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Hello! I have a problem with Windows 7 Pro fully patched using IE 11. I had an issue where I would open Chrome but the page wouldn't come up. The process appeared, but the window didn't open. I reinstalled Chrome and that was fine. After that, IE would always give me "Page Can't Be Displayed". I tried clearing the cache entirel, resetting it entirely, as well as reinstalling to the same result. I also tried manually setting my DNS to and external ( on the network adapter and setting the domain to my domain in the Append These DNS Suffixes under the advanced section. Now this worked. I then decided to try reinstalling the network adapter driver which of course resets the settings. IE still worked after that. So today IE is back to Page Cannot Be Displayed. I tried the last solution again and this time it didn't have an effect. Has anyone had this problem or any alternate solutions? I also tried a system restore to a previous time when things works.
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How do I turn on the native spell checking on Chrome?
Helping a friend.  He has 5 nest cameras.  we added the 5th yesterday. Now he says watching the 5 camera view on google chrome on a win 8 PC is choppy (video refreshes every couple / few seconds).  Same issue in IE.

On his iphone in the app, video is smooth (so it seems it's machine specific issue).

I tried on my win 10 machine in chrome and IE on a different network. and same choppy / slow refresh issue.

If he or I click on a single video, get that in a single screen, then the video is fine.

both machines are basic machines, but i5 with 8GB of ram, fully patched

with the slow refresh web page running, task manager doesn't go more than 30% for memory, cpu, disk network...

Interesting, network is 0 for a few seconds then spikes to 5 - 10% for part of a second (with that next to web page, it's when the screen refreshes.... so ithere's not much iof any network going on till it refreshes.


I called Nest and they didn't have any recommendations other than check the machine... but that was before I saw it was 2 different machines on 2 different networks..
I have some Javascript that takes the url passed to the page from a form and extracts the parameters and creates an iframe with the src based on these parameters.

The script works fine in Chrome, safari and Firefox but not Internet Explorer (v10 or v11).

I have read that IE doesn't work with searchParams but despite spending several hours searching, I can't find a working alternative or even a clue to help me investigate.

The code I have is

//var url_string = window.location.href; For this example lets use a hardcoded url
var url_string = "http://mydomain.tld?arrival=05%2F09%2F2018&numberOfNights=1&numberOfPersons=1&request_local=en";
var url = new URL(url_string);
var request_locale = url.searchParams.get("request_local");
var arrival = url.searchParams.get("arrival");
var numberOfPersons = url.searchParams.get("numberOfPersons");
var numberOfNights = url.searchParams.get("numberOfNights");

var iframe = document.createElement('iframe');
iframe.setAttribute('id', 'booking-engine');
iframe.setAttribute('frameborder', '0');
iframe.setAttribute('class', 'c-iframe c-iframe--booking');
iframe.setAttribute('style', "height: 1250px;");

if(!arrival) {
iframe.setAttribute("src", "");
else {

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We have the following Javascript code that is used on our intranet to hide/show side menus.

This code has been working perfectly fine for the last year or so and was written by someone who no longer works for the company. However over the past couple of days the side menus have stopped working in Google Chrome on all computers.

We are getting the following error:


function show(menuChoice)
		var el = document.getElementById(menuChoice);
		if ( != 'none' )
				Animation(document.getElementById(menuChoice)).to('height', '0px').to('opacity', 0).hide().go();
				Animation(document.getElementById(menuChoice)).to('height', 'auto').from('0px').to('width', 'auto').from('0px').to('opacity', 1).from(0).blind().show().go();

function hide(menuChoice)
		var el = document.getElementById(menuChoice);
		if ( != 'none' )
				Animation(document.getElementById(menuChoice)).to('height', '0px').to('opacity', 0).hide().go();

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Thanks, Greg
A client has an ACER ChromeBook and runs a program called HUDL.
Recently when he views the videos, the application closes with no errors and to return to it, he has to restart the browser and connect to HUDL again.
After some research on this computer, I found that when I tried to update the browser it came up with a message stating :

End of support >> see the attached file for the screen shot.

Does this mean that the laptop can no longer handle the newer technology of this website?

and if so what are my options?

thanks in advance.
My wife has a new Mac with the latest operating system patches.

