Download latest stable Chromium binaries (64-bit and 32-bit)

Chromium
The free and open-source project behind Google Chrome

Windows 10, 8, 7

How to install, update and remove Chromium, on Windows?
About updates: your settings, bookmarks, extensions, history, passwords, cookies... will be saved. Do not worry!
For automated updates, use a Chromium #updater

Installer
  1. Download the EXE executable file (This is a 7-zip self-extracting archive. So you can unzip it to see its content)
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Execute this EXE file
  4. Wait for 2 or 3 seconds (Installation is silent)
  5. Open Chromium browser. It is updated!
  6. To remove it definitively: use the standard way or a software like CCleaner.

Archive
  1. Download the ZIP archive file
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Unzip this ZIP file
  4. Delete all the files from your installation directory
  5. Move the files from the unzipped directory to your installation directory
  6. Open Chromium browser. It is updated!
  7. To remove it definitively: delete your installation directory

Portable
Note: Chromium has #secure-preferences feature based on the machine SID. So extensions, certificates and passwords are not portable. The best way to migrate your data is to synchronize them.
  1. Download and unzip "chrlauncher-xxxxxxx.zip"
  2. Execute chrlauncher.exe (chrlauncher is a free and open-source Chromium launcher/updater)
  3. Close Chromium browser if a notification displays a new version
  4. Click on the "Download" button
  5. Wait for download and automatic installation
  6. Open Chromium browser. It is updated!
  7. To remove it definitively: delete the chrlauncher folder

Package
  1. Install Chocolatey (A free and open-source package manager) in command-line
  2. Chromium will be automatically updated via Chocolatey
  3. To remove it definitively: use the "uninstall" command-line via Chocolatey
Windows XP, Vista
Since version 50, Chromium is not available on XP and Vista. For help, version 49 works fine.
In addition, if you have an old CPU without SSE2 support, version 34 is the last one (portable, builds before 253860).

Chromium for 64-bit Windows

Reference: Google Chrome 77.0.3865.90 (681094) • Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
77.0.3865.75 (681094) • Friday, 13 Sep 2019
Info:
  • sha1: 17ddd15bf8f24bc40b01e7e47508bf6af4013be4.- mini_installer.exe
  • sha1: 6576ddc1337a49f18902281f849dc0e73b9f0c94.- Chromium-77.0.3865.75-x64.7z
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • The Package version uses the free and open-source Chocolatey to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • List of changes
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "ungoogled-chromium" project of Eloston.
• Info: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/
• FAQ: https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
• Extensions: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchive
77.0.3865.75 (681094) • Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019
Standard build of Eloston's ungoogled-chromium. All patches applied, apart from "Safe Browser". Linking failed due to safe browsing being removed, so I decided not to remove any element of safe browsing.

Info:
  • sha1: 2490038b24d7bf794d8b0d7006926c467b11d9b2.- ungoogled-chromium-77.0.3865.75-1_windows.7z
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • Source: Github repository

RobRichEditor
RobRich
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
codecs+codecs+
Chromium compiled with standard audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstaller
78.0.3901.0 (692535) • Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019
Info:
  • sha1: 830bd5960ab16f677077eefc53f788dc17709bb4.- mini_installer.exe
  • sha1: 2c280d548e4295b626d44be27ea8d2173cd451b3.- chrome.zip
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchive
79.0.3917.0 (697525) • Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchive
79.0.3917.0 (697525) • Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019
Info:

ThumbAppsEditor
ThumbApps
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

Portable →
78.0.3904.0 • Friday, 6 Sep 2019
This is an open-source and custom-built version of Chromium optimized for portable use. So, you can run it from an USB flash drive, portable hard drive, CD or any other portable media. You can take your bookmarks, extensions, themes and plugins with you. This portable version will leave no personal information behind on the machine you run it on.

Packaged in the PortableApps.com format by ThumbApps, it can work as standalone software.

How to update it?
Nothing is written to the Windows registry. This version uses a specific subfolder (named "Data") directly in the main folder, for all user data. So, take care when you update it!

Info:

The Chromium AuthorsEditor
The Chromium Authors
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
79.0.3921.0 (698782) • Sunday, 22 Sep 2019
Info

Chromium for 32-bit Windows

Reference: Google Chrome 77.0.3865.90 (681094) • Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
77.0.3865.75 (681094) • Friday, 13 Sep 2019
Info:
  • sha1: 4e456a40b8d79bb0a4e1d4cc91325aadaf8b9e51.- mini_installer.x86.exe
  • sha1: f32e1fe79fee054936dca66612e02444697584f3.- Chromium-77.0.3865.75-x86.7z
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • The Package version uses the free and open-source Chocolatey to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • List of changes
  • Previous versions (win32 or x86)
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "ungoogled-chromium" project of Eloston.
• Info: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/
• FAQ: https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
• Extensions: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
codecs+codecs+
Chromium compiled with standard audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchive
77.0.3865.75 (681094) • Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019
Standard build of Eloston's ungoogled-chromium. All patches applied, apart from "Safe Browser". Linking failed due to safe browsing being removed, so I decided not to remove any element of safe browsing.

Info:
  • sha1: c3dfbf5cc1a007a5fc269fcb4ffcb0ac7dba8a89.- Ungoogled-Chromium-77.0.3865.75-Win32.7z
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win32 or x86)
  • Source: Github repository

RobRichEditor
RobRich
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
codecs+codecs+
Chromium compiled with standard audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstaller
78.0.3901.0 (692535) • Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019
Info:
  • sha1: c456413af203314d90e211687c0fa8495910b8d3.- mini_installer.exe
  • sha1: d3b2ab88193e98916548f6b683042b4b3eb8a9c5.- chrome.zip
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win32)
  • Source: Github repository

ThumbAppsEditor
ThumbApps
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

Portable →
78.0.3904.0 • Friday, 6 Sep 2019
This is an open-source and custom-built version of Chromium optimized for portable use. So, you can run it from an USB flash drive, portable hard drive, CD or any other portable media. You can take your bookmarks, extensions, themes and plugins with you. This portable version will leave no personal information behind on the machine you run it on.

