Installing chromium browser?
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(01-25-2021, 11:30 AM)Zebulon Walton Wrote: Aside from not working with X forwarding, another issue with the flatpack edition of Chromium seems to be that "scale-to-fit" cannot be used to scale it to the screen since there is no APP-ID associated with it. Items in the browser can be resized using keyboard commands, which helps, but there appears to be no way to scale the browser window itself. So for example to manipulate settings it is necessary to keep switching between portait and landscape modes to get at everything.

This was what I did.
Code:
sudo apt install flatpak

Code:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Code:
flatpak search Chromium

It gave me 5 versions to choose from, two of them degoogled. I installed two of them. The names identified in the search were the app ID I used for scaling.

Code:
flatpak install Chromium

Code:
scale-to-fit Chromium on

Then I installed an extension from the Chrome store called Mobile View to make it spoof to mobile. It's much faster then Firefox ESR, loads faster, smoother scrolling. None of the versions I tried will save my passwords. The keyboard has to be throttled up and down with the button and the @ symbol on the touch keyboard for some reason doesn't work. There was an update today to Chromium on the Pinephone today that might have fixed it. I have to try again. The deGoogled one is desktop use only when I am docked. No extensions.
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(02-08-2021, 10:41 PM)C0ffeeFreak Wrote:
(01-25-2021, 11:30 AM)Zebulon Walton Wrote: Aside from not working with X forwarding, another issue with the flatpack edition of Chromium seems to be that "scale-to-fit" cannot be used to scale it to the screen since there is no APP-ID associated with it. Items in the browser can be resized using keyboard commands, which helps, but there appears to be no way to scale the browser window itself. So for example to manipulate settings it is necessary to keep switching between portait and landscape modes to get at everything.

This was what I did.
Code:
sudo apt install flatpak

Code:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Code:
flatpak search Chromium

It gave me 5 versions to choose from, two of them degoogled. I installed two of them. The names identified in the search were the app ID I used for scaling.

Code:
flatpak install Chromium

Code:
scale-to-fit Chromium on

Then I installed an extension from the Chrome store called Mobile View to make it spoof to mobile. It's much faster then Firefox ESR, loads faster, smoother scrolling. None of the versions I tried will save my passwords. The keyboard has to be throttled up and down with the button and the @ symbol on the touch keyboard for some reason doesn't work. There was an update today to Chromium on the Pinephone today that might have foxed it. I have to try again. The deGoogled one is desktop use only when I am docked. No extensions.
Late to the party here but you can use the ungoogled version of Chromium (May work with standard chromium too) and run it over Wayland via


Code:
flatpak run com.github.Eloston.UngoogledChromium --enable-features=UseOzonePlatform --ozone-platform=wayland
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(02-09-2021, 06:11 AM)patrickjquinn Wrote:
(02-08-2021, 10:41 PM)C0ffeeFreak Wrote:
(01-25-2021, 11:30 AM)Zebulon Walton Wrote: Aside from not working with X forwarding, another issue with the flatpack edition of Chromium seems to be that "scale-to-fit" cannot be used to scale it to the screen since there is no APP-ID associated with it. Items in the browser can be resized using keyboard commands, which helps, but there appears to be no way to scale the browser window itself. So for example to manipulate settings it is necessary to keep switching between portait and landscape modes to get at everything.

This was what I did.
Code:
sudo apt install flatpak

Code:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Code:
flatpak search Chromium

It gave me 5 versions to choose from, two of them degoogled. I installed two of them. The names identified in the search were the app ID I used for scaling.

Code:
flatpak install Chromium

Code:
scale-to-fit Chromium on

Then I installed an extension from the Chrome store called Mobile View to make it spoof to mobile. It's much faster then Firefox ESR, loads faster, smoother scrolling. None of the versions I tried will save my passwords. The keyboard has to be throttled up and down with the button and the @ symbol on the touch keyboard for some reason doesn't work. There was an update today to Chromium on the Pinephone today that might have foxed it. I have to try again. The deGoogled one is desktop use only when I am docked. No extensions.
Late to the party here but you can use the ungoogled version of Chromium (May work with standard chromium too) and run it over Wayland via


Code:
flatpak run com.github.Eloston.UngoogledChromium --enable-features=UseOzonePlatform --ozone-platform=wayland
Thanks for the tip. I enabled it but I don't really notice any difference in performance or anything. It might have already been enabled. Here is a tip for those who try it. Open the browser before you enter the terminal command to enable Wayland or you will get an error code and the browser will open but without Wayland enabled.
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