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How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

how to install google chrome in ubuntu graphicAs the world’s most popular web browser it’s natural that new Linux users often ask how to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu. It’s not a silly question. With Linux distress being built around “repos” most users attempt to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu Linux from Ubuntu Software app. Obviously they come up short when they […]

This post, How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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How to use Twitter Lite as a Desktop Twitter Client

twitter lite desktop appTwitter Lite, the social networking service’s new web-based mobile app, works fantastically on the desktop. If you use Google Chrome on Linux, and you happen to be a big Twitter user, here’s a neat little tip. Twitter Lite is the social networking service’s alternative mobile app designed to low-data, low-end mobile devices. It’s a progressive web […]

This post, How to use Twitter Lite as a Desktop Twitter Client, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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How To Get Chrome To Support Installing GNOME Shell Extensions From The GNOME Extensions Repository

[Quick tip for GNOME Shell users] By default, users are able to install GNOME Shell extensions from extensions.gnome.org only by using Firefox or Epiphany (Web) browsers.
Until GNOME Software will be able to install and update GNOME Shell extensions, Google Chrome / Chromium users are a bit left out, at least as far as the default experience goes. 
However, there is an easy way of installing GNOME Shell extensions using Chrome: with the help of a Chrome extension and a native connector that provides integration with GNOME Shell and its extensions repository, extensions.gnome.org.

Google Chrome GNOME Extension Repository integration
extensions.gnome.org integration for Google Chrome

For Ubuntu, this Chrome integration for GNOME Shell is available in a PPA, as a package called “chrome-gnome-shell”, which includes the native GS-Chrome connector. The browser extension should be installed automatically upon installing this package and running Google Chrome / Chromium.
In my test, using the “chrome-gnome-shell” package brought support for installing extensions from extensions.gnome.org (and accessing their preferences), not only to Google Chrome and Chromium, but also to Vivaldi browser. Unfortunately, I it doesn’t seem to work with Opera.

Vivaldi GNOME Extension Repository integration
extensions.gnome.org Chrome integration also works with Vivaldi
The “GNOME Shell integration for Chrome” Ubuntu PPA is only available for Ubuntu 14.04. Add the PPA and install it using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ne0sight/chrome-gnome-shell
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chrome-gnome-shell

For Ubuntu (GNOME) versions newer than 14.04, you can download the deb from HERE and install it manually. I tested it under Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (with GNOME Shell 3.18) and I didn’t encounter any issues. The package might also work in Debian, but I didn’t test it.
Once installed, restart Chromium / Google Chrome and you should be able to install extensions from https://extensions.gnome.org (just like with Firefox and Epiphany, you need to use GNOME Shell to be able to install extensions).
For other Linux distributions, check out the GNOME Shell integration for Chrome wiki installation page.

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Fix `Failed To Fetch` Google Chrome Repository After Google Dropped Support For Its Browser On Linux 32bit

As announced back in December, Google stopped supporting Google Chrome on 32-bit Linux starting this month. Users running a 32bit Linux distribution are advised to stop using Google Chrome because, while it will continue to work, it will no longer receive any updates (including no security fixes).
The 32-bit build configurations for Chromium continues to be supported, so you can still use Chromium browser on 32-bit Linux distributions.

Because the official Google Chrome repository no longer provides 32-bit packages, 64-bit Ubuntu/Debian users will notice an error when updating the software sources, which looks as follows:

Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release 
Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

To fix this error on Ubuntu/Debian 64-bit, the repository must be specifically set for 64-bit only – this can be done by adding “[arch=amd64]” after “deb” in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list file. To do this automatically, you can use the following command:

sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list"

On 32-bit, you should remove the repository and stop using Google Chrome since it won’t receive any security updates:
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
sudo apt-get remove google-chrome
thanks to darkfur93 @ reddit for the info (and to Bruce Ingalls for the tip)

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Use WhatsApp Web in your web browser | WhatsApp Web Interface

Hello, This Article will show you how to use WhatsApp Web from your Computer / Web Browser Google Chrome. Prerequisites: 1. Latest Version of WhatsApp 2. Google Chrome Web Browser. You have to match above two requirements to use WhatsApp Web from Computer/Google Chrome. Steps to Use: 1. Open Google Chrome Web Browser. 2. Open link http://web.whatsapp.com […]

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HOWTO: Stream Twitch.tv to Chromecast

I recently picked up a Chromecast and one of the things I was looking for was to stream Twitch.tv from my laptop to my TV using the device. Thankfully setting this setup is fairly simple thanks to the aide of the TCast Chrome plugin.

Step 0 – Install Chrome/Chromium

Streaming to the Chromecast from your PC currently requires a Chrome based browser. Install either Google Chrome or Chromium.

Step 1 – Install Google Cast and TCast Extensions

Select each of the addon links below and add them to your browser:

Step 2 – Enable Streaming from your Channel of Choice
Open the twitch.tv stream URL you want to cast to your Chromecast. Play your stream and then click the Chromecast button underneath the video player. You will then see the following appear over your stream:
Next, click the Chromecast icon in the upper right hand corner of your browser and select the Chromecast device you want to stream to:
Your Chromecast should then take a minute to load up the stream and then it should soon be playing! In your browser page you will then see the following screen from which you can adjust the stream quality and play/pause the stream:
And you are all set – enjoy streaming twitch on your Chromecast device! Have any questions or issues please feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to help.
I’ve only tested the above instructions on my Linux based PC, but these extensions should work on any platform that supports Chrome/Chromium.
~Jeff Hoogland

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