What is Chrome: Definition and 46 Discussions

Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows built with free software components from Apple WebKit and Mozilla Firefox. It was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android where it is the default browser built into the OS. The browser is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as the platform for web applications.
Most of Chrome's source code comes from Google's free and open-source software project Chromium, but Chrome is licensed as proprietary freeware. WebKit was the original rendering engine, but Google eventually forked it to create the Blink engine; all Chrome variants except iOS now use Blink.As of March 2021, StatCounter estimates that Chrome has a 66% worldwide browser market share (after peaking at 72.38% in November 2018) on personal computers (PC), is also dominant on mobile, and has caught up with Safari on tablets (or about a percent-point below at 42.33%), and at 63.59% across all platforms combined. Because of this success, Google has expanded the "Chrome" brand name to other products: Chrome OS, Chromecast, Chromebook, Chromebit, Chromebox, and Chromebase.

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  1. fresh_42

    Unreadable English Wikipedia on Chrome: Browser Extension for Solution?

    The English Wikipedia page seemingly changed from using "displaystyle" to "$" with the consequence that I can't use it anymore on Chrome. It is simply unreadable. Does anyone know a good browser extension to solve the problem?
  2. Wrichik Basu

    Chrome has a strange affinity to PF

    There are some weird things happening with my browser. These started quite some months back; don't remember exactly when. First and foremost, whenever I want to visit PF, I get this screen: Next, and the more irritating issue: Regardless of which website I intend to visit, Chrome will often...
  3. Wrichik Basu

    Google Chrome suddenly using lot of CPU & memory after update

    I just updated Chrome, and suddenly, my laptop's memory and CPU usage peaked. All 16 GB of memory was used up, and all CPUs were showing 100% usage. Everything came down to normal as soon as I closed Chrome. Here is a screenshot, taken some time after this peak usage: This is on Ubuntu...
  4. kyphysics

    : Why does Chrome Say: "Managed by your organization"?

    Hi all, I use Chrome as my browser. At the top right, there are three dots that you can click to open up what I believe is called a tool bar. It's the bar that appears and gives you options to change settings, add bookmarks, clear history, etc. At the bottom of that bar or panel, it says...
  5. Wrichik Basu

    Chrome dinosaur game high scores

    We all* are familiar with the dinosaur game that pops us when the computer cannot connect to the internet. What is the highest score that you have achieved? Note that if you play the game using AI or a pre-programmed bot, that will not qualify here. Edit: *assuming you are using Google Chrome.
  6. S

    Hard chrome electroplating titanium

    Hello. I want to coat titanium metal, more preciselly grade 5 alloy with thick titanium coating. Can coating be done using electroplating method with chrome salt? I guess titanium surface will have to be somehow well prepared, removed from oxides so that chrome won't just peel off from titanium.
  7. M

    Suspending Chrome oxide polishing powder

    Hi, In new to this forum, but I need help on mixing .5 micron chrome oxide powder. Into a liquid so I can put it into a mini spray bottle to apply to a leather or balsawood substrate for polishing steel. I was reading online about examples of different things being mixed together for example...
  8. J

    Calculating Max Pull for M30x2mm Threads on Chrome Rod

    Hi, I'm machining threads on to the ends of chrome rod for use in hydraulic rams. I have a ram which will see a maximum retracting load of 10 ton (98.1kN). For this I'm considering a thread of M30x2mm pitch. The chrome rod we use has a tensile strength of 550 n/mm2 with a yielding of 420 n/mm2...
  9. Y

    Internet Explorer and Chrome get very slow in responding

    Hi Starting from yesterday, both Internet Explorer and Chrome get very slow in responding. Firefox is ok. These are things I did and I am stuck: 1) I restarted the computer. Didn't help. 2) I use Norton anti-virus. Since both failed at the same time, I went onto Norton and manual update to the...
  10. Z

    Java How to design chrome logo programatically?

    Hi, Can some body please guide me how to design google chrome logo programatically? I don't want the embosing or outward effect. I thought it can be done by dividng the circle into 3 portions, 120 degrees apart. But where to start this partition to give it an original look. Also we can have...
  11. Suyash Singh

    Google Chrome Virus: Adware Infecting Devices & Closing Spam Sites

    I noticed this widespread adware infecting chrome on nearly all devices. For a few days though i have noticed that on all the devices when the spam sites are opened by that virus they close immediately. Is it that chrome got to know about it and has defeated it? But why is the virus still...
  12. lekh2003

    Problem with the website on Chrome

    I've been using Physics Forums on Chrome for quite a while. Just today, my homepage has massively changed, these are screenshots: Does anybody have any idea why the homepage has restructured itself on chrome. It works fine on Microsoft Edge.
  13. E

    Are these chrome plated pliers magnetic (ferrous)?

