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drake3781
Sep 4th, 2008, 06:35 AM
I downloaded this and am using the Beta. It seems very fast compared to IE!

Anybody else using it and what do you like about it?

stevos
Sep 4th, 2008, 08:00 AM
I'd like to hear some reviews of this as well, is it as good/smart as Firefox?

kittyking
Sep 4th, 2008, 08:21 AM
I'm on the same boat as Stevos, very keen on it but would prefer to read reviews first.

.:sk:.
Sep 4th, 2008, 09:42 AM
I use Firefox and it works fine so I don't need Chrome even if it's faster...

Rerun
Sep 4th, 2008, 09:49 AM
I'd like to hear some reviews of this as well, is it as good/smart as Firefox?


faster and easier then ff, but mozzilla has more applications (dictionaries and more...). I think it's normal becuase gc is very young like browser

the only problem is with flash technology. for example you could find problem using facebook

I have both, but when I have to open forums like this that are so big I prefer atm gc...very very fast

Wigglytuff
Sep 4th, 2008, 10:02 AM
i cant wait for a mac version.

Rerun
Sep 4th, 2008, 10:17 AM
you have a mac, lucky girl/man :sad:

:p

Wigglytuff
Sep 4th, 2008, 10:53 AM
you have a mac, lucky girl/man :sad:

:p

:kiss: :kiss: i know!

Scotso
Sep 4th, 2008, 11:43 AM
Apparently it has some privacy issues. There are already tons of reviews up for it, just Google (:p) it.

I tried it, and it's okay. But I still use and prefer Opera, from which all the other browsers (including Firefox) pretty much stole their ideas.

Lemonskin.
Sep 4th, 2008, 12:32 PM
I use Firefox and like it, would never switch back to I.E., but would consider Chrome if it's good.

Petkorazzi
Sep 4th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Apparently it has some privacy issues. There are already tons of reviews up for it, just Google (:p) it.

I tried it, and it's okay. But I still use and prefer Opera, from which all the other browsers (including Firefox) pretty much stole their ideas.

Well said, Opera >>> any browser around.

Princess Fiona
Sep 4th, 2008, 01:41 PM
I have been wondering about this browser too! I've only discovered Firefox fairly recently (I know, I'm not exactly the fastest with some of these things... *blush* ) and I love it - I love all the different add-ons. I've only really ever used Firefox and IE (maybe I will use Google Chrome one day, in about 10 years time knowing me... :o ;) ).

PatrickRyan
Sep 4th, 2008, 04:18 PM
I just downloaded it. I like it, it's seems fast, but I'll always be a Fire Fox person :)

Infiniti2001
Sep 4th, 2008, 04:29 PM
It is definitely faster that firefox, however I stick to FF unless add more features/icons are added :shrugs:

Donny
Sep 4th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Apparently it has some privacy issues. There are already tons of reviews up for it, just Google (:p) it.

I tried it, and it's okay. But I still use and prefer Opera, from which all the other browsers (including Firefox) pretty much stole their ideas.

Amen.

Paco
Sep 4th, 2008, 05:07 PM
I use Firefox and it works fine so I don't need Chrome even if it's faster...

I agree, specially that Firefox has addons without which I could not work :o

Expat
Sep 4th, 2008, 05:11 PM
chrome is great if you trust google with privacy :tape:
lacks the addons that makes firefox indispensable for me
i saw an ad for the first time in ages using chrome because i didnt have adblock plus

.:sk:.
Sep 4th, 2008, 05:31 PM
I agree, specially that Firefox has addons without which I could not work :o

Exactly!! I recommend: Adblock, No Script, Link Alert, ReloadEvery & FaviconizeTab :)

All addons which IE & Chrome can't offer

stevos
Sep 4th, 2008, 05:54 PM
For people with "Opera", it's nice that it had all the ideas, but does Firefox do it better anyway? I mean, I don't really care who came up with all the ideas, just whichever goes about it better.

And I guess there's no google chrome for Mac? Oh well, I'll wait til one comes.

Vamos.
Sep 4th, 2008, 06:09 PM
What do you mean "privacy issues"? :help:

Scotso
Sep 4th, 2008, 06:16 PM
Amen.

I'm pleased we actually have something in common. ;)

Scotso
Sep 4th, 2008, 06:20 PM
For people with "Opera", it's nice that it had all the ideas, but does Firefox do it better anyway? I mean, I don't really care who came up with all the ideas, just whichever goes about it better.

