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#1 of 37 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 02 2008 - 04:22 PM

If you guys haven't seen Google's Chrome it is the first browser that has me completely forgetting IE. It's like the best parts of Safari and Firefox rolled into one, and I can't wait to get this on the Mac side as well as my PC. In fact, it's so similar to Safari but better, I hope Safari actually migrates TO it!

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#2 of 37 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted September 02 2008 - 05:11 PM

Ha - I forgot about IE ages ago...Posted Image
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#3 of 37 ONLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted September 02 2008 - 07:39 PM

It's so much like Safari on Vista that the UserCP drop down menu on HTF doesn't work for Chrome as well. Oddly enough, it works on Safari for the Mac. Any ideas? Works on IE and Firefox on Vista...

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Posted September 03 2008 - 03:19 AM

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If you guys haven't seen Google's Chrome it is the first browser that has me completely forgetting IE.
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Posted September 03 2008 - 04:05 AM

Quote:
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It's so much like Safari on Vista that the UserCP drop down menu on HTF doesn't work for Chrome as well. Oddly enough, it works on Safari for the Mac. Any ideas? Works on IE and Firefox on Vista...

If your talking about the Quick Links menu I agree that sucks!

#6 of 37 ONLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted September 03 2008 - 04:53 AM

Yep I am, and yep it sucks. Posted Image

Chrome is still a beta so let's hope they iron it out before long!

[Edit] I've just reported it as a bug via Chrome, I'd encourage others to do the same.

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#7 of 37 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 04 2008 - 02:10 AM

Sorry, havent been a Firefox fan. Tho I do love Thunderbird! But the light memory footprint and the excellent tab implementation plus the minimalistic design in Chrome give me what I wanted from FF or any other option over IE =) And no Bose here =p

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#8 of 37 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

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Posted September 06 2008 - 02:05 PM

Chrome is built on WebKit from Apple so it should be stable and quick. I tried installing it at work but it keeps crashing during the install so I'm not sure what that's about. Still I'm a die hard FireFox user so we'll see if its good enough to get me to switch. That said I use a number of pluggins with FF so until there's something similar for Chrome there's little to to chance of me switching.

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Posted September 11 2008 - 06:39 AM

loves me some chrome!

#10 of 37 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted December 10 2009 - 01:16 AM

Over a year later and Chrome Beta for OSX is just really getting cooking.  The good news is that the best extensions (Foxmarks, Cooliris, Adblockers) are all ready to go and should be on OSX within weeks as well.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/10/chrome-firefox/

I'm still using Firefox 3.5.5 as my main browser but I'm keeping an eye on Chrome just for the speed advantages it promises, which FF can't match.

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#11 of 37 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 08 2010 - 05:16 AM

I'm still on firefox but pulling for OSX Chrome to keep adding new features.  Good news on that front:
http://www.webmonkey.com/blog/Google_Chrome_for_Mac_Now_Supports_Extensions

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Posted January 09 2010 - 02:49 AM

I'm a Firefox man. The single most important feature is the "LastTab" extension causes clicking on a tab to toggle to the previously viewed tab. Well, and now the eBay toolbar extension.

Do Safari or Chrome or other have similar extensions? I would look at other browsers if they had the UI improvements; conversely I'll never leave FF until other browsers have its same level of user-modified awesomeness :)


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Posted January 09 2010 - 08:30 AM

Chrome just added the first batch of extensions.  Thats the big news.

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Posted January 26 2010 - 02:17 AM

They are out of beta now and well received.  I'm still sticking with Firefox for now, we'll see how long that lasts...
http://arstechnica.com/open-source/reviews/2010/01/hands-on-extensions-give-chrome-a-lift-as-version-4-arrives.ars?utm_source=microblogging&utm_medium=arstch&utm_term=Main%20Account&utm_campaign=microblogging

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Posted January 26 2010 - 05:47 AM

Saw the Ars article on extensions. I need to give Chrome a go. I like Firefox, but it's a hog at times, revving up the CPU usage and the fans on my MBP.


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Posted February 16 2010 - 11:50 PM

I've been using the latest Chrome for Mac (well before my hard drive died). I'm a longtime Mozilla fan and user but with an ad blocking extension added, Chrome is pretty sweet. The time just might come when I make the switch permanently.


#17 of 37 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 17 2010 - 12:55 AM

I'm running both now with the same batch of extensions (Xmarks, Colored Tabs, Flashblock, Adblock) and while I prefer Firefox's UI, especially for tabs, Chrome 'feels' faster....  But mostly I could be happy with either.

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Posted February 25 2010 - 01:15 PM

 Concerned that Firefox is causing Kernel Panics, I need to switch browsers for a while. Needing to change, and already knowing I don't care for Safari, I'm now using Chrome about 75% at home. First opinion: I miss Firefox :) Chrome has tabs in weird places, the buttons look like crude, it doesn't search when you type, and I'm not seeing its alleged speed.

But I'll give it some time and see if it grows on me.

What are good extensions for Chrome?


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Posted February 25 2010 - 01:33 PM

Second impression: extensions don't work. I installed LastTab and it did nothing (love it for Firefox). I then tried TabsPlus and it did nothing. Neither had any options. I don't get it. Is there a magic trick to make extensions work?

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Posted February 25 2010 - 02:12 PM

I'm not a fan of chrome right now.

Still seems clunky to me compared to ff.
Although I seem to be having some ff trouble since the most recent update.
Once I get more the 5 or 6 tabs open ff slows down and I get a lot of little color wheels spinning.

Also on chrome I don't see a status bar, the thing on the bottom of browsers that indicates the progress of the web page loading up and on ff indicates web site addresses when you hover over a link.

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