I just set up a Linux Mint virtual machine, and I installed Chromium in it. When I ran Chromium, I logged in with my google account.
Then, Linux Mint proceeded to modify the "google" default search engine to a Mint-branded Google, all across my Chrome browsers logged in everywhere. I managed to fix it by copy-pasting the default from elsewhere, but I feel like this isn't the last time this is going to happen.
I'd like to freeze my search engine settings so this doesn't happen again.
But I don't see an option to stop Chrome from Syncing just the search engines. These are the things that it allows me to check off for syncing or not:
Apps Autofill Bookmarks Extensions Omnibox History Passwords Settings Themes Open Tabs
How can I stop Chrome from overwriting my search engine preferences again?