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Chromium is the open source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code.[3] The browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some minor differences.

The Chromium Project takes its name from the element chromium, the metal from which Chrome plating is made.[4] Google's intention, as expressed in the developer documentation, was that Chromium would be the name of the open source project and that the final product name would be Chrome.[5] However, other developers have taken the Chromium code and released versions under the Chromium name. These are listed under community builds.

One of the major aims of the project is for Chrome to be a tabbed window manager, or shell for the web, as opposed to it being a traditional browser application. The application is designed to have a minimalist user interface. The developers state that it "should feel lightweight (cognitively and physically) and fast".[6]


Differences from Google Chrome

Chromium is the name given to the open source project and the browser source code released and maintained by the Chromium Project.[7] It is possible to download the source code and build it manually on many platforms. To create Chrome from Chromium, Google takes this source code and adds:[8]
  • Integrated Flash Player[9]
  • Built-in PDF viewer[10]
  • Built-in print preview and print system
  • The Google name and a different logo
  • An auto-update system called GoogleUpdate
  • An opt-in option for users to send Google their usage statistics and crash reports
  • RLZ tracking when Chrome is downloaded as part of marketing promotions and distribution partnerships. This transmits information in encoded form to Google, included when and from where Chrome has been downloaded. In June 2010, Google confirmed that the RLZ tracking token is not present in versions of Chrome downloaded from the Google website directly or in any version of Chromium. The RLZ source code was also made open source at the same time so that developers can confirm what it is and how it works.[11]
By default, Chromium only supports Vorbis, Theora and WebM codecs for the HTML5 audio and video tags. Google Chrome supports these as well as AAC and MP3. On 11 January 2011, the Chrome Product manager, Mike Jazayeri, announced that Chrome will no longer support the H.264 video format for its HTML5 player.[12] As of January 2013, however, Chrome still supports H.264. Certain Linux distributions may add support for other codecs to their customized versions of Chromium.[13]


The Google-authored portion of Chromium is released under the BSD license,[14] with other parts being subject to a variety of different copyfree and copyleft open-source licenses, including the MIT License, the LGPL, the Ms-PL and an MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license.[15]
As of March 2011, some parts of the code lack an appropriate free license.[2]


An early alpha build of Chromium 3.0 for Linux, which clarifies its separation from Google Chrome.
Because Chromium is the open source project that results in releases of Google Chrome, the history of the two is intertwined. Chromium is a project, with all releases developmental, with Chrome being the official stable release.


Google Chrome was first introduced in September 2008 and along with its release the Chromium source code was also made available allowing builds to be constructed from it. The initial code release included builds for Windows and OS X, as well as Linux, although the latter was at a very early stage of development and lacked complete functionality. Chromium 1.0 was released in December 2008 and with it Chrome was removed from beta status for Windows only.[16][17]

Upon its first release in September 2008 Chromium was criticised for storing saved passwords in a manner so that any casual user of a computer can easily read them from the GUI. Users have filed many bug reports and feature requests asking for a master password option to access stored passwords, but Chromium developers have consistently insisted that this provides no real security against knowledgeable hackers. Users have argued that it would protect against co-workers or family members borrowing a computer and seeing the stored passwords in clear text. In December 2009 Chromium developer P. Kasting stated: "A master password was issue 1397. That issue is closed. We will not implement a master password. Not now, not ever. Arguing for it won't make it happen. 'A bunch of people would like it' won't make it happen. Our design decisions are not democratic. You cannot always have what you want."[18][19]


In January 2009 the first development versions of Chromium 2.0 were made available, featuring a bookmark manager and support for non-standard CSS features, including gradients, reflections and masks.[20]
In May 2009 the first alpha Linux version of Chromium was made available. In reviewing that alpha version Ryan Paul said that it was "still missing features and [has] lots of rendering bugs, but it is clearly moving in the right direction." The first developer releases for Chrome on the Linux and OS X platforms were made available in June 2009, although they were in a very early stage and lacked Adobe Flash, privacy settings, the ability to set the default search provider and even printing at that point. In July 2009 Chromium incorporated native theming for Linux, using the GTK+ toolkit to allow it fit into the GNOME desktop environment.[21][22][23][24]

