How do I conduct a search (Solved)

How do I conduct a search on the forum /
When I open Chromium to get my mail it takes a while to start up.
I have asked how to sort his before and it was answered but I can’t find it.
So I am asking how to find the answer, I think

Hi Mark,
I have found the thread I was looking for

Chromium takes a while to start (Solved)
« on: September 04, 2014, 10:17:55 am »

Now I need to know if it is ok to follow these instructions or will I need to ask again for Pep 6 ?

I take it you mean this topic:

I’m not sure what you’re trying to do … replace Chromium with Chrome or Firefox ?

or speed up Chromium ?

has Chromium always been slow … or only recently ?

Hi Mark,
Yes, that is the topic.
It is mostly in the morning I noticed that Chromium was taking a while to start when I logged on to collect mail.
It is a bit better now that Adblock+ is on but the initial start up first thing is a bit slow.
I have Firefox installed but don’t use it much, I use Chromium from the menu.
I am happy with the performance of the computer, it was only recently when going on t’internet I was looking at a blank screen for a while and was wondering if that could be speeded up ?

I suspect this is down to the ever-increasing complexity of modern web browsers, placing more load on the CPU & RAM. Additionally, while loading up the program for the first time, there is an increased I/O requirement, making HDDs look worse when compared with SSDs & RAID arrays.

Still not sure what you’re trying to do ?

That previous topic seems concerned with swapping Chromium for Chrome

Is that what you want to do, or am I missing something ?

Yes Mark,
I would like to get rid of Chromium and install Chrome.
I have Firefox installed but it doesn’t work properly so I will start a new thread about that if I may, after I have sorted Chrome/Chromium.

OK, are you using Peppermint 6 32bit or 64bit ?

What’s the output from:

uname -a


Hi Mark,
I get this

don@ldwatson ~ $ uname -a
Linux ldwatson 3.16.0-41-generic #57~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 18 18:01:13 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
don@ldwatson ~ $

Go here:

and download the 64bit .deb version

then double-click the file you just downloaded

when gdebi fires up, click the “Install” button and wait intil it say the same version is already installed before closing gdebi

then check

men > Internet > Google Chrome


if it does, we’ll remove Chromium and convert any SSB’s you have to work with Chrome instead

this is Peppermint 6 right ?

Thanks Mark,
I have installed Google Chrome and it appears in the menu>Internet>Google Chrome.
It just installed without saying ‘the same version is already installed’
Yes, it is Peppermint 6 :smiley:

OK, to change your SSB’s to open in Chrome rather than Chromium, follow the instructions here:,967.0.html

then to FULLY remove Chromium, open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:

sudo apt-get remove --purge chromium-browser


cd ~/.config


rm -rv chromium


cd ~/.cache


rm -rv chromium

But there’s no need to uninstall chromium, your system will happily have both installed at the same time.

Thanks Mark,
Have completed the above instructions and all is well :wink:

Cool 8)

I have an entry for Chromium in the menu I would like to remove.
I ran this

don@ldwatson ~ $ ls -a ~/.local/share/applications
. converseen.desktop firstpersontetris.desktop mimeapps.list
… cribbage.desktop gmail.desktop onlineuserguide.desktop
chrome-aohghmighlieiainnegkcijnfilokake-Default.desktop crib.desktop gnubg.desktop peppermintforum.desktop
chrome-apdfllckaahabafndbhieahigkjlhalf-Default.desktop ddchess.desktop googlecalendar.desktop solitr.desktop
chrome-blpcfgokakmgnkcojhhkbfbldkacnbeo-Default.desktop editorbypixlr.desktop googledrive.desktop
chrome-coobgpohoikkiipiblmjeljniedjpjpf-Default.desktop entanglement.desktop mahjong.desktop
chrome-pjkljhegncpnkpknbcohdijeoejaedia-Default.desktop expressbypixlr.desktop master-pdf-editor.desktop
don@ldwatson ~ $
I don’t see a Chromium listed so I presume it must be one of the chrome entries.
How do I get rid of the Chromium entry ? or better still can I put Google Chrome there in it’s place ?

Open a terminal and run:

gedit ~/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels/panel

find the part that reads:

        item {

and change it to

        item {

SAVE the file and exit gedit.
back in the terminal run:

cd ~/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels


rm -v panel~


lxpanelctl restart

The top level menu should now contain a launcher for Chrome instead of Chromium

Hi Mark,
That worked as I wanted thank you.

take care
Don W

Terrific … and you’re welcome :slight_smile: