Questions tagged [chromium]

Chromium is the open source (BSD-licenced) web browser that Google Chrome is based on. Use this tag for questions about installing, configuring or using the free software Chromium browser, not the proprietary Chrome browser published by Google.

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Chromium can't open local .html files on Ubuntu 20.04 (second SSD)

I've installed Chromium through "Ubuntu software" and all works fine except that I can't open a simple .html file stored on my other mounted drive. I figured it out that it'll work only if the .html ...
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libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1

I'd like to utilize my old netbook with the help of Kubuntu 20.04 to watch YouTube and write essays through "Google Documents." After the Kubuntu installation, I tried to install chromium by using ...
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Chromium not displaying the correct font used in CSS [closed]

When trying to reproduce a given webpage on a CSS course, Chromium always seems to revert to a generic serif, sans-serif or monospace font even though I've used, for example, Impact, Helvetica and ...
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Does Chromium web browser store passwords more securely than Firefox?

As far as I know Chromium uses some keyring, so if you for example make Ubuntu not ask password on login, Chromium will ask you for password when it is launched. Is it different when comparing to ...
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“Chromium didn't shut down correctly” message after almost every snap update since Ubuntu 19.10, 20.04

Almost every time my Chromium browser on Ubuntu 20.04 gets an update, next time I start Chromium I will get this annoying message "Chromium didn't shut down correctly" and the option to restore tabs. ...
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How can I provide Chromium Snap package permissions to access directories?

I installed Chromium from Software Center and and it was fine but it didn't have access to some directories like mounted drives. Then I read a thread and I uninstalled it and installed the Chromium ...
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How to get a list of currently opened websites on a browser

I have Firefox and brave as my web browser on PC. I would like to know how to get a list of currently opened webpages either on normal or private windows on either Firefox or brave. Ultimately I would ...
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How can I run portable Chromium in 20.04?

I want to use Chromium portable downloaded zip from here. Can I run Chromium from this ? I want to use multiple chromium with different processes. when i used ./chrome in terminal its running but ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Snap installed Chromium - Impossible to read Nextcloud folders [duplicate]

Since Ubuntu 20.04 has switched to snap package, I can't upload/download anymore files inside ~/Nextcloud/ Obviously, everything works normally using the OS file browser, command line and Firefox. ...
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Chromium Snap new profile with master_preferences

Chromium provides a few ways to pre-load bookmarks, extensions, and other settings on a brand new profile. One of those is the master_preferences file. https://www.chromium.org/administrators/pre-...
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Segmentation fault in firefox and chromium after installing updates

Lubuntu 18.04.1 running flawlessly in VirtualBox for about two years, had a few updates to install yesterday. After the updates both firefox and chromium cannot start. When launching them from the ...
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Snap Chromium browser and profile problems

After updating from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 my chromium lost it's profile. After some googling, i found that in 20.04 uses snap version of chromium. I copied my profile from ~/.config/chromium/Profile 1 ...
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Ubuntu 20 - Chromium doesn't show anything in Recents

I have a lot of files in Recent, and I can see them in apps like LibreWriter. But when I want to upload a file somewhere form Chromium, I don't see those files in Recent. This is really annoying ...
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Xdotool - tab key

i just found out xdotool so sorry if i ask basic questions but i can't find the answer. How can I simulate the tab key? On a raspberry, I start chromium in kiosk mode on an application that requires ...
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Chromium is not open Zoom by xdg-open

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Chromium 81.0.4044.138 and Zoom 5.0.403652.0509. When try to open link to Zoom conference appears window "Open xdg-open?". Unfortunately nothing happened. I used tip from ...
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I get snap error when i try to installl chromium-browser [duplicate]

When i type this: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will ...
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How to install specific chromium version in ubuntu 16.04

I want to install Chromium 72.0.3626.121. What is the procedure
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Xdg-open doesn't work in Chromium

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I've got chromium-browser through apt(same problem persists with snap version). The problem is that xdg-open doesn't seem to do anything when called ...
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Chromium Snap WebApps stop working after Chromium update -> Fix!

After having fiddled around and finally fixed my WebApps with Chromium Snap on Ubuntu 20.04, today I discovered that all my WebApps were missing from the dock and no longer available when searching ...
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Multiple users behavior inconsistent in Chromium snap on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Just did a clean install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. After updating packages and installing chromium snap I signed in to my main account (I'll call it profile 1 see attached pic, top right window) ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Google Chromium is slow after wake from sleep

As the title says, if I close my laptop lid while Chromium is running and then open it again, Chromium is quite sluggish (slow) when my laptop wakes from sleep. The mouse lags and scrolling is choppy. ...
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How do I create launcher icon for Chromium with proxy?

I use proxy to connect to the network of my employer. However, I do not use any proxy for my personal use. So when I work, I open chromium in command line via the command chromium --proxy-server="...
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How do I disable Chromium icon in system tray in XFCE?

OS: Xubuntu 20.04 DE: XFCE 4.14 Package: Chromium 81.0.4044.129 How can I disable the Chromium icon in the system tray? It appears the first time I open Chromium, and remains until I shut down the ...
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Chrome and chromium freeze and stutters on fresh install Ubuntu 20.04

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 on a Matebook X Pro with only Intel integrated UHD Graphics 620. Freeze happened when trying to add a new GMail account, and also at various other sites. When I ...
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Chrome exiting + Chromium-browser neither opening nor removing from snap

I was in ubuntu 19.10, use google chrome for browsing. It suddenly started crashing mean when I open after 1 minute it exiting itself. Then I switch to chromium-browser. And everything was fine there ...
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chromium-browser in 20.04 + Openshift install

I am trying to create an Openshift image for 20.04 but have hit a roadblock with chromium-browser as its a snap based installation.i need this to be installed in the system folders rather than the ...
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Chromium (Snap) on Ubuntu 20.04 - Some webapp shortcuts not working - workaround

Just installed Ubuntu 20.04 and tried to get my favorite webapps (i.e. Google Calendar, WhatsApp Web) working again. Since Firefox removed this feature years ago, I'm now using Chromium for this. On ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Chromium Snap cannot pin Webapp shortcuts to dock? -> Try this!