She is being targeted by the latest Snake malware, and a few other adware programs. Typically while using her Chrome browser.

She's pretty aware, so she never clicks on the links. But they appear 10 times a day.

I installed Avast and Malwarebytes to try and rid her machine of these issues, but neither found any malware. It seems that since she never clicks on anything, she does not have any viruses, adware or malware.

But she is constantly being targeted. Is there anything I can do to prevent the constant targeting ?

Thanks, Peter
Error when accessing SharePoint externally via Internet Explorer with URL in Local Intranet Zone Internet Explorer

After a migration from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016, users accessing SharePoint externally using Internet Explorer receive the error;

The connection to the website was reset.

I have isolated it to having the URL “” added to the “Local Intranet” Zone in Internet Explorer.

Users that are internal/VPN or that are using Chrome, are not impacted.

If I remove our SharePoint from the Local Intranet zone, we lose our Single Sign on and everybody in the agency has the enter their credentials every time to access SharePoint.

I confirmed that we are not having this issue in our 2013 environment.
Change in behaviour of remote desktop login (RDP) with Google Chrome.
In the last couple of weeks my remote login from home computer to work has changed with Google Chrome browser (but not Firefox or Microsoft Edge).
The new behaviour is:  instead of opening a separate RDP application it opens a remote session in a Chrome browser window itself   .
This is annoying as multiple steps are then needed to get the browser to show the remote desktop in full screen mode.
I'm running Win 10 Pro 64 bit and Google Chrome Version  68.0.3440.106 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I have included images of the RDP session starting and logging in. Previously with Google Chrome (and still with Firefox and Microsoft Edge) a separate RDP task icon appears on the task bar with full-screen capability.
While auditing Active Directory user accounts, we discovered that outside staff who use either Firefox or Chrome to access our public facing SharePoint 2013 site don’t have accurate LastLogonDate time stamps. Staff who use IE11 or Edge have accurate LastLogonDate time stamps.

After authenticating (Claims/NTLM), all users (IE11, Edge, Firefox, and Chrome) can access SharePoint pages just the same.

Is there a setting within SharePoint (or IIS) that will force Firefox and Chrome to update the AD attribute of LastLogonDate?
Are there SharePoint (or IIS) logs that can be efficiently audited to obtain the same information?
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How to turn off the Citrix Receiver detection and will it kick off users or cause any downtime?

Our users are constantly getting prompted to download Citrix Receiver, when they are prompted to their username/password from our Citrix StorFront Portal.  Even if they already have Citrix Receiver installed.  The web browsers that always prompt them include:
- Chrome
- FireFox
- Safari

It appears since Google Chrome has disabled NPAPI and that affects the users who access Citrix Receiver from the web and who use Chrome on Windows and Mac.   The following web site explains why that is:

In the past I remember working with a Citrix Consultant that disabled the Citrix Detection feature and that allowed everyone to no longer get prompted, no matter which browser they chose to use.  I am not sure what the consultant did exactly; but, I found on the web:
.  In StoreFront console > right-click the Store > Manage Receiver for Web > Configure > Deploy Receiver, you can turn off Receiver detection.

I have 2 questions:

Question1:  Can I disable the Citrix Receiver detection with the above instructions, in StoreFront?

Quesiton2:  Will the above mentioned changes cause any already connected user to disconnect?  

Quesiton3:  Will the StoreFront server require  some serives to be restarted before the …
I have codeigniter web application and its work fine on chrome on windows pc ... but it's very slow on android chrome. I tired to install mozile firefox and its same.
I have samasung galaxy tab tab t585.
so where it could be the problem ?
What steps need to be taken to enable cookies within the Google Chrome web browser?

When I logon to a Comcast Cable modem I get the message shown below that cookies must be enabled in order for me to access the cable modem.

Please provide me with the steps on how to enable cookies within the Google Chrome web browser.

Enable cookies in Chrome
Cannot connect to Outlook Web Access through Chrome.

When  I try to connect to I get the error message: 'this site can't be reached' and on the firewall the incoming transaction is blocked indicating it is a http: connection.

