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 youtube.com 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 https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/dnsmasq, and it “works” as promised:

dig http://example.com/
Query time: 27 msec

dig http://example.com/
Query time: 0 msec

However, if I do:

sudo service dnsmasq restart

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

dig http://example.com/
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.

Updating Chromium fails (times out) as Snap Package

It downloads Chromium correctly, but then fails to configure it.

$ sudo snap refresh && alert; alert
(sudo) password for webdev: 
error: cannot perform the following tasks:
- Run configure hook of "chromium" snap if present (run hook "configure": 
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Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-nonlatin.conf", line 8: unknown element "description"
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/69-unifont.conf", line 4: unknown element "its:rules"
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/69-unifont.conf", line 5: unknown element "its:translateRule"
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/69-unifont.conf", line 5: invalid attribute 'translate'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/69-unifont.conf", line 5: invalid attribute 'selector'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/69-unifont.conf", line 6: invalid attribute 'xmlns:its'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/69-unifont.conf", line 6: invalid attribute 'version'
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf", line 4: unknown element "its:rules"
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf", line 5: unknown element "its:translateRule"
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf", line 5: invalid attribute 'translate'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf", line 5: invalid attribute 'selector'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf", line 6: invalid attribute 'xmlns:its'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf", line 6: invalid attribute 'version'
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf", line 8: unknown element "description"
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/80-delicious.conf", line 4: unknown element "its:rules"
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/80-delicious.conf", line 5: unknown element "its:translateRule"
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/80-delicious.conf", line 5: invalid attribute 'translate'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/80-delicious.conf", line 5: invalid attribute 'selector'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/80-delicious.conf", line 6: invalid attribute 'xmlns:its'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/80-delicious.conf", line 6: invalid attribute 'version'
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-synthetic.conf", line 4: unknown element "its:rules"
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-synthetic.conf", line 5: unknown element "its:translateRule"
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-synthetic.conf", line 5: invalid attribute 'translate'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-synthetic.conf", line 5: invalid attribute 'selector'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-synthetic.conf", line 6: invalid attribute 'xmlns:its'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-synthetic.conf", line 6: invalid attribute 'version'
/usr/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 10 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 4 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1: caching, new cache contents: 8 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings/large: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc: caching, new cache contents: 89 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/util: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/cMap: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/cmap: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/eot: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/eot/font-awesome: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/fonts-go: caching, new cache contents: 12 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 20 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/cabin: caching, new cache contents: 8 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/cantarell: caching, new cache contents: 5 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/ebgaramond: caching, new cache contents: 10 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/font-awesome: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/fonts-hosny-amiri: caching, new cache contents: 6 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/freefont: caching, new cache contents: 12 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/gentiumplus: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/ipaexfont-gothic: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/ipaexfont-mincho: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/ipafont-gothic: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/ipafont-mincho: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/linux-libertine: caching, new cache contents: 13 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/lobster: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/lobstertwo: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/malayalam: caching, new cache contents: 7 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/noto: caching, new cache contents: 73 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/stix: caching, new cache contents: 29 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/stix-word: caching, new cache contents: 5 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/tlwg: caching, new cache contents: 58 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/urw-base35: caching, new cache contents: 35 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/svg: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/svg/font-awesome: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 84 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Gargi: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Gubbi: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Nakula: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Navilu: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Sahadeva: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Sarai: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/abyssinica: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/adf: caching, new cache contents: 41 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ancient-scripts: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/arphic-bkai00mp: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/arphic-bsmi00lp: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/arphic-gbsn00lp: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/arphic-gkai00mp: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/artemisia: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/asana-math: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/baekmuk: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/baskerville: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/bodoni-classic: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/comfortaa: caching, new cache contents: 3 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/complutum: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/croscore: caching, new cache contents: 12 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/crosextra: caching, new cache contents: 8 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu: caching, new cache contents: 22 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/didot: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/didot-classic: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/droid: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ebgaramond: caching, new cache contents: 10 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/font-awesome: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-beng-extra: caching, new cache contents: 6 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-deva-extra: caching, new cache contents: 3 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-gujr-extra: caching, new cache contents: 5 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-guru-extra: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-kalapi: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-orya-extra: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-telu-extra: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-yrsa-rasa: caching, new cache contents: 10 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont: 
<exceeded maximum runtime of 5m0s>
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Is there a known way around this, or is this a bug which I should report on Launchpad?

gui – How can I implement UI in Unity using Chromium?