Chromium 3.0 was released on 28 May 2009 as version[25][26] Chrome 3.0 followed in September 2009 and introduced a much faster JavaScript engine, a system for user-selectable themes, improvements to the Omnibox and a redesigned new tab display page.[27]

Chromium was the first Chromium 4.0 version and appeared on 22 September 2009[25][28] with Chrome 4.0 publicly released in December 2009. Both brought support for extensions, plus synchronization of bookmarks along with Chrome beta versions for OS X and Linux. The all-platform market penetration of Chrome/Chromium 4.0 combined was at 6.73% by the end of April 2010.[29][30][31][32]


Chromium 5.0 was released on 26 January 2010 with 5.0.306.0 as the initial version.[25][33] Google Chrome 5.0 followed on 25 May 2010 and provided stable (non-beta) releases for all platforms. At that time the web magazine, OMG! Ubuntu!, reported that Chrome/Chromium usage was at 36.53% for Linux browsers, compared to 55.52% for Firefox and 2.82% for Opera.[30][34][35][36]

Original Chromium logo used from project inception until Chromium 11
Chromium 6.0 was introduced in May 2010 with the first release version 6.0.397.0. In July 2010 Chromium 6 daily builds introduced new features focusing on user interface minimalism, including a unified single page and tools menu, no home button by default (although user configurable), no "go button", a combined "reload/stop" button, bookmark bar deactivated by default, an integrated PDF reader, WebM/VP8 support for use with HTML5 video and a smarter URL bar.[25][37][38] Chrome 6 was released in both a stable and beta version on 2 September 2010 as version 6.0.472.53. The switch to 6.0 brought security fixes, a slightly updated user interface, improvements to form autofilling, synchronizing of both extensions and autofill data, along with increased speed and stability.[39]

Chromium 7.0 was released on 17 August 2010, with 7.0.497.0 as the first version made available. This version boosted HTML5 performance to double the speed of Chromium 6. It also added hardware acceleration, which speeds up the browser in complex graphics situations by a factor of 225 times, integration of instant search, UI Tabs which move all the remaining user interface windows into the browser tabs, including the "options" menu and 3% faster JavaScript performance.[25][40][41][42]

7 October 2010 marked the release of Chromium 8.0, seven and a half weeks after that of Chromium 7. The initial release in this series was version 8.0.549.0. The development of Chromium 8.0 focused on improved integration into the Google Chrome OS and improved cloud features. These include background web applications, host remoting (allowing users centrally to control features and settings on other computers) and cloud printing.[25][42] On 12 January 2011 versions of Chrome and Chromium prior to version 8.0.552.237 were identified by US-CERT as "contain[ing] multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities include a stack corruption vulnerability in the PDF renderer component, two memory corruption vulnerabilities in the Vorbis decoder and a video frame size error resulting in a bad memory access...By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document, PDF file, or video file, an attacker can cause the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code." This vulnerability was publicized after Chrome version 8.0.552.237 was released fixing these problems, to alert users to upgrade versions as soon as possible.[43]

Chromium 9.0 was released on 23 October 2010, just 16 days after Chromium 8.0, with 9.0.562.0 as the initial version. The new version introduced an infobar refresh feature with the aim of preventing website spoofing attacks. Reviewer Wolfgang Gruener noted that the first builds of Chrome 9 have now doubled in size between Chrome 3 and Chrome 9 to a compressed download of 28.2 MB, calling it "notably more bloated". Gruener also criticized the seemingly arbitrary numbering breaks between major versions, saying, "even by more progressive standards, the version numbering may be a bit excessive. By the end of this year, Google will have gone through seven or eight different browser versions. Some may doubt the benefit of that strategy." [25][44] Chromium 9 introduced two new test features in November 2010 intended to load web pages more quickly, "pre-rendering" and "false start", plus sandboxing for Adobe Flash. Stable releases of Chrome and Chromium were version 9.0.597.84 and included features such as Instant Search which allows the URL bar to act through Google Instant when Google is the default search. Other features included GPU/hardware acceleration, default 3D graphics though WebGL and access to the Chrome Web Store on the New Tab page.[45][46][47]

Chromium 10.0 was released on 3 December 2010, with 10.0.601.0 as the initial version. It introduced 18 new features, including "Instant Type" searching as well as "GPU accelerated compositing". Development of "Webpage pre-rendering" was reduced to an inactive while selectable "snap start" was introduced.[25][48]


Chromium 11.0 was released on 28 January 2011, with 11.0.652.0 as the initial version. Development work in this version centered on cleaning up the settings menu, including the Sync menu and eliminating all checkboxes. Reviewer Wolfgang Gruener said "The Settings menu isn’t quite as messy anymore and looks much more like what you would expect from a professionally designed software." Language and spell checking support was expanded to 100 languages. Chromium 11 used WebKit 534.18 and V8 3.1.1 which resulted in improved speed in JavaScript and other benchmark tests. In early testing Chromium 11 was faster than Firefox 4 in V8 and Kraken benchmarks, but was 12% slower than Internet Explorer 9 in Sunspider tests.[25][47]

In February 2011, Google’s Jeff Chang announced to Chromium developers that there would be further large-scale interface changes. These may include eliminating the "Omnibox" URL bar and combining the current two line layout which has tabs on one line and navigation buttons, menu and URL bar on a second line into one single line, thus freeing up more screen space for content. Chang indicated that this would result in URLs not always being visible to the user, that navigation controls and menus may lose their context and that the resulting single line could be quite crowded. Other proposed changes include being able to log into multiple accounts in different windows and improved URL suggestions from the user's history.[49] By the middle of 2011, after some experimentation, the developers decided that eliminating the URL bar was too risky and shelved the idea.[50]

Logo introduced with Chromium 12
Chromium 12.0 was released on 11 March 2011, with 12.0.700.0 as the first version. Initial changes in the first versions of Chromium 12 included about:flags updates of test features, incorporating an fps counter for hardware acceleration benchmarks, a P2P API interface that may indicate future platform data exchange features, an enhanced URL bar and small changes to the tabs. Chromium 12 incorporated WebKit 534.24 and V8 javascript engine version It is anticipated that a URL bar web app launcher will be added during the development cycle. Chromium 12 also introduced a new simplified 2D logo that replaced the 3D style logo used from the project since its inception. Early in the Chromium 12 cycle the history quick provider was introduced. This feature automatically searches the browser history for websites visited in the past 72 hours looking for matching page titles and URLs. It also searches through URLs that have been typed at least twice as well as URLs that have been visited at least four times ever.[25][51][52]

In March 2011 Google announced directions for the project for the year, including a plan for seven new major versions, planning to end the year with Chrome 17 out. Development priorities will focus on reducing the browser's size, integrating web applications and plug-ins, cloud capabilities and touch interface. The size is a concern to developers, who have noted that Chrome 1 was 9.0 MB in Windows download size, compared to Chrome 10 for Windows at 26.2 MB, as a result they have created a "bloat taskforce". Larger download sizes are a problem for a number of reasons, as Chrome Developer Ian Fette explained: "1. We do distribution deals with Chrome, where we bundle Chrome with other products. These get difficult when our binary grows. 2. We see increased download failures / install dropoffs as the binary grows, especially in countries with poor bandwidth like India. India also happens to be a very good market for Chrome (we have good market share there and growing), so that's also very problematic."[53][54]

With the release of Chromium 12.0.742.0 on 19 April 2011 the interface incorporated many changes, the most significant since Chromium 6 was released. A multi-profile button was introduced allowing users to log into multiple Google and other accounts in the same browser instance. The new tab page was also redesigned and separated into four horizontally scrollable screens, providing access to most visited pages, Google apps, plus two identified pages. The page reload button was also redesigned along with minor changes to the URL bar. The first stable version of Chrome and Chromium 12 released was 12.0.742.91 which brought malware detection and support for hardware-accelerated 3D CSS transforms.[55][56]

Chromium 13.0 was released on 26 April 2011, with 13.0.748.0 as the initial version.[25] Early versions of Chromium 13 included a menu button to enable users to switch between multiple Google profiles, multi-selection of tabs and an improved omnibox engine. This version also included several minor GUI changes, including a slightly lightened menu bar.[57] By early May 2011 the results of Google's attempts to reduce the file size of Chromium were already being noted. Much of the early work in this area concentrated on shrinking the size of WebKit, by removing Wireless Markup Language (WML), the Image Resizer, datagrids and the Android build system. The largest Chromium nightly build was 35.3 MB on 15 April 2011, but this was reduced to 29.9 MB by 20 April 2011.[58] Later builds of Chromium and Chrome in mid-May 2011 introduced the optional "compact navigation view", aimed at mobile device users. This view combined the tab and URL/menu bars into one bar, by making the URL bar hide when not in use, thus saving 30 pixels of vertical space.[59][60]

Chromium 14.0 was released on 2 June 2011, with 14.0.783.0 as the initial version. This initial version included about:flags testing support for preload instant search, permitting the user to preload the default search engine used in instant search and GPU-acceleration on all pages. Default changes includes 2D-accelerated canvas and the task manager incorporated a frames-per-second counter. There was also support for the Page Visibility API. By the time development of Chromium 14 had been completed and Chrome 14 stable released this version also incorporated Mac OS X Lion scrollbar compatibility and "presentation mode". It also had support for the new Web Audio API and Google Native Client (NaCl) which permits native code supplied by third parties as platform-neutral binaries to be securely executed within the browser itself.[25][61][62]

Chromium 15.0 was released on 28 July 2011, with 15.0.837.0 as the initial version. Work in this version included integrating the profiles and synchronization features, including moving synchronization into the main menu and introducing a profile manager. Synchronization data will be encrypted by default. Chromium 15 also expands webpage pre-rendering. Dan Bailey of Conceivably Tech stated about this version and the development of it, "it is obvious that Google is plugging along and is fine-tuning its browser...Chrome isn’t surrendering its perception of the most advanced browser today anytime soon." As development wound up in early September 2011 Chromium 15 also gained a "self-crashing" feature that crashes the browser if a close command is not completed in 25 seconds, smooth scrolling when using the space bar, automatic pre- and auto-logins to Google's own web pages, task bar logos to show different profiles, greatly enhanced synchronization customization, including optional search engine synchronization and improvements to the prerendering process.[25][63][64]

Chromium 16.0 was released on 10 September 2011, with 16.0.877.0 as the initial version.[25] Early in the development of version 16 an experimental Offscreen Tabs Module was incorporated which allows simultaneous user interaction with multiple web pages. This version for OS X included a move to Google's Skia 2D graphics library in place of Apple’s core graphics as previously used. This aligned Chromium for OS X with the Windows and Linux versions.[65][66]

Chromium 17.0 was released on 19 October 2011, with the initial release version 17.0.913.0.[25] This version introduced HTTP pipelining as a test feature to increase web page load speed, starting with build 106364. Development on Chromium 17 near the end of November 2011 included the Gamepad API, specifically intended to allow game inputs from joysticks and other gaming-oriented pointing devices. Other work included being able to move profile icons directly to the desktop in Windows.[67][68]

Chromium 18.0 was released on 7 December 2011, with the initial release version 18.0.964.0[25] Nightly builds of Chromium 18 showed that this cycle included work on menu organization. In January 2012 the builds reworked the Options menu to eliminate the Basics, Personal Stuff and Under the Hood pages and unite them into one menu named options. The new menu simplifies selections and hides privacy and proxy settings as well as security certificate management. Additional features included omnibox suggestion visualization.[69]


Chromium 19.0 was released on 2 February 2012, with the initial release version 19.0.1028.0.[25] Support for Android was added. Chromium 19 development lead to the release of Chrome 19.0.1084.46 on 15 May 2012, which incorporated many bug fixes along with a tab synchronization feature that allowed users to have the same tabs open on Chrome on different devices through "signing into Chrome".[70][71][72]
Chromium 20.0 was released on 29 March 2012, with the initial release version 20.0.1086.0. This development cycle resulted in the release of Google Chrome 20.0.1132.43 on 26 June 2012, which was predominately a bug-fix update with few new features.[25][73][74]

Chromium 21.0 was released on 11 May 2012, with the initial release version 21.0.1134.0. This development cycle resulted in Google Chrome 21.0.1180.57 for OS X and Linux and Chrome 21.0.1180.60 for Windows and Chrome Frame, released on 31 July 2012. Chrome 21 incorporated a new API to enable high-quality video and audio communication, complete support for Apple’s retina display, as well as a large number of bug fixes. The release included the getUserMedia JavaScript API, which permits web applications access the user’s webcam and microphone after asking permission to do so.[25][75][76]
Chromium 22.0 was released on 21 June 2012, with the initial release version 22.0.1181.0. This development cycle resulted in the release of Google Chrome 22.0.1229.79 on 25 September 2012. It incorporated Mouse Lock API availability for Javascript, plus Windows 8 and HiDPI/Retina improvements as well as a large number of security and bug fixes.[25][77]

