Google is taking aim at Microsoft with "Chrome",a new web browser

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  1. Sep 2, 2008 #41 of 126
    mhayes70

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    ahhhh.....I missed that. Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 2, 2008 #42 of 126
    Steve615

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    You're welcome.
    Glad to help out when I can. :)
     
  3. Sep 2, 2008 #43 of 126
    barryb

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    Hopefully this will fix some of the java script problems some of us have been seeing during chat nights. ;)
     
  4. Sep 2, 2008 #44 of 126
    Grentz

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    Wow, it is amazing so far. Very Very fast at rendering pages.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2008 #45 of 126
    fluffybear

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    Peachtree...
    I have been using Firefox since it debuted but always willing to look at something else.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2008 #46 of 126
    Mark Holtz

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    Definite speedup in the page rendering and even faster in most Sunspider tests than Minefield.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2008 #47 of 126
    Grentz

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    Now I just wish they had the google account bookmarks (like on the google toolbar). Then I would be a very happy camper :)
     
  8. Sep 2, 2008 #48 of 126
    Drew2k

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    I haven't been to the Google download site to check it out yet, but...

    How's it work on Vista?

    Any privacy concerns? For example, does Google Chrome report back to Mother Google the sites viewed by the user and the links clicked by the user? If that reporting is there, is it Opt In or Opt Out, or no choice?

    What's the memory footprint on XP? On Vista?

    How does that footprint change when 3 dozen tabs are opened (like I have right now for my DBSTalk browsing ...)

    Hopefully I'll get some time to try it out for myself later!
     
  9. Sep 2, 2008 #49 of 126
    Greg Alsobrook

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    Looks like it's still in development for Mac's... I signed up for an email update for when it becomes available...

    but after all the comments from you guys, I'm gonna have to load this on my PC tonight... :D
     
  10. Sep 2, 2008 #50 of 126
    ccr1958

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    just noticed Chrome does not display the
    Quick Links(or the drop down menu either)...
    Search shows(but no drop down menu)..
    on the DBSTalk Forum Toolbar - New Posts area
     
  11. Sep 2, 2008 #51 of 126
    fluffybear

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    If you are using 'Google Web Accelerator', you may want to consider disabling it when using Chrome or uninstalling it all together.

    I discovered that after loading Chrome that my system began using the following configuration script, http://localhost:9100/proxy.pac and filter pages through a proxy. This caused pages to load slower than normal (20 seconds to load DBSTalk main page_. This configuration script was not able to be disabled or removed. After disabling 'Google Web Accelerator', pages began to load faster and without the use of a proxy.
     
  12. Sep 2, 2008 #52 of 126
    Drew2k

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    I installed on XP and it's pretty nifty, but needs some work in the Tab Bar region when more tabs are opened that can fit gracefully along the tab bar. Fireforx Tab Mix Plus gives me an option to specify minim tab width and either add a scroll bar or add multiple tab rows, and Google needs an equivalent. Having a tab just a hair wider than the mouse pointer is not convenient.

    There also needs to be a way to list all open tabs AND jump to a tab. The "Task Manager is cool for viewing open tabs and seeing how resource hungry they are, but I couldn't find a way from there how to activate a specific tab.

    It's also cool that each tab is independent, running in its own browser, so if one tab crashes they all won't, but it sure looks like a mess in Windows Task Manager seeing all those "chrome" listings ...

    Finally, it successfully imported all of my settings from Firefox, including my own custom drop-down menus on my favorite bar (albeit minus separators), and it imported by saved passwords, BUT the saved passwords don't work. Go to a page, and it doesn't recognize the password is already saved, so I'd really have to re-input each one. The biggest flaw here, though, is that there is no "master password" required to enter and retrieve passwords ... anyone who has access to the browser can just get to the passwords. That's a big flaw, IMHO.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2008 #53 of 126
    ccr1958

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    is quick links & its drop down menu showing up for the rest of you..
    also search shows but no drop down menu...
    using vista home premium..

    i sent in an issue report
     
  14. Sep 2, 2008 #54 of 126
    ccr1958

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    my tabs look normal & i like them at the very top out of the way..so to speak..
    this is on vista home premium
     
  15. Sep 3, 2008 #55 of 126
    Kithron

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    It fast that for shure, i noticed chrome uses more memory.

    It looks good so far
     
  16. Sep 3, 2008 #56 of 126
    grape

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    I played with it some last night. I thought it was alright, especially for a first beta, but nothing ground breaking that would make me switch full time. If they come out with a 64 bit linux binary, I'll probably give it a more detailed trial run. I'm not in windows very often.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2008 #57 of 126
    mhayes70

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    I noticed that it slowed down my application that I have running off my server here at work considerably. So, I went back to using Firefox the that issue went away.
     
  18. Sep 3, 2008 #58 of 126
    LarryFlowers

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    tcusta00

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    Yes, I am experiencing the same - see pictures below. Horizontal menu bar in DBSTalk has different options in Chrome than it does in Firefox or IE. Additionally, the Reply to Thread screen is rendering the toolbar options differently, and the "Attachment" button doesn't do anything.

    Looks like they still have some work to do with getting this puppy working with VBulletin.

    Otherwise... BOY is it fast in rendering pages. :eek2:
     
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