When I connect to the same site/URL using i.e. or MS Edge, everything works as expected.
I am trying to determine the best solution to do the following:
1. Team member needs to be able to authentication to get in the system.
2. Run Chrome in its own environment allowing user to save settings/profile etc.
3. Let Chrome continue to run so some automation tools (chrome plugins) could continue to run.
4. Allow 20-30 "instances" of the scenario above.

Note: I'm not really interested in running Chrome on one machine with 20-30 Chrome "people/user/profiles".

Dell Poweredge r900 (super old)
Intel X7460 – 24 Cores Total (4 x Intel Xeon Hex Core 2.66ghz 16mb 1066fsb CPUs)
128GB RAM (32 x 4gb DDR2 ECC Memory)
Perc6i - Raid 1 - 2 x 500GB SSD
WIndows Server 2012 r2 - Datacenter
DRAC 5 Remote Access Card
4x Gigabit Ethernet
2x Power Supplies
8x Fans - Boeing 727 engine fans (joking ... it is super LOUD)

What I've tried so far:
VirtualBox - I've used VirtualBox on every computer I've ever owned with NO issues. BUT, for some reason, even with Virtualization enabled, I have been unable to get Windows 10 installed. It basically never finishes the actual install. Hyper-V was NOT installed/enabled at this point. Before I try to troubleshoot this more, I wanted to get this question out here for the experts to comment on.
Hyper-V - Installed 4 different versions on Windows 10 (Enterprise, Pro, LTSB and a half a$$ attempt with an iso created with nlite). I also tried Windows 7 Pro. I'm able to install them with no issues but they …
What steps need to be followed to create a group policy to set Google Chrome to have all 21 defaults (so it will be the default web browser) on all Server 2016 and Windows 10 computers within my domain?

I have already added the Chrome Administrative templates ( to my Server 2016 group policy templates and have gone to the User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Google |  Google Chrome | Set Chrome as the Default Browser | Enable section to set Google Chrome as the deault web browser. I got these steps through my other question here.

However, even after the group policy has refreshed on the Server 2016 servers and Windows 10 computers Google Chrome still isn't the default web browser.

So I am now looking for a way of setting Google Chrome to have all 21 defaults (so it will be the default web browser) on all Server 2016 and Windows 10 computers.

How can this be done?

Google Chrome defaults
I've updated the central store in Windows 2012 domain with admx files for Chrome. Edited policy, but pcs never get the policy since they don't have the admx file locally.
Question : How do the pcs get these admx files ? The settings in the template cant apply I assume since they don't have the file.
I have put in a query to an online database and have collected quite a bit of data via copy-paste of each page of results.  For the most part, each record displayed on each results page shows six different fields.  However, approximately 5% of the records have a different number of fields -- 5 or 7 but occasionally 4.  It is time-consuming and tedious to add and remove carriage returns in preparation for doing a Text to Table conversion in MS Word.  I need to find a better way of processing this data.  Here are the ideas I've had:

1. Learn data scraping.
2. Write a text processing script to add carriage returns as needed, and to flag records that have too many carriage returns.  This would allow me to make the needed adjustments more efficiently.
3. Find a utility that puts the data neatly into a table.  (So far I've used the Data Miner Chrome extension but am not expert in using it yet.  I've gotten fairly good results with it on some sites and disastrous results on the site I'm currently working with.)
4. Get better at using a macro-creation tool such as Auto It or MouseRecorder.  (I've used this sort of tool in a primitive way so far. )
5. I wonder whether saving the html rather than doing a plain text copy action could be part of a better process.

If you can help me with at least one of these, I'd like to hear back with some guidance.  Also, if you can think of a fifth approach, I'm all ears.

I have made simple MS Word macros with a bit of VBA editing.  I …
Firefox has been a dog on my Windows 10 computer for the past six months.  I closed it out and Chrome just seems to keep on pluggin.  I've done some uninstalls/reinstalls of the application a couple of times as I tend to try bounce  between the two.  I was wondering if other people experience high memory usage and general slow response for page loads or is it just me.  Any steps to correct this beyond, cache, cookies, and some other basic steps?     I removed all plugins and there is no Flash on my computer beyond the built in Chrome one.  Some sage advice would be appreciated.
Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File
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What are the best methods to change the default web browser from Internet Explorer (or Edge) to Google Chrome via group policy?