Packaged in the PortableApps.com format by ThumbApps, it can work as standalone software.

How to update it?
Nothing is written to the Windows registry. This version uses a specific subfolder (named "Data") directly in the main folder, for all user data. So, take care when you update it!

Info:

The Chromium AuthorsEditor
The Chromium Authors
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
79.0.3921.0 (698782) • Sunday, 22 Sep 2019
Info

macOS 10.10+

How to install, update and remove Chromium, on macOS?
About updates: your settings, bookmarks, extensions, history, passwords, cookies... will be saved. Do not worry!
For automated updates, use a Chromium #updater

Installer
  1. Download the DMG file
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Execute this DMG file
  4. Drag its icon on Applications folder
  5. You may then "Eject" and throw away this disk image
  6. To remove it definitively: drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash.

Archive
  1. Download the ZIP archive file
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Unzip this ZIP file
  4. Double click on the unzipped folder to open it
  5. Drag its icon on Applications folder
  6. To remove it definitively: drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Reference: Google Chrome 77.0.3865.90 (681094) • Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

FreeSMUGEditor
FreeSMUG
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Installer →
77.0.3865.90 (681094) • Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
77.0.3865.75 (681094) • Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
77.0.3865.75 (681094) • Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "ungoogled-chromium" project of Eloston.
• Info: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/
• FAQ: https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
• Extensions: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
77.0.3865.90 (681094) • Friday, 20 Sep 2019
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
78.0.3901.0 (692376) • Sunday, 1 Sep 2019
Feedback appreciated - if demand will update once a month. Do no hesitate to write #comments ;)

Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
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Feedback appreciated - if demand will update once a month. Do no hesitate to write #comments ;)

Info:

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The Chromium Authors
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
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Chromium for 64-bit macOS

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Info

Chromium for 32-bit macOS

Since version 39, Chromium and Google Chrome are not available in 32-bit version for macOS.

Linux

How to install, update and remove Chromium, on Linux distributions?
In most cases, Chromium is directly available in the official repository of each Linux distribution. So it is easy to install, update and remove it via the integrated software/package manager or in command-lines.

There are other ways like Snappy (chromium::snap-package). For more, check a list of software package management systems.

Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit Linux

Reference: Google Chrome 77.0.3865.90 (681094) • Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Arch Linux

Available in the official repository
Info:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

CentOS

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version on CentOS 7+: $ sudo yum -y update
$ sudo yum install -y epel-release
$ sudo yum install -y chromium

To run it: $ chromium

Info:
  • CentOS is a distribution affiliated with Red Hat (RHEL).

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Debian

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version:
  • use the integrated software/package manager
  • or type these commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install chromium chromium-l10n
(chromium-l10n is only used for localization and is optional)

Info:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

elementary OS

Available in the official #ubuntu repository
Info:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Fedora

Available in the official repository (since Chromium v52)
To install the stable Chromium version:
  • use the integrated software/package manager
  • or alternatively, type these DNF command:
$ sudo dnf install chromium

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Gentoo Linux

Available in the official repository
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Linux Mint

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version:
  • use the integrated software/package manager
  • or type commands (#ubuntu)

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Mageia

Available in the official repository
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Manjaro

Available in the official #arch-linux repository
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

openSUSE

Available in the official repository
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Puppy Linux

Unavailable in the official repository but you can install it!
Follow the main discussion on the Puppy Linux forum.

Info:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Slackware

Unavailable in the official repository but you can install it!
Follow the blog post of Eric Hameleers (developer of Chromium packages)

Slackware is an independent distribution

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Solus

Unavailable in the official repository but you can install it!
Install Snappy on Solus (if not installed). Then type this command: sudo snap install chromium
Info:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Ubuntu

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version:
  • use the integrated software/package manager
  • or type these commands about this PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-chromium-builds/stage
sudo apt update
sudo apt install chromium-browser

To add language packages: sudo apt install chromium-browser-l10n
To add only the patent-free (ogg, vorbis, theora and av1) codecs: sudo apt install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg

To add the patent-free codecs + mp3, aac, ac3, mpeg4 (audio/h264), mov: sudo apt install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra

Info:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Chromium OS

Info
Chromium OS is the open-source OS designed by Google that primarily runs web applications. Based on Gentoo, it exists since 2009. Chromium is its default web browser. Google Chrome OS (closed-source) is based on Chromium OS.

Free and open-source releases:

BSD

Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit BSD

Reference: Google Chrome 77.0.3865.90 (681094) • Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

bsdbsd
Chromium for a BSD distribution

FreeBSD

Available in the official repository
Info:

bsdbsd
Chromium for a BSD distribution

OpenBSD

Available in the official repository
Info:

Android

Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit Android

Reference: Google Chrome 77.0.3865.92 (681094) • Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

CarlEditor
Carl
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
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Chromium for Android

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Info:

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Marmaduke
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "Bromite" project of Carl.
• Info: https://github.com/bromite/bromite
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
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Chromium for 64-bit Android

Package
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All Bromite patches applied.

Info:

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no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
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Chromium for 32-bit Android

Archive
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This ZIP archive contains 2 packages:
Info:

iOS

Reference: Google Chrome 77.0.3865.69 • Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019
Chromium on iOS is a big fake!
Check the official blog post and build instructions to understand that Chromium cannot use the existing content/implementation, which is based on V8/Blink. It is just a skin on top of Safari. Go your way!

Notes

Obviously, you know this site is not the Chromium official website. As a regular user (not an expert), I created it in 2013 because I did not find a simple way to download good releases. I try to keep it as safe and fast as possible! ;) This is absolutely a non-profit site. Please, read the #privacy-policy (on the right-hand side).

In short:
  • The official website is development oriented. Users are invited to download Google Chrome.
  • The official download page gives to users only ZIP archives of development builds (also known as "snapshot", "nightly", "vanilla" or "raw" builds) which can be very unstable.
  • This site gives to users a choice of builds: development (also on its simplest download page), stable and portable builds.

