Going to a different web page within the same window without closing the VB.Net Selenium Chrome window

Dear members of the forum.

With the code below, I can open the chrome web browser using selenium and go to the internet address I want. I have only one problem. When I click on button1, the chrome window opens and goes to http://google.com/. When I click button2 while the driver is on, it runs a separate chrome driver and goes to yahoo. this is what i want After opening the first chrome window and entering google, when I click BUTTON2 “WITHOUT OPENING NEW CHROME” I want it to go to yahoo.com from the EXISTING CHROME WINDOW .. I could not find the code. I want to go to another link without closing the current chrome engine. where am I making a mistake? I ask for your help. respects.

    
Imports OpenQA.Selenium
Imports OpenQA.Selenium.Chrome
Imports OpenQA.Selenium.Support.UI
Imports System.Text

Public Class Form1
    Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

        Dim driver As IWebDriver
        driver = New ChromeDriver()
        driver.Navigate().GoToUrl("https://google.com/")

    End Sub

    Private Sub Button2_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
        Dim driver As IWebDriver
        driver = New ChromeDriver()
        driver.Navigate().GoToUrl("https://yahoo.com/")
    End Sub
End Class

Unusual Google Chrome Download Redirection

When I go to https://www.google.com/chrome/, I get redirected to sign in and then forwarded to some app engine link as can be seen in the continue parameter of the following url:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I tried to sign in with a test account to see where it goes, and eventually ends up at the following link:

https(:)//chr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com/chrome/browser-features/?xpv=2

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I recommend no one click on the suspicious links, but I am just trying to see if anyone has encountered this issue and / or knows why it happens. (I have removed the hyperlinks so no-one accidentally clicks them.)

I examined it on VirusTotal as well but could not find much more info and it doesn’t trigger any engines:

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/7b7d19079d611b1c17c05968ba3fd0b1c3c79b9ed83c19657ef9450fe615c577/detection

Clearing my cache on my machine corrects the problem and I am able to get to the correct page when going to https://www.google.com/chrome/. However, I tested some time later and it seemed to happen again. Since it is only happening on this machine on my network and not others I am wondering if the cache on it is somehow getting poisoned, and if so how. It is an M1 Mac mini if it is of any relevance.

I also reset the wifi-gateway and password but was able to reproduce it on that same machine after sometime. This was also after I had completely re-formatted the hard drive and had done a complete re-install of the OS from the recovery partition.The problem seems to reoccur again maybe about 30 minutes after clearing the cache. Also if I try to visit the link multiple times quickly, about 50% of the times I will actually end up on the correct Google Chrome download page, and the rest of the times I will be redirected to:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

I would really appreciate if anyone can shed any insight, because I am kind of worried why this is happening and if this machine and / or my network is potentially compromised.

Google Chrome Download Weird Redirection

When I go to https://www.google.com/chrome/, I get redirected to sign in and then forwarded to some app engine link as can be seen in the continue parameter of the following url:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I tried to sign in with a test account to see where it goes, and eventually ends up at the following link:

https(:)//chr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com/chrome/browser-features/?xpv=2

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I recommend no one click on the suspicious links, but I am just trying to see if anyone has encountered this issue and / or knows why it happens. (I have removed the hyperlinks so no-one accidentally clicks them.)

I examined it on VirusTotal as well but could not find much more info and it doesn’t trigger any engines:

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/7b7d19079d611b1c17c05968ba3fd0b1c3c79b9ed83c19657ef9450fe615c577/detection

Clearing my cache on my machine corrects the problem and I am able to get to the correct page when going to https://www.google.com/chrome/. However, I tested some time later and it seemed to happen again. Since it is only happening on this machine on my network and not others I am wondering if the cache on it is somehow getting poisoned, and if so how. It is an M1 Mac mini if it is of any relevance.

I also reset the wifi-gateway and password but was able to reproduce it on that same machine after sometime. This was also after I had completely re-formatted the hard drive and had done a complete re-install of the OS from the recovery partition.The problem seems to reoccur again maybe about 30 minutes after clearing the cache. Also if I try to visit the link multiple times quickly, about 50% of the times I will actually end up on the correct Google Chrome download page, and the rest of the times I will be redirected to:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

I would really appreciate if anyone can shed any insight, because I am kind of worried why this is happening and if this machine and / or my network is potentially compromised.

*I also asked this on SuperUser, but I am not entirely sure which of the two sites it is better to ask this type of question on.

macos – Google Chrome Download Weird Redirection

When I go to https://www.google.com/chrome/, I get redirected to sign in and then forwarded to some app engine link as can be seen in the continue parameter of the following url:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I tried to sign in with a test account to see where it goes, and eventually ends up at the following link:

https(:)//chr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com/chrome/browser-features/?xpv=2

(Please don’t click the link unless you know what you are doing, as it is potentially suspicious.)

I recommend no one click on the suspicious links, but I am just trying to see if anyone has encountered this issue and / or knows why it happens. (I have removed the hyperlinks so no-one accidentally clicks them.)

I examined it on VirusTotal as well but could not find much more info and it doesn’t trigger any engines:

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/7b7d19079d611b1c17c05968ba3fd0b1c3c79b9ed83c19657ef9450fe615c577/detection

Clearing my cache on my machine corrects the problem and I am able to get to the correct page when going to https://www.google.com/chrome/. However, I tested some time later and it seemed to happen again. Since it is only happening on this machine on my network and not others I am wondering if the cache on it is somehow getting poisoned, and if so how. It is an M1 Mac mini if it is of any relevance.