That kind of depends on what your idea of "better" is, no? I mean, it's all very subjective when you get into things like this. I love the simplicity and speed of Opera, and I'm also just partial to it because I've been using it as long as I can remember. I'm loyal to it. You have Opera to think for tabbed browsing and many other things.

The things Opera does, in my opinion, it does better than any other. But I don't care about extensions and all of those sorts of things. But if you love that, granted, Firefox is probably more up your alley. It would be nice, though, if Opera got more credit for being the true trailblazer in the browser industry. Too often to I see articles that praise Firefox for introducing so many new ideas... when the reality is that almost everything it does was taken from competitors.

Scotso
Sep 4th, 2008, 06:21 PM
What do you mean "privacy issues"? :help:

Apparently, Google claims to have the rights to anything you type into the browser or do with it. So don't trust that those kinky searches you run in Google are for your eyes only. :p

Paco
Sep 4th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Exactly!! I recommend: Adblock, No Script, Link Alert, ReloadEvery & FaviconizeTab :)

All addons which IE & Chrome can't offer

So true! Tough sometimes I think I use too much addons so they make Firefox working slower (mostly it's opening longer)

Scotso
Sep 4th, 2008, 06:23 PM
It is definitely faster that firefox, however I stick to FF unless add more features/icons are added :shrugs:

Supposedly the extensions and such that Firefox has will quickly make an appearance in Chrome. Also note that Chrome is designed to take advantage of web applications, which no other browser really does. So it will be closely integrated with things like the online word processors and the like. Pretty interesting concept, it seems Google is devoted to combining everything you need your computer to do into a web-based world. I'm pretty sure they're trying to build an empire where everything you want to do is done through Google. ;)

hablo
Sep 4th, 2008, 07:11 PM
For people with "Opera", it's nice that it had all the ideas, but does Firefox do it better anyway? I mean, I don't really care who came up with all the ideas, just whichever goes about it better.

And I guess there's no google chrome for Mac? Oh well, I'll wait til one comes.

Personnally I like how the tabs work on FF better than on Opera.

But since this website gave me so many issues with the ads, I'm using Opera at the moment. I downloaded the noscript for Firefox and I don't like it.

Does anyone how I get rid of noscript on firefox ? :o

Expat
Sep 4th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Personnally I like how the tabs work on FF better than on Opera.

But since this website gave me so many issues with the ads, I'm using Opera at the moment. I downloaded the noscript for Firefox and I don't like it.

Does anyone how I get of noscript on firefox ? :o
get rid of i am assuming
Tools --> Add-Ons -> click on extensions --> scroll through extensions and right click noscript -> uninstall

hablo
Sep 4th, 2008, 07:18 PM
get rid of i am assuming
Tools --> Add-Ons -> click on extensions --> scroll through extensions and right click noscript -> uninstall

You assumed correctly.

Thanks for your help. :yeah:

drake3781
Sep 4th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Exactly!! I recommend: Adblock, No Script, Link Alert, ReloadEvery & FaviconizeTab :)

All addons which IE & Chrome can't offer

So true! Tough sometimes I think I use too much addons so they make Firefox working slower (mostly it's opening longer)


I've been using IE (only) since forever, and never used any add ons (to my knowledge). What are these for? Obviously Adblock has to do with stopping ads but I think I Get that thru Norton Internet Security (don't I?).


Anyway, it's Day 2 using Google Chrome, and so far so good. Pages load faster than IE. There is a slight difference in the way text looks (lighter? fuzzier?). I like the home page that gives clickable blocks that link to my most-used sites. And the url box allows me to enter a real url or just a search string. That's all I've figured out so far.

Paco
Sep 4th, 2008, 09:26 PM
I've been using IE (only) since forever, and never used any add ons (to my knowledge). What are these for? Obviously Adblock has to do with stopping ads but I think I Get that thru Norton Internet Security (don't I?).

Adblock blocks ad and yes you can get this thanks to Norton (but I don't use Norton)
There are many addons (some of them adding great options, others are just useful for only some people). They can help with tabs (adding more options), exporting bookmarks to server (so you can easily have them on more than one computer). I also use addon which shows football results (I'm big fan of it). There are really a lot of different additions to improve FF :)

woosey
Sep 4th, 2008, 09:40 PM
i like opera too but you can't use it everywhere. some online stores, etc. don't recognize the browser. my everyday browser is firefox. i try to avoid ie.

Scotso
Sep 4th, 2008, 10:28 PM
i like opera too but you can't use it everywhere. some online stores, etc. don't recognize the browser. my everyday browser is firefox. i try to avoid ie.

