How do I remove Mint search engine from Chromium

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How do I remove Mint search engine from Chromium

Postby sml on Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:37 am

Hi,

I have wasted about 1 hour trying to google to remove the Mint search engine from my Mint 14 installation.

How can I remove the Mint search engine in Chromium?
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Re: How do I remove Mint search engine from Chromium

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:11 am

Edited your post and subject to make it a bit more clear what you are asking, so it stands out for those that can help you.

I've had a tumble with it, and found I can reset Chromium to its default Google search (not the Linux Mint Google CSE) by removing the following two folders. The first you need to remove as root.
- /etc/skel/.config/chromium
- ~/.config/chromium

This will erase all your preferences, bookmarks, and so on. So it is a bit heavy handed, but it does end up with a Chromium with default Google search. You can open a terminal and run the following command to delete the above folders in one go.
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sudo rm -fr /etc/skel/.config/chromium ~/.config/chromium
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Re: How do I remove Mint search engine from Chromium

Postby sml on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:33 am

thank you.

it worked ... just make sure to close chromium first! :)

it is quite amazing having a nice clean & fresh chromium install. very happy.

if Mint need a donation, they could work out methods to just ask people ... rather than this forceful method.
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Re: How do I remove Mint search engine from Chromium

Postby sml on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:46 am

just did a fresh install on a new computer for a friend and needed to look this up again :)

a fresh & clean chromium is amazing!

the mint contamination should be reduced in future.
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Re: How do I remove Mint search engine from Chromium

Postby jollyllp on Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:24 am

If you use Chromium's / Chrome's synchronization option, then you have the Linux Mint Google search page across your machines on which you used Chromium / Chrome and signed in to the synchronization service. This is quite annoying (you would actually see the Linux Mint search on a Windows machine as well) if you don't like how the search results are presented on the customized page or if you don't use / like Mint..........
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Re: How do I remove Mint search engine from Chromium

Postby ooseven on Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:33 pm

Just go to settings and click on manage search engines.
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