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a hot gujju bhabhi
Apr 5, 2007


I've set up a new work computer and have installed Chrome on it (Windows 10, running under Bootcamp on a MacBook Pro). For some reason Chrome will randomly fail to resolve requests. There seems to be nothing in common between the requests that it fails on. Sometimes it's the initial page load, sometimes it's a CSS, JS or some other requested file within the page, sometimes it's an AJAX call. It happens on any site, not just a particular domain or anything like that.

When I say "failed", I mean the requests take a long time and then eventually time out. I've tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome. I've removed all of the userdata from the machine and even removed some of the registry stuff that I saw suggested somewhere after Googling for the issue. But nothing seems to work. Has anyone ever seen this before?

By the way, IE and Firefox work fine.

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MohShuvuu
Aug 26, 2010

I eat ass.


If any of you use Better History, remove it. It's been redirecting my unused tabs to unanalytics, which Chrome has blocked as an unsafe site.

Boris Galerkin
Dec 17, 2011



Is it possible to make my bookmarks bar show only the icons? Googling suggests that I have to manually edit each bookmark and delete the title but there must be an option to just "show icons only" isn't there?

Thwomp
Apr 9, 2003

BA-DUHHH

Grimey Drawer

Boris Galerkin posted:

Is it possible to make my bookmarks bar show only the icons? Googling suggests that I have to manually edit each bookmark and delete the title but there must be an option to just "show icons only" isn't there?

Nope.

SteelReserve
May 12, 2018


Has anyone tried the 'Privacy Possum' extension that is supposed to be like "Privacy Badger on Steroids"?

I just saw it referenced vaguely on other websites and was wondering if it actually is any better. I generally prefer to use Privacy Badger instead of other ad blockers since it uses heuristics instead of a white/blacklist, and seems to catch more ads than ublock.

It's also neat that I can literally just install PB and not have to fiddle with any settings, except when I might have to disable it for a website or two.

SteelReserve fucked around with this message at May 29, 2018 around 17:52

ILikeVoltron
May 17, 2003
I <3 spyderbyte!

SteelReserve posted:

Has anyone tried the 'Privacy Possum' extension that is supposed to be like "Privacy Badger on Steroids"?

I just saw it referenced vaguely on other websites and was wondering if it actually is any better. I generally prefer to use Privacy Badger instead of other ad blockers since it uses heuristics instead of a white/blacklist, and seems to catch more ads than ublock.

It's also neat that I can literally just install PB and not have to fiddle with any settings, except when I might have to disable it for a website or two.

This sort of thing I would just follow with what the EFF is saying. They do the research for this type of stuff and generally have very good recommendations. https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

effika
Jun 19, 2005
Birds do not want you to know any more than you already do.

Chrome updated to 67.0.3396.62 and my tabs stopped opening at the end of the row. I remember I had to change a setting to get this to work many years ago, but can't find the setting or instructions for tweaking something in the the flags. All I get when searching is people complaining about TabsPlus not working. (I never had it installed.)

Any idea what I changed and how to get it back?

Javid
Oct 21, 2004

My sole partiality is to that delectable spiced meat. Any additional confederation of vegetables shall not compromise the pie as I see it.

Since Magic Actions has apparently started throwing rather dubious "YOUR BROWSER IS OUTDATED!!!" popups, is there anything else that does generally what that does? I've been using it for so long I forgot Youtube isn't actually dark themed.

101
Oct 15, 2012


Vault Dweller


Javid posted:

I've been using it for so long I forgot Youtube isn't actually dark themed.

It actually does have a dark theme now. Itís under your avatar at the top right

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007



It looks like the Flash Video Downloader extension has started sending outbound traffic to hanstrackr.com. I don't know if there's anything good to replace it with, but I'd remove it if you have it.

It kept making Malwarebytes go insane.

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


Which Flash Video Downloader? There are a whole bunch of them.

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007



Stare-Out posted:

Which Flash Video Downloader? There are a whole bunch of them.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...hlhccpdbc?hl=en

Have yet to find a replacement. Everyone recommends Video Professional or whatever that is but it doesn't work.

