Google Chrome – How to Stop Syncing History

How to stop syncing history and get rid of history on Google Server so it stops syncing between computers even though you change your settings to say not to sync history.

1) Go into each Google Chrome Settings an change your sync settings to stop syncing History. You can also choose not to sync passwords, open tabs, and credit card information.
2) Below the sync settings, click ‘Personalize Google Services’. Uncheck the checkbox next to ‘Include Chrome browsing history and activity from websites and apps that use Google services’. In the popup, click the ‘PAUSE’ link.
3) Below the checkbox on the syncing page, click ‘Manage Activity’. Click ‘Delete Activity by’ on the left. Click the drop-down below ‘Delete by Date’ and choose ‘All time’ then click Delete, and then click ‘DELETE’ again.
4) Back to the Chrome sync page, below ‘Personalize Google Services’, click ‘Manage synced data on Google Dashboard’. Scroll down and click the button, “RESET SYNC’.
5) In Chrome, go to your settings/History and clear all browsing data.
6) Close Chrome on each computer and exit out of the chrome icon in the system tray if it is there to stop the server.
​7​​​) ​Search for the following folder C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default for a file called Web Data on each computer and delete it.
8) Run CCleaner on each computer to clean up Google Chrome.
9) Restart Google Chrome on each computer and log back in to start syncing again.

The Web Data should be gone or at least a new one will begin that does not contain your entire history.

Repeat these steps above whenever you feel it necessary.

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Google Chrome – Open Dialog Box cause Chrome to Freeze or Crashes

Lately, for me, Chrome freezes immediately after opening the ‘Open Dialog Box’ when attempting to attach a file to an email or during the process of attaching the file to an email. This can happen in any web application using Chrome when using the ‘Open Dialog Box’ (And possibly the ‘Save Dialog Box’.

I have found (for me) that turning off Hardware Acceleration in Chrome fixes the problem.

Google Chrome
1) Click Settings
2) Scroll to the bottom and click Advanced Settings.
3) Under the ‘System’ section, turn off ‘Use hardware acceleration when available’.
4) Relaunch Chrome.
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Google Chrome – MailTo Handler Doesn’t Work in Google Chrome

Add missing protocol mail handler in chrome settings manually in order to for a gmail compose window to appear when clicking a link on a web site.

Google Chrome
1) Click Settings
2) Scroll to the bottom and click Advanced Settings.
3) Under Privacy, click Content Settings.
4) Scroll down and click Manage Handlers.
5) If the mailto handler exists but is something other than gmail, the click the 3 dots and click Remove. If it is missing, do the following.
    a) Bring up your gmail in a Chrome Tab.
    b) Open the javascript console in Chrome (ctrl-shift-j) and enter the folowing:
 Choose the ‘Allow’ radio button and click done.
    c) Go back to your Manage Handlers and the mailto handler should now be there pointing to
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Notifier for Twitter – Google Chrome Plugin – Twitter Error – Twitter Notifier couldn’t connect to Twitter

Okay, so I got this plugin for Google Chrome.

After a year of using the plugin, the Notifier for Twitter plugin stopped working.

Instead of a notification for a tweet, I got this instead:

I should have gotten this:

Clicking the tweets in the plugin worked okay.

I tried everything under the sun.

Within the plugin options, I clicked the Logout button, and then reauthorized the app. NOTHING!
I uninstalled the plugin and reinstalled the plugin. NOTHING!
I cleared my chrome cache. NOTHING!
I uinstalled and reinstalled Chrome. NOTHING!
I rebooted my computer. NOTHING!

And worst of all? It works on my other computer that has the same operating system.

I won’t bore you with everything else I tried.

After 3 days, I decided to use the Chrome TweetDeck. I liked it except for the fact that I always had to have it up and running in Chrome to get my notifications, and I couldn’t lengthen the notification timeout to more than 2 seconds. Very annoying! I mean, I read fast, just not that fast.

