One key missing functionality in chromium is extensibility via browser extensions or user scripts, damn useful in particular for blocking ads.
Although the support is there in the dev channel, it had been not available in the ppa binary debs for a while, but about ~2days ago user scripts started working ... yAY!! \o/
- To the point:
dpkg -l chromium-browser # version: 18.104.22.168~svn200905 Chromium browser
mkdir $HOME/.config/chromium/Default/User\ Scripts # yep, nasty white space :P
cd $HOME/.config/chromium/Default/User\ Scripts
wget http://www.adsweep.org/AdSweep.user.js # ala adblock
# ... and then start chromium as:
To confirm you have it enabled, visit http://www.adsweep.org/ && you'll see a red status line, up-right, with the adsweep script version.