[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#857767: chromium: allow disabling chrome://welcome on first run

Lukas Schwaighofer lukas at schwaighofer.name
Tue Mar 14 19:21:29 UTC 2017

Package: chromium
Version: 57.0.2987.98-1
Severity: minor


I'm using chromium in a live system deployed in a lab room.  Since the
last upgrade, chrome always displays the "chrome://welcome" page on
first run (which asks the students to sign in with their google

I want to keep the previous behavior, i.e. show the start page of our
lab when they start the computers.  I have the following policy

$ cat /etc/chromium/policies/managed/ilab.json
	"PasswordManagerEnabled": false,
	"DefaultBrowserSettingEnabled": false,

$ cat /etc/chromium/policies/recommended/ilab.json
	"ShowHomeButton": false,
	"BookmarkBarEnabled": false,
	"RestoreOnStartup": 4,
	"RestoreOnStartupURLs": ["https://OUR-LAB-STARTPAGE/", "https://startpage.com/"],
	"DefaultSearchProviderName": "Startpage",
	"DefaultSearchProviderKeyword": "startpage.com",
	"DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL": "https://startpage.com/do/search?q={searchTerms}"

The only way I have found to disable this behavior is to add the
following to /usr/share/chromium/master_preferences:

"sync_promo": {
  "show_on_first_run_allowed": false

It would be nice if you could either disable this sync promotion by
default or provide a way to disable it (without requiring dpkg-divert).

Thank you
Lukas Schwaighofer
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