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Fun Shoe

ThermoPhysical posted:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...hlhccpdbc?hl=en

Have yet to find a replacement. Everyone recommends Video Professional or whatever that is but it doesn't work.

If you don't mind using a command line youtube-dl is the current best online video downloader/ripper. Despite its name it works with lots of other sites in addition to YouTube (e.g. Twitch, DailyMotion, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.).

Javid
Oct 21, 2004

My sole partiality is to that delectable spiced meat. Any additional confederation of vegetables shall not compromise the pie as I see it.

It's a separate app, not a browser plug-in, but I've been using jdownloader for YouTube and everything else for ages. It seems to be able to digest anything I feed it, from pulling all the media off a Tumblr, to random video sites I'd never heard of before, to whatever else. It just monitors the clipboard so any url you copy is automatically enqueued. Pretty handy.

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


ThermoPhysical posted:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...hlhccpdbc?hl=en

Have yet to find a replacement. Everyone recommends Video Professional or whatever that is but it doesn't work.

Okay, that's the one I had sitting idly in my extensions so I got rid of it just in case. Thanks for the heads up.

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007



Mr.Radar posted:

If you don't mind using a command line youtube-dl is the current best online video downloader/ripper. Despite its name it works with lots of other sites in addition to YouTube (e.g. Twitch, DailyMotion, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.).

I've tried it and it doesn't seem to work for most of the sites that the extension did, but it did for a few.

Javid posted:

It's a separate app, not a browser plug-in, but I've been using jdownloader for YouTube and everything else for ages. It seems to be able to digest anything I feed it, from pulling all the media off a Tumblr, to random video sites I'd never heard of before, to whatever else. It just monitors the clipboard so any url you copy is automatically enqueued. Pretty handy.

I tried to download the ZIP file for this from http://jdownloader.org/download/ and it got flagged as a virus.

Stare-Out posted:

Okay, that's the one I had sitting idly in my extensions so I got rid of it just in case. Thanks for the heads up.

No problem!

Mq
Jul 7, 2005
Lazy fat bastard

Javid posted:

Since Magic Actions has apparently started throwing rather dubious "YOUR BROWSER IS OUTDATED!!!" popups, is there anything else that does generally what that does? I've been using it for so long I forgot Youtube isn't actually dark themed.
I think Iridium duplicates all Magic Actions functionality without being shady. You can enable dark theme in new Youtube layout.

a hot gujju bhabhi
Apr 5, 2007


a hot gujju bhabhi posted:

I've set up a new work computer and have installed Chrome on it (Windows 10, running under Bootcamp on a MacBook Pro). For some reason Chrome will randomly fail to resolve requests. There seems to be nothing in common between the requests that it fails on. Sometimes it's the initial page load, sometimes it's a CSS, JS or some other requested file within the page, sometimes it's an AJAX call. It happens on any site, not just a particular domain or anything like that.

When I say "failed", I mean the requests take a long time and then eventually time out. I've tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome. I've removed all of the userdata from the machine and even removed some of the registry stuff that I saw suggested somewhere after Googling for the issue. But nothing seems to work. Has anyone ever seen this before?

By the way, IE and Firefox work fine.

Still haven't found a solution for this. No wonder people are starting to drop Chrome, what a mess.

Cugel the Clever
Apr 5, 2009


a hot gujju bhabhi posted:

Still haven't found a solution for this. No wonder people are starting to drop Chrome, what a mess.
That's some lazy-rear end trolling right there.

MrMoo
Sep 14, 2000



"Work computer" suggests AV and other terrible software, that's where to look first. Usual culprits are HTTP/2 failing or broken IPv6 connectivity as the browser has to implement the "Happy Eyes" protocol to failover to IPv4. idk.

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Zero VGS
Aug 16, 2002
"It has gunfights and shit!"


Lipstick Apathy

Cugel the Clever posted:

That's some lazy-rear end trolling right there.

To be fair, since the "Quantum" update, Firefox has been way, way better than Chrome for me in just about every category. The only reason I occasionally use Chrome is because Firefox is so good at blocking advertisers from tracking me that it blocks my clicks from cashback sites.

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