    Hello. Can anyone tell me if these chrome plated pliers are magnetic. Can they be picked up with a powerful magnet? Thank you
  14. M

    Google Chrome won't display PDFs

    HI pf! I have a mac OSX and am running the latest google chrome browser, though I cannot view pdfs. Every time I click a link that would send me to a pdf I am sent to a blank grey webpage. Any help?
  15. Brian Teal

    IR heat reflectivity and engines

    A HUGE topic of conversation on many car forums, I thought I would bring it here. Many cars have chrome tin in the engine compartments to make them look flashy. However, for decades now, people say the chrome reflects the heat back onto the engine block and to paint the engine compartment black...
  16. R

    Hiding the url from history in chrome and android

    Is there a way of coding a website such that the URL not sticks in history of the user afterwards? It is possible in iOS. This is a part of the trick that we are using, since nobody would want a website that is not shown in history without going in incognito mode.
  17. rcgldr

    Chrome + NVidia intermittent BSOD with physics forums

    When browsing physics forums using Chrome with Windows XP on an NVidia video card, I occasionally get a blue screen of death. I don't recall this every happening with an AMD video card. With the NVidia video card, it only happens when I'm using Chrome and browsing physics forums. I've never seen...
  18. Kostas Tzim

    Strange problem -- Chrome Browser Error Dialog Box

    I know its written in greek but i think its a common problem...any ideas? i think that's why the "build 7061" geniunity problem appears. :(
  19. Jonathan Scott

    Is Chrome Still Showing Certificate Warning for Outdated Security Settings?

    Chrome is giving the following warning: The identity of this website has been verified by RapidSSL CA but it does not have public audit records. The site is using outdated security settings that may prevent future versions of Chrome from being able to safely access it.
  20. J

    Need help troubleshooting problem with Google Chrome on Windows 7

    I need some help with this problem. My housemate, a computer-illiterate lady who uses her daughter's old laptop solely to browse the internet, last evening wanted me to help her figure out how to (illegally) stream the Academy Awards Ceremony. I found a link but it wouldn't play on her Google...
  21. M

    Getting Rid of iLivid Annoyance on Chrome

    I must have downloaded something off Google Chrome, unaware it came with iLivid. I have deleted it from the control center, I have scanned for viruses, I have cleared all my history using the google "beginning of time" option. It will not leave. It pops up with an ad at least a few times a week...
  22. Astrum

    Adding a Thumbnail to Google Chrome (Manually)

    Is there any way to manually add a thumbnail to the Google chrome "new tab" tab? I HATE how it won't let you pick which sites you want there, it instead makes the decisions for you. Is there someway to edit the code, perhaps?
  23. S

    Chrome Vanadium or Drop Forged?

    Hi; When we go to market to buy tools especially spanners, there are two types of such tools available, Chrome Vanadium and Drop Forged. These letters are punched on them. Please reply as; • What does there means “Chrome Vanadium” and “Drop Forged”? • Which tool is better from both of them?
  24. Evo

    Chrome Browser Issues: Problems & Solutions

    I've been trying to use Chrome and it is horribly buggy. I finally managed to get it to stop crashing a few weeks ago by doing an upgrade (it took 3 months of almost daily attempts to get the upgrade to actually take). Now I can't get it to load my designated homepage. Maybe once or twice a...
  25. E

    Quantifying Light Reflection and Scatter in Chrome Paint: A Scientific Study

    Hello, I am think of using chrome paint to create a uniquely shaped mirror. I was wondering if anyone has done studies to quantify how much light is reflected from different types of chrome and how much the light scatter. I realize chrome paint isn't the same as chrome, but I couldn't find...
  26. jim hardy

    Heat treat high chrome stainless ?

    I'm a retired EE tinkering in my workshop. Materials is not my field so I'm asking for a pointer. I have an old steam turbine blade and suspect from researching on 'net it's alloy 17-7 or 17-4(AISI 630). It's a big one, 44inch so strength was important when originally made. It gives...
  27. E

    Does Chrome Paint Make a Good Mirror?

    So we are trying to make a conical mirror so that our camera can see 360 degrees around a robot. Our budget is not very big, and I found this chrome paint on http://www.alsacorp.com/products/mirrachrome/mirrachrome.htm that I thought might work, but I'm not sure. What do you think? Thanks...
  28. O

    Have You Tried This Amazing Chrome Addon for Faster Browsing?