I need to make sure that I can make this change using group policy so that all Windows 10 and Server 2016 servers will change their default web browsers to Google Chrome.

All of these computers already have Google Chrome installed but it is not yet the default browser.

We also need to make sure that if any users change their default web browser that the group policy will automatically reset their default web browser back to being Google Chrome.
User believed that their computer was hacked, and some sort of malware was sending out messages.
They received several phone calls from friends who had gotten blank email messages.

I installed and ran Malwarebytes, which removed 717 components of Potentially Unwanted Programs. McAfee had been previously installed, but that protection didn't notice what Malwarebytes found and quarantined.

I noticed that there was something, possible an extension, that was added onto chrome.  I

Is there anything else that I should run?
What's a good way to check if emails are still being sent out?


I have a website in IIS 8.5 and I have 2 domains pointed to the site and using the site bindings. Everything was working fine until 2 days ago when the started to give me Error:

404 - File or directory not found.

The works perfectly and it is weird because the error just happens on Chrome or Firefox on multiple machines. Edge works fine and also Android devices show the correct page.

I cleaned cookies and cache on both browsers, confirm that IIS has the correct Application pool for .net 2.0 classic mode, that the default document is listed in IIS and nothing works. If I add the default website to web.config the website doesn't load because it is inheriting the default website from parent. What could be the problem? Any help will be appreciate it.

Chrome takes between 6-12 seconds to load if it even loads, sometimes it errors out.  The internet works fine for other computers, and even other browsers on the same computer.
The PC is running windows 10, latest update, and also the newest update with Chrome.

I have tried to uninstall, reboot and reinstall chrome, and same issue.
I have ran CCleaner and cleaned up the PC, same problem perists.
I have stopped the cryptosvc service, and that was stopped, it seemed to work fine, but I need this service started because my AV program relies on this service.

I have come across these two sites that looks like this issue is a bug.  What puzzles me is that other computers are running on the newest version of the OS and Chrome, and don't have this issue.  Even with my own PC, it works fine, so far, I just have one computer with this issue.!msg/chrome/s5S1uPI0kMc/PVBgVbx6DAAJ

When starting chrome, in the status bar, it just says "establishing secure connection"

Any idea's how to resolve this issue?
I had a pretty good setup with my Google Chrome with bookmarks and such setup nicely. Unfortunately I went into my Google Chrome on my Android and may have screwed up royally. Suddenly all my bookmarks were gone and I had ones from years ago. Like 5 years ago from another machine. I was surprised. SO I went to the Well of Knowledge and found that I must have set the bookmarks in my phone unententionally and I will have to find the Bookmark Files to return them. Only problem is on my machine. I can find no bookmarks when searching.
Windows 10 I assume professional since I upgraded from 7 Pro to Win 10
Google Chrome Version 67.0.3396.99 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Samsung Android Galaxy S6

Can my original version of Bookmarks from a week ago be retrieved or am I Doomed?!
Hello Certificate Experts,

We have a test intranet website that is an exact replica of our production intranet site.  The marching order came down to secure the test intranet site in preparation for securing the production site.  I generated the CSR for the test intranet site in IIS Manager.  I then took the certificate request and generated the SSL certificate for the site via our enterprise CA.  I imported the certificate onto the web server and then configured the test site to use the certificate.  I verified I could hit the secure test intranet site via IE with no problems.  I tried hitting the test intranet site with Chrome and I get a warning, but I can click through the warning and hit the site.  In looking at the warning, Chrome sees the certificate generated by our enterprise CA as being invalid.  While research into why Chrome sees this certificate as invalid, I ran into several different articles/posts indicating that for Chrome to recognize our internally generated certificate as valid it had to have the subject alternate name field.  I opened certmgr.msc on the web server and generated a new CSR with a SAN attribute.  I used the new CSR to generate a new certificate from the enterprise CA.  I imported the new certificate onto the web server via certmgr.msc.  I viewed the properties of this certificate and verified it did in fact have a subject alternate name attribute.  I then went into IIS Manager and removed the first certificate from the binding of the test…






Chrome is a free web browser created by Google. Originally released in 2008, it has grown to become the most used desktop web browser (as of October 2016).