Chromium is the open source web browser that Google Chrome is based on.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

126
votes
13answers
43k views

What's the difference between Google Chrome and/or Chromium? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each?

I used Google Chrome in Windows, and am now using Chromium in Ubuntu. Is there any difference to the two programs? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each program? Which one seems better? ...
49
votes
5answers
28k views

How do I put a web application on the Launcher?

Sometimes I see pictures of screenshots with people with web applications and nice icons on their launcher, how can I set this up?
39
votes
9answers
69k views

How to install the latest stable version of Chromium?

Is there an easier way to install Chromium than what is described here? Furthermore, is there an easier way to stay up to date with current Chromium releases rather than having to re-build Chromium ...
33
votes
8answers
26k views

Why doesn't Chromium have “Chrome PDF Viewer” plugin?

The Chrome build from Google has a Chrome PDF Viewer plugin which is really nice. But, the Chromium builds don't seem to have it (nothing shows up in about:plugins). How do I get the plugin in ...
30
votes
2answers
928 views

Animals popping up randomly

There are pictures of animals that are popping up randomly on my computer. When I move the mouse over the animal it turns into a a sword icon, and when I click it, the animal disappears but after a ...
25
votes
2answers
5k views

Does someone know why the Chromium daily package isn't build anymore?

It looks like chromium-browser @ https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa haven't been build for the past 6 weeks. I tried to get in touch with them on launchpad but I've got no answers...
23
votes
5answers
24k views

Youtube says “This video is currently unavailable”

Chromium on Ubuntu 12.04. Youtube says: This video is currently unavailable I don't know why but this is the case for some videos, but not all. Well, most videos. And I don't know what's wrong. ...
21
votes
8answers
18k views

How do I fix Flash issues?

I am having problems with Adobe Flash in Ubuntu, what are my options?
20
votes
12answers
53k views

How to configure chrome to open magnet url's with deluge?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 (natty) from 10.10, I can no longer open magnet (torrent) links in Chromium, and set deluge to automatically open and accept the url. (Edit: currently ".torrent" ...
20
votes
2answers
16k views

Chrome/Chromium middle mouse button for scroll Linux, Mac

Clicking the middle button does't allow me scroll the page. Is there any way to fix this behavior? Information: Ubuntu 10.10 Chromium 9.0.597.94 Logitech MX518 Update: also Chrome, and the other ...
19
votes
2answers
2k views

Chrome desktop notifications use notify-osd?

Is there a way to make Chrome/Chromium's notifications use notify-osd instead of the ugly boxes it uses by default?
18
votes
0answers
5k views

Chromium 19+ for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install the latest stable version of Chromium? I'm looking for the repository with the latest Chromium 19+ build for Ubuntu because "ppa:chromium-daily/dev for ...
17
votes
3answers
3k views

about:blank opens in Chromium when I type into the dash

Here's a rather odd problem I'm having. Whenever I open the dash and type into it, Chromium opens up and opens an "about:blank" tab for just about every letter I write into the dash. Why is it doing ...
15
votes
6answers
20k views

Can't watch youtube videos with chromium on ubuntu 13.04 64-bit [duplicate]

I've digged all over google but I can't find any solution to my problem. Firefox works pretty well. I have this issue only with chromium and only with youtube. I have no problem watching videos at ...
15
votes
7answers
5k views

All chromium extensions throw errors since update to 13.10 [closed]

Since updating to 13.10 all chromium extensions generate errors: chrome.extension is not available: 'extension' is not allowed for specified context type content script, extension page, web page, ...
14
votes
2answers
26k views

Why does Chrome have so many processes on my machine?

I've got almost 20 processes for google chrome (whilst only having 4 tabs open, all with barebones HTML) , all hogging memory and either saying futex_wait_queue_me or poll_schedule_timeout. My fan ...
13
votes
7answers
8k views

How do I make Thunderbird open links in Chromium?

Using Xubuntu 12.04 I want to be able to click links in Thunderbird emails and have them open in Chromium (package name chromium-browser). Instead, they open in Firefox. I have tried the following: ...
13
votes
6answers
9k views

How can I enable Chrome/Chromium Unity integration?

I installed Ubuntu yesterday on a new laptop. After downloading and installing Chrome, I realized that there is no experimental integration Gnome3/Unity flag in about:flags? I remember using the ...
13
votes
4answers
1k views

How do I run Angry Birds?

I see that there is an HTML version of Angry Birds. How do I use it? I'd also like to have the icon on my launcher so I can run it as it's own application.
13
votes
1answer
19k views

How to integrate KeePass and Chrome/Chromium using ChromIPass?

I'm trying to integrate KeePass and Chrome/Chromium after installing ChromIPass when I try to connect to KeePass, It gives the following error: ChromeIPass has been disconnected from KeePassHttp. ...
13
votes
4answers
5k views

How do I get the latest (beta and development) version of Chromium?

Confronted with this issue I found that I need to run a version of Chromium that is newer then the one in the repositories in order to use an extension that I want. Can I get a such new, even latest ...
11
votes
3answers
5k views

Prism equivalent for Chromium?

I want to use Prism, but I don't want to use Firefox. Is there some similiar technology to Prism, based on Chromium instead of Firefox? Thanx for your answers
11
votes
3answers
6k views

Can't set Chromium as default browser

I open Chromium and the browser ask me if I want to set it as my default browser. I click on "set as default" and close the browser. But when I open Chromium again I get the same question. Ubuntu ...
11
votes
1answer
727 views

Why doesn't Chromium get quicker updates?

I'm running 10.04 and i'm still only on v12 even though we've just had v14 pushed out by Google and on 3 Sept a big update to v13 that revoked the Diginotar certificates. I was running a ppa at one ...
10
votes
3answers
1k views

Should I use No-Script?