What sites are you referring to, because I've had no problems with this, especially with version 9.x? And for those sites that aren't Opera-friendly, you can easily mask the browser so that it appears as IE to websites, which almost always solves any issues.

All you have to do is right click on the website, click "edit site preferences," click the "newtork" tab, and then change the "identify as..." menu. From then on Opera remembers to view that site as a different browser would.

hablo
Sep 5th, 2008, 12:04 AM
What I don't like with Opera is that my computer freezes when I'm downloading large files (such as tennis matches through torrents).

And I don't like how when I close a tab, it takes me to a tab I opened wayyyy before. On firefox, when you close a tab, you end up on a tab right next to it. I hope I'm making sense. It's just a pet peeve of mine.

.:sk:.
Sep 5th, 2008, 07:13 AM
So true! Tough sometimes I think I use too much addons so they make Firefox working slower (mostly it's opening longer)

Yes, it's a bit slower for me too but I don't care. FF is the best browser :worship:

samsung101
Sep 5th, 2008, 03:40 PM
In the fine print, doesn't it imply Google owns all the things you put on it.

They were hit with a firestorm of questions and complaints about the acceptance
terms. Say they revised it. But, still worrisome to some, it's still a lot of
Google control over what you do Chrome.

drake3781
Sep 5th, 2008, 04:58 PM
I'd like be able to move the tabs to the bottom (instead of the default at the top). Think that is possible?

Jovana.
Sep 5th, 2008, 05:50 PM
I'm using Opera atm but I'll try Chrome :) really interested to see how it preforms :D

Paco
Sep 5th, 2008, 05:56 PM
I'd like be able to move the tabs to the bottom (instead of the default at the top). Think that is possible?

That option is in Avant Browser (My dad loves that browser but I'm not so happy with it).
I don't know if it's possible in IE.
I don't use any addons for Firefox which let to do this, but I'm rather sure it could be found somewhere.

drake3781
Sep 5th, 2008, 06:00 PM
That option is in Avant Browser (My dad loves that browser but I'm not so happy with it).
I don't know if it's possible in IE.
I don't use any addons for Firefox which let to do this, but I'm rather sure it could be found somewhere.


Thanks. But I'm talking about Chrome, which (used to be) the topic of this thread. ;) :p

Scotso
Sep 5th, 2008, 08:40 PM
I'd like be able to move the tabs to the bottom (instead of the default at the top). Think that is possible?

This is one of the reasons I love Opera.

I don't understand why they would put tabs at the top when the taskbar for Windows is at the bottom of the screen. It just makes sense to have them at the bottom, so you can easily navigate programs and then tabs. Oh well.

Edward.
Sep 5th, 2008, 10:30 PM
i cant wait for a mac version.

Same here.

Its in development, apparently. :)

Opera is still my fave. Firefox is trash.

Kworb
Sep 15th, 2008, 10:13 AM
Google Chrome :bowdown:

Best browser ever. Combined with a hosts file to block ads, there is nothing that Firefox does better.

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Kunal
Sep 15th, 2008, 12:06 PM
when does the mac version release?!?

Zealisa
Sep 15th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Chrome is pretty good, but I like Mozilla more - it's faster for me and its design is much better. Chrome is too minimalistic ;)

partbrit
Sep 17th, 2008, 01:56 AM
I use Firefox, but I downloaded Chrome just for the hell of it, and have used it a bit. Bear in mind that this is an edition of Chrome that lacks many features that are to be added later. So if you're looking for features, don't think Google forgot them--they just haven't been added.

The two things I like about Chrome are that (1) it is very fast, and (2) the address box is also the search box. I also kind of like the New Tab "homepage," just for something different. I use the Beta version of the new (finally) MSN homepag in Firefox and really like it, but I am enjoying having Chrome, also. I won't really be able to critique it, though, until all the features are put in.

In The Zone
Oct 13th, 2009, 02:38 AM
I love Chrome! :hearts: I am so thankful for this thread which allowed me to find about Chrome and download it. It really is so fast. It does have its bad moments but it is still so much greater than IE and Firefox.

It now has Themes and I have the Candies one with Britney. :D

McPie
Oct 13th, 2009, 02:52 AM
Chrome gimme a bug that cause me to format PC once, since then I use Netscape & Safari :lol:

I don't use Firefox, coz I can't use it logged in to Ivanovic's forum :lol:

drake3781
Oct 13th, 2009, 03:14 AM
I love Chrome! :hearts: I am so thankful for this thread which allowed me to find about Chrome and download it. It really is so fast. It does have its bad moments but it is still so much greater than IE and Firefox.