All downloads are only from reliable sources:

1. Project

Chromium exists since 2008. It is the free and open-source project (#features) behind the famous Google Chrome browser. There are many advantages for an enterprise to work on an open-source project. Intrinsically, Chromium is a Google project maintained by many authors (developers, engineers, graphic designers, security researchers...) from Google, Adobe, Cloudflare, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nvidia, Opera, Samsung, Vivaldi, Yandex... and external contributors.

Chromium is not only a web browser. It is a blend of different open-source projects:
  • ANGLE (a graphics engine abstraction layer)
  • Blink (a rendering/layout engine)
  • Native Client (a sandbox for running native code)
  • PDFium (a PDF generation and rendering library)
  • Sandbox (a security mechanism for separating running programs)
  • Skia (a graphics library)
  • V8 (a JavaScript engine)
  • and others...

One or more projects are used in Chromium browser (obviously!) and other software/service like Google Chrome, Googlebot Evergreen, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, MS Edge, Skype, Spotify, Steam, Minecraft, TeamViewer, WhatsApp, Twitch, Android WebView, Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Adobe Acrobat, Electron, CEF, QtWebEngine... For example, Firefox uses some stuff of Chromium (Sandbox, ANGLE, Skia, Google Safe browsing) on Windows. MS Edge uses currently ANGLE on Windows and Blink on Android. Since December 2018, Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chromium.

Chromium is not fully designed by Google! However, as a primary investor, Google gives a consistent guidance and provides all free tools and services related to this project.

Chromium is the project then Google Chrome is the product.

2. Stable Chromium version

Officially, Chromium does not have a stable release. The official developers (aka The Chromium Authors) do not release it to end users. So it is continually in development. Google Chrome is the stable release... but is not open-source.

In fact, Chromium has a stable version. ^^
Example: The current stable version on #linux is 77.0.3865.90. In this version, there are 90 patches which correct many issues (bugs, feature requests, enhancements...). Because Chromium is open-source (#source-code), anybody can compile it. You must be a developer to do this. Just get the current stable version (77.0.3865.90) from the official Git repository and compile it!

All stable versions of Chromium on #windows, #mac, #linux... are always made by third-party developers.

The stable version of Chromium is compiled by:

3. Development

The development builds (also known as "snapshot", "nightly", "vanilla" or "raw" builds) are built automatically several times a day by the Chromium Buildbot (buildbot console) and made available as binary code releases.

Snapshot

Once a snapshot has been built, it is placed in a directory in the chromium-browser-snapshots root directory of Google Storage and is automatically tested. This build is really just development tool for checking whether issues are fixed in the latest Chromium code. It can be buggy and unstable. They are downloadable on the official site, my alternative webpage and this site (Check The Chromium Authors tag!).

LKGR

If that snapshot build successfully passes the automated tests, it is considered as a good build (known as LKGR meaning "Last Known Good Revision") and can become potentially a stable build. For info, LKGR builds were stored in the chromium-browser-continuous root directory until Friday, 18 Mar 2016. The Chromium team has removed few LKGR builders (407399, 576253 and chromium-dev) but other ones still work (latest commit). Finally, there is no LKGR binary shared by the Chromium team... but any developer can re-compile it! ^^

Stable

Finally, a stable build is a development build tested by the Buildbot then improved by the Chromium team and all contributors.

4. Thanks

Note this entire website (#news and #api included) is auto-updated each hour by the server itself.

Thanks for your attention.
Have a good time! ;)
Jerry (admin)

Features

Chromium vs Google Chrome.

Chromium browser has:
Some developers maintain #chromium-forks that offer more features and enhancements. Thanks a lot for developers! ;)

Secure Preferences

Chromium has "Secure Preferences" feature which protect user data against #malware. On Windows, the user profile is encrypted based on the machine SID. So extensions, certificates and passwords are not portable. It works for all #chromium-forks like Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave, ungoogled-chromium... (except Cent Browser which is closed-source and therefore can be easily corrupted)

Info relative to this feature:
How to migrate user data from one computer to another?
The best way to migrate your data is to synchronize them.

There are also unstable ways:

Google API keys

To use Google services (Sync, Translate, Contacts, Hotword...), Chromium needs Google API keys.

Chromium can display a top message if the Google API keys are needed for Google services:
Google API keys are missing. Some functionality of Chromium will be disabled. Learn More
How to create your own Google API keys?
With your own Google API keys, many Google services (Sync, Translate, Contacts, Hotword...) will work. Follow the official API Keys page to get them. Other info at Github Gist. Then set three environment variables.

On Windows

Launch Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and enter the following commands:
setx GOOGLE_API_KEY yourkey
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID yourclientid
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET yourclientsecret
(setx = set environment variables permanently)

On macOS

This tutorial was written by Aargl on december 7, 2018 (#comment-4078). Thanks to him. There are 2 methods:

1. Method with ChromiumSyncEnabler

ChromiumSyncEnabler (Archive: ZIP)
  • Put Chromium_template and ChromiumSyncEnabler.py at the root of the current user (~/)
  • Put Chromium.app in ~/Applications
  • In Terminal, type: python /Users/your_user_name/ChromiumSyncEnabler.py
  • Enter your API keys

N.B.: if you want to activate for all users, do the same procedure putting the files respectively in / and /Applications (I haven't tried, but I can't see why it wouldn't work...)

2. Method with a plist file

Creation of a ~/Library/LaunchAgents/setenv.ChromiumSync.plist containing: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "https://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd ">
<plist version="1.0">
   <dict>
      <key>Label</key>
      <string>setenv.ChromiumSync</string>
      <key>ProgramArguments</key>
      <array>
         <string>/bin/launchctl</string>
         <string>setenv</string>
         <string>GOOGLE_API_KEY</string>
         <string>your_key</string>
         <string>/bin/launchctl</string>
         <string>setenv</string>
         <string>GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID</string>
         <string>your_key</string>
         <string>/bin/launchctl</string>
         <string>setenv</string>
         <string>GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET</string>
         <string>your_key</string>
      </array>
      <key>RunAtLoad</key>
      <true/>
   </dict>
</plist>
(with "your_key" being the corresponding Google API key)

Of course, you can name the LaunchAgent setenv.ChromiumSync or anything you want.
  • This is perfectly working in 10.11
  • In 10.9, you must create 3 separate LaunchAgent files instead (one for each key)
  • I couldn't test more recent OSes, but I think it should work as in 10.11

The choice between method 1 or 2 depends on wether you want to enter your API keys each time or not... ;-)
Now launch Chromium.
How to disable Google API keys?
Without Google API keys, many Google services (Sync, Translate, Contacts, Hotword...) will not work.

