Introduction -I’ve seen people giving very bad review of Google Chrome..even I don’t like it, Google Chrome is a Chromium based (Open Source) browser coded in C+++ with some Google branding. however If you want to use it on Linux you have to use unbranded Chromium browser <--- Now this is what I like, a good Open Source browser for an Open Source Operating System.
Chromium is quite good and possibly can be the browser for future.
The first thing you have to do is to add Ubuntu/Deb repository to apt.
Open /etc/apt/source.list -
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.listAdd following line to the file, and save the file.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main #chromium-browserNow add the GPG key -
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5Refresh the repository -
sudo apt-get updateInstall Chromium -
sudo apt-get install chromium-browserNow You have Chromium installed.
All you have to do is start Chromium with some --flags.
Easy way to do this is.
Create a Launcher – Open Gedit, add following text to blank file.
Save the file as chromium.desktop#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Chromium 3 Exec=/usr/bin/chromium-browser --enable-plugins --enable-user-scripts --enable-extensions Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/chromium-browser.png Categories=Network;Internet;Browser Version=1.0 StartupNotify=true Type=Application Terminal=0
Or Create file with following text and save it as chrome-launcher
#!/bin/bash exec /usr/bin/chromium-browser --enable-plugins --enable-user-scripts --enable-extensions exit 0
Make it executable, and move it to /usr/local/bin
chmod a+x chrome-launcher && sudo mv chrome-launcher /usr/local/bin/
Now you can use chrome-launcher as regular command.
3. Flash Plugin -
Once you completed the 2nd step, you can install the extensions/themes and user scripts.for Plug-ins like Shockwave-Flash you do not need to copy or create links of libflashplayer.so or flashplugin-alternative.so to /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/
Chromium will directly use all the plug-ins from the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, To confirm that Plug-ins are in use correctly, type about:plugins in address bar and hit enter.
4. Extensions -
Once you have started Chromium with extensions enabled. your can install .crx plugins right away.
Download the .crx file from Chromium and save it..
Extension will be activated instantly you don’t need to restart the browser.
ype in chrome://extensions to see installed extensions.
You can get some Extensions Here
Visit the Official Google Chrome Theme Gallery
and Install the theme you want, Or use your native GTK+ theme, So you can always be sure that your Chromium goes with your desktop theme.
A very important thing for your browser, Advertises can be blocked using AdSweep user script
Or AdSweep.crx <-- (Click to Install) Chromium extension.
With Ads.. Without Ads..
7. Greasemonkey / User ScriptsAs we have enabled user scripts using --enable-user-scripts, all we need to to is to put our .js scripts in
~/.config/chromium/Default/User ScriptsYou can get userscipts at userscripts.org
However scripts do not run for me sometimes.
To do so use --app=URL option.
chromium-browser --enable-plugins --enable-user-scripts --enable-extensions --app=http://www.gmail.com/Will create application like this..
And there you get uber Chromium ready for surfing.
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