    I downloaded this a couple days ago: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lfkgmnnajiljnolcgolmmgnecgldgeld. It is amazing - right click mouse gestures. Tons of different gestures, you can disable the built in ones, add new ones, modify the gesture movements, etc. It speeds up browsing...
  29. A

    Videos not working in google chrome

    I am using Google chrome , just fine it out that no video from youtube or any other online site is running. CAN ANY BODY HELP ME IN SORTING OUT THIS ISSUE ?? I am using CORE-I3 HP.
  30. BruceW

    LaTeX Troubleshooting \vec{} Arrow Display Issue on Chrome

    The command \vec{}, whenever I see it in posts, comes out as a small square box, instead of the arrow above the letter, as it should. All other latex commands seem to work fine. I think the problem might be to do with the settings on my browser (i'm using chrome). I was wondering if anyone...
  31. T

    Maintaining 120 Degrees on a Chrome Roller: Electric vs Water Heating Solutions

    Can anyone give me ideas on how to heat a metal chromed roller to maintain 120 degrees on the outer surface. I currently use a pressurised water heater and a hollow mild steel chromed roller with a 12.5mm thick wall. Can it be done with electric rather than water? The roller has a diameter of 6"...
  32. ArcanaNoir

    LaTeX Can't see (LaTex?) equations using google Chrome

    So... All that stuff with {}{}{} around it, is supposed to look nice? And here I've been trying to learn to read it like a new syntax. (Which I guess it is.) But I hear it's supposed to look like nice stuff, and I needn't be translating it via my head. I'm using google chrome, and have java...
  33. Greg Bernhardt

    Chrome 10b: Switching from Firefox to a Faster Surfing Experience

    I've been a big FF fan for many years, but lately it had been acting very sluggish on the application level. Lots of scrolling and action lag. I switched to 100% Chrome last week and I'm really loving it. Runs like a Ferrari. Chrome 10b just came out today and surfing feels even smoother...
  34. O

    Distinguishing Chrome, Carbon & Stainless Steel

    What is the best way to distinguish and separate chrome steel, carbon steel, and stainless steel? I.e., if I had balls of chrome steel, carbon steel and stainless steel that were all of the same size, how could I tell them apart? The weights of the materials are very similar, and I am looking...
  35. W

    Talkita is a Google Chrome extension

    I'm surprised no one has posted a thread on this as yet. Talkita is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to talk to people who are on the same website as you. Check it out! https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gffkbdneeepeccpbpoaciomdibieaiii This way, I can chat with whoever is...
  36. R

    How to tell chrome from stainless steel?

    Dear Experts, :smile: Sorry if this post is created in the wrong forum. I am not sure how to tell if a metal is chrome plated or stainless steel. Is there a simple way to tell? Thank you for reading. sincerely Ramone
  37. Jonathan Scott

    Getting connection reset errors in Chrome

    Getting "connection reset" errors Today I've had several errors when following links around the forums, but refreshing the page works immediately. The error occurs immediately (not like a timeout) and the "errors details" say that the connection was reset by the server. Here's what Google...
  38. N

    Anybody else having problems with Google Chrome?

    Hi guys, Is anybody else having this problem with Google Chrome browser? It was working very well before. Then I installed Symantec Antivirus and all of a sudden Chrome does not go to any webpages, giving me the error: Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): Unknown error. I...
  39. C

    Google Chrome OS: Google's Challenge to Microsoft

    http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6665703.ece *mod edit: fixed for copyright compliance*
  40. P

    Google Chrome Review: Hear What Others Think

    Has anyone actually used Google Chrome? I have a limited monthly bandwidth allowance so I'd prefer not to download it purely for test purposes, but would like to know what you guys think of it. Please compare it with whatever other browsers you've used/are using. Thanks! phyz
  41. N

    LaTeX White Backgrounds on LaTeX in Math: DE's on Google Chrome

    A minor bug: I'm using Google Chrome browser, I just posted a thread in Math: DE's and all the latex are showing up with white backgrounds, instead of clear. Not a serious issue, just letting you know it's there.
  42. turbo

    Is Google Chrome faster than Firefox and Internet Explorer?

    I downloaded Google Chrome this morning and am giving it a try. It seems a bit quicker at loading pages than FF or IE. I'd like to mute the color of the blue window frame, but there seems to be no option to do that, at least until some open-source developers get their hands on it.
  43. Greg Bernhardt

    IE8, FF3 & Chrome: Battle for Internet Browser War

    The new battle for the internet browser war is heating up. Yes IE still dominates the market, but that domination is slowly lessening. It used to be easy to say FF3 is the best, but now I am using IE8B2 and it's pretty nice. Google will give a link to it's preview version of chrome soon and...
  44. C

    Chrome and Stainless Steel Resistance

    Is Chrome or Stainless Steel resistant to corosion by salt and/or acid?
  45. P

    Brass or Chrome: Which is the Better Choice for Brass Knuckles?

    I wanted to protect myself in the busy streets of compton, so i am thinking about buying brass knuckles. I know that they are illegal, and that it is ok in all the states, except illonois.Anyway the thing it comes with two choices, brass and chrome. So what's the difference and what's better...
  46. G

    How Do You Calculate and Test the Properties of Hydrated Alum?

    Hi. I got some questions I need to answer. Just to make sure I'm correct I would appreciate if someone could comment on my answers. 1. Q. When calculating the theoretical yield of an alum that has water molecules attached to the double salt. Are these included in the calculation? A. I...