Introduction Add key for Chromium daily build repositories Add Chromium daily build repositories Install Chromium Enable plugins Use system GTK theme
First 4 steps with one terminal command
Introduction Chromium is still in testing. It has not been officially released, so please do not expect it to run well. In the minimal use I've made of it, it appears to run okay, but daily updates could just break it at any moment.
So please be prepared to have a backup browser ready to use (like Firefox) and do not do anything critical in Chromium at this time (e.g., something you'd be really sad about if you were in the middle of doing it and your browser randomly crashed).
Click on any of the screenshots below in order to see a larger image.
Visit the Chromium daily builds section of Launchpad.
Copy the line of code to add the key.
Open up a terminal.
Paste in the code.
Go back to the PPA page, select your version of Ubuntu, and then copy the first line of text.
Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and enter your password when prompted.
Under Third-Party Software click Add. In APT line: paste in the line, and then click Add Source.
Do the same thing for the second line.
When prompted to reload the the repositories information, do so and wait.
Install Chromium Now that we have the daily builds repositories enabled, we can actually install Chromium.
Go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager and search for chromium
Mark chromium-browser for installation and then confirm the Mark.
Click Apply and then confirm again by clicking the second Apply when prompted.
Wait for Chromium to finish installing.
Quit Synaptic and quit Firefox.
Enable plugins Even though Chromium is installed and ready to use now, it doesn't come with the browser plugins enabled (no YouTube... no anything involving Flash).
If you want to enable plugins, go ahead and launch Chrome.
Copy the little phrase --enable-plugins
Right-click the Applications menu and select Edit Menus
Then, under Applications > Internet, double-click Chromium Web Browser and under Command, paste --enable-plugins right after chromium-browser and right before %U, so the whole command will read
chromium-browser --enable-plugins %U
Use system GTK theme By default, Chromium will have the same blue border that Chrome has in Windows.
If you want to blend it in with your GTK theme, click on the wrench and select Options
Then, under Personal Stuff, select Set to GTK+ theme
That's it. You're ready to go now and use Chromium!
If you've never added the daily builds repositories and if you're using Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), you can do all the first four steps (sans
getting Chromium to use your GTK theme) by just pasting this one command into the terminal
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 4E5E17B5 && echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list && echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install chromium-browser && mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications && cp /usr/share/applications/chromium-browser.desktop ~/.local/share/applications && sed -i 's/Exec=chromium-browser/Exec=chromium-browser --enable-plugins/g' ~/.local/share/applications/chromium-browser.desktop