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Fixing Chrome Settings - Windows Registry

Take a look at your policies! Always messing with things and there are three keys when it comes to chrome that need to be setup probably for you to enjoy the internet. Check them out either with "regedit" or chrome://policy/
Adding the correct Policies! “Sign in to Chrome” missing; No syncing options in chrome://settings Can’t update, can’t sync? no problem. just add these three keys, even if the Chrome key isn’t there just create it and add the children keys.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update\UpdateDefault HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome\SigninAllowed HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome\SyncDisabled @="0"
Extra Registry Stuff (Windows 7)
I didn't want to make another article on this stuff but had use for it.

wallpaper-in-windows-7-locked-down-by-domain-group-policyHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorertheme-allow-prevent-changingCarry out the following steps: Start the Registry …

Material Design for the Chrome App/Ext Store

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I don't work for Google but if I did I would show some love to the much needed chrome app & extension store. I would even take it further by making it have value to other browsers but that's another topic. Either way this article is able adding chrome's app/extensions to the play.google.com store.


Taking the Google Play Layout and add Chrome App/Ext
Using the Google Play's layout as a template but fitting the needs of the Chrome Store's needs

BACKGROUND-COLOR: #FFC107

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Original Look



Note 
The Google Play Layout has a minor bug where if you have a cropped screen in half of the window and scroll right it will sometime make the menu disappear. It will reappear when you scroll down, if this was on purpose why not make it like a side-nav component.

Links:
 redirect https://chrome.google.com/webst…

Continuous Integration for Browser Apps/Extensions?

As far as I know none has thought of this idea but probably have. Sometime ago I had the chance to ask this question during an interview. I think interviews are a great opportunity to bound around ideas. and What I got out of this one was a statement on whether continuousintegration would be very useful with green browsers (browser that update themselves and keep only two or so versions around). I don't think this statement hurts or impacts my idea. I'm was not looking at just testing my apps and extensions but to automating pushes to production and to detect future issues with newer versions of  browsers  which is what I think the point of I thought..     That being said its just an idea and maybe in the future I will implement it. I could there even spin up a couple more ideas off this one. Again not sure if anyone has thought of this, I think a lot of people in in web developers have moved away from making plug-ins and the only reason I'm thinking about this idea to remo…

Chrome App: Can't Open app within a tab

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Currently using chrome 43 so this issue currently does exist but also is an very old one from the looks of it. It might seems silly to create an chrome app that simple opens up a link in a new tab but I thought it was so basic for my personally needs that it wouldn't be a problem. Plus I didn't plan on releasing most of the custom apps I created, simple just wanted to clean up some bookmarks and make them feel more like apps. There's also the possiblity to leverage them to be offline but that's outside the scope.

What I've tried
"window.open() in chrome.app.runtime.onLaunched",
chrome.tabs.create (this is only for extentions but worth a shot)

    With the current bit of code I have thisn't what I see (image above) anymore but instead the tab just closes and nothing happens...

Alternative solution
   One of the basic ways around this is drag and drop a url in the chrome app panel, but I really don't like this approach plus the icon doesn't work sinc…

Chrome Console Log Styling

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The devtools console is probably one of my best friend when it comes to web development and it just so happen that one day when I was randomly looking at the console while visiting facebook. What I found was some styles being applied to a console.log command. After looking a little into this cool new concept I found what many would find after doing a quick search.

Example
console.log('%cHello World!', 'color: white; background-color: black; font-size: 70px;');


     I really like the image example I found (in the resources), this just leaves me wondering what can't you do in the devtools console. I know awhile back I even saw that you can use "require" to install modules into chrome.

Side Note
    I learned there are two short-cuts to pull up the devtools console. There's Control-Shift J which I use and Control-Shift I. Probably will just stick with J though. Also this I already knew but just wanted to share because I think it's very important …

HTML5 Audio doesn't Autoplay for Chrome on Android

Recently I was playing Penguins Rising on my nexus 7 and notice that the background music wasn't playing but strangely all the other sounds were. After a hard look at the code, I found no reason for the audio not to be work. So I could tell right away this wasn't going to be an easy fix. The first thing I did was check the support to see if  the HTML5 audio element had any support issues. Since the support for the audio element seemed to be alright with what I was using, the next thing I thought was that it must be the attribute autoplay. Its important to note that I am also using the loop attribute but I will return to that later.

Example from Penguins Rising
<audioautoplayloop><sourcesrc="content/ArcticWind.wav"type="audio/wav"><sourcesrc="content/ArcticWind.ogg"type="audio/ogg"><sourcesrc="mp3/ArcticWind.mp3"type="audio/mpeg"></audio>
Currently I have for my solution is to simply st…

Flash Videos not in full view for the Chrome Browser

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For a while I had issues with Adobe Flash in the Chrome Browser, immediately my assumption was that I had a incompatibility issue with Adobe Flash. So I started installing older version  of Adobe Flash from11.9.900.170 and back on Window Plateforms. This did not help so I soon started my research which I did not bother to install older versions of Chrome since it had never been a problem before. 
Resources (weren't helpful)

No video in full-screen mode | Flash PlayerAdobe - Flash PlayerAdobe Community: Full Screen Mode is not working for adobe flash playerFull screen mode - YouTube HelpAdobe - Flash Player : Help - Display Settings

My Solution
    Turns out my problem wasn't caused by an update but by me and my playing around with settings. Which I never took into consideration since I don't often watch videos in Flash. If I can help it I will watch Youtube videos in HTML5. Also I was at the time of playing with things look for ways to improve my laptop's speed and …