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    what do I do with a QR code in chrome?

    My chrome doesn't have this, but apparently the windows version does:

    https://www.mobigyaan.com/wp-content...C-or-Mac-2.jpg

    Anyway, what do I do if someone (a form) gave me a QR code, how do I go to it in chrome in ubuntu? All the sites talk about how to *make* a qr code, not go to one.

    18.04
    chrome: Version 90.0.4430.212 (Official Build) (64-bit)

    thanks

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    Re: what do I do with a QR code in chrome?

    Maybe this will help. It has a section on generating a qr code, as well as, a section on scanning a qr code.
    https://linuxcommando.blogspot.com/2...r-code-on.html
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    Re: what do I do with a QR code in chrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by him610 View Post
    Maybe this will help. It has a section on generating a qr code, as well as, a section on scanning a qr code.
    https://linuxcommando.blogspot.com/2...r-code-on.html
    Thanks, I'm looking for a way to do it in chrome. Or how to get that icon in the address bar in the linux version.

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    Re: what do I do with a QR code in chrome?

    I think you misunderstood the article that image is in. It's about creating QR-codes, mostly so you can quickly open the same page on your phone by taking a picture of the screen using the phone. Quick Response codes are really meant for mobile devices. If you absolutely have to use a QR-code on your PC, something like
    Code:
    xdg-open $(zbarcam --raw)
    will read in a QR-code from the camera and open the URL from it in your default browser. For using QR codes directly in your browser there are extensions you can install, for example this one.

    Holger

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    Re: what do I do with a QR code in chrome?

    Ok, seems to be more trouble than it's worth. It can be done though.
    Using Chrome browser...
    I went to the referenced webpage in post#1, generated the qr code, downloaded it to my desktop - it's a png file.
    If one right-clicks on the qr-code.png, a drop down list will appear, second option down is, 'Open with', click on browser (FireFox), it then opens up to the original webpage. This is the qr-code I just created.

    qrcode_www.mobigyaan.com.png

    I can see where this might be helpful when one wants to send the generated webpage qr-code to a friend or acquaintance. I suppose one could send the qr-code to one's phone using email or sms message Why not just send the webpage link?
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    Re: what do I do with a QR code in chrome?

    Got to thinking that my reply (#5) was like a snake eating its tail, or what was the term we used in the past, recursion?
    So here is another newly (Chrome) generated qr-code...

    qrcode_forecast.weather.gov.png

    Hmmm, opening it with FireFox did not work this time except as a png file. Maybe I was wrong in my earlier post.
    Scan it with your phone to see where it takes you. Hint: It is a safe website.
    Last edited by him610; 4 Weeks Ago at 01:14 PM. Reason: added a phrase to clarify or confuse
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    Re: what do I do with a QR code in chrome?

    An article on scanning qr-codes using Chrome,
    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/chrome-i...odes-barcodes/

    or
    I intended to post the qr-code to the referenced webpage in this space, but I could not do it. Maybe there is a forum limit as to how many images one can post daily.
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