Category Archives: Google Chrome

Google Chrome Hack – How to Fix Your Chrome if Chrome Keeps Closing!

Today, my Windows 7 OS decided to de-clutter some files by itself and it did. But after I re-booted my laptop, Google Chrome kept shutting down on me everytime I turned it on.

At first, I thought it was some kind of spyware or virus on my laptop but Firefox was working fine. Then I googled and found that Windows 7 probably corrupted the Chrome user profile files while it was doing its thang.

Here’s how to fix it, really easy, according to Google:

1. Exit Google Chrome completely. 2. Go to the Start menu > Run. 3. Enter one of the following directories

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Acer Chrome OS powered Device Coming at Computex 2010!

Computex 2010 is one of the biggest consumer electronics show held in Taipei, Taiwan.  (You can register here is you want to go.)  I want to go and the airfare is pretty cheap at about $1000 round-trip, non-stop from SFO to Taipei but I don’t know if it’s really worth it.

Anyways, at Computex this year, starting June 1st, Acer, the company that makes a bunch of great laptops and desktops (I am actually writing this blog post on a cheap Acer desktop.), is launching the world’s first Chrome OS device.

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Facebook Hack – How to Protect Against Facebook Malware!

For Firefox users, you can use Firefox extension AdBlock and add the following lines to its filters to protect you from Facebook Malware:

UPDATE: There’s also AdBlock for Google Chrome Browser here!

|| || || || || || ##img[src$=”facebook_icon.png”] ||fbcd

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Chrome DIY – How to Fix Linux Chrome Error – “The server’s security certificate is revoked!”

I recently installed Google Chrome browser on my Ubuntu Linux.  Well, everytime I tried to access GMail, I’d get the following error:

“The server security certificate is revoked!”

This error happens to be a time error because my Ubuntu Live USB flash disk defaults to UTC.

To fix, just do:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

and fix your time zone (and time).

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Why I Switched to Google Chrome from Firefox!

Until couple weeks back, I have been using Google Chrome browser as my secondary browser for loading Google-based services. I didn’t really use it fully but decided to make the “full switch” by using Google Chrome for most of my online services. (which proved to be a good choice because now I can get my blogging work done much faster as Chrome is about 2-5 times faster than Firefox)

I still use Firefox but it’s become my secondary browser, I use it for stuff I have multiple logins.

Should you switch to Google Chrome?

I think you should, it&#

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PDF Hack – How to Open Every PDF File with GoogleDocs!

Recently, I’ve stopped using Adobe reader simply because it’s slow and for GoogleDocs does a great job of letting you view PDF files much quicker than Adobe reader.

So, how do you open every PDF file you find online with GoogleDocs?

So long as the PDF file exists online, you can simply use GoogleDocs viewer and paste in the URL of the PDF you want to view.

Another great way to do this automatically is to get the

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Chrome Hack – How to Install Google Chrome OS on Eee PC!

Here’s a rather fun Chrome hack that shows you how to install Google Chrome OS open source Chromium on Eee PC.   I think this hack should work all across most Eee PCs as hardware is pretty much the same.  Also note that this uses a 4GB USB flash drive as boot, which allows install practically on most netbooks.

It’s actually a Chromium OS build by Hexxeh and he has a

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Mozilla Firefox Quickly Gaining the Browser Market and Doing Well in Recession!

Mozilla, the company behind my favorite web browser Firefox, is quickly gaining in the browser market (especially here in the U.S.) and reportedly, doing very well in recession:

Mozilla has published its audited financial statements from 2008, reporting $78.6 million in revenue for the fiscal year—a five percent increase from 2007. Aside from a weakened investment portfolio, the browser maker has not been hit hard by the economic recession.

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Chrome OS DIY – How to Install Google Chrome OS!

For those of you who can’t wait until Google comes out with automated installation ISO, you might want to try building one yourself by following these instructions here.

You will need a linux-based computer to generate the images though. (or the compiler equivalent in Windows or Mac)

I will try installing Google Chrome OS on my netbook later this week, perhaps have a DIY post on that soon so…

For now, there’s instructions for burning the

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Google Chrome Open Source Operating System!


Google has shed some new light on their Google Chrome operating system, which we have been hearing about for months now.  Currently the Chrome OS supports netbooks, especifically an EEE PC.  (you can download the source here)

According to TechCrunch:

We’re not going to go into too much detail about going to market today. We’re working on the software right now, but we are also working with manufacturers on t

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