Tag Archives: Chromium

Kill Facebook News Feed To Cut Off Distractive Noise And Retain Useful Aspects

As said by Facebook users, FB news feed is one of the most distractive and addictive design element of Facebook. In this lesson you will learn about killing this Facebook feature on your Google Chrome browser and get free from distractions.

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Universal Shopping Cart To Compare Prices Across Multiple Websites

You can create a universal shopping cart in your Google Chrome web browser and do cross website shopping research to compare prices on most websites like SANGKRIT.net, Amazon, eBay, BestBuy etc.

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How To Resume YouTube Videos You Left Halfway?

Now Google Chrome, Chromium and Chromebook users can automatically resume YouTube videos where they stopped them last.

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Instantly Expand, Resize & Zoom Videos On Most Websites

All video broadcasting websites provides you a full screen button. Some popular video websites like YouTube also provides you a theater mode option in addition to full screen that allows you to expand video size.Now today in this lesson you will learn about instantly zooming, switching fullscreen and resizing videos as per your will in your Google Chrome, Chromebook or Chromium web browser.

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How To Avoid Google Chrome Freeze On Ubuntu & Other Linux Distros?

Google Chrome freeze is a common problem experienced on Linux operating systems, specially on 64 Bit OS. This happens only with Google Chrome and Chromium browsers and it is happening since a very long time.

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How To Disable Hardware Acceleration In Google Chrome?

For rendering web pages Google Chrome doesn’t need to depend completely on the CPU. This is because, it supports GPU hardware acceleration.

This may be a good idea as it speeds things up but in many cases it becomes the main cause of system freeze, mouse and keyboard issues, slow web pages and many performance issues.

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What Makes Chromium Different From Google Chrome ?

Google Chrome is built upon Chromium open source project, Google chrome is packaged and distributed by Google officially. In-short Google Chrome is a commercial and closed source product by Google which is based on open source Chromium project. Chromium, being open source is mostly used by Linux operating system users. For example: Chromium is available in Ubuntu repositories and one can download it from Ubuntu Software Centre, it maintained by Ubuntu developers and goes through their stable release and update process, same thing happens with other Linux distros and this makes Chromium more compatible for Linux based operating systems.

Another key difference between Google Chrome and Chromium is chrome is red where as Chromium is blue in color ;-) You should know that both web browsers share majority of code and features, only a few minor differences makes them a little bit different from each other.

Chrome & Chromium

For creating Chrome from Chromium, Google uses its source code and adds following features:

  1. In-built print preview and print system
  2. Google name and a different logo trademarked
  3. In-built PDF viewe with proprietary license and code
  4. Auto-update and tracking system called GoogleUpdate
  5. Integrates Flash Player with proprietary license and code
  6. Opt-in option for users to send Google their usage statistics and crash reports

By default Chromium only supports Vorbis, Theora and WebM codecs for the HTML5 audio and video tags whereas Google Chrome supports these as well as AAC (patent-encumbered) and MP3 (formerly patent-encumbered). Although there are more differences but these are the technical ones which affect user user experience.