It now has Themes and I have the Candies one with Britney. :D

Yep, 13 months later and I'm still using it, with no problems!!:p

Crazy how fast the last 13 months went; actually scary. :tape:

Anyway, I am using a theme too - it is a green psychedelic Japanese one, but I might get rid of it soon or switch to another one. It is kind of busy.

drake3781
Oct 13th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Just found this article.

Top 10 Google Chrome features to boost your productivity

http://productivity-science.com/blogen/post/Top-10-Google-Chrome-features-to-boost-your-productivity.aspx

LeonHart
Oct 13th, 2009, 04:16 AM
Firefox user here. Have no complaints with FF so I wouldn't change to anything :angel:

PatrickRyan
Oct 13th, 2009, 05:50 AM
I finally made the complete switch over to google chrome a few months ago, and I'm liking it allot better than fierfox and IE. However there are still some stuff that won't work on google chrome and I have to use firefox to have it work.

Apoleb
Oct 13th, 2009, 05:55 AM
Just found this article.

Top 10 Google Chrome features to boost your productivity

http://productivity-science.com/blogen/post/Top-10-Google-Chrome-features-to-boost-your-productivity.aspx

I thought it would be something like banning TF or youtube. :tape:

Kworb
Oct 13th, 2009, 08:33 AM
Chrome is slowly taking over the browser industry :inlove:

Hashim.
Oct 13th, 2009, 10:58 AM
using it since last year..its the best :D

Dini.
Oct 13th, 2009, 11:18 AM
I love it. :drool:

Polikarpov
Oct 13th, 2009, 01:06 PM
I still prefer Firefox. I hate that Chrome doesn't have smooth scrolling and its password saving feature is inconsistent.

AleOrtu
Oct 13th, 2009, 02:45 PM
I use OPERA both at home and work (shh don´t tell my boss I have installed it here) and I love it, I.E. copied the sheets stuff from Opera :rolleyes:
I will test the Chrome soon, but I am Opera Fan since years ago.

Reiken
Oct 13th, 2009, 07:03 PM
love ff and all the addons but chrome does sound interesting. i want to give this a try because ff has been crashing lately on vista. :fiery:

i used opera before and love the tabs, mouse gesture, and how the search bar and address bar can be placed on the bottom but browsing become slower for me when the filter i used to block ads became really large. i think i might switch again to a different browser if ff becomes slower and more buggy because of having a lot of addons.

In The Zone
Feb 3rd, 2010, 03:00 AM
Chrome has added extensions! :yeah: I use Google Calendar, Google Translate (which is great for tennis websites in other languages, such as the Chinese ones), AdBlock (finally on Chrome!), and Beautify Facebook (which cleans up facebook).

Chrome keeps on getting better and better! :D I know I've said this several times in the thread already but Chrome is AMAZEEEEEE.

Also, there is an extension: View this tab in IE. I am guessing this exists because some websites do not function well in Chrome.

Kworb
Feb 3rd, 2010, 03:03 AM
:inlove: Now no one has an excuse to still use other browsers.

In The Zone
Feb 3rd, 2010, 03:24 AM
SmoothScroll is an extension, too! This is incredible. I am in love. :inlove:

Edward.
Feb 3rd, 2010, 06:43 AM
Chrome has added extensions! :yeah: I use Google Calendar, Google Translate (which is great for tennis websites in other languages, such as the Chinese ones), AdBlock (finally on Chrome!), and Beautify Facebook (which cleans up facebook).

Chrome keeps on getting better and better! :D I know I've said this several times in the thread already but Chrome is AMAZEEEEEE.

Also, there is an extension: View this tab in IE. I am guessing this exists because some websites do not function well in Chrome.

Yep, Chrome is great. I like very much. :)

The one feature I'd really like to see in Chrome is the ability to save your session so you can reload your tabs and pages as they were next time its reopened.

In The Zone
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:37 AM
Yep, Chrome is great. I like very much. :)

The one feature I'd really like to see in Chrome is the ability to save your session so you can reload your tabs and pages as they were next time its reopened.

Session Manager extension. ;) Exactly what you described.

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/bbcnbpafconjjigibnhbfmmgdbbkcjfi

Edward.
Feb 4th, 2010, 06:39 AM
Session Manager extension. ;) Exactly what you described.

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/bbcnbpafconjjigibnhbfmmgdbbkcjfi

Awesome, thanks! :banana:

Destiny
Feb 4th, 2010, 05:31 PM
i like chrome