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#1 2018-05-05 17:33:57

martix
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Ungoogled Chromium browser - How to install and use it

I posted about Ungoogled Chromium a few times before (how to install v58,
how to install extensions, how to install v62).

It might be one of the best browsers right now as it has modifications to Google Chromium for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency. Here are Ungoogled Chromium v66 .deb files available for Debian 9.0 (Stretch) amd64.


How to install Ungoogled Chromium?

Installation (requires wget and gdebi)

1. First download all the necessary .deb files. As a one liner this will do the job (it creates a directory in $HOME called "src" and downloads all the files):

mkdir ~/src && cd ~/src && wget -c https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/66.0.3359.139-1/ungoogled-chromium-common_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_amd64.deb && wget -c https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/66.0.3359.139-1/ungoogled-chromium_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_amd64.deb && wget -c https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/66.0.3359.139-1/ungoogled-chromium-driver_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_amd64.deb && wget -c https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/66.0.3359.139-1/ungoogled-chromium-widevine_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_amd64.deb && wget -c https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/66.0.3359.139-1/ungoogled-chromium-l10n_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_all.deb && wget -c https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/66.0.3359.139-1/ungoogled-chromium-shell_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_amd64.deb

2. If you have Ungoogled Chromium already (if you still use v58, see first the guide for installing v62 above), remove it:

sudo apt remove ungoogled-chromium

3. Run the following command in order to install the files (requires a couple "y" confirmations):

sudo gdebi ungoogled-chromium-common_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_amd64.deb && sudo gdebi ungoogled-chromium_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_amd64.deb && sudo gdebi ungoogled-chromium-widevine_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_amd64.deb && sudo gdebi ungoogled-chromium-l10n_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_all.deb && sudo gdebi ungoogled-chromium-shell_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_amd64.deb && sudo gdebi ungoogled-chromium-driver_66.0.3359.139-1.stretch_amd64.deb


How to use Ungoogled Chromium?

Here ist the FAQ for the project. It works just like Chromium, but extensions cannot be directly installed from the g* store. An easy way to install extensions is via https://chrome-extension-downloader.com/, which site is useful as a bookmark.

In order to install e.g. uBlock Origin, find out its ID first (using duckduckgo shows after a search "ublock origin chrome" the link, it's the last part what is needed: cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm ). Paste this ID in https://chrome-extension-downloader.com/, click Download extension, open  chrome://extensions/  (a bookmark for this page is useful too) and simply pull the .crx file from the download bar in the extension window ("Drop to install" will appear). There are no automatic updates, so check extensions regularly.

Here are some other IDs for useful extensions: oiigbmnaadbkfbmpbfijlflahbdbdgdf - Scriptsafe; obdbgnebcljmgkoljcdddaopadkifnpm - Canvas Defender; nlapleiepodflfbclacdhmbldadobpah - Disable WebGL, bkmmlbllpjdpgcgdohbaghfaecnddhni - WebRTC Protect; einpaelgookohagofgnnkcfjbkkgepnp - Random User Agent.

To remove cookies and other kinds of data, it's handy to put  chrome://settings/clearBrowserData  on a bookmark. An extension for clear cache and cleaning cookies are also good to have.

Last edited by martix (2018-05-05 17:41:47)

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#2 2018-07-11 03:57:38

nekoseam
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Re: Ungoogled Chromium browser - How to install and use it

Does Ungoogled-Chromium remove anything that you can't just disable in regular Chromium?

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#3 2018-07-11 04:15:52

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Re: Ungoogled Chromium browser - How to install and use it

Cool idea, I'm going to install this on AL.  From memory anything outside of standard Chrome/Chromium takes forever to compile.


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#4 2018-07-11 09:43:42

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Re: Ungoogled Chromium browser - How to install and use it

nekoseam wrote:

Does Ungoogled-Chromium remove anything that you can't just disable in regular Chromium?

yes.
google is hardcoded into chromium's sourcecode in various ways, and this project does its best to remove all of it.
i once read a lengthy explanation by the dev itself (probably the README), it was all explained.
no, this project is much more than "just another privacy browser" (*).
it also has a long (well, 3 years anyhow) history, many contributors and many more fans.
just check out the github page.

(*) it's also different - imho, you still need to tweak some options and install some extensions to make this usable in a safe way. it's not all about google.

Last edited by ohnonot (2018-07-11 09:45:41)

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#5 2018-07-11 09:47:27

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Re: Ungoogled Chromium browser - How to install and use it

Dobbie03 wrote:

From memory anything outside of standard Chrome/Chromium takes forever to compile.

there's a precompiled portable binary - i just tried, works fine on archlinux (read the README)!

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#6 2018-07-11 09:58:17

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Re: Ungoogled Chromium browser - How to install and use it

Ah sweet, thanks for that link.


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#7 2018-11-08 13:59:41

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Re: Ungoogled Chromium browser - How to install and use it

Ive been using this on my arch/artix openrc spin and very happy with it, installed from the AUR as version 70. Debian stable i could only install version 69 of the precompiled binary that is available.

Addons need to be manually installed but that was no big deal imo.

Early days yet as i am a firefox user but i think i may convert to this one full time.


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