On Windows

Launch Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and enter the following commands:
setx GOOGLE_API_KEY "false"
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "false"
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "false"
(setx = set environment variables permanently)

Now launch Chromium.

Flash plugin

Flash is a deprecated multimedia software platform. Adobe will be retire Flash at the end of 2020. Since 2015, the Flash #npapi plugin is discontinued. So, PepperFlash (PPAPI) is the unique plugin for Chromium. For info, PepperFlash is secure because it works in a sandbox. In short, it executes in its own process, separate from the browser's rendering engine.
How to quickly install the Flash plugin?
On Windows and macOS, Chomium find PepperFlash itself (= without #command-line-flags)

  1. Install PepperFlash (PPAPI) from Adobe website.
  2. Check chrome://flash
  3. Disable "Ask first" in the chrome://settings/content/flash page. (screenshot)
  4. Test if animation works on the Flash Player versions page.
  5. Enjoy!
How to manually install the Flash plugin?
This is a full manual installation tutorial.
(If Google Chrome is already installed, go directly to "3. Add command-line flags"

1. Get PepperFlash (PPAPI)

This plugin is a non-free (proprietary) software developed by Adobe, and distributed bundled with Google Chrome. So get it from the official sources: Adobe or Google.

1.1 From Adobe

Different official ways:
After install, the plugin path will be:
- On a 64-bit #windows:
  • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer64_[version].dll (64-bit version)
  • C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_[version].dll (32-bit version)
- On a 32-bit #windows:
  • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_[version].dll (32-bit version)

1.2 From Google Chrome

Canary channel:

1.3 From an unofficial source

(Use an online service to prevent #malware)
  1. Search "PepperFlash" or "PPAPI" at [RU] effect8.ru or patheticcockroach.com
  2. Download and open the .7z archive
  3. Get "pepflashplayer.dll" (rename it, if needed) and "manifest.json" files.

Optionally, get the Flash version number:
(If you want to see the correct version number on Chromium internal pages)
  • On all platforms, open the manifest.json text file in the PepperFlash folder.
  • On Windows, you can do a right-click → Properties → Details, on the .dll file

2. Change the plugin directory

If you want, prefer a short path for the plugin. It will be easier for the next step. ^^
Example on Windows: Put this .dll file in a path like C:\PepperFlash\ (Create the directory if needed)

3. Add command-line flags

Use these #command-line-flags:
  • --ppapi-flash-path=[plugin path]
  • --ppapi-flash-version=[plugin version]
  • And optionally --allow-outdated-plugins to disable browser notifications about outdated plugins

On #windows, create a Chromium shortcut. Then go to its properties and edit the target field: --ppapi-flash-path="C:\PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll" --ppapi-flash-version="32.0.0.255" --allow-outdated-plugins
On #mac, you will need to launch it from the command-line (in the Terminal): /Applications/Chromium.app/Contents/MacOS/Chromium --ppapi-flash-path=/Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/PepperFlashPlayer/PepperFlashPlayer.plugin --ppapi-flash-version=32.0.0.255& The "&" at the end is not a typo. It is there to make sure Chromium is launched in a separate thread. Without the "&", Chromium would exit as soon as you quit the Terminal. Moreover, to simplify the Chromium launch, check How to create simple Mac apps from shell scripts (Archive: 1). Also see the #comment-566 and #comment-344.

4. Restart the browser

Relaunch it to apply changes.

5. Check the installation

6. Enjoy!

Now, even after browser updates, Chromium uses PepperFlash. ^^

NPAPI plugin

NPAPI is a deprecated API that allows browser extensions to be developed. Chromium 45.0.2416.0 (331982) is the last version which still has NPAPI plugin support enabled via chrome://flags or group policy registry. (sourceNPAPI deprecation)
How to still use a NPAPI plugin?
Few ways:
More info on site archives:

HTML5 audio/video

By default, Chromium does not support proprietary codecs (AAC, H.264/MP4) in the HTML <audio> and <video> elements.
How to use Chromium with all audio/video codecs?
Few ways:
  • On #windows and #mac, use Marmaduke builds. All codecs are enabled ^^
  • or compile Chromium from #source-code with proprietary codecs
  • or install an older version having ffmpegsumo file (Ex: 333350, 333334, 333283, 333258...)
  • or choose other #browsers
  • On #linux, you can use Chromium with proprietary codecs

Before 4 June 2015, we used an alternative with the Google Chrome ffmpegsumo file and our Patch HTML5 Media extension. More info on site archives:

Check HTML5 audio/video support at https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/

If there is a video issue, disable hardware acceleration (see #browser-crash).

Advanced

1. Internal pages

To access to all internal pages, use chrome://about. Copy and paste this special URL directly into the address bar (omnibox). Obviously, this special URL works only in Chromium and Google Chrome. Note: About configuration settings, there is nothing similar to Firefox's about:config in Chromium.

Few internal pages:
About browser plugins
Since version 57, the chrome://plugins page no longer exists. (official source)

Info:

2. Keyboard shortcuts

To use keyboard shortcuts (on Windows, Mac and Linux), check this full list of official shortcuts... and this one if you are developer. Most of the shortcuts are similar to IE, Firefox or any other browser.

3. Command-line flags

There are command-line flags (or "switches") that Chromium accept in order to enable particular features or modify otherwise default functionality. Note flags often contain experimental or obsolete code, so they tend not to stick around for long.
How to start Chromium directly in incognito (or private) mode, on Windows?
Add the "--incognito" flag at the end of the Chromium shortcut and restart the browser. (screenshot)
"C:\{...}\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe" --incognito

4. User data directory

About your profile (history, bookmarks...), it is important to know where is stored your user data.
How to change the user data directory?
Add the "--user-data-dir" flag at the end of the Chromium shortcut and restart the browser. (screenshot)
"C:\{...}\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe" --user-data-dir=..\my-profile-path

5. External extension installation

How to install an external browser add-on?
Get the .crx source file of any extension directly from the Chrome Web Store via CRX Viewer, Get CRX or via a site like Chrome Extension Downloader, CRX Extractor, Crx4Chrome.
  1. Go to chrome://extensions
  2. Drag and drop the .crx file on chrome://extensions

If it does not work...
  1. Unzip the .crx file
  2. Go to chrome://extensions
  3. Drag and drop the unzipped folder on the page... or click on Developer mode then Load unpacked extension...

About updates:
  • You have to update manually
  • You can update when you want! ^^
  • If ever a new version sucks, just re-install the previous one

6. Source code

Before all, check the official guide for developers.

Official links to easily get or see the full Chromium source code:
Interesting info:

7. Older version

Never update your browser with a very old version. It even does not start.

To downgrade Chromium installed with the Installer (.exe):
  1. Open Chromium and check its actual version at chrome://version
  2. Close Chromium.
  3. Uninstall Chromium WITHOUT to delete your #user-data-directory. It is an option of its uninstaller. (screenshot)
  4. Get the Installer (.exe) of an older version (from the → download/ page or Snapshots repository about "official" builds)
  5. Execute it to install Chromium.
  6. Open Chromium and check the new installed version at chrome://version

8. Browser crash

You have encountered a browser crash or issue :/

Few ways to help you:

Also you can use #command-line-flags: --disable-gpu, --disable-accelerated-video-decode...

API

This is a free and simple API for developers to update Chromium to the latest good build via a bash (shell) script, a browser extension... Read my #notes. Please, do not use this API to build other websites. To prevent abuse, the site can audit each API request.
API details
GET request parameters:
  • os(required) windows or mac or android
  • bit(optional • 64 by default) 64 or 32
  • out(optional • json by default) json or string or xml or revision

Response:
chromiumwindows or mac or android
  • architecture(string) 64-bit or 32-bit
  • timestamp(integer) Unix time of this release built on the Chromium Buildbot server
  • editor(string) The Chromium Authors
  • channel(string) dev
  • repository(string) snapshots
  • version(string) (like xx.x.xxxx.x)
  • revision(integer) Git revision's commit position
  • commit(string) Git revision's commit hash

Basic examples:
Example to get the latest build with the outrevision parameter:

Browsers

1. Chromium forks

In simple words, a fork of Chromium means Chromium engine is used to create another web browser.

Proprietary browsers:
(developed by official contributors of the Chromium #project)
I do not recommend:
Why not recommended?
Because all of these browsers are closed-source, outdated, based on Chromium like Google Chrome... and most of the features they remove don't even exist in Chromium, in the first place. Control your personal info and #privacy yourself ^^

Colin (InsanityBit) explains this very well at "SRWare Iron Browser – A private alternative to Chrome?" (2012 • Archives: 1, 2)

Note if a new browser with "better privacy" than Google Chrome is based on Chromium and is fully open-source, it should be ok for me. But... Google is famous. Its privacy policy and marketing strategy are well known. So you have to ask you some questions. Do you trust in an unknown team more than Google? Is an outdated Chromium fork?
Few free and open-source Chromium forks

2. Other open-source browsers

Privacy

For a better privacy protection, use open-source #browsers like Chromium, Firefox and even Tor browser. Do not forget: It is open-source does not mean it is secure and respects user privacy. Moreover, security ≠ privacy. If your browser is fully "open-source", it means that somebody with the capability can review the #source-code. It is easier for developers to find malicious code with versioning tools like SVN or Git. (Ex: Chromium downloads a Chrome extension as a binary without source code → corrected 7 days after the report). Only an open-source code allows such defense. This is better for secure browsing and user privacy. The security of Chromium is very solid. While I recommend Firefox as the most reliable browser for privacy enthusiasts in a standard web browsing (cf. about:config settings, containers system, better content-filtering, easier way to stop browser automatic connections), Chromium is probably a reasonable alternative for everyday web browsing.

My way (but do as you like ^^):
  1. Modify your #hosts-file to stop "natively" domains who serve ads, spyware and malware
  2. Use a VPN with strong encryption for your whole OS or router to bypass many restrictions on Internet (It is better than browser VPN/proxy #extensions)
  3. Use an up-to-date web browser
  4. Change few #browser-settings
  5. Install few #extensions

The anonymization solutions are especially necessary for the exercise of freedoms (ex: for journalist, political opponent in certain countries, researcher, whistleblower...). Also, they are obviously very used by hackers. Personally, I think most people cannot be anonymous on the Web even using a VPN, proxy or TOR network. It is a myth that you cannot be tracked online. If you exist, you are findable, especially if you use multiple devices and websites. There are a lot of technologies to identify a user and get its data. Check the #guides and #tests for more information.

But it is possible to be really anonymous on the Web if your respect all security rules. The "The Art of Invisibility" (2017) book by Kevin D. Mitnick will convince you. In a few words, do not trust proprietary software/services, commercial VPNs and the cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin). So buy a new computer (like a used computer) with cash, from an unknown person. Install Tails. Change the MAC address. Connect to a public WiFi connection. Then never login to a site/service for which you are already known. SearX and .onion addresses are welcome. Here we go!
Do you know...
Sure you can protect your privacy against tracking and profiling tools but it is really painful because these tracking tools are everywhere today: on Internet (website, app...), at home (computer, phone, router, smart TV, smart home speaker, smart bulb, smart grid...), in your car (GPS system, connected car...), in the street (video surveillance camera...), at your ISP and elsewhere. You can find them in firmware (hardware) and software (operating system, app, website, extension...).

Do you know in all computers there is an exploit-friendly firmware that user has no access?
Ex: in Intel processors, in AMD processors, in Raspberry Pi (proprietary Broadcom processor).

Do you know know that there are probably untrusted certificates on your computer?
Ex: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla..., Dell..., Google..., Microsoft..., Lenovo..., Surveillance firm...

Do you know it is possible to follow a user behind Tor browser?
Ex: Advanced Tor browser fingerprinting (Archive: 1), or with CSS or with a zero-day exploit!...

About the "No log" mention of a VPN, do you know the jurisdiction of the country where the VPN server is located has authority on the jurisdiction of the country where the VPN provider is located?
Ex: Choose a VPN provider from Panama and connect to a French VPN server. There are no log in Panama. Ok, but this is not the problem! The VPN server is in France and there will be logs in France. This is the law. [FR] Minimal logs lifetime in France: 360 days. [FR] Minimal logs lifetime in Europe: 14 days.

1. Browser update

The reason for updating to the latest version is security. As security threats are found, they are fixed. Using an old version expose user to a number of security holes and privacy issues. Browsers are far more subject to hacking than other software.

2. Browser settings

Adjust all settings and advanced settings in chrome://settings:

3. Hosts file

Modify your hosts file to prevent your OS from connecting to domains who serve ads, spyware and malware. This will increase your OS security and save bandwidth.

Note:

4. DNS services

By default you are using the DNS servers of your ISP but you do not have to stick with them. Before to choose one, compare DNS performance. Free alternative Internet DNS services for personal use:
Note:

5. Web search engines

Note: Few #extensions exist to protect user privacy on search engines.

Search engines

Search engines index the content of web pages by running an algorithm on a web crawler.

Metasearch engine

Metasearch engines use another search engine's data to produce its own results from the Internet.
If you are a web developer, use your own metasearch engine yourself ^^

6. Extensions

Note: Extensions hosted on Chrome Web Store are updated via the Chrome update mechanism (cf. Chromium source code) which developers and users do not control. For a manual installation, read the #external-extension-installation part.

Priority to open-source (no code obfuscation) extensions for Chromium and Firefox:

Block ads, trackers, scripts and popups

uBlock Origin + uBO-Extra

Force to use secure connection of websites (https://)

HTTPS Everywhere

Stop link redirection in Google, DuckDuckGo and Yandex search pages

Google search link fix

Control the HTTP Referer on a per-site basis

Referer Control

Prevent canvas fingerprint

Canvas Defender

Emule locally CDN

Decentraleyes

Prevent WebRTC IP leak

WebRTC Leak Prevent

Prevent CSS Exfil attack

CSS Exfil Protection

Unblock websites with a browser VPN/proxy

Browsec
  • Download: store, amo
  • Alternatives: Privatix, anonymoX, HidemanVPN, TunnelloVPN, TouchVPN, Hotspot Shield
  • My advice: Prefer to pay for a safe and secure VPN provider protecting your whole OS ; or use a free VPN service without registration. Do not use Hola!, ZenMate or Betternet in their free version. Hola! is a botnet. Betternet shares/sells user data to third-parties. In its free version, ZenMate needs a registration.

Display sites quality

WOT (Web of Trust)
  • Download: store, amo
  • My advice: Do not share your data. (WOT settings → Real-time protection → Set to off)

7. Tools

8. Guides

9. Tests

Reputable and reliable sites to show or prevent user data tracking:

Malware

Your antivirus has detected a malicious software in Chromium files.

False positive?

You have downloaded Chromium from a reliable source (#notes) and maybe also used an open-source #updater. In this case, it is surely a false positive. The detection is generic (heuristic). There is absolutely no backdoor or other malware inside Chromium. Remember that the full #source-code is available. You will get a similar result if you compile Chromium yourself.

Note a specific thing about Chromium browser:
  1. Chromium has no digital signature (unlike Google Chrome). It is not signed because is open source and not "owned" per se by any one particular developer or organization. Moreover, a certificate is not free for developers (Example, Apple Developer Program).
  2. Antivirus use generic detection and database of malware signatures.
  3. VirusTotal which aggregates many antivirus is a Google service using its Trusted Source project to limit false positives for software like Google Chrome (because it is digitally signed), not for Chromium.
  4. So, unsigned Chromium + any antivirus or VirusTotal service = More chance to get an antivirus alert.

False positive reports known for few years ago:

Authentic malware?

Yes. Obviously, it is also possible.
  • The common entry methods for Chromium virus are freeware downloads as bundled software (bundleware) and spam e-mails. It means Chromium has been silently installed via another software. Do not forget Chromium is free and open-source. So malware writers use Chromium to push malicious code on to your system. Remove this "fake" or suspicious Chromium web browser (like BeagleBrowser, BoBrowser, BrowserAir, Chedot, eFast Browser, Fusion Browser, Mustang Browser, MyBrowser, Olcinium Browser, Palikan, Qword Browser, Torch, Tortuga Browser...).
  • The other way is about a compromised Chromium repository on a reliable source (#notes).

Check files on your OS

Free tools to scan your system:
Free online services (without registration) to check your file:
If you find an issue:
  • Contact your anti-virus or anti-malware support
  • Report it on the official Chromium supports. For links, see my #comment-1 below.

Chromium updaters

To update Chromium automatically.

As always, never install a closed-source software especially if you have never heard it before! GitHub (and its Gist service), GitLab and SearchCode are good places to find good stuff. So, try these open-source Chromium updaters:

Updater on Windows

Updater on macOS

Updater on Android

Discontinued updaters


Thanks a lot for all developers!
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Private Lives Matter.
@marmaduke: First of all thank you for your amazing job, and this goes also for the other 'builders' too.
Maybe I'm just asking stupid things here, but what are the steps to get your build of Ungoogled Chromium on 64-bit Windows 10 systemwide? And the other question goes for the extensions, as I got some trouble installing them.

Cheers
@Anon4879

Spoofing the user agent is an integral part of the Bromite browser: https://github.com/bromite/bromite/blob/master/build/patches/User-Agent-anonymize.patch

The Bromite browser is easy to configure and compile. Use git to apply the (binary) patches.

@Private Lives Matter

Basically, the generic ungoogled patches are at: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium

The bespoke Windows patches are at: https://github.com/ungoogled-software/ungoogled-chromium-windows

The Windows' patches are mostly out of date and many of them are not applicable. I manually patch and by "trial and error" see which patches are actually required.

