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No problems with using Chrome, I'm using it right now. Chrome is all I use on my laptop and phone and haven't experienced any issues at all today.
 

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I don't know what your problem is, Rich, but Chrome works flawlessly for me. I tend to use IE as that's what I've used for years, or Opera because I also use it as a gateway to my old AOL email addy, but if I have problems with a site, especially an image site, I just turn to Chrome and all of my problems go away.
 

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hmm...

I use Chrome on Ubuntu, Windows 7 and iPad without issues.

Do you have a link to a website, describing this known issue?
 

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I had a problem with the Chrome.app [Mac] ballooning up to over 3.4 Gigs. Turns out it was storing all previous versions inside of its shell. Also, Friday night it wouldn't load the chat room until a restart following going through settings.
 

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Same here, Win7, Android Phone, Ubuntu. Has all been working flawless.... Tell us more?
 

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I used Chrome for a while and then went back to Firefox. As far as I can tell, they all stink these days with none of them working perfectly. Too much bloat in every browser now.

I'm most comfortable with Firefox, so that's where I went back to.
 

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A little bit more information Rich would be helpful.

I have seen the rare lock-up but most of the time (the ones I have seen) can be attributed to either the site or the connection.
I have been using Chrome for a couple of years and even noticed that Mrs. Fluffybear has started to use it more than Firefox..
 

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For folks who like Chrome but are concerned about all the Google tracking, try Comodo Dragon. It's based on the Chromium Open Source project that Chrome is based on, and supports the Google plug-ins and full Google sync for bookmarks, etc. If you want Flash, there's a set-up option to install it.

From the Dragon Wiki:

Differences from Chrome

Upon installation, Comodo Dragon offers the opportunity to configure either the Dragon Comodo or the user's entire computer to use Comodo's own DNS servers instead of the user's internet service provider. Comodo Dragon performs additional checks on the SSL certificates of secure websites, and informs users if a site's certificate may be of insufficient strength. It includes an on-demand Site Inspector[2] designed to determine if a site hosts malicious code.

Instead of Google Updater, Comodo Dragon features its own built-in Updater. If Dragon is uninstalled, users are given the option of keeping Dragon's cache and cookie files or deleting them.

In addition, the following Google Chrome features are removed or disabled in Dragon:[3]
  • RLZ identifier, an encoded string sent together with all queries to Google[4] or once every 24 hours
  • Automatic access to Google search on startup for users with Google as default search engine[5][6]
  • "ClientID", a unique ID for identifying the user in logs
  • Timestamp of when the browser was installed
  • Google-hosted error pages when a server is not present
  • Automatic address bar search suggestions
  • Bug tracking system, which sends information about crashes or errors
  • Built-in PDF viewer and Adobe Flash Player
  • Google Native Client (NaCl) support
  • H.264 codec
Comodo also offers a tracking free version of Firefox, called "Ice Dragon".
 

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I could care less about the tracking...and folks have the ability to wipe Google Web history if it was any kind of big deal here:

https://www.google.com/history/

I suspect more tracking is actually done than has been disclosed so far by other devices, ISP providers, and Internet "channels".

As for Chrome - it's not my first choice for a UI...but the darn thing does work pretty well on boht my desktop and Android tablet.
 

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Steve said:
For folks who like Chrome but are concerned about all the Google tracking, try Comodo Dragon. It's based on the Chromium Open Source project that Chrome is based on, and supports the Google plug-ins and full Google sync for bookmarks, etc. If you want Flash, there's a set-up option to install it.
BTW, if you don't want to install Flash for privacy reasons, but want to view YouTube videos with Dragon, just join the YouTube HTML5 trial here: http://www.youtube.com/html5

Dragon scores a 437 + 9 bonus points on this HTML 5 test.
 

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Steve said:
BTW, if you don't want to install Flash for privacy reasons, but want to view YouTube videos with Dragon, just join the YouTube HTML5 trial here:
I have had Flash Blocker installed on several machines to see what'd happen. For the most part, nothing at all. All Youtube videos I wanted to watch worked fine without flash for some time- a couple of years. (?) Granted, I am not a daily Youtube viewer.
Other sites requiring Flash I could easily do without, or give an individual allow, FWIW.
 

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My issues are probably more related to how I use the tool(s), but I have found that all of the major players (Chrome, Firefox, IE) just suck up memory and the longer it's up, the slower everything gets. Granted I should just shut the program down and restart (which is what I do when it gets really bad), but I'm used to leaving everything up for days (or weeks) at a time. I tried chrome for a while to get some speed improvements, but it turns out, one of my main uses for it was slower on Chrome than on Firefox. Firefox, unfortunately, has either a memory leak or doesn't free up memory as much as it should because it goes crazy after a few days. IE just sucks.

Yeah, that was a rant .. :p

hdtvfan0001 said:
I could care less about the tracking...and folks have the ability to wipe Google Web history if it was any kind of big deal here:

https://www.google.com/history/

I suspect more tracking is actually done than has been disclosed so far by other devices, ISP providers, and Internet "channels".

As for Chrome - it's not my first choice for a UI...but the darn thing does work pretty well on boht my desktop and Android tablet.
 

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Doug Brott said:
My issues are probably more related to how I use the tool(s), but I have found that all of the major players (Chrome, Firefox, IE) just suck up memory and the longer it's up, the slower everything gets. Granted I should just shut the program down and restart (which is what I do when it gets really bad), but I'm used to leaving everything up for days (or weeks) at a time. I tried chrome for a while to get some speed improvements, but it turns out, one of my main uses for it was slower on Chrome than on Firefox. Firefox, unfortunately, has either a memory leak or doesn't free up memory as much as it should because it goes crazy after a few days. IE just sucks.

Yeah, that was a rant .. :p
Very valid points in your rant ... :D;)

Virtually every browser has one flaw or another at this time...browsing perfection doesn't exist. It comes down to UI preferences and what works closest to problem-free for each user.
 

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Laxguy said:
I have had Flash Blocker installed on several machines to see what'd happen. For the most part, nothing at all. All Youtube videos I wanted to watch worked fine without