why is Chromium?

Microsoft Edge 和 Google Chrome 都是基于 Chromium 的。

Edge 自从换到了 Chromium 在早期还好,可以使用微软账户,自动填充密码和书签挺方便的,还能直接使用Chrome插件。

但是又不太想用 Chrome,所以尝试一下 Chromium,Chromium 原生是没办法在线同步账户的,所以得使用点技巧使得其支持


简单的办法(not recommend)



使用自己的 Google Cloud API

please check origin thread: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/67459316/enabling-chromium-to-sync-with-google-account

  1. Download Chromium.
  2. You’ll notice a yellow disclaimer message appear as a doorhanger: Google API Keys are missing. Some functionality of Chromium will be disabled. Learn More.
  3. Clicking on that link takes you to the confusing API Keys docs page.
  4. If you aren’t already, subscribe to the chromium-dev@chromium.org mailing list. (You can just subscribe to the list and choose to not receive any mail. FYI: the Chromium project restricts the APIs to those subscribed to that group - that is, Chromium devs.)
  5. Make sure you are logged in with the Google account associated with the email address that you used to subscribe to chromium-dev.
  6. Log in to the Google Cloud Platform, and select an existing project or press the “Create Project” button.
  7. From the project’s API Manager, select the Credentials tab in the sidebar.
  8. Create a Browser API Key.
  9. You’ll see a modal with an API key. Copy and paste that somewhere.
  10. Now create an OAuth Client ID.
  11. After you complete all the steps and the “content screen,” you’ll be presented with a modal with your Google Client ID and Client Secret.
  12. You’ll need to set three environment variables:

On Windows: Launch cmd.exe and enter the following commands:

setx GOOGLE_API_KEY your_key_goes_here
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID your_client_id_goes_here
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET your_client_secret_goes_here

On Mac OS X

launchctl setenv GOOGLE_API_KEY {your_keys}
launchctl setenv GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID {your_keys}
launchctl setenv GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET {your_keys}

on Linux: Plop these in your ~/.profile file:

export GOOGLE_API_KEY="your_key_goes_here"
export GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID="your_client_id_goes_here"
export GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET="your_client_secret_goes_here"