1 week later, I decided to reinstall the plugin again thinking that maybe Twitter fixed something at their end. Sure enough, it DIDN’T work. After 30 minutes of trying other things, I FINALLY figured out the problem. The problem always existed (on my end), so it had something to do with a change to Twitter’s website that introduced the error. I remembered that the problem started happening when Twitter announced changes on February 7th, 2017.

Here is what I did that helped determined my problem:

1) I right-clicked the plugin and clicked Manage extensions. I then clicked the background.html link.

2) This brought up the Chrome Developer Tools Window. It was defaulted already to Console and was monitoring the extension. Low and behold….. a 401 Authorization Error???? Wait! What?

3) I then started Googling the issue, and upon my second website visit, I found the issue.

The following (yellow highlighted part of the) sentence stood out like a sore thumb.

401: Authentication credentials ( were missing or incorrect. Ensure that you have set valid consumer key/secret, access token/secret, and the system clock is in sync.

Could it be that simple? I do have an issue with the time on this computer that is connected to a network. The network time is 5 minutes fast, and every so many hours, the network does a sync refresh causing my computer to be off 5 minutes again. Nothing, and I mean nothing has ever prevented me from doing anything because my computer time was 5 minutes off. I have heard things not working because of the clock being more than an hour or day or year off, but not 5 minutes.

I changed my computer time by decreasing the minutes by 5 to sync with the real time and wouldn’t you know it!



Hope this helps someone else!


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Google Chrome – RealPlayer plugin does not work

Ask RealPlayer: Download This Video in Google’s Chrome Browser

by REAL TEAM on AUGUST 10, 2012

UPDATED OCTOBER 11, 2012: Chrome 22 (released on Sept. 26, 2012) does not currently support our Download This Video feature. At this time, the only solution is to use Internet Explorer or Firefox for downloading videos with RealPlayer.

We love hearing from users of our products. When features aren’t working the way you think they should, we want to help. That’s the idea behind Ask RealPlayer. We’re going to be providing answers to those questions straight from our product experts. Think of Ask RealPlayer as your buddy that works at RealPlayer. Please leave your questions below and we’ll address them in the comments or in our next installment of Ask RealPlayer.

Q: Why doesn’t “Download This Video” work in Google’s Chrome broswer?

A: Chrome has recently been updated. Among the few changes that were rolled out in the update, Pepper Flash has been implemented to handle Flash video. You can learn more about the decision to implement Pepper Flash in this post from Google’s Chromium blog.

As a result of the update, you may have recently started having problems with RealPlayer’s Download This Video button in the browser such as it  doesn’t appear when viewing videos in Chrome 21, or maybe you can see the button, but nothing happens when you click it, the following steps should resolve the problem. In order to fix the issue, please do the steps in both sections and close and reopen Chrome before trying the download again.

First: Disable Pepper Flash

1. Open a Google Chrome browser window.

2. In the address bar enter chrome://plugins/

3. Click the Details link in the top right corner.

4. The top entry should show three versions of Flash. Click Disable for the first one (you should see the Location listed as C:UsersuserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplication21.0.1180.60Pe perFlashpepflashplayer.dll).

5. Close, restart Chrome, and try downloading a video from your favorite video site.

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Google Chrome – How to prevent auto Google Chrome updates

This article shows how to turn off Auto-Updates on Windows.

To turn off auto-updates of Google Chrome on Windows, you need to instruct Google Update to not update it.

1) Bring up Regedit
2) Set the value of AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes to the REG_DWORD value of “0”
in the location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesGoogleUpdate

Note: If the registry entry doesn’t exist, create it manually.

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Google Chrome – How to implement New Tab redirect

The latest version of Google Chrome does not all for you redirect to your home page when clicking a new tab. You can get this feature by adding the old extension for making the new tab redirect to a URL of your choice.

Install the extension by clicking the link below:

After installing, modify the extension to point to your URL. For example:

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