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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 6 Sep 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. jezmck

    jezmck Well-Known Member

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    I'm seeing Chrome as a replacement for IE, not Fx. IE users are less likely to find missing features (other than RSS), but Fx users are so used to being able to add features on a whim using extensions.

    Actually, this has been done. I used something called Bubbles.
     
  3. Spode

    Spode What's a Spode?

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    Pretty much all software is in Beta, but the manufacturers just don't have the balls to admit it. Look at the amount of bugs we encounter, work arounds and updates we get. Finished product? Hmm..

    I'm really enjoying Google Chrome - was using it all day yesterday while working on a Windows box in another office. Now that I'm back home on my Mint Linux (Ubuntu) system, I'm expecting FireFox to do things that it can't and feeling disappointed!!
     
  4. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    i breifly used it, and am already missing its raw speed. I also have a lot of tabs open so i love the idea of seperate process'es. And i dont see why everyone goes on about the lack of extenstions, its designed to have them, just waiting for devlopers to write them, the only firefox plugin i missed, is vimperator and itsalltext (but i cant even get that one to work)
     
  5. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    The financial information indexing could be solved quite easily, by Chrome automatically switching to Incognito mode when it sees "https" in the address bar...

    I'm happy to stick with Opera for now, and will stay with opera for some time yet, due to the fact that it's a fully fledged email client as well as web browser. With my (new and oh so shiny) 27" monitor I can have emails constantly open in the left and web browsing on the rest of the screen, like a Vista Sidebar but on the left and containing a constantly up to date email and RSS reader!

    Chrome is bloody fast though!
     
  6. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    read what they admit doing with your data and chrome suddenly doesnt look good at all anymore.
    opera Cheesecake.
     
  7. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    I've found Chrome excellent for use with my eee 1000. Simply because of the amount of screen space it frees up.

    I like the no nonsense interface and the speed, i have to say the privacy issues do worry me though, im doing all banking on FF for now.
     
  8. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    Are you referring to the now infamous section 11 of the EULA? That's been changed to say that all user data belong to the user.
     
  9. Tim S

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    Yep, that's why I didn't mention it :)
     
  10. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    i think the release of chrome is is good news us end users. I think mozilla have been getting a wee bit sloppy with firefox (FF2 was not stable, and 3 is better, but not by loads) and internet explorer....is and always was crap. opera i'm not a fan of but hey each to their own. competition is always good! when chrome gets past it's "beta" stage and fixes everything properly then i'll give it a go.
     
  11. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Have you thought of using a web browser in full screen mode? Unless if I can't figure out how to do it in in Chrome, it can't do it. Firefox and IE are the most usable in full screen, and on my Eee PC 4G, it really helps.
     
  12. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    Once a few issues are worked out, Chrome will definitely become my default browser.

    Problems:
    1. Right clicking in an unactive textbox doesn't allow you to paste into it. You have to select the box (click in it), then right click to be able to cut, copy or paste.
    2. Dragging a tab out of the main "browser" and putting it onto a secondary monitor then maximizing the tab makes the tab maximize to the resolution of the main monitor, not the secondary monitor. IE, My main monitor has a 1680x1050 resolution and when I drag a tab to my secondary 19" 1280x1024 monitor and maximize it, it maximizes to 1680x1050.
    3. AdBlock, where art thou?
    4. Clicking in the address bar doesn't select all of the text in it.
    5. Minimal preferences.

    Things I like:
    1. The history. I've been waiting for something like this forever. I always remember when I visited the site I'm trying to get back to, I just never remember the name.
    2. Speed. Very zippy.
    3. Small footprint.
     
  13. jezmck

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    1. I would always left-click an input before trying to do anything, to give it focus, seems odd that you're so desperate to save a single mouse click.
    PS - Works for me.

    3. I hate you. Blocking Ads makes them less profitable, making me see more of them. I hate you for this.

    4. Does for me! Do you have some funky mouse driver?
     
  14. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    People are keen to note the awesome speed and the distinct lack of features but the interesting thing about this beta release is that this will all change as the browser is developed. As more features are added it will get slower and by the time it actually becomes useful we'll just have good old regular FF3.
     
  15. Hamish

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    lol flawless logic!
    why dont you just install adblock like everyone else and see no ads you dont want to
     
  16. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    been useing opera for quite some time now and i still prefer it
    its nice that if an web site crashs an tab out does not take out crome fully, i not had opera crash on me for quite some time now and even if it did crash or the pc BSOD on me it allways rembers last tabs that was open and even the content that was on the page (loads the web sites from hard disk not the web untill you press refresh or if the web site is coded to self refresh),
    mallware is not realy an problem with opera unlike firefox (no adblock)or IE (no IE7pro works on ie6), as you have to download and run it and if you ignore that the file that you are downloading is an exe your fault if you run it (tbo in IE and Firefox more so IE you get plenty of warnings in Vista IE7 you get 3 warnings if you do not press crtl 2 if you do)

    the ad stuff i block all hardocp ads as thay stop the back button from working every one els i just leave on unless thay used the same ad service as hardocp, and thay banned my account as well as well so blocking all there adds for that resone as well
    thay have an rule about blocking ads talking about it users would not ask if thay was not so anoying (thay need to fix the ads so does not brake the pages)

    i do however block all In text ads (thay bring an box up when you hover over them) as thay are Very anoying as you do not know if its an link an user has posted or not some off them mess fourm threads up as well as thay Inset them into users posts and makes reading them unreadable as thay popup when useing wheel and mouse ponter hits on and then blocks what you are trying to read
    one other type makes an in thread ad box makeing it hard to read the users post or mestaking it for the thread to be an full ad when its an user post with an ad in it

    do not mind ads as long as thay are not anoying
     
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  17. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    1. I'm not desperate to save clicks, but it works in IE 6, 7, FF 1, 2, 3 and Opera. It'll just take time to get used to it.

    3. :D

    4. Nope, no funky mouse drivers. And now that I just tried it again, it seems to be working fine.
     
  18. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    im not moving to chrome until it supports mouse gestures

    but i do like the interface / speed

    opera is still number 1 as far as i'm concerend
     
  19. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Just downloaded it to try it out though I won't be swapping to it permanently until it has all the extensions I use regularly.

    [​IMG]

    Does this remind anyone else of GladOS?
     
  20. impar

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    Greetings!
    :hehe::thumb:
     
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