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Google Chrome: How to open specific web pages on launch

It sure is convenient — not to mention quick and easy — to configure your Google Chrome web browser to open a specific set of web pages automatically on every launch. In fact, I rely on it.

    Google Chrome logo
  1. Click on the wrench icon (upper right) and choose Settings
  2. One of the first items listed is On startup
  3. The third choice in the On startup section is: Open a specific page or set of pages
  4. Click Set pages
  5. Modify as needed
  6. Click OK
  7. Close the Chrome settings page

That’s it; it’s that simple!

Resources: Google Chrome web browser

This post was started on Monday, August 13, 2012

YouTube error message: Couldn’t load plugin (Chrome)

I recently received the following error message while using the fantastic Chrome web browser to view YouTube videos:

Couldn’t load plugin

I had several important processes going on, so I did not want to reboot; thankfully, correcting this video error message turns out to be no big deal at all; it is a simple problem that’s easily corrected:

  1. Click on Chrome’s wrench icon (upper right of the Google Chrome browser screen)
  2. Navigate to Tools>Task Manager & open it
  3. With Task Manager open, highlight “Plug-in: Shockwave Flash” and click “End process” (button at lower right of Task Manager dialog box)
  4. Reload/refresh the pages with videos you want to watch

Resources: YouTube error message: Couldn’t load plug-in

Saturday, May 26, 2012

How to change the default download location: Chrome, Windows 7

using computerChanging the default download location on PCs running Windows 7 requires a quick and easy update to the settings of your web browser. I use Chrome exclusively; for some strange reason, Firefox doesn’t run properly on this machine – but the process is probably similar on all browsers.

In Chrome, click the wrench icon (upper right, under the X) and select Options – Under the Hood. Find the Downloads section and simply change the default download folder. It’s that easy.

Resources: Changing the default download folder in Chrome

Monday, December 19, 2011