Accessing Chromium's Options/Preferences

If you would like to configure Chromium, click on the Wrench icon and select Options (Windows OS) or Preferences (Mac and Linux OSs).

The Options/Preferences menu is organized into three tabs that are displayed on the left side of the page: Basics, Personal Stuff, and Under the Hood.

The Basics tab

The Basics tab allows you to configure the following:

  • The page Chromium will display when you open the browser.
  • The web page selected as the home page.
  • To show or hide the home page button in the toolbar.
  • The search engine used in the Omnibox.
  • To set Chromium as your default browser.

The Personal Stuff tab

The Personal Stuff tab allows you to configure the following:

  • Synchronization of your browser settings via your Google Account.
  • Password saving.
  • Form Autofill.
  • To import browsing data (like browsing history and bookmarks) from another browser.
  • Browser themes.

The Under the Hood tab

The Under the Hood tab allows you to configure the following:

  • Privacy settings.
  • Font size, page zoom, language and spelling checker.
  • Network settings.
  • Language settings.
  • Download settings.
  • Security settings.

For more information on the Options/Preferences menu, visit this Google Chrome Help web page: