Maybe you also receive the message when booting Chromium:
“Google API Keys are missing. Some functionality of Chromium will be disabled.”
I personally don’t care about any Google functionality because I use Chromium only as a secondary browser.
Setting three environment variables (GOOGLE_API_KEY, GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID and GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET ) to “no” solves the problem.
setx GOOGLE_API_KEY "no"
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "no"
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "no"
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The Linux way doesn’t really work anymore with the newest version of Chromium, at least the Chromium-browser ppa I’ve been using not sure what other packages there are I will assume most people are like me using this package however for Chromium because it’s updated regularly.
As well as this solution only being a temporary one for a one time launch not permanent. I was able to solve the issue by editing /etc/chromium-browser/default and then pasting the same export commands there
This way Chromium will always launch with these commands to set these environment variables.