I’m looking for an alternative to UI Builder.

Ideally I’d like to have basically a Chromium instance atop Unity3D which would have its JS calls somehow land in the C# (maybe in the “Update” loop it listens to a constant stream of potential calls and the parameters will correspond to function names in my Unity code, I don’t know)

here’s what I found which doesn’t quite live up to my expectations:

This Unity forum thread may be relevant.
Chromium Embedded Framework was a tool used by some assets on the asset store to create chromium UI but it has been removed.

If not using these assets, how can I implement my idea of using Chromium as my UI layer?

gui – How can I implement UI in Unity using Chromium in 2021?

I’m looking for an alternative to UI Builder.

Ideally I’d like to have basically a chromium atop Unity3D which would have it’s JS calls somehow land in the C# (maybe in the “Update” loop it listens to a constant stream of potential calls and the parameters will correspond to function names in my Unity code, I don’t know)

here’s what I found which doesn’t quite live up to my expectations :

this one doesn’t support windows : https://github.com/gree/unity-webview

This : https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/gui/3d-webview-for-windows-and-macos-web-browser-154144 : requires the UI to be served on an actual live URL and for Unity to access it via that URL and for all interaction to be handled via API, impractical or slow at best.

This is interesting : https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/gui/powerui-html-css-10374 but has been made in 2011, the documentation is all gone. the support for css feature is probably incredibly slim.

This one looks pretty good : https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/gui/embedded-browser-55459 but I’m unsure that it could be bent into a UI system. I want it to frame my game, not to cover it.

This : https://coherent-labs.com/ : looks probably the best.

although the CSS implementation seems a tad lackluster : https://coherent-labs.com/Documentation/unity-gameface/df/d2c/css_props.html
Also this project was started in 2012, it’s probably carrying very old, very slow code.

EDIT : it seems that this may be relevant: https://forum.unity.com/threads/unity-2020-x-removal-of-the-chromium-embedded-framework-and-its-implication-on-asset-store-tools.856417/
Chromium Embedded Framework was a tool used by some assets on the asset store to create chromium UI but it has been removed.

Is there a Modern triple A “Chromium-As-A-UI” Unity solution and if so what is it?

20.04 – Chromium won’t start

Something keeps happening to Chromium that times to times won’t start. I already searched for other similar questions but i do not find a solution. It appears this error in the syslog everytime i try to start Chromium:

Nov 18 17:56:15 hiro systemd(1791): Started Application launched by gnome-shell.
Nov 18 17:56:15 hiro chromium_chromium.desktop(1595537): cannot snap-exec: cannot read info for "chromium": cannot find installed snap "chromium" at revision 1399: missing file /snap/chromium/1399/meta/snap.yaml
Nov 18 17:56:15 hiro systemd(1791): gnome-launched-chromium_chromium.desktop-1595537.scope: Succeeded.

But when i check for this missing file:
ls /snap/chromium/1399/meta/snap.yaml

It is there. Any ideias to fix this? Thank you.

UPDATE

I tried this command:

dpkg-reconfigure chromium-browser

but did not change the problem.

Then i tried:

snap remove chromium

But return a error:

error: cannot perform the following tasks:
- Disconnect chromium:password-manager-service from core:password-manager-service (internal error: connection "chromium:password-manager-service core:password-manager-service" not found in state)

chromium – How prevent “touch” pointer in Brave

I’m using Brave Version 1.16.72 Chromium: 86.0.4240.183 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Windows 10.

When I use Brave > ☰ > More tools > Developer tools, even if I leave it in “Responsive” mode, I see the mouse cursor change to a “touch” pointer like this:

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In regular Chrome (and in Brave if I am not using Developer Tools), the cursor looks as it should:

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This matters when debugging websites during web development.

How can I ensure that Brave allows a normal desktop (non-touch) cursor when in Developer Tools “Responsive” mode?