Chromium Syncing; or, The Pitfalls of Doing Your Own Tech Support
So I got tired of running Chrome OS on a spare laptop and decided to replace it with Ubuntu which I had not been using in over a year. I guess I missed GIMP.
I installed Ubuntu Linux version 14 something from an old disc onto the old laptop and, online, updated to 16 something, which took a LONG time. I then got down to configuring.
The first thing I did was install the Chromium browser. Try as I might, I could not get it to sync with the Chrome browsers on my MacBook Pro, my Windows machine, and my iPhone.
From various online boards I got conflicting advice. Some recommended some tricks to use to install the current Chrome browser but I am not competent to do that as I am no coder. I simply could not figure out how to make Chromium on Ubuntu sync and could not find anything anywhere in Preferences or Settings to make it do so.
Then by accident I got the message when I tried to copy and paste from within Chromium that I should "click here" to install a Chromium extension to allow for cut and paste. Upon doing that -- as if by magic -- syncing started to work and my bookmarks and stuff appeared.
Live and learn!
Afterwards I learned from Louix Chazique via the Google+ Ubuntu Community that I should just have searched online for the Linux version of the Chrome browser. Doh!
Copyright (c) 2018 by Dennis D. McDonald