Further, the "safe bowser" patches are obsolete and I do not apply them: Carl - the main guy at Bromite - is working on using Chromium's internal adblocker, which relies on elements of safe-browser, as a general adblocker that could easily be incorporated into ungoogled; therefore am not too concerned about the safe-browser patches not being applied.

My build process is bespoked and basically follows Eloston's procedure.

Eloston considers the removal of safe browsing to be an integral part of ungoogled. I'm not too concerned: safe browsing is easy to eliminate; but its tight integration with chrome cleaner - which is particular to Windows - is not. I disable the safe browsing and chrome cleaner via build policies.
Anon4882
@Marmaduke: Ok. Thank you very much.
Anon4883
@Private Lives Matter: To easily install extensions on ungoogled-chromium:
https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
New default configuration. Use Bromite if not satisfied.

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Chromium for 64-bit Android - Monday, 16 September 2019

Chromium 77.0.3865.81 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Revision 1a16d01ac4fbb26c813db1b330fb5d382712cc3b-refs/branch-heads/3865@{#796}

OS Android 9: SM-G960F Build/PPWS29.120-2

OS Android 64-bit: Only for Oreo 8.1.0+ & Pie 9


- official build
- All Bromite patches applied (Apart from AV1 patch.)
- HEVC
- "No Search" option
- Domain substitution, tracking and blocking
- CFI & LTO
- 64-bit Webview and processes

No Sync • No Widevine • ThinLTO • CFI • Bromite • HEVC

arm64_MonochromePublic_HEVC.apk
https://github.com/macchrome/droidchrome/releases/download/v77.0.3865.81-r681094-Ungoogled-And64/arm64_MonochromePublic_HEVC.apk
SHA1 91F51DD4355F33938EC8DCD3BB6AC276CD7ADCDA
FYI, Jumbo unity build support via the "use_jumbo_build = true" build argument is being deprecated. I noticed the related announcement after checking on a build breakage likely due to how Jumbo deals with namespace conventions.

I have a 32-core build box, so I suppose "whatever" for my builds. However, those locally building on quad-cores or similar mainstream consumer systems could be looking at significantly increased build times without Jumbo support. YMMV, as usual.

BTW, hopefully new builds later today.
@RobRich

https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/chromium-dev/NqI5UDSJW2g

That explains a build failure that I've been having recently. Rather than turn off jumbo, I amended the code. I only have 24-cores and a non jumbo-build is unacceptable.

I know that Google has open-sourced Goma, and had a feeling that jumbo's days were numbered. That's is why I've been experimenting with ccache and sccache: both are unacceptable for my needs.

The way forward for Windows builds is distributed cross-compilation:

https://blogs.igalia.com/hferreiro/2019/01/cross-compiling-chromium-for-windows/

The Chromium Authors' time would be better spent developing a macOS ld64 linker that is compatible with clang-10 and LTO.
Anon4887
Anon4879 @ Marmaduke.

Great. Thank you for Ungoogled Android 64bit.
I can't compile.
Don't have Linux OS.
Thank you very much again...
:)
IIRC, cross-compiling Chromium for Windows via Linux does not (or perhaps did not?) support creating a V8 context snapshot. Not sure of the current status. Assuming the issue remains, devs using Linux probably do not care as they simply want a local Windows build to check quick source changes, debugging info, etc. Performance is secondary in such a scenario; unlike with a release build.

Compiler caching and ThinLTO caching are unlikely to help unless you are doing minimally changes or otherwise closely versioned iterative builds. About the same end results with incremental building as well.

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If not already, definitely look into changing the ThinLTO jobs limit to improve link-time codegen parallelism.

D:\depot_tools\chromium\src\build\config\compiler\BUILD.gn

Depending upon platform and linker, the current project defaults are:

/opt:lldltojobs=8
-Wl,--thinlto-jobs=8
-Wl,-plugin-opt,jobs=8

Also if not already, look into trying the "enable_precompiled_headers = true" build argument, too.
On the windows builds, I've increased ltojobs to 24. No problem for the 64 bit build, but the 32-bit build takes too long to
compile - probably race conditions. On the Mac build, I've always used maximum cores for building without an issue.

Snapshots, I think, are only an issue on initial launch. Nothing beats a Windows native build.
@Marmaduke: Thanks a lot for the latest ungoogled version for Android64. The flag "chrome://version" shows the number 77.0.3865.81 above. But below in the User-Agent there is the version number 74.0.3729.157. That's a bit irritating.
Anon4891
@wth: It is all here : https://chromium.woolyss.com/?ago=1&tab=1&tip=1&cut=1#comment-4881

« […] Spoofing the user agent is an integral part of the Bromite browser […] »

Real version ➜ 77.0.3865.81
Spoofing version ➜ 74.0.3729.157, Galaxy S9, Android 8.0.0
Marmaduke: Thank you so kindly for the excellent "79.0.3917.0 (697525) • Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019 thinLTO, polly, all-codecs, sync, win64" build! Fantastic work! :)
Thank you for the 64-bit 79.0.3917.0 (697525) all-codecs no-sync build, Marmaduke :) It is my favourite build which works best for me!
Anon4895
Thanks marmaduke for the new win builds! Much appreciated!
Anon4896
V8 Lite mode is now an available compile flag.

Any chance it will be enabled for reduced memory usage? (Along with compiling in -Os ?)
Anon4897
@RobRich
>>BTW, hopefully new builds later today.
I'm very much looking forward to that. ;)
Craig Rutherford.
Several versions back (starting with 75), I started getting constant, and I mean *constant* "Aw snap!" errors with any site that plays video: YouTube and Vimeo are the biggest two. Some videos on YouTube will play, some won't, same with Vimeo. Usually the static image video preview will load, but the moment I hit the play button, the screen goes white and Aw Snaps itself into oblivion. It makes Chromium unusable on those sites.

I've poked around the console, I get different errors depending on how Chromium is feeling that day, I guess. Today, it's:

"Illegal invocation: Function must be called on an object of type StorageArea" on content.js. In Incognito mode (all extensions disabled) I get:

GET chrome-extension://invalid/ net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT on remote.js.

I have searched, and searched, high and low for a possible solution to this, and gotten nowhere. I've asked the Chrome subreddit, and searched Stack Exchange. I'm lost. Halp.

(Chromium 77 on macOS Sierra 10.12.6. With or without extensions, doesn't matter. If this is the wrong place to look for support, I apologize, and the admins can delete this post as they wish.)
@Craig Rutherford

I don't mind proper issues. I'll take a look it, and report back.

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10.12.6

Tested 77.0.3865.90 ungoogled: sdk 10.14 no problems and a dev v79 built under Catalina, using GM seed xcode 11 and sdk 10.14 no problem. Test consisted of watching 1080p Nicki Minaj videos on YouTube!; so. it was avery robust!

The only suggestion I can make is to do a (fresh) portable install.
Craig Rutherford.
@marmaduke:

Interesting... out of curiosity, this was the one I was trying to watch, and it still seems to be broken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkKL7uJd2no. (I'm aware it's...ridiculous, but I promise this happens on legitimate learning about...plants and stuff?)

Hopefully that one will fail for you? If not, I don sackcloth and throw ashes onto my head.
Apologies for build delays. I have not been feeling good. To be straightforward I *rarely* feel or function all that normally anymore, but that is another topic IMO. Also I have noted an ongoing ThinLTO linker bug in recent internal build attempts. It has been a few days, so maybe it is fixed by now. Hopefully I will know when my build box attempts to spit out a build (in a few hours?).

Now as the "hours" mentioned above, that would be a byproduct of removing Jumbo build support.

I build locally on a 32-core Opteron system with 64GB memory, enterprise-class SSDs, etc. It is somewhat outdated, but it is still far above a typical consumer-class system and works fine for building Chromium with jumbo support. I am not an active project developer, but I have contributed a few bug reports and comments over the years, including some LLVM ToT-related issues.

I know it is not the case as hard decisions managing a project the size of Chromium are made all the time, but I almost feel like the project is telling individual enthusiasts (like me), small project developers, and possibly even thrid-party SMB-size developers using the Chromium codebase to deal with it or go away. Could I spend the money the offset the issue? Quite possibly yes, but I am not inclined to toss thousands of dollars of my own money at a project backed by multiple, multi-billion-dollar corporations when a working off-the-shelf solution for locally building the projects' like ~20GB of complex source code already exists.

I suppose the real annoyance for people like me is it looks like Opera is (was?) prepared to continue supporting Jumbo for the project, though there dev(s) did not seem to get too far after the decision was made, either.

I expect my Windows releases to continue since setting up even a modified build only takes a few minutes of effort like every couple of weeks. it is just *highly annoying* my local optimized build times will now be measured in hours instead of minutes. It is like going back to FullLTO build times, but without the actual benefit of full link time optimization(s).

Going back a few posts, we had some comments about Linux-to-Windows cross builds. It looks like V8 devs have snapshot and embedded builtins features now working for the process. I have not bothered doing a Linux-to-Windows build, but I have seen comments about Linux being faster for building Windows releases.

My local issue is no real desire to migrate my build box to Linux. I even used a virtualized environment back when doing the occasional Debian/Ubuntu x64 build. I might look into seeing if a dual boot environment is worth the effort. I suppose one could try tossing the cross build process at WSL2 as well, though as I often say, that likely is a huge YMMV.
@Craig Rutherford

Spidey functions correctly. I recommend youtube-dl and ffmpeg. Could be a router problem as well.

@RobRich

Building Chromium in MacOS with a Linux icecc cluster works quite well. But, polly and LTO does not work. I'm going to give a macOS-to-Windows (distributed) build a try.
I might consider an AMD Threadripper system at some point (way?) down the road. However, I am not foreseeing me spending the money on a multi-socket EPYC system just to build a browser. o.0

As to my latest Win64 internal build, the ongoing linker error is present. Hmmm.

LINK initialexe/chrome.exe
FAILED: initialexe/chrome.exe
LLVM ERROR: assembler label '.LBB0_-1' can not be undefined
There have been changes to the main win build.gn

https://cs.chromium.org/chromium/src/build/config/win/BUILD.gn hit the history button

Threadrippers are nice but they don't play nicely with macOS, and I don't particularly like the architecture. In Homage to Greta, I think old enterprise servers are the way forward.
Anon4905
@marmaduke will there be a new ungoogled version soon? It seems there is a critical vulnerability in the current version
Anon4906
@Rob

Rob, as always, totally understand your perspective on the situation and appreciate the work you have done and continue to do. I know that you've been hesitant if not against the idea before of having some sort of Patreon or Donation option set up, but I feel that it would be relatively successful and would make the overall process hopefully less stressful or tedious. Your time and effort is valuable, and it just seems that the writing may be on the wall for various builds of this project if other aspects aren't looked at. Anything to keep legitimate browser projects alive in this day and age is a cause worth supporting, IMO.

Just my two and a half cents!
Chromium for 64-bit Windows - Saturday, 21 September 2019

Chromium 79.0.3920.0 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision 7484bf0aa5482eb7398490f0df9bbc1dbeb79502-refs/heads/master@{#698759}
OS Windows

-
- macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (icecc linux cluster) cross-compiled
- SDK 10.0.18362.1 (Visual Studio 2019 16.2.3): October 2018 Update version 1809
- clang/llvm 8.0.1
- v8_use_snapshot = false

No Sync - No Widevine

Chrome-bin-79.0.3920.0.7z (chrlauncher formatted)
https://github.com/macchrome/chromium/releases/download/v79.0.3920.0-r698759-Win64/Chrome-bin-79.0.3920.0.7z
SHA1 A586182875037C107768FAEA5F8D03F0936190D3

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Purely proof of concept. A negligible amount of the processing was done by the Icecc server.

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@Anon4905

77.0.3865.90 almost certainly contains critical vulnerabilities. Probably, next week.
Duplicated the error with the project's own bundled LLVM. The local build box is going to have to a baseline build to compare.

While looking through recent bug reports, there might have a way to get PGO working without the ridiculous file sizes.
Checked the builds. A relatively baseline build completed. Looking like something in my own modified config.

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