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Chrome is the brand product by Google - the base browser AND specific modifications. It generally does a lot of things that are widely considered to be violating the privacy of its users or the fundamental principles of free & open software - hence is not the default choice for Ubuntu users. Chromium is the software base of all the non-Google-related ...


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Midori uses the WebKit rendering engine, and has a User-Agent which resembles an older Chrome User-Agent header. This is why Google is showing the update suggestion.


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A package can be automatically installed if another package that you manually install depends on it. You can track packages dependencies with aptitude. I've run this on my computer: $ aptitude why chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra i ubuntu-restricted-extras Depends ubuntu-restricted-addons i A ubuntu-restricted-addons Recommends ...


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The package was not installed by default in Ubuntu. You installed the Chromium browser, and it requires that package, so it was also installed. Neither the Chromium browser or the extra codecs package for it are installed by default. Their installation is because you installed them.


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I have Ubuntu 14.04 and mouse wheel stopped working on one of my Chrome instances. I followed the tip in http://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-smooth-scrolling-feature-in-google-chrome/ and it works great. When I go into the page about::flags, the "Smooth Scrolling" option was enabled. I disabled it and it works.


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Google Chrome will drop 32-bit machines but Chromium is still going. (Source) Just install Chromium instead of Google Chrome. You'll find it in the software centre. I think that one difference between Google Chrome and Chromium is that there's a plugin called Widevine Content Decryption Module installed in Google Chrome by default but not in Chromium. Try ...


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If you upgraded from previous release (it sounds you did) you may try to clear your config files with mv ~/.config/google-chrome ~/.config/google-chrome-backup and maybe also clear the app shortcuts with mkdir ~/.local/share/applications-backup && mv ~/.local/share/applications/chrome* ~/.local/share/applications-backup (both commands should ...


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I don't have enough reputation to comment, so I'm writing this as an answer. It looks like the problem your referring to is a bug in Chromium. Until it is fixed you could use Google Chrome which does not have this bug. Update: Now the bug is fixed for me with the latest version of Chromium.


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As a safety measure Install Adblock Plus on your both of the browsers. Once install ,it will ask you to turn on the features that you want (it will be the page where they will request you for donation , scroll down to see the options ). Turn on all of the options for safe and add free browsing.


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This is just a wild guess, but what is your home router DNS settings? As an experiment, change your system DNS resolver to f.e. Verisign Public DNS - (64.6.64.6) or Google Public DNS (8.8.8.8) and see whether this changes your experience. If yes, then throw your home router to trash, as there are many security bugs in home routers and exploits are running ...


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Can't compare a running browser and memory management of a browser. Those are two different things. Considering the fact PC's today are so fast the entire argument of memory management is just mute. I would argue it is more about stability of these browsers than speed.


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The next working fine for me in UbuntuStudio 16.04 64 bits (the above not working) I copy and paste from: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Chromium/Getting-Flash "As of 2015-05, the old "pepperflashplugin-nonfree" is deprecated in favor of an official, maintained, one-step package called adobe-flashplugin, which works for Firefox and Chromium and derivatives, but ...


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In addition to Videonauth's proper answer, you can open the .desktop file created for Chromium. Most apps have a "shortcut" ( a program.desktop ) file created for them Open your file manager and navigate to /usr/share/applications folder. You will find chromium-browser.desktop file, which you then drag to launcher or desktop. Unity Dash shows those ...


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If simple doing a reboot wont get you the chromium-browser in your dash you can as well kick-start it from terminal and at least lock its icon in the launcher. To do so open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and type: chromium-browser When it is opened you can right-click its icon in the launcher bar and choose lock to launcher.


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Try the solution at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1857163. It basically requires accessing CCSM (CompizConfig Settings Manager) and setting "Focus Prevention Level" in General Options to "None".


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Here's @michael_n 's answer in one script : # rewrite deluge's .desktop file sudo tee /usr/share/applications/deluge.desktop > /dev/null <<'EOF' [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Deluge GenericName=BitTorrent Client X-GNOME-FullName=Deluge BitTorrent Client Comment=Download and share files over BitTorrent TryExec=deluge-gtk Exec=deluge-gtk %U ...


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Set the keyring password to blank. Put your password in it, and then leave the new password without an entry. How do I change the "Default" password



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