While typing this question, I found the solution to it via a workaround. So I'm posting it in case anybody else runs into this problem. If you're on Ubuntu 20.04 and create a webapp through Chromium ...
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How to save a website link as a .url / .webloc file instead of .desktop [NextCloud LinkEditor compatibility]

I regularly save website links as files in the nautilus folders. I'm using NextCloud (also client) with a module called LinkEditor, which only supports .url and .webloc extensions. How can I save ...
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Chromium giving a Bus error (core dumped) error after manual fsck

Before running manual fsck everything worked just fine on ubuntu 19.10. When launching chromium from the terminal it outputs `Bus error (core dumped) ` Executing these commands: rm ~/.cache/...
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How can I download Chromium for Windows Linux Subsystem?

When I try to download Chromium normally with snap install chromium or apt-get install chromium-browser I end up getting the following. Interacting with snapd is not yet supported on Windows ...
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Problem when trying to install multiple apps with snap

I am trying to install multiple apps with one command using snap, on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: sudo snap install opera chromium But I get the below error: error: cannot install "opera", "chromium": no ...
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[19141:19141:0425/011526.129520:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(374) InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process

When I run the google-chrome - [19141:19141:0425/011526.129520:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(374)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process. This error is coming also ...
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Chromium installation error in Lubuntu 20.04

I've installed Lubuntu 20.04 x64, and wanted to install chromium browser. I used the command- sudo apt-get install chromium-browser but it displayed- => Installing the chromium snap ==> ...
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Google Chrome System Dark Mode

When I switch Ubuntu 20.04 to dark mode (via gnome-tweak-tool > appearance > Shell > Yaru-dark and the Appearance section of the system app) Google Chrome doesn't seem to think that my OS/System ...
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Why my browser shows loading spinner every minute/hr and affect all my tabs on Ubuntu 18.04

Every minute or hr it shows a loading spinner on my screen even I'm using Mozilla Firefox or Chromium. When you're experience on it, everything on browser are immutable. browser with loading spinner ...
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Install Chromium from Software Center [duplicate]

(1) Network works fine (2) In Software Center, search doesn't work, search anything gives no result. (3) Chromium install failed: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open... Then I'...
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Netflix not working on Ubuntu 19.10 with Chromium [duplicate]

I have not much do add to the title, for some reason works with Firefox but not with Chromium and I would like to fix it. I searched on the web and seems I'm not the only one but found not good answer,...
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Font characters displayed as squares in Ubuntu 18.04

Recently, on my Ubuntu 18.04 I have noticed that at least on gnome-calculator and chromium browser the fonts are displayed as squares. I have followed instructions here and here, the calculator is ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - crashing even after clean reinstall of OS

I know this issue has been asked several times but they are old and none of the suggestions of restarting etc etc., help. I have been using Chrome on my laptop (the same one) for 5 years now and it's ...
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Snap Chromium randomly flushing cache

I'm noticing a strange and annoying behavior in snap Chromium, running on Ubuntu 19.10. It happens sometimes that, while using Chromium, its icon disappears from the side dock, only to reappear a few ...
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Google Meet streaming freezes but unfreezes when Chromium window dragged

I use Kubuntu 18.04 and I am having a strange issue with Chrome and Chromium when I join a Google Meet video meeting. If someone makes a presentation or if there are too many participants who share ...
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Chromium magnet link not opening in qbittorrent

New to linux, just installed Ubuntu. When I click on a magnet link, I get a prompt asking if I want to open "xdg-open". I accept and then nothing happens. I entered the following based on something I ...
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How to have chromium appear as chrome to web sites?

I would like to use skype on an old netbook with a 32bit-only atom processor (N270). The skype linux client is only available for 64 bit linuxes. But they have a web app. However, their web app is ...
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How to install specific version of Chromium on Ubuntu?

I've Ubuntu 18.04 and it has Chromium 80 installed on it. I want to downgrade it to Chromium 79.0.3975.79 hence trying to install it. With command sudo apt-get install chromium-browser, it installs ...
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Bad URL in Chromium causes OS to be unstable and not boot

I just joined so I could find some insight on this problem that got me yesterday. I don't currently have access to the computer where it happened on so debugging this may be slower than I hoped for. ...
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How to permanently fix color emoji (Use Noto Color Emoji in Chrome, Brave Browser, etc) (Ubuntu 20.04)

How to permanently fix color emoji (Use Noto Color Emoji in Chrome, Brave Browser, etc) (Ubuntu 20.04) Sometimes color emoji display correctly, and sometimes they display as black and white line art. ...
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Xdg-open doesn't do anything, Zoom in Chromium,

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. As the title says, when prompt to "xdg open" on Zoom (chromium browser), nothing happens and I can't do a conference call. Does anyone know what might be the issue? I'...
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Snap-packaged Chromium can not read mounted volumes [duplicate]

Since the official chromium-browser switched to relying on the Snap-packaged variety, the browser gets "Permission Denied" when attempting to read any directory mounted after boot. For example, ...
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Google translate, voice feature is not working

Voice feature (mic) in google translate is not working in chromium. When I clicked on mic button, record looks like it started, but after 0.5 second it stopped. Version 80.0.3987.87 (Official Build) ...

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