it's open-source! "

They're converting to a services company instead of a products company. They've already got "what if Pinterest but privacy" and soon "what if ExpressVPN but... privacy?" and soon they'll probably launch a failed music service or something next.

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week


Kheldarn posted:

Is there a setting/flag/extention that will make Chrome go to the next tab to the right of the tab I just closed instead of back to the tab on the left?

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/simpletaborder/cekafjbmkfofacenifehbglhmajimhjf

Kheldarn
Feb 17, 2011





That seems to do the trick. Thanks!

Jedi Knight Luigi
Jul 13, 2009



I used to be able to search wikipedia by typing "w" and then a spacebar, and have done this for years, with other sites as well like dict.cc where I typed "d" and then spacebar to search without going to the site first.

Today for the first time I've discovered that the spacebar isn't setting it off. I now have to type "w" and then hit tab, otherwise I'll do a google search for like "w barn owls" instead of going to the wikipedia page for barn owls. Is there a way to reverse this and let me search with just the space afterward instead of needing to hit tab?

Fame Douglas
Nov 20, 2013

RELY NOT ON MY HONOR!!! FOR WHEN I OFFER MY WORD OF BOND, I TAKE NOT THAT VOW TO HEART!! CASUALLY, I BRING SHAME TO MY HOUSEHOLD AND RUIN TO THOSE WHO RELY ON MY COMMITMENT, BY SHIRKING MY AVOWED DUTY

Jedi Knight Luigi posted:

I used to be able to search wikipedia by typing "w" and then a spacebar, and have done this for years, with other sites as well like dict.cc where I typed "d" and then spacebar to search without going to the site first.

Today for the first time I've discovered that the spacebar isn't setting it off. I now have to type "w" and then hit tab, otherwise I'll do a google search for like "w barn owls" instead of going to the wikipedia page for barn owls. Is there a way to reverse this and let me search with just the space afterward instead of needing to hit tab?

chrome://flags/#omnibox-keyword-search-button

But that is getting removed soon, better get used to the Tab button.

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



Jedi Knight Luigi posted:

I used to be able to search wikipedia by typing "w" and then a spacebar, and have done this for years, with other sites as well like dict.cc where I typed "d" and then spacebar to search without going to the site first.

Today for the first time I've discovered that the spacebar isn't setting it off. I now have to type "w" and then hit tab, otherwise I'll do a google search for like "w barn owls" instead of going to the wikipedia page for barn owls. Is there a way to reverse this and let me search with just the space afterward instead of needing to hit tab?

Yeah I hate that change, I've had the custom searches for amazon, ebay, etc, down to a two letter abbreviation for a couple of years and I guess I'll just have to get used to tab.

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

Subtitles in PrimeVideo keep breaking in recent Chromium based browsers. loving awesome.

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Abner Assington
Mar 13, 2005

For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry god. Bloody Mary, full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now, at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon.

Amen.

Didn't see it in the last few pages, but running with the latest update (Version 88.0.4324.182) on my 2013 MacBook Pro has caused a random Google Chrome Helper (Renderer) task to explode to 69-70% usage multiple times per day, making my laptop sound like it's about to take off. I'll force quit it through Activity Monitor and it slows down to normal, but it won't crash a tab or anything (Facebook was good for causing Chrome to spaz out), so I'm at a loss.

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