Edit Oct 14th, 2015
Apparently this issue is fixed in Google Chrome v46. If you are still experiencing it, try upgrading Chrome.
To fix this issue, you can follow the steps outlined in this post:
Make a copy of the .desktop file of Google Chrome to your user's local applications folder:
cp /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop ~/.local/share/...
This is an issue with Google Chrome that affects multiple OSes and has been confirmed in Google's issue tracker. That said, you can work around it in elementary OS.
1. Copy the app launcher
Open the Files app, click in the top location bar, and type /usr/share/applications/.
Find the Google Chrome launcher and copy it (secondary/right-click > ...
Copy Chrome's .desktop file to your user's local applications folder using Terminal1:
cp /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop ~/.local/share/applications
Open the copied .desktop file with:
Find the line Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U
Replace it with Exec=/usr/bin/...
Here's a one-liner to fix the issue as described in Gabriel's answer:
cp /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop ~/.local/share/applications && sed --in-place --regexp-extended 's/^(\[[A-Za-z ]+\])$/\1\nStartupWMClass=Google-chrome-stable/g' ~/.local/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop
To unpack and explain this command line a bit: first ...
the official Google Chrome app can be downloaded from Google
Just download the Deb package and then on a terminal browse to the folder where the deb package is and run:
sudo dpkg --install google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo apt install -f
Link to deb package:
It seems that screen sharing is somehow limited or broken when using Hangouts without the plugin. I have got the plugin installed and screen sharing of individual windows is working fine in both Chromium and Firefox. I tried to disable the plugin in Chromium (43) and screen sharing didn't work at all (this is probably related to another issue: https://code....
After upgrading to version 46.0.2490.71 and above you may experience this problem again. This problem occurs because WM_CLASS has been changed on google-chrome.
Based on waldyrious's answer, fix it easiest way:
cp /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop ~/.local/share/applications && sed --in-place --regexp-extended 's/^(\[[A-Za-z ]+\])$/\1\...
I had the same problem and i got to fix it by
*opening the terminal
*run ¨ sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-intel
* run autoremove
and finally reboot
it fixed the flickering and now even the wallpaper changes all normal. no glitches anymore.
In the terminal navigate to /usr/share/applications
sudo scratch-text-editor google-chrome.desktop
scroll about halfway down to just above the [Desktop Action NewWindow] section
look for the Icon entry, it should look like this...
If not, change it to that.
After following the steps, the icon on the launcher may not update ...
This is specific to Elementary. This is due to a bug I fixed to show the app indicator in the status bar. The side effect of the implementation detail, was it caused the buttons to get removed when maximized. Knowing the GTK work was going on (which is now in v 63) to make this work as expected anyways, I didn't raise any flags since it is just about 6 weeks ...
It has a workaround running chrome with env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=GNOME via terminal. Here's a screenshot of that.
It is possible to alter Google Chrome's environment via changing the /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome file (which is actually a shell script) so that the window controls problem is fixed for every opened Chrome instance. The last few lines of ...
In the top right, click the Chrome menu
In the "Default browser" section, click Make Google Chrome the default browser.
If you don't see the button, Google Chrome is already your default browser. later try to restart your computer and go to System configuration > Aplications and check if the Chrome Browser appear in the list:
You can, as in the example below (I used Google Docs as I do not have the other app but it should work exactly in the same way).
Install the chrome app in question in the application menu (right-click and Create shortcuts… in Chrome Apps tab). For me it created the file ~/.local/share/applications/chrome-aohghmighlieiainnegkcijnfilokake-Default.desktop, ...
If you want to have minimize , maximize and close buttons on top right of chrome :
Open terminal and run:
gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string ":minimize,maximize,close"
Now restart chrome.
sudo apt-get install gconf-editor
Now Open configuration-editor --> apps-->metacity--&...
After trying other search engines and learning their syntax I was able to come across someone who had a similar issue on Ubuntu 12.04 and was able to fix it using
sudo dpkg --reconfigure --all
Which had me alter a few things like apache and ssl certs. After a reboot I don't seem to be having the issue anymore. I feel bad that I found the answer so soon ...
The standard Debian repository does not have changelog feature. Ubuntu created new site to collect the changelog files of all packages from official repositories.
This could not work with PPA's as they don't want to mix them up with official one. Another thing I can think of, PPA's have no strict policy for package ...
The issue seems to be a one of design. The primary problem is this: PPAs were never meant to be a way to distribute updates to users. It is a Personal Package Archive. So PPAs are missing features that real, full repositories have. It appears that the Ubuntu/Launchpad developers feel it is important to keep a distinction between updates that come from an ...
I think both Chrome and Firefox use PPAPI, the pepper flash plugin so could be a compatibility issue with that. I would try looking in ~/.xsession-errors or ~/.xsession-errors.old if you have had to reboot.
Also if you have an Intel display adapter then try enabling "sna" as the Acceleration Method, it fixes a lot of video issues with some Intel chipsets in ...
The menu bar (wingpanel) at the top of the screen is for extended information at a glance and quick access to extended functions. If you are just looking to launch or hide Google Chrome, the dock (plank) at the bottom of the screen is specifically designed for that.
I do not know how to get the browser in the list. And the suggestions below will not be a complete answer. But maybe this workaround helps you to find a solution:
and in "Default Applications" section you can change the default app for "browser relevant" mimetypes (e.g. "http", "https", "html", ...).
Maybe a "search and ...