I hear that web-browsing is the most likely origin of malware on a computer these days. I also hear that one doesn't need to worry about viruses on Linux. So, should I use a browser extension that ...
10
votes
2answers
42k views

How do I install Chromium from the command line?

I have already tried using the Ubuntu Software Center, but it won't install the Chromium browser. How can I install it using the terminal?
10
votes
3answers
29k views

How can I enable java in Chromium?

I've got java working on firefox in Ubuntu 11.04, but using the same page on chromium tells me java cannot be found. How can I enable java on chromium in my Ubuntu 11.04?
10
votes
1answer
17k views

How do I install the latest version of Chromium in Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

Previously this same question was asked, however all of the answers are wrong -- including the chosen one. So, let's try it again. (I've specified the Ubuntu version number at the top to indicate the ...
9
votes
2answers
5k views

How to remove Unity web apps?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 and all has been great, except for the web apps feature. I've tried adding a few web apps, but it's very buggy and not a very good experience. I'm also tired of ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

Open irc:// links in XChat from Firefox and Chromium

I want to open channels in servers specified in irc:// links in XChat, but directly pointing to XChat binary (in Firefox) did not work - the window to choose servers appears as usual. I don't know how ...
9
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I resume a download started in Chromium?

I was in the middle of a large download in Chromium and the power supply to my computer failed (well I tripped over my power cord ...). I see the entry in chrome://downloads/ which says the download ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

Is there a way to stop Chrome/Firefox record history of a 'particular' website?

I want Chrome/Firefox NOT to record history of a 'particular' website. Is it possible to do so? I searched in preferences, but couldn't find a solution. Thanks in advance.
8
votes
4answers
9k views

How do I make Chromium use Flash from Google Chrome?

Now, that Adobe has stopped issuing new releases for Linux desktops, the only option for users is to use Google Chrome, for those who want to use the latest Flash updates. I use Chromium. Is there any ...
8
votes
4answers
4k views

Where are the daily builds for Chromium for 12.04?

I am running now Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin but i still have today problem with this sources for chromium. Anyone have the Daily-Dev apt sources for chromium? Failed to fetch ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

How is one supposed to stop Chromium processes?

After I close the Chromium GUI many chromium-browser processes continue running indefinitely. It seems like it's running a daemon that keeps processes around so they can be reused. Checking the ...
8
votes
1answer
853 views

How can I make Chromium app windows count as “their own application” in the Unity launcher?

I'm trying to add a Chromium app window (chromium-browser --app=http://example.org) to the launcher. I've put together a .desktop file and it works, but all instances of Chromium get lumped together. ...
8
votes
3answers
4k views

Chromium doesn't play sound

I have Chromium installed on Ubuntu 13.04, but aside from flash things, it seems I can't get a sound out of it. For instance, I installed an extension, SpeakIt, which is supposed to read paragraphs ...
8
votes
1answer
953 views

How to install local applications in ltsp thin clients?

I've configured a ltsp server at home and built the thin client. Though, I'd now like to know how to add local applications to the thin client, namely chromium-browser and emacs24.
8
votes
4answers
1k views

Java is not working on some websites

I have icedtea6-plugin installed on my Ubuntu box. The weird thing is, when I am browsing the internet, certain websites are able to use Java and some websites don't. For instance, I am able to log in ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Why does Chrome video performance substantially degrade after waking from suspend in 10.10?

Note: For some more details, some of which may not be true given what I've figured out, see this post. When I first boot my computer, video performance (both native H.264 HTML5 in YouTube and Vimeo, ...
8
votes
2answers
646 views

Can I make new tabs open in my default Chrome(ium) profile?

I am using Chrome and Chromium 16.0.912.75 (from the stable channels). I find the profile feature really useful. However, when new tabs are opened, or when I launch Chrome for the first time, the ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I disable Chrome/ium's Wrench menu?

Chromium now supports Unity menu bar integration. Because I can use the menu by moving my mouse to the panel, I have no need for the wrench menu. Is there a way to disable it?
8
votes
0answers
9k views

Chromium browser not loading youtube video [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu and have chromium installed in it. For every video on you tube it is giving me an error that the video is not available. I had installed flash player too but it is not working. I ...
8
votes
0answers
7k views

Active PPA for latest stable chromium? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install the latest stable version of Chromium? I run chromium and used this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/stable I just realized that it ...
7
votes
1answer
16k views

PDF viewer in chromium? [duplicate]

Google Chrome has plugin to view pdf files inside the browser. Is there any plugin for chromium which can do this?
7
votes
3answers
485 views

How do I alias `as` to `askubuntu.com` in Chromium?

I keep typing as into chromium's address bar and hitting return, thinking it would take me to askubuntu.com. Is there a way for me to alias it to askubuntu.com, so I stop wasting time closing the ...
7
votes
2answers
4k views

How to make Chrome/Chromium remember passwords in the gnome seahorse keyring?

Is it possible to make chrome or chromium (as that comes default in the repos) to use the Gnome seahorse as password vault? I have not found a way to do this for Firefox either, but maybe a solution ...
7
votes
5answers
8k views

Where are chromium extensions located?

Where are extensions stored once they've been installed to Chromium?
7
votes
1answer
22k views

Chrome or Chromium? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, I went to download Chrome and got an error saying it was packaged badly or something, so I read up about it and found out about Chrome, and most people ...
7
votes
5answers
43k views

How to edit “Most Visited” section of new tab page in Chromium?

When I open a new tab in Chromium, it displays the 'new tab' page, which (among other things) contains the 'most visited' pages. I want to add a new webpage to that list. How do I do that? I've ...