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 a few tweaks to improve privacy, control, and transparency (almost all of which pass manual activation or activation).

ungoogled-chrome preserves the default Chrome 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 determining 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:

  • HTTP UseS 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 the intranet redirect detector (superfluous DNS request)
  • 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 qjz9zk top-level domain (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) Do not select zone id on downloaded files

What’s up

  • 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 the intranet redirect detector (superfluous DNS request)
  • 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 qjz9zk top-level domain (as used in domain substitution) from attempting a connection.
  • (Windows specific) Do not select zone id on downloaded files

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