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    Question Chrome is out of date and can't be updated

    I am using Google Chrome and numerous sites have told me that it is out of date. I've tried updating through the command line and through the Update Manager, but neither has shown any updates for the browser. I even went to Google and manually downloaded and installed the "latest" version they had, but that was the same version I'm already using.

    I am currently running Version 23.0.1271.97. I have the ppa in the Software Sources (http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/stable). I am running 12.04 (32-bit).

    The following sites have given me a message:
    • Kindle Cloud App: Refused to open because I "not running a supported browser" even though Chrome is supported.
    • Google Drive (Docs): Says I'm running an outdated version of Chrome and some features may not work.
    • Wordpress: Tells me new features won't work well with this version of Chrome and that I should update.


    Can anyone please help me?
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    Re: Chrome is out of date and can't be updated

    chrome is not supported here; ask on the related fora

    ubuntu have chromium in the repository; you can install it:

    sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

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    Re: Chrome is out of date and can't be updated

    Kind of obvious that those other programs/apps/sites don't support chrome and that's your main issue. I'd say those programs/apps/sites suck but I personally use word press quite a bit

    try Firefox and use chrome for everything else

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    Re: Chrome is out of date and can't be updated

    You're perfectly welcome to ask whatever you like about Chrome here.

    The latest version for Linux is 23.0.1271.97 which is what you have.
    Source: http://googlechromereleases.blogspot...el-update.html

    The following sites have given me a message:
    Kindle Cloud App: Refused to open because I "not running a supported browser" even though Chrome is supported.
    Google Drive (Docs): Says I'm running an outdated version of Chrome and some features may not work.
    Wordpress: Tells me new features won't work well with this version of Chrome and that I should update.
    Of the three sites, I use Google Drive on a daily basis and do not see the warning you see.

    May I suggest you look at the advice relating to Linux here: Create a new browser user profile? It's possible that your profile has somehow got corrupted.

    Could you be more specific about the Wordpress matter? Do you have trouble viewing Word Press blogs? I just visited wordpress.com. At what point do you get the caution that new features won't work well ...?

    Edit: you can also ask for help here: http://productforums.google.com/foru...s/chrome/linux if you log in with your Google account.
    Last edited by vasa1; January 2nd, 2013 at 05:01 PM.
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    Re: Chrome is out of date and can't be updated

    Considering one of the sites is a Google service I find this strange, so I have to ask if you use any ad or script blocking extensions ? If not see the last post.
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    Re: Chrome is out of date and can't be updated

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    Considering one of the sites is a Google service I find this strange, so I have to ask if you use any ad or script blocking extensions ? If not see the last post.
    ^^^ also a very likely possibility. Do try accessing those sites with all extensions disabled (chrome://chrome/extensions/).
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    Re: Chrome is out of date and can't be updated

    And just to be sure, could you put up the information you see when you enter chrome://version/ in the address bar and hit enter? Please use code tags for clarity.
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    Re: Chrome is out of date and can't be updated

    Thanks for all the responses.

    ubuntu have chromium in the repository; you can install it:
    I used Chromium a long time ago. I switched to Chrome because of the native PDF viewer.

    Could you be more specific about the Wordpress matter? Do you have trouble viewing Word Press blogs? I just visited wordpress.com. At what point do you get the caution that new features won't work well ...?
    It's when you are administrating on the dashboard (after you've logged into my_site_name.wordpress.com/wp-admin).

    Considering one of the sites is a Google service I find this strange, so I have to ask if you use any ad or script blocking extensions ? If not see the last post.
    Yes. I am running AdBlock Plus and Adblock.


    And just to be sure, could you put up the information you see when you enter chrome://version/ in the address bar and hit enter? Please use code tags for clarity.
    Code:
    Google Chrome	23.0.1271.97 (Official Build 171054)
    OS	Linux
    WebKit	537.11 (@136278)
    JavaScript	V8 3.13.7.5
    Flash	11.5.31.5
    User Agent	Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/6.0.481.0 Safari/534.4
    Command Line	 /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --user-agent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/6.0.481.0 Safari/534.4 --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end
    Executable Path	/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
    Profile Path	/home/murshed/.config/google-chrome/Default
    Variations	853359fa-186f5907
    1d3048f1-9de009d0
    cd73da34-cf196cb
    6214fa18-9e6dc24d
    b03ddc1f-2d9ef0cc
    4dcb0cd6-d31c4ca1
    9d5bce6-30d7d8ac
    fe0a565e-595c7724
    f9b252d0-fd526c81
    3664a344-be9e69ba
    ccee547a-766fa2d
    571ffcab-766fa2d
    f67325bd-da68de77
    75f7fb7e-766fa2d
    24dca50e-837c4893
    ca65a9fe-91ac3782
    d1a7fd3-4c2186eb
    9c097cbc-d00c3f8d
    3028188e-626278e
    2bd5ec9c-275837c2
    5a3c10b5-e1cc0f14
    244ca1ac-4ad60575
    246fb659-4c073154
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    e2b18481-e1cc0f14
    e7e71889-e1cc0f14
    980cfc4b-c5cc9a0a
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    Re: Chrome is out of date and can't be updated

    Here's a screenshot from Google Drive and the Kindle App.

    UPDATE: I created a new user profile and it seemed to solve the problems. I can now view the Kindle and the Drive isn't giving me any messages. Thanks for your help guys!
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    Last edited by HunterDX77M; January 2nd, 2013 at 06:31 PM. Reason: Solved
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    Re: Chrome is out of date and can't be updated

    Quote Originally Posted by HunterDX77M View Post
    Thanks for all the responses.



    I used Chromium a long time ago. I switched to Chrome because of the native PDF viewer.



    It's when you are administrating on the dashboard (after you've logged into my_site_name.wordpress.com/wp-admin).



    Yes. I am running AdBlock Plus and Adblock.



    Code:
    Google Chrome	23.0.1271.97 (Official Build 171054)
    OS	Linux
    WebKit	537.11 (@136278)
    JavaScript	V8 3.13.7.5
    Flash	11.5.31.5
    User Agent	Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/6.0.481.0 Safari/534.4
    Command Line	 /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --user-agent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/6.0.481.0 Safari/534.4 --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end
    Executable Path	/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
    Profile Path	/home/murshed/.config/google-chrome/Default
    Variations	853359fa-186f5907
    1d3048f1-9de009d0
    cd73da34-cf196cb
    6214fa18-9e6dc24d
    b03ddc1f-2d9ef0cc
    4dcb0cd6-d31c4ca1
    9d5bce6-30d7d8ac
    fe0a565e-595c7724
    f9b252d0-fd526c81
    3664a344-be9e69ba
    ccee547a-766fa2d
    571ffcab-766fa2d
    f67325bd-da68de77
    75f7fb7e-766fa2d
    24dca50e-837c4893
    ca65a9fe-91ac3782
    d1a7fd3-4c2186eb
    9c097cbc-d00c3f8d
    3028188e-626278e
    2bd5ec9c-275837c2
    5a3c10b5-e1cc0f14
    244ca1ac-4ad60575
    246fb659-4c073154
    f296190c-e1cc0f14
    4442aae2-e1cc0f14
    75f0f0a0-4ad60575
    e2b18481-e1cc0f14
    e7e71889-e1cc0f14
    980cfc4b-c5cc9a0a
    The problem was in the User Agent line. What did Windows do there?
    It should look something like this:
    User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/537.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/23.0.1271.97 Safari/537.11
    And Command Line:
    Command Line /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end

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