windows 10 – Why does (Chromium) Microsoft Edge get to skip past Default App’s screen? When every other app can’t?

Most browsers on launch check if they are the ‘default browser’ & when they are not they prompt you to make them the default (‘pick me pick me!‘). In Chrome when you click ‘Set as default’ in Windows 10 you are brought to the Settings, Default Apps screen in which you can set the default browser.

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(Chromium) Microsoft Edge has the same prompt, but lo & behold it doesn’t bring you to the ‘Default Apps’ screen. I’m quite sure Windows 10 changed the app-association rules so only users controlled, but why is Microsoft breaking its own rules? Is it a ‘do as a say, not as I do?‘ thing. Has anyone else noticed this or brought it to Microsoft’s attention? Hasn’t Microsoft gotten in trouble for things like this before because it violated some EU law?

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How to restore Bookmarks&history&Tabs&Preference from .confg/google-chrom for chromium?

I am migrating my home from a source PC to a new target laptop. The source one is broken and now is only accessible by ssh. Previously, there was a chrome brower and I saved many pages on the Bookmark and unclosed tabs.

The problem for me is how I can restore these hisotry BookMarks to my new laptop, which has a newly installed Chromium. What tried

  1. Copy xx@SOURCE_ADDRESS:~/.config/google-chrome ./ in the target laptop. There are history&BookMarks record in ~/.config/google-chrome/Default
  2. re-launch chromium but nothing change, but still nothing happen.

The alternative way I have tried is

copy -R ~/.config/google-chrome ~/.config/chromium

in the laptop, as I realized some minor difference beteween google-chrome and chromum after reading Chrome/Chromium stored configuration, but I still failed.

Cannot run MFTF tests: chromium started but does nothing

  1. I installed MFTF and selenium accoring to

  2. I run:

    $ java -jar selenium-server-standalone-3.141.59.jar
    17:27:35.423 INFO (GridLauncherV3.parse) – Selenium server version: 3.141.59, revision: e82be7d358
    17:27:35.480 INFO (GridLauncherV3.lambda$buildLaunchers$3) – Launching a standalone Selenium Server on port 4444
    2021-03-21 17:27:35.514:INFO::main: Logging initialized @232ms to org.seleniumhq.jetty9.util.log.StdErrLog
    17:27:35.667 INFO (WebDriverServlet.) – Initialising WebDriverServlet
    17:27:35.727 INFO (SeleniumServer.boot) – Selenium Server is up and running on port 4444

  3. From another console i run:

    vendor/bin/codecept run functional -c dev/tests/acceptance/codeception.yml
    Codeception PHP Testing Framework v4.1.18
    Powered by PHPUnit 9.1.5 by Sebastian Bergmann and contributors.

    MagentoFunctionalTestingFramework.functional Tests (4097) ——————————————————————————————-

    • AdminAdobeStockConfigTestCest: Admin adobe stock config test
      /******** Beginning execution of AdobeStockIntegrationConfigurationSuite suite before block ********/

    In MagentoWebDriver.php line 853:

    Suite condition failure:
    Call to a member function close() on null

I see chromium was started but I don’t see any activity there.
What am I doing wrong? How to run tests properly?

Magento 2.4.2(MFTF3)

Chromium 89.0.4389.90 snap (webd

OS Ubuntu 20.04

java – Best way to Inject Javascript into Chromium For Android Browser

Hey im building Chromium for Android, based off this repo and I’m trying to figure out why Javascript Interface isnt allowing me to inject javascript within a webpage within Chrome Activity Class.. Even when I call tab.getWebContents().evaluateJavaScript() within onPageLoadFinished method, the browser freezes. Is there any way to achieve this successfully?

How do I stop the pictures in YouTube search results from displaying frames from the video in rapid succession, when using Chromium browser?

I’m a Linux user, and am having a problem with when accessing it with the Chromium web browser (version 53.0).

When YouTube lists search results, each result shows a picture. The problem is that when the mouse is horizontally in line with any given picture, the picture starts displaying frames from the video in rapid succession, ad Infinium.

This is so annoying and distracting. It’s driving me crazy. I just want to see completely still pictures. I can’t find any discussion of the problem via google.

Firefox (version 49.0) doesn’t do this.

My Question:

How do I stop the rapid frame display from happening when using Chromium, so that all I see are STILL pictures?

Unfortunately, moving the mouse to the far left or right of the page isn’t a useful solution.

Using Edge Chromium for SharePoint

We have a SharePoint 2019 on premise system. We’ve encountered an issue where emails always download instead of opening automatically in Outlook when using Edge Chromium All other document types in system (word, Excel and TXT) open in the default client application. When I try an another browser like Firefox emails do open in Outlook automatically. This seems to suggest there is nothing with configuration or settings of our SharePoint system but a problem with Edge Chromium itself. The organization I work for seems keen to use Edge Chromium as its default browser. I was wondering if there is a way to get around the problem. Nothing I have tried within Edge Chromium settings stops the downloading of emails. So I’m beginning to wonder if we need to dump it for another browser. Any advise/help would be greatly appreciated.

networking – How to make Chromium use dnsmasq cache

So, I set up dnsmasq, configured it according to, and it “works” as promised:

Query time: 27 msec

Query time: 0 msec

However, if I do:

sudo service dnsmasq restart

and load that page in Chromium first, then the query still shows:

Query time: 30 msec

Note as well, all the dig queries sent through terminal do appear in the dnsmasq log, whereas none of the queries from Chromium enter the log, which is one more reason to believe Chromium doesn’t use system dns resolver, which invalidates the initial purpose of installing dnsmasq

If I am not mistaken, how to make Chromium DNS queries go through dnsmask?

nvidia – Solved: Chrome (and Chromium) Crashing in Ubuntu 18.04

Lots of similar experiences with crashing in multiple forums. When Chrome has multiple windows open, lots of tabs, using scroll wheel, pages would crash repeatedly and occasionally the whole browser. I did everything – cleared cache, installed new Chrome, switched to Chromium, disabled extensions, disabled hardware acceleration. None of these worked.

Finally, I saw a solution. I have an Nvidia GPU, and apparently it doesn’t play nice with Chrome and Ubuntu. I put chrome://flags/ into my address window, searched for GPU and disabled EVERY feature that mentioned the word GPU. Checked with chrome://gpu/ Only Multiple Raster and Skia render remained (can’t turn these off).

The result – no more crashes. No visible difference in performance of Chrome. These are all “Experimental Features.”

Hope this helps someone else.