I also reset the wifi-gateway and password but was able to reproduce it on that same machine after sometime. This was also after I had completely re-formatted the hard drive and had done a complete re-install of the OS from the recovery partition.The problem seems to reoccur again maybe about 30 minutes after clearing the cache. Also if I try to visit the link multiple times quickly, about 50% of the times I will actually end up on the correct Google Chrome download page, and the rest of the times I will be redirected to:

https(:)//accounts(.)google(.)com/ServiceLogin/webreauth?service=ah&passive=true&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fuc.appengine(.)google(.)com%2F_ah%2Fconflogin%3Fcontinue%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fchr-183746449-dot-googwebreview(.)appspot(.)com%2Fchrome%2Fbrowser-tools%2F%253Fxpv%253D1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin.

I would really appreciate if anyone can shed any insight, because I am kind of worried why this is happening and if this machine and / or my network is potentially compromised.

hardware – Graphics glitch – checkered pattern in Chrome

I’ve had this MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) for a while now, but today it glitched out with huge green fields in all apps.

After a reboot I see this checkered black/green glitch pattern in Google Chrome on some sites, in some “sizes”. Basically if I resize the browser window the glitch goes away, but if I resize it too much it comes back.

Happens both on the internal and on external display.

I am hoping this is a software glitch, but I am afraid it’s my graphics card. Would be very grateful if someone knows the answer.

Here’s the stackoverflow logo with the glitch:

StackOverflow logo glitched

Is there any method to make PDF print out nicely for highlighting on Google Chrome?

This problem happens on Google Chrome but is also on the Mac, so I am not entirely sure if it is a Mac related issue or Chrome issue.

For some webpages, such as https://redux.js.org/introduction/getting-started Google Chrome can print it out as a PDF, but the first highlighting would show the highlighting is off. This has been happening for more than a year:

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It doesn’t happen if it is printed by Safari, but Safari sometimes has some issue such as the content column quite narrow. Is there a way to make it print out suitable for highlighting if it is on Chrome? It might be a Google Chrome issue or it might be somehow related to how macOS support printing but as a PDF file. Since printing as PDF is particular to Mac but not on Windows, so I am asking this on Ask Different.

css3 – Font semibold aparece diferente no chrome e no firefox

Estou usando font semibold(font-weight: 600) no meu site. No chrome fica normal, mas no firefox fica parecendo que está com font bold.

No chrome fica assim:

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Já no firefox fica assim:

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Podem me ajudar com dicas do que fazer para ajustar no firefox ?

Google Chrome not prompting for password save on Google sites as of now apparently

I’m trying to save my Gmail (or Google) account password to the browser, but it seems to not be allowed anymore recently. I remember I could do this if I was not signed into a Google “profile”, such as answered here:

Google Chrome wouldn’t save password for Gmail only

However, I just now tried all of the answers, wasn’t logged into a profile when submitting the Gmail password, and was given no prompt to save the password. I was given a prompt to create a profile however, which I declined.

I tried again by completely signing out of the Google account, signing out of the Chrome account, deleting the profile from the profile manager (by clicking my avatar to the right of the Chrome address/URL/search bar and star bookmark button), and then creating a new profile and skipping the sync prompts, then by going into Settings and clicking “You and Google” (on the left) then “Sync and Google services” > “Other Google services” then disabling “Allow Chrome sign-in”, clicking the Relaunch prompt at the bottom left of the browser (which restarted all of my profile sessions)… then went to gmail.com, logged in with my username and password, skipping/declining the Chrome sync prompts all the way (and it showed that it didn’t log in there), got to my Gmail, but no password prompt to save at all.

The password prompt works on other sites, non-Google sites, and “Offer to save passwords” was already enabled.

I’m flummoxed; I’m not sure what the secret trick is now to save my Gmail/Google account password in a Chrome browser session or profile, but it would be really nice to know if possible because I prefer to save long hard-to-remember passwords for security reasons, and I don’t let others get into my computer or phone (though I remember hard-to-figure out passwords or biometrics for those logins). If Google is just blocking this completely in Chrome, maybe I should switch to Brave or Firefox. I’m still holding out belief that there’s a solution, and their docs don’t mention whether this still is allowed/possible or not.

google chrome – Some shortcuts in Windows start menu have wrong (always dark) background

In my Windows start menu, I have several Chrome shortcuts (Gmail, Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, To Do). They all have the same background, except To Do. How can I make To Do also have a light background?

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What I have tried/checked so far:

  1. The icon does have a transparent background in general, which is clear when searching for it:

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  1. The shortcuts all look the same in the Windows folder:

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  1. When Windows is in dark mode, the background is the same for all shortcuts. So I guess, the mode for this one item is always dark?

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Chrome Tab Grid Layout can no longer be disabled via chrome://flags, is there another way?

Doing some more research, I find that this is no longer enough

Update: That used to be it, but with the most recent update Google broke this fix, but never fear there is a temporary solution to make it work again.

  1. Type “chrome://flags/#temporary-unexpire-flags-m88” into the address bar
  2. Tap on the drop-down menu in the Tab Grid Layout entry
  3. Select “Enabled”
  4. Tap the Relaunch button at the bottom of the screen

I suspect that will only be a temporary solution though.