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Do you think it is good?
Poll ended at Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:40 pm
Yes 79%  79%  [ 33 ]
no 21%  21%  [ 9 ]
Total votes : 42
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 PostPost subject: New Google browser        Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:40 pm 
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Google have just released a new browser called Google Chrome it has many features like IE like tabs etc;

One box for everything
Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.

Thumbnails of your top sites
Access your favourite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

Shortcuts for your apps
Get desktop shortcuts to launch your favourite web applications.

Here are some pictures of the software

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Download link: http://www.google.com/chrome

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:44 pm 
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I've already got Firefox 3, Safari 3, Opera 9, and IE8. Four browsers is enough.

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Love this one :)

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I'd like to have some more things, like adblock, and such...
i like it.
I'll test it for a day or two, and then I'll decide weather if I use firefox or this Google Thing.


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Let's make a list of the thing's I don't like about Google Chrome:
It has no menu bar
It has no home button
It has the UI of a dodgy wannabe Windows Live app
Its's bland
It does NOT look good alongside the Vista Basic theme
when you close all the tab's, the browser closes

All that whining, and I've only been using it for 15 min's


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i like it its fast
it render better than Firefox and faster then safari

however i prefer ie8

i think Google needs help with the GUI

but is good i think

what i don't like is:

Favorites Bar is not that good
and the GUI in general.

what i like
Download manager , better than firefox/safari it dont open a new window just to see the downloads.

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Hmmph. It's not available for Mac yet. I wonder how long it will take for Google to complete development on Chrome for Mac. :^)

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i love this browser

i like everything except the no home button


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I very much like it's UI. It's a clean simple interface. The Webkit engine is one of the best for standards support. Unfortunately, they haven't got the latest build of the engine in for some reason, in fact, it's pretty old.

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FF3 and IE8 will be sufficient for me...


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I very much like it's UI. It's a clean simple interface. The Webkit engine is one of the best for standards support. Unfortunately, they haven't got the latest build of the engine in for some reason, in fact, it's pretty old.


Hopefully in the final it will... but man this is nice.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:07 am 
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Bender wrote:
I've already got Firefox 3, Safari 3, Opera 9, and IE8. Four browsers is enough.


That was my first thought. Though, by the looks of it Chrome might end up being some real competition to the big players.

Hounsell wrote:
I very much like it's UI. It's a clean simple interface.


Same here, I've always been a fan of Google's simplistic approach to everything. Let's hope that it sticks to Google's ways and it doesn't get bloated like everything else.


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I voted yes- Overall, I really do enjoy the "Chrome Experience". However, as I have said elsewhere, there are a few things that annoy me. First, sometimes text boxes get a bit buggy (when I was typing this post, sometimes things don't erase with the backspace button and sometimes when a word has to transfer itself to the next line because it gets too long it disappears.) Second, It doesn't allow click and drag scrolling. Third, there is no (current) way to get addons (mainly Adblock).

Some Good Things: Its fast, and the interface is beautiful and simplistic.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:35 am 
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It is still beta though, it's bound to have bugs.

I'd love to use this with Adblock+. I hope they build a plugin architecture.


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Is it just me or does this thing scroll at 500MPH, I mean one little scroll on my scroll wheel jumps half the forum length!

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I like the clean interface, and it renders REALLY FAST. The Incognito mode is also really quite nice. Also I like being able to drag a tab out of the window and make it its own window.

Not sure if I'll switch completely though since I really need a quick way to switch between proxies, I had an excellent addon for Firefox which did this for me. Also, noticed it doesn't start the autoscroll when you press down on the scrollwheel like Firefox/IE?

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It seems to me that Chrome has alot of scrolling problems, for me, It is completely incapable of scrolling up using the touch pad on my HP tx2500 yet it can still scroll down with that same pad, not to mention that my bluetooth mouse on the same computer scrolls up and down perfectly fine when scrolling with the wheel, but then chrome completely fails to even recognize the scroll wheel button.


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I love the UI. It's so clean compared to anything else I have ever encountered in a web browser.

It renders quick too! But, for the long run, I'll stick with Firefox.


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I'd like to have some more things, like adblock,

With Google being in the advertising business I doubt that will happen.

jabster wrote:
a list of the thing's I don't like about Google Chrome:

jabster wrote:
It has no menu bar

That seems to be a trend Microsoft is leading the way in: the abolishment of the Menu Bar (IE 7, Office '07, Vista).

jabster wrote:
It has no home button

I'm sure you've already discovered it can be added:
Customize and control Google Chrome-->Options-->Basics-->Show Home button on the toolbar

jabster wrote:
It has the UI of a dodgy wannabe Windows Live app

Possibly.

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Its's bland

It's uniform, and easy on the eyes.

jabster wrote:
It does NOT look good alongside the Vista Basic theme

Oh that Microsoft, always dragging everyone else down.

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when you close all the tab's, the browser closes

The tab is the window.
Although, I too am used to the Firefox way of doing it; even if you close all the tabs the Program window remains.

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Hmmph. It's not available for Mac yet. I wonder how long it will take for Google to complete development on Chrome for Mac. :^)

Why would you want to use any browser besides Safari? Steve Jobs said it was the best and fastest browser ever created. Why use anything else when you have the greatest fastest browser ever at your fingertips?

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text boxes get a bit buggy (sometimes things don't erase with the backspace button

I noticed that too and it is annoying.

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I love the UI. It's so clean compared to anything else I have ever encountered in a web browser.
It renders quick too! But, for the long run, I'll stick with Firefox.

Same here.

Something I've also noticed (probably just a beta thing) is that when I get a lot of tabs open, (15 or so) and then go to click on a different tab that has finished loading it will take at least 10 seconds for the contents of the tab to render.

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Microsoft may be disabline the menu bar in alot of it's product's, but it's quite easy to enable for those who want it. And the point I was making by bringing up how it look's alonside Vista Basic, was that unlike Firefox or IE7/8, Chrome make's no attempt to blend in with the system's style.
Despite all my whining though, I think it's a rather neat little program, I just don't really intend to use it :P


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It's a great web browser! Runs very smooth in comparison to other browsers; Firefox, IE, etc. However, it's pretty buggy, crashing everytime I view the options menu or submit a site to the browser favorites.


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It is good but a lot of bugs were found

If you use it,please pay attention to your harddisk

If you open a non-dymanic website on IE7/8 - Firefox 3 - Chorme

You will see Chrome read hdd a lot :P

(sorry for my bad english,i came from hong kong :cry: )

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aw, snap!

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also, anyone noticed that almost all of the error message icons are similar to Mac OS?

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Hrimfaxi wrote:
aw, snap!

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also, anyone noticed that almost all of the error message icons are similar to Mac OS?


LOL, sweet. You guys know you can always update to the Chromium builds that are updated like every 20 minutes. I think Google actually released a utility to let it update that way on it's own.


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Is that a real error from Chrome? The face is identical to the "Sad Mac" that indicates a hardware error on the older Macs, surely they can't just use that without Apple's permission?

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