If you like Chrome but not Google, check out Ungoogled Chromium


ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, with no dependency on Google web services. It also has some tweaks to improve privacy, control, and transparency (almost all of which require activation or manual activation).

ungoogled-chromium preserves the default Chromium experience as closely as possible. Unlike other Chromium forks which have their own take on a web browser, ungoogled-chrome is essentially a direct replacement for Chromium.

Features

  • Replace many web domains in source code with non-existent alternatives ending in qjz9zk (known as domain substitution; see docs/design.md for details)
  • Remove source code binaries (known as binary pruning; see docs/design.md for details)
  • Disable features specific to Google domains (e.g. Google Host Detector, Google URL Tracker, Google Cloud Messaging, Google Hotwording, etc.)
  • This includes disabling Safe Browsing. See the FAQ for the rationale.
  • Add many new command line switches and chrome://flags entries to configure features disabled by default. See docs/flags.md for the complete list.

Feature enhancements:

  • Use HTTPS by default when no URL scheme is provided (e.g. Omnibox, bookmarks, command line)
  • Add the Suggestions URL text field in the search engine editor (chrome://settings/searchEngines) to customize the search engine suggestions.
  • Add more URL schemes allowed to register page schemes.
  • Add Omnibox “No Search” search provider to allow search to be disabled
  • Add a custom cross-platform build configuration and packaging wrapper for Chromium. It currently supports many Linux, macOS, and Windows distributions. (See docs/design.md for system details.)
  • Force all popups into tabs
  • Disable automatic URL formatting in Omnibox (e.g. remove https://, hide some settings)
    • Disable intranet redirect detector (unnecessary DNS queries)
  • This breaks captive portal detection, but captive portals still work.
  • (Changed Iridium browser functionality) Prevent URLs with trk: scheme from connecting to the internet
    • Also prevents any URL with the top-level domain qjz9zk (as used in domain substitution) from attempting a connection.
  • (Changed Iridium and Inox features) Prevent ping of IPv6 address when detecting IPv6 availability. See the –set-ipv6-probe-false flag above to adjust the behavior instead.
  • (Windows specific) Don’t set zone id on uploaded files

What’s new

  • macOS Intel version updated to 103.0.5060.53
  • macOS M1 version updated to 103.0.5060.53
  • Windows version updated to 102.0.5005.115-1
  • Add many new command line switches and chrome://flags entries to configure new features (which are disabled by default). See docs/flags.md for the complete list.
  • Add the Suggestions URL text field in the search engine editor (chrome://settings/searchEngines) to customize the search engine suggestions.
  • Add more URL schemes allowed to register page schemes.
  • Add Omnibox “No Search” search provider to allow search to be disabled
  • Add a custom cross-platform build configuration and packaging wrapper for Chromium. It currently supports many Linux, macOS, and Windows distributions. (See docs/design.md for system details.)
  • Force all popups into tabs
  • Disable automatic URL formatting in Omnibox (e.g. remove http://, hide some settings)
  • Disable intranet redirect detector (unnecessary DNS queries)
  • This breaks captive portal detection, but captive portals still work.
  • (Changed Iridium browser functionality) Prevent URLs with trk: scheme from connecting to the internet
  • Also prevents any URL with the top-level domain qjz9zk (as used in domain substitution) from attempting a connection.
  • (Windows specific) Don’t set zone id on uploaded files

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