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Google Chrome: Google builds an OPERATING SYSTEM! (p34)

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  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2008
    Cool, I'll be at work in a few hours (read: access to Windows machines) so I'll probably give it a try.

  • ZellZell Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Satan. wrote: »
    Zell wrote: »
    I was really impressed when Internet Explorer 8 made tabs unable to crash the browser. Then Google goes and makes a browser with a task manager and also copies all of Opera's best features.

    Some concerns I have though:
    Where will the bookmark bar go?
    Will this be skinned application that I can't get to look native?
    Will it be a MDI browser? popups windows belonging to another tabs gets me to hope it will

    I think the point of it is that you don't need a bookmark bar. The new tab page (nine most visited sites, frequent search sites etc.) in combination with the awesome++ bar should mean that you never have to bookmark.
    I have a startup site like that, I search from my address bar and can use my address bar to revisit sites easily. I still prefer a bookmark bar :/

  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2008
    Zell wrote: »
    Satan. wrote: »
    Zell wrote: »
    I was really impressed when Internet Explorer 8 made tabs unable to crash the browser. Then Google goes and makes a browser with a task manager and also copies all of Opera's best features.

    Some concerns I have though:
    Where will the bookmark bar go?
    Will this be skinned application that I can't get to look native?
    Will it be a MDI browser? popups windows belonging to another tabs gets me to hope it will

    I think the point of it is that you don't need a bookmark bar. The new tab page (nine most visited sites, frequent search sites etc.) in combination with the awesome++ bar should mean that you never have to bookmark.
    I have a startup site like that, I search from my address bar and can use my address bar to revisit sites easily. I still prefer a bookmark bar :/

    My bookmark bar (links bar, whathaveyou) has four actual functional links right now (and two javascript nuggets), so this could be useful to me.

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Tis up.

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  • Cameron_TalleyCameron_Talley Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Features Link:
    http://gears.google.com/chrome/intl/en/features.html?hl=en

    Download link doesn't seem to work yet.

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  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Posting from it now, it seems nice. I'll post later with more thoughts.

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Also posting from it.

    Not bad so far, I like that opening a new empty tab shows shapshots of recently/most visited sites.

    Also no status bar.

    And Vista integration is very nice. Hooray glass. :)

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Not too shabby.

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  • Cameron_TalleyCameron_Talley Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    There is a bookmarks bar for those that were wanting it.

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  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Trying it out. Seems neat so far. Reminds me of Safari, which isn't surprising given the Webkit roots. I've always liked the feature of being able to drag tabs between windows.

    The new tab bookmarks thing reminds me of Opera, is it? I haven't used Opera in a while.

    Also, I like the text rendering a little bit better than Firefox.

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  • Cameron_TalleyCameron_Talley Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I don't like how the status bar at the bottom flashes up everytime you load a page. Also don't like how in the URL bar it greys out all but the root domain of the website you're on.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    posting from Chrome.

    I like it. Seems to render a bit nicer, very minimalist interface. I'm not going to pass judgment on it after 5 minutes of use, but I'm definitely going to be trying it out. going to set it as default browser for a week and see what happens.

    one thing I really dont' like: the tab bar being in the title bar of the window. I personally like the tab bar under the address bar ever. But the thing that *really* gets to me, in Firefox if you double click anywhere in the tab bar it opens a new tab. in Chrome because it's part of the title bar it will eitehr maximize/restore the window.

  • ZellZell Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Let's see:

    Combined stop/reload!
    Domain highlighting!
    Download Statusbar!
    Easy bookmarking (like in Firefox)!
    Firefox like find function!
    Spell checking!
    Password remembering like in Firefox!
    Small statusbar that only shows when it is needed!
    Task manager!

    Now the negative:
    Can't change tab size
    Can't import bookmarks from Opera
    Can't truncate bookmark titles
    Doesn't seem to understand it when the taskbar is on the top side of the screen
    No autoscroll, at all (what the hell?)
    Start page has nothing on Opera's Speed Dial
    Ugly skin

    I think this'll be very popular with average web users, it lacks customizability, but it does EVERYTHING so nicely.

  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Does it have a search bar function?

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  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Macro9 wrote: »
    Does it have a search bar function?
    What do you mean by this? The Address Bar or Omni Bar or WTFthisthingis Bar, is what serves that purpose now. You just type your query in the bar and it runs a google (or your engine of choice) search on that.

    The little spy icon deal on the Incognito Window amuses me.

  • That_GuyThat_Guy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Can someone put up a mirror? The download does not seem to want to work.

    EDIT: Never mind. I got it.

  • wunderbarwunderbar Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Macro9 wrote: »
    The little spy icon deal on the Incognito Window amuses me.

    Incognito is kind of a shitty name, although no worse than InPrivate. I wish they would just call it porn mode and get it over with.

  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    That_Guy wrote: »
    Can someone put up a mirror? The download does not seem to want to work.

    http://www.google.com/chrome

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  • mr_ekimmr_ekim Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I like the minimalist environment in Chrome, but I confess that I can't live without my Firefox extensions and skins.

    Also, as expected, the initial memory usage is quite high, but slightly lower overall compared to Firefox after opening a few tabs (87MB in Firefox vs 79MB in Chrome after opening 3 tabs). There seems to be a slight delay opening gmail, but once the javascript is cached, the page opens immediately. This is speed I can appreciate.

