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Where is the Chrome settings file? – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/13

[WayBack] Where is the Chrome settings file? РSuper User, on various platforms as a folder named Default under:

In Windows: %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\
In OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/
In Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome/

The easiest way to find out the actual location is by browsing to chrome://version/¬†as per¬†[WayBack] google chrome – Disabling “Sign In ” tab on startup – Super User. There the entry¬†Profile Path will show the actual profile location.

Inside that path is a JSON file called preferences which you can edit if Chrome is closed (since Chrome will overwrite it regularly when active).

A few entries I saw are interesting:

  • Restoring the session on startup:
        "session": {
          "restore_on_startup": 1
        },
  • While running
        "exit_type": "Crashed",
        "exited_cleanly": true,
  • After closing
        "exit_type": "Normal",
        "exited_cleanly": true,
    
    

–jeroen

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When +Google Nederland maps only fills one or part of the map tiles…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/18

I still have to do this every few weeks on all my desktop machines: [WayBack] When +Google Nederland maps only fills none or part of the map tiles… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

When +Google Nederland maps only fills none or part of the map tiles at https://maps.google.nl, but https://maps.google.com works fine, then remove any gsScrollPos cookies from www.google.nl.

I need to do this every couple of days to keep maps.google.nl working.

Later I also found it can happen for YouTube, then did more digging for gsScrollPos and found a better workaround: [WayBack] Awesome Cookie Manager where you can just delete the gsScrollPos cookies from all sites in one go.

Even later I found out that this can be one of the causes for the WayBack machine giving an error 400 when archiving. A more common reason however is that many archived web-pages try to create cookies in the web.archive.com subdomain resulting in the same problem.

The cause seems to be the Great Suspender plugin which should be fixed by now, but might not automatically update to the latest version. See:

Pending a new Great Suspender release, below is a quick way to manually remove them if you are into SQL scripting for sqlite. It basically comes down to executing the below statement when Chrome is closed:

delete from cookies where name like 'gsScrollPos-%'

–jeroen

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Ich brauch gerade mal Nachhilfe in uBlock Syntax. Wo kann man Beispiele lese…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/08

For my link archive:

On uBlock, uMatrix, Personal Blocklist, Google Chrome Site Settings and others.

–jeroen

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Preventing sites to add themselves to the Google Chrome search engine list

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

For a long time, sites have been able to add themselves to the search engine list in Google Chrome.

 

The last one is my own, but hundreds of them are not.

I never noticed this until I needed to add some custom search engine strings to the list and found the UI is obnoxiously slow when there are hundreds of entries in that list.

It’s like the cookies editor: the editing speed decreases exponentially with the number of entries in that list.

The feature is called Tab to Search, apparently is intentional, based on the OpenSearch standard and well documented:

Many people dislike it though:

There are various ways around it documented in the last link.

This is the one I liked best: [WayBack]¬†Don’t add custom search engines – Chrome Web Store.

Via: [WayBack] Google Chrome: Remove all ‘Other Search Engines’ – Super User who also pointed me to the script below the signature ([WayBack] Remove chrome “other search engines” ¬∑ GitHub), which likely needs this change:

penguin020¬†commented¬†on Dec 22, 2017¬†‚Äʬ†

Just in case you are trying to use this with the (keep) mechanism, I think that the engine.modelIndex can get muddled if you do not refresh between runs of this script, possibly deleting engines you wish to keep.

UPDATE: if you reverse sort by modelIndex, this problem is obviated.

Add

val.others.sort(function (a, b) { return b.modelIndex - a.modelIndex; });

just after the .then.

–jeroen

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Ole Albers: Just wanted to tell that the Google+ Optimizer now has a cross post to Diaspora…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/23

Cool: [WayBack] Just wanted to tell that the Google+ Optimizer now has a cross post to Diaspora – Feature…. – Ole Albers – Google+.

Get it from [WayBack] Ghosttown РOptimizer РChrome Web Store

The Google+ – Optimizer increases the user experience with Google+ until the bitter end…
With this extension you can modify and arrange your google+ stream just like you want.

Some of the Features:
* Remove unwanted content ("suggested contacts, youtube-comments,animated gifs...)
* Display additional content (stopwatch)
* Filter by Hashtag
* Autosave-Feature
* Bookmark-Feature
... and more

The first time you open a page on plus.google.com, you see this:

Then when you post a removable information bar:

That directs you to the configuration (either right click the icon, or follow http://hurz.me/gplusoptimizer), where in the main item, you can enter your diaspora host (in my case pluspora) information:

–jeroen

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