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DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited January 2009 in Social Entropy++
No witty thread title here.

So Google released a beta of their browser today, and a lot of you probably couldn't give two shits or if you're web devs are probably annoyed about having to account for yet another browser. Out of curiosity, I went ahead and downloaded the installer. It's a quick download and a fast install.
http://www.google.com/chrome

Currently the Chrome beta is only available for Windows.
Even though it's in beta and there will certainly be some bugs, I have to say so far I like the speed (it's noticeably faster than firefox 3 for me), it's easy as hell to move tabs around (including just dragging them to a new window), and the interface has the functionality I need without the clutter I get with other browsers. So far I like it.

There's even an in browser task manager and the browser handles each tab separately so at least in theory, if a process in a tab freezes up you can use the browser task manager to just close that tab without it affecting the other tabs.

Anyone else using/planning to try Chrome?

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    It's a bloody web browser?

    Probably don't work for my desktop OS, I might check it out on my laptop.

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    PotUPotU __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh.

    I googled for chrome. Hmm.

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    TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Does it support adblock?
    It's a bloody web browser?

    Probably don't work for my desktop OS, I might check it out on my laptop.

    What's your desktop OS

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    FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    windows eh

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    oh also the beta only works on windows for now

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    mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I installed it on my windows station. It looks nice.

    I hardly ever use windows though. I'll be more interested when there's a Macintosh flavor.

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    TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Koshian wrote: »
    does firefox 3 still have mad bugs

    I might just use this instead if it's nice enough

    N...no?

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Koshian wrote: »
    does firefox 3 still have mad bugs

    I might just use this instead if it's nice enough
    it's a quick download and simple install, and it will even import your bookmarks from firefox during install
    I'd say it's worth checking out

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    ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm liking this so far, especially how it puts the tabs in the title bar

    has a really clean interface, feels fast, time to see if it handles quicktime better than firefox

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    the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    sounds gay, i'll try it!

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    how do I get rid of the status hover bar on the bottom. the thing that popups when hoving over links

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited September 2008
    OH GOD IT IS HOT SHIT

    IT GOES SO FAST

    IT GOES SO FAST

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Been using it since they released it. Haven't had a single problem yet.

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    denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited September 2008
    It needs an image block plugin, but so far it's a lot speedier than firefox.

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    scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    No, not really planning to use it, all my shit is together on Firefox. Also I've probably already given Google enough of my personal information, they really don't need any more of it.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    denihilist wrote: »
    It needs an image block plugin, but so far it's a lot speedier than firefox.
    good point
    I'm sure that'll be along soon enough

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    ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    looks like my quicktime issue wasn't firefox's problem after all

    anybody else have the play/pause/progress bar completely blacked out on quicktime videos? the video plays fine, just the whole bar underneath is black

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I also can't find the link history pulldown thing in the address bar

    also the most visited website thing could be embarrassing if someone on your computer opens it and sees you visit HOTLATINODICKINGS a whole bunch

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    the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    denihilist wrote: »
    It needs an image block plugin, but so far it's a lot speedier than firefox.

    yeah also many more options!

    how about some bookmark editing page... and some interface layout customization.

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    denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited September 2008
    Scudo wrote: »
    looks like my quicktime issue wasn't firefox's problem after all

    anybody else have the play/pause/progress bar completely blacked out on quicktime videos? the video plays fine, just the whole bar underneath is black
    No, quicktime seems to work fine. Have you updated recently?

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Scudo wrote: »
    looks like my quicktime issue wasn't firefox's problem after all

    anybody else have the play/pause/progress bar completely blacked out on quicktime videos? the video plays fine, just the whole bar underneath is black
    works fine for me both in firefox 3 and chrome

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    denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited September 2008
    the cheat wrote: »
    denihilist wrote: »
    It needs an image block plugin, but so far it's a lot speedier than firefox.

    yeah also many more options!

    how about some bookmark editing page... and some interface layout customization.
    There's barely an interface so I don't know about the customization thing.

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    ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Strange, I update every time it prompts me to

    I might need to reinstall it

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    the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    denihilist wrote: »
    the cheat wrote: »
    denihilist wrote: »
    It needs an image block plugin, but so far it's a lot speedier than firefox.

    yeah also many more options!

    how about some bookmark editing page... and some interface layout customization.
    There's barely an interface so I don't know about the customization thing.

    i suppose, but i'd like the tab bar below my other bars...

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    denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited September 2008
    In that comic book thing they said they did that to emphasize the individuation of tabs. I thought it would bother me a lot more than it does.

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    ZoelZoel I suppose... I'd put it on Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    If it let me use mousewheel up I would be all about it

    But sadly it is letting me mouse wheel down but not up.

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    ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I like the incognito window, not that anybody else uses this computer

    still want my history to have a modicum of decency

    also, it could do with a smooth scrolling feature like Firefox has, I love the speed of this thing but scrolling through the forums feels a bit jarring in comparison

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    DynagripDynagrip Break me a million hearts HoustonRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    this interface reminds me of the old default trillian scheme.

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    crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Zoel wrote: »
    If it let me use mousewheel up I would be all about it

    But sadly it is letting me mouse wheel down but not up.

    huh i thought this was just my laptop being screwy

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    denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited September 2008
    Zoel wrote: »
    If it let me use mousewheel up I would be all about it

    But sadly it is letting me mouse wheel down but not up.
    I can scroll up and down.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    as can I

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    ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    mouse wheel works fine here, but it doesn't seem to acknowledge my middle mouse button (clicking down on the mouse wheel)

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    is this a beta beta

    or just a beta, like everything else google

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    ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    ooh this is neat

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    ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    potatoe wrote: »
    is this a beta beta

    or just a beta, like everything else google

    definitely a beta beta, but not in the buggy, unstable sense

    it just currently lacks a lot of features

    still makes a good first impression

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    these extra bits of useable screen space add up. It looks so odd. I think I like it.

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    ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    hm can you change the page that you see when you boot it up

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    postin' from Chrome right now

    it's pretty rad

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    the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Zoel wrote: »
    If it let me use mousewheel up I would be all about it

    But sadly it is letting me mouse wheel down but not up.

    mine won't let me use the ridiculous mouse wheel click thing to scroll up and down. i love that silly thing!

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    ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    looks like it doesn't do RSS feeds yet

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