Chromium 23.0 was released on 9 August 2012, with the initial release version 23.0.1231.0.[25] This development cycle resulted in the release of Chrome 23.0.1271.64 on 6 November 2012, which incorporated easier website permissions, plus GPU accelerated video decoding for Windows.[78]
Chromium 24.0 was released on 20 September 2012, with the initial release version 24.0.1272.0. This development cycle resulted in the release of Chrome 24.0.1312.52 on 10 January 2013, which incorporated support for MathML which allows mathematical equations to be displayed, HTML 5 datalists for date and time, as well as a large number of security and bug fixes. This release marked a total of a 26% increase in page loading speed achieved in the releases over the previous 12 months.[25][79][80]

Chromium 25.0 was released on 1 November 2012, with the initial release version 25.0.1313.0.[25]
Chromium 26.0 was released on 20 December 2012, with the initial release version 26.0.1366.0.[25]


The first new release for 2013 was Chromium 27.0, which first came out on Valentine's Day, 14 February 2013, as 27.0.1412.0.[25]


Chromium is officially ported to run on Android (4.0 and later), Chrome OS, Linux, OS X (Intel only) and Windows.[81] As of 2012, 32-bit and 64-bit Linux builds are possible, with only 32-bit builds possible for OS X and Windows.[82]
Chromium is available for Windows, OS X and Linux 32-bit directly.[83]

Nightly Binaries

  • Windows - Automated nightly builds for Windows [84][85]
  • OS X - Automated nightly builds for OS X [86]
  • Linux - Automated nightly builds for Linux and variants [87]

Community builds

Acid3 test results on Chromium
Most BSD and Linux variants offer Chromium in their software repositories. There are community 32 and 64-bit builds for BSD. It has also has been compiled by third party developers for use with Microsoft Windows and OS X. These include:
  • Arch Linux has a package in the official repository.[88]
  • Debian – Chromium is available.[89]
  • Fedora – unofficial repository.
  • FreeBSD – packages have been available since late 2009 and a port has been available from the FreeBSD ports system since late 2010.[90][91]
  • Gentoo Linux has had a package in the official repository since September 2009.[92]
  • Joli OS uses a rebranded version of Chromium for Linux called Nickel. Produced by Jolicloud as its default browser since Jolicloud 1.0, it is now open-sourced. New versions are delivered as updates through Joli OS' own integrated update system.[93]
  • Lubuntu – Chromium is the default browser with new versions delivered as updates through the Ubuntu update manager system.[94]
  • OS X – FreeSMUG provides a Chromium version which auto-updates since they added the Sparkle update framework to it.[95]
  • Nokia's Maemo 5 mobile operating system – A proof-of-concept version of Chromium with an unmodified user interface was released on 11 April 2010.[96]
  • MeeGo uses Chromium in its netbook version.[97]
  • OpenBSD has had a port and associated package since late 2009. Packages are available for the i386 and amd64 platforms.[98]
  • openSUSE has Chromium available in its repositories.[99]
  • PartedMagic – offered Chromium as the default web browser,[100] but later reverted to Firefox.
  • Puppy Linux – offers Chromium, starting with Chromium 5.0.342 on Lucid Puppy 5.0.0, based on the Ubuntu application repository.[101]
  • Ubuntu started offering Chromium through the Ubuntu Software Center with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as part of the 'universe' repository. The initial version available in April 2010 was 5.0.342.9, with new versions delivered as updates.[102]

Other browsers based on Chromium

  • Advanced Chrome is a Windows patched version that adds a missing 'Open' button to the download dialog along with other download shelf and printing improvements. Development appears to be active with version 26 being released on 10th February 2013[103])
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver Chromium is an unofficial bundle of a Wine derivative and Chromium Developer Build 21 for Linux and OS X, first released on 15 September 2008 by CodeWeavers as part of their CrossOver project.[104][105]
  • Comodo Dragon is a rebranded version of Chromium for 32-bit Windows 7, Vista and XP produced by the Comodo Group which includes improved security and privacy features.[106]
  • CoolNovo, called ChromePlus prior to January 2012, is a Chromium-based browser for Windows and Linux. It adds features such as mouse gestures, link dragging and IE tabs.[107]
  • Flock was a browser that specialized in providing social networking and had Web 2.0 facilities built into its user interface. It was based on Chromium starting with version 3.0. Flock was discontinued in April 2011.[108][109]
  • SRWare Iron is a release of Chromium for Windows, OS X and Linux. It disables some configurable Chromium features that could share information with third parties.[110]
  • RockMelt is a release of Chromium for Windows Mobile and iOS under a commercial proprietary licence. It integrates heavily with features from Facebook and Twitter.[111]
  • Sleipnir 3 for Windows is a browser from Japan using Chromium as its main rendering engine. One of its main features is linking to Web apps (Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, etc.) and smartphone apps (Google Map, etc.)[112]
  • Torch browser is a browser based on Chromium for Windows. It specializes in media downloading and has built-in media features, including a torrent engine, video grabber and sharing button.[113]
  • Yandex browser is a browser created by the Russian software company Yandex for the Windows and OS X operating systems.[114] The browser integrates Yandex services, which include a search engine, a machine translation service and cloud storage.

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SRWare Iron, or simply Iron, is a free and open-source web browser implementation of the Chromium source code by SRWare of Germany,[2] which primarily aims to eliminate usage tracking and other privacy-compromising functionality that the Google Chrome browser includes.[3] While Iron does not provide extra privacy compared to Chromium after proper settings are altered in the latter, it does implement some additional features that distinguish it from Google Chrome, such as built-in ad blocking.[1][3]
On 11 August 2010, Microsoft updated the website in order to include Iron as one of the possible choices.[4][5]


Development history

Iron was first released as a beta version on 18 September 2008,[1] 16 days after Google Chrome's initial release.
On 26 May 2009 a Preview-Release (Pre-Alpha) of Iron came out for Linux.[6] And on 7 January 2010 a beta version for Mac OS was released.[7]
More recent versions of Iron have been released since then, which has gained the features of the underlying Chromium codebase, including Google Chrome theme support, a user agent switcher, an extension system, integrated Adblocker and improved Linux support.[1]
If a user has Chromium installed, only Iron will run when attempting to access Chromium. Iron also automatically imports all data (i.e. Bookmarks, History, etc.) from Chromium when installed.[citation needed]

Differences from Chrome

The following Google Chrome features are not present in Iron:[8][9]
  • RLZ identifier, an encoded string sent together with all queries to Google[10] or once every 24 hours.
  • Google search access on startup for users with Google as default search[10][11]
  • A unique ID ("clientID") for identifying the user in logs.
  • A timestamp of when the browser was installed.
  • Google-hosted error pages when a server is not present
  • Google Updater automatic installation.
  • DNS pre-fetching, because it could potentially be used by spammers.[12]
  • Automatic address bar search suggestions.
  • Bug tracking system, sends information about crashes or errors.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Iron news page
  2. ^ a b New Iron-Version
  3. ^ a b SRWare (undated). "SRWare Iron: The Browser of the future - Overview". Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  4. ^ Kai Schmerer (10 August 2010). "Microsoft aktualisiert Browser-Auswahlbox". ZDnet. Retrieved 10 September 2010.(German)
  5. ^ (undated). "Choose Your Browser". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Iron Pre-Alpha for Linux Download". Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  7. ^ "New Iron-Version: 4.0.275 Beta for MacOS". Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  8. ^ Whats the difference between Iron and Chrome?
  9. ^ "Privacy, unique IDs, and RLZ - Google Chrome".
  10. ^ a b "Google Chrome, Chromium, and Google". Retrieved 28 January 2010. See Which Google Domain
  11. ^ "View of /trunk/src/chrome/browser/google/". Retrieved 15 November 2010. Source code comment on line 31
  12. ^ See discussion at

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This video shows you how to use some of the privacy and security settings in Google's Chrome web browser.

We show you how to:

- Enable private browsing
- Control cookies
- Manage your browsing history
- Enable phishing and malware protection
- Manage plugins
- Block pop-up windows
- Disable location tracking
- Control auto form completion
- Manage passwords

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