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  • FeriluceFeriluce Adrift on the morning star. Aberdeen, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I didn't really have any FF extensions or skins so I'm not missing anything by using Chrome right now.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    One other thing about the memory is that because chrome loads each tab in it's own process it's much better about giving back ram when you close a tab. I closed 5 tabs in chrome and it released about 45MB of memory.

  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It's really nice.

    It has problems with Windows Authentication logins though, so I can't use it at work - as all of our development sites are protected as such.

    I'm sure they will fix that.

  • ZellZell Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Feriluce wrote: »
    I didn't really have any FF extensions or skins so I'm not missing anything by using Chrome right now.
    You're missing autoscroll. Why can't Webkit have a so standard feature :(

    The only thing I *REALLY* dislike about the browser really.

  • That_GuyThat_Guy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Wow. Chrome is pretty snappy. I like it. Anyone know where to get addons for it? I would really like to get adblock for it.

  • FeriluceFeriluce Adrift on the morning star. Aberdeen, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Zell wrote: »
    Feriluce wrote: »
    I didn't really have any FF extensions or skins so I'm not missing anything by using Chrome right now.
    You're missing autoscroll. Why can't Webkit have a so standard feature :(

    The only thing I *REALLY* dislike about the browser really.

    I never use autoscroll.

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  • ZellZell Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Few people do, so all browser developers likes to ignore us.

  • FeriluceFeriluce Adrift on the morning star. Aberdeen, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Zell wrote: »
    Few people do, so all browser developers likes to ignore us.

    Hey, maybe there'll be an autoscroll add-on in a few days once people figure out how to code for Chrome.

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  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I posted this in the D&D thread.

    I really like how fast Chrome is, and I kinda like how simple it is. But.

    1) Can't delete single history items?
    2) Download statusbar doesn't stay there if you close the page you downloaded from. Or something. It disappeared, I couldn't get it back. Gotta go to the downloads tab to view the downloads.
    3) Can't find a way to remove a "most visited" page from the default new tab page.
    4) Can't force it to always display a status-bar.
    5) Can't get to bookmarks unless I've got the bookmarks bar always shown or I type in the Omni Bar? wtf?

    If you guys have figured any of these out let me know. I like this, there are just a few more options needed. Also, how the f do you display the Chrome Task Manager thing? Gah!

  • John the SkrullJohn the Skrull Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    So I'm using (and quite liking) it, but for some reason all my live bookmarks are gone. I may be missing something obvious here but has anyone got an idea of how to get them back? I normally just used ff's inbuilt: subscribe to this feed thingy and i can't find a way to resubscribe in chrome. Aside from that (which is probably more my fault) I'm really liking it.

  • FeriluceFeriluce Adrift on the morning star. Aberdeen, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I posted this in the D&D thread.

    I really like how fast Chrome is, and I kinda like how simple it is. But.

    1) Can't delete single history items?
    2) Download statusbar doesn't stay there if you close the page you downloaded from. Or something. It disappeared, I couldn't get it back. Gotta go to the downloads tab to view the downloads.
    3) Can't find a way to remove a "most visited" page from the default new tab page.
    4) Can't force it to always display a status-bar.
    5) Can't get to bookmarks unless I've got the bookmarks bar always shown or I type in the Omni Bar? wtf?

    If you guys have figured any of these out let me know. I like this, there are just a few more options needed. Also, how the f do you display the Chrome Task Manager thing? Gah!

    Edit: I didn't read #5 correctly, scratch my answer.
    Opening the task manager I just right click the bar at the top... probably a better way but I haven't found it yet.

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  • ZellZell Registered User
    edited September 2008
    2) Download statusbar doesn't stay there if you close the page you downloaded from. Or something. It disappeared, I couldn't get it back. Gotta go to the downloads tab to view the downloads.
    The download statusbar shows downloads from the tab you're using only, I think. No RSS support is interesting, hope that's planned for later.

  • Dyrwen66Dyrwen66 Grand Moff Arvada CORegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Well, once adblock and noscript get sent into this browser, I think I'd be willing to use it. Seems to work just fine, certainly loads faster.

  • wunderbarwunderbar Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Zell wrote: »
    2) Download statusbar doesn't stay there if you close the page you downloaded from. Or something. It disappeared, I couldn't get it back. Gotta go to the downloads tab to view the downloads.
    The download statusbar shows downloads from the tab you're using only, I think. No RSS support is interesting, hope that's planned for later.

    I'm sure that's because they want you to use Google reader(which, imo, is the best rss agregator out there).

  • ZellZell Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I don't think they easily allow you to subscribe to RSS feeds to Google Reader either, it's like the entire browser doesn't know RSS exists.

  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Uee Citizen Record #2051 Über Star CitizenRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    HOLY CRAP THIS BROWSER IS FAST

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  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    No way to organize bookmarks either? There's gotta be a way... Chrome is making me feel stupid. I'm all "I know Google put this in here somewhere, they're not that crazy! Where the fuck is it though?"

  • ZellZell Registered User
    edited September 2008
    The star left to the address bar?

  • wunderbarwunderbar Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Zell wrote: »
    I don't think they easily allow you to subscribe to RSS feeds to Google Reader either, it's like the entire browser doesn't know RSS exists.

    That I did not know. And that makes me sad.

  • John the SkrullJohn the Skrull Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It searches bookmarks, It's fast and very, very pretty. If it had some version of foxytunes and if my rss feeds hadn't dissapeared it'd be my default right now.
    [Edit] Adblock too, obviously. The internet just isn't the same without it.

  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Noscript is pretty much useless in the first place, and it seems like it would be even more of a waste in a tightly sandboxed environment like Chrome.

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