mac – Accidentally lost Chrome “tabs from other devices”. Please save me

I’ve managed to lose my Chrome “tabs from other devices”.

I’m running Google Chrome Version 89.0.4389.114 (Official Build) (x86_64).

MacOS Big Sur 11.2.3 on a MacBook Pro 2017.

Up until a couple of days ago, I was able to see on the 2017 the “tabs from other devices”, including the tabs which were on a Macbook Pro 2015.

A couple of days ago, I wiped the 2015 completely.

Because I could see all the 2015 “tabs from other devices” on the 2017, it didn’t occur to me that if I wiped the 2015, I would no longer be able to see on the 2017 the “tabs from other devices” from the 2015.

Now on the 2017, I can’t see any “tabs from other devices”, presumably because the Chrome server can no longer find the wiped 2015.

I’ve got a backup of the Chrome folder from a couple of weeks ago on the 2017, before I wiped the 2015.

Are the “tabs from other devices” saved only on the Chrome server, or were they also saved on the hard drive of the 2017 a couple of weeks ago?

In plain English, do you know of any way that I can retrieve my “tabs from other devices”, either on the 2017’s hard drive, or on the Chrome server?

I pray that you can give me a positive answer.

Thanks.

Best,

MichaelT

Firefox and Chrome running together – CPU usage

I’m currently studying cybersecurity and I was asked this question – Why is it, that when launch both Chrome and Firefox together, the CPU usage isn’t as high as running Chrome alone all by itself?
This is what the professor asked, and I’m looking for the technical reason behind it.

Thanks!

Unusual Google Chrome Download Redirection

When I go to https://www.google.com/chrome/, I get redirected to sign in and then forwarded to some app engine link as can be seen in the continue parameter of the following URL:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I tried to sign in with a test account to see where it goes, and eventually ends up at the following link:

https(:)//chr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com/chrome/browser-features/?xpv=2

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I recommend no one click on the suspicious links, but I am just trying to see if anyone has encountered this issue and / or knows why it happens. (I have removed the hyperlinks so no-one accidentally clicks them.)

I examined it on VirusTotal as well but could not find much more info and it doesn’t trigger any engines:

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/7b7d19079d611b1c17c05968ba3fd0b1c3c79b9ed83c19657ef9450fe615c577/detection

Clearing my cache on my machine corrects the problem and I am able to get to the correct page when going to https://www.google.com/chrome/. However, I tested some time later and it seemed to happen again. Since it is only happening on this machine on my network and not others I am wondering if the cache on it is somehow getting poisoned, and if so how. It is an M1 Mac mini if it is of any relevance.

I also reset the wifi-gateway and password but was able to reproduce it on that same machine after sometime. This was also after I had completely re-formatted the hard drive and had done a complete re-install of the OS from the recovery partition. The problem seems to reoccur again maybe about 30 minutes after clearing the cache. Also if I try to visit the link multiple times quickly, about 50% of the times I will actually end up on the correct Google Chrome download page, and the rest of the times I will be redirected to:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

This was encountered using Safari on MacOS Big Sur 11.2.3. The other odd thing is that it says that (google.com/chrome) is the referrer for:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin 

when I check the web requests in dev tools. However, if I use private browsing on Safari this issue does not happen, and it goes to the correct Google Chrome Download page: https://www.google.com/chrome.

I would really appreciate if anyone can shed any insight, because I am kind of worried why this is happening and if this machine and / or my network is potentially compromised.

Google Chrome Download Weird Redirection

When I go to https://www.google.com/chrome/, I get redirected to sign in and then forwarded to some app engine link as can be seen in the continue parameter of the following url:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I tried to sign in with a test account to see where it goes, and eventually ends up at the following link:

https(:)//chr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com/chrome/browser-features/?xpv=2

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I recommend no one click on the suspicious links, but I am just trying to see if anyone has encountered this issue and / or knows why it happens. (I have removed the hyperlinks so no-one accidentally clicks them.)

I examined it on VirusTotal as well but could not find much more info and it doesn’t trigger any engines:

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/7b7d19079d611b1c17c05968ba3fd0b1c3c79b9ed83c19657ef9450fe615c577/detection

Clearing my cache on my machine corrects the problem and I am able to get to the correct page when going to https://www.google.com/chrome/. However, I tested some time later and it seemed to happen again. Since it is only happening on this machine on my network and not others I am wondering if the cache on it is somehow getting poisoned, and if so how. It is an M1 Mac mini if it is of any relevance.

I also reset the wifi-gateway and password but was able to reproduce it on that same machine after sometime. This was also after I had completely re-formatted the hard drive and had done a complete re-install of the OS from the recovery partition.The problem seems to reoccur again maybe about 30 minutes after clearing the cache. Also if I try to visit the link multiple times quickly, about 50% of the times I will actually end up on the correct Google Chrome download page, and the rest of the times I will be redirected to:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

I would really appreciate if anyone can shed any insight, because I am kind of worried why this is happening and if this machine and / or my network is potentially compromised.

*I also asked this on SuperUser, but I am not entirely sure which of the two sites it is better to ask this type of question on.

macos – Google Chrome Download Weird Redirection

When I go to https://www.google.com/chrome/, I get redirected to sign in and then forwarded to some app engine link as can be seen in the continue parameter of the following url:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I tried to sign in with a test account to see where it goes, and eventually ends up at the following link:

https(:)//chr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com/chrome/browser-features/?xpv=2

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I recommend no one click on the suspicious links, but I am just trying to see if anyone has encountered this issue and / or knows why it happens. (I have removed the hyperlinks so no-one accidentally clicks them.)

I examined it on VirusTotal as well but could not find much more info and it doesn’t trigger any engines:

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/7b7d19079d611b1c17c05968ba3fd0b1c3c79b9ed83c19657ef9450fe615c577/detection

Clearing my cache on my machine corrects the problem and I am able to get to the correct page when going to https://www.google.com/chrome/. However, I tested some time later and it seemed to happen again. Since it is only happening on this machine on my network and not others I am wondering if the cache on it is somehow getting poisoned, and if so how. It is an M1 Mac mini if it is of any relevance.

I also reset the wifi-gateway and password but was able to reproduce it on that same machine after sometime. This was also after I had completely re-formatted the hard drive and had done a complete re-install of the OS from the recovery partition.The problem seems to reoccur again maybe about 30 minutes after clearing the cache. Also if I try to visit the link multiple times quickly, about 50% of the times I will actually end up on the correct Google Chrome download page, and the rest of the times I will be redirected to:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

I would really appreciate if anyone can shed any insight, because I am kind of worried why this is happening and if this machine and / or my network is potentially compromised.

hardware – Graphics glitch – checkered pattern in Chrome

I’ve had this MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) for a while now, but today it glitched out with huge green fields in all apps.

After a reboot I see this checkered black/green glitch pattern in Google Chrome on some sites, in some “sizes”. Basically if I resize the browser window the glitch goes away, but if I resize it too much it comes back.

Happens both on the internal and on external display.

I am hoping this is a software glitch, but I am afraid it’s my graphics card. Would be very grateful if someone knows the answer.

Here’s the stackoverflow logo with the glitch:

StackOverflow logo glitched

Is there any method to make PDF print out nicely for highlighting on Google Chrome?

This problem happens on Google Chrome but is also on the Mac, so I am not entirely sure if it is a Mac related issue or Chrome issue.

For some webpages, such as https://redux.js.org/introduction/getting-started Google Chrome can print it out as a PDF, but the first highlighting would show the highlighting is off. This has been happening for more than a year:

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It doesn’t happen if it is printed by Safari, but Safari sometimes has some issue such as the content column quite narrow. Is there a way to make it print out suitable for highlighting if it is on Chrome? It might be a Google Chrome issue or it might be somehow related to how macOS support printing but as a PDF file. Since printing as PDF is particular to Mac but not on Windows, so I am asking this on Ask Different.

css3 – Font semibold aparece diferente no chrome e no firefox

Estou usando font semibold(font-weight: 600) no meu site. No chrome fica normal, mas no firefox fica parecendo que está com font bold.

No chrome fica assim:

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Já no firefox fica assim:

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Podem me ajudar com dicas do que fazer para ajustar no firefox ?

Chrome Tab Grid Layout can no longer be disabled via chrome://flags, is there another way?

Doing some more research, I find that this is no longer enough

Update: That used to be it, but with the most recent update Google broke this fix, but never fear there is a temporary solution to make it work again.

  1. Type chrome://flags/#temporary-unexpire-flags-m88 into the address bar
  2. Tap on the drop-down menu in the Tab Grid Layout entry
  3. Select “Enabled”
  4. Tap the Relaunch button at the bottom of the screen

I suspect that will only be a temporary solution though.

Chrome Suicides after Update – Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange

Since the last two versions of Chrome available in the Google Play Store, one from March 12 and the other from April 13, the update process sort-of removes Chrome from the phone:

  • Chrome icon is removed.

  • Chrome disappears from the the application menu.

  • Chrome is still shown in the Google Play Store under Installed Apps only has an Uninstall button (no Open).

  • In the Settings > Applications menu, the updated version of Chrome is listed but can only be uninstalled too.

This is happening on the same Moto G5 Android phone I have been using for years and every Chrome update until March 2021 worked without issues. I tried a few times by uninstalling (which reverts to the stock version) Chrome and doing the update from various intermediate versions bu the last two suicide every time the update!

What is going on there? Does that mean the hardware is too old to support these Chrome releases? The Moto G5 is running on Android 7.0 with security patch May 2017 and no System Updates are offered.