Today, I was experiencing some oddities with Chromium. For example, writing about:flags in the address bar would result in a Google search. WTH After narrowing things down, I came to the conclusion that the culprits were some flags I had Chromium configured to start with, such as --no-referrers. It turns out that some flags, such as the --no-referrers, are no longer part of Chromium flags. They're not even part of the updated chrome_switches.cc file. -http://src.chromium.org/svn/trunk/src/chrome/common/chrome_switches.cc By having Chromium configured to start with such flags, which are no longer valid, certain functionalities were broken. I wonder why would Chromium developers (May I say Google developers? ) kill, at least, --no-referrers flag? I don't think it's a bug, otherwise the chrome_switches.cc file wouldn't have been updated to reflect such change, I believe. I just noticed this today, though. I don't know for how long it has been like that. I found it by "accident". If I won't be able to disable referrers, this is goodbye to Chromium/Chrome. I guess I'll use Opera again. I kind of miss it, anyway. I can apply the same security to it, that I have applied to Chromium, anyway. I don't know about you, but I personally dislike allowing "websites" know where I come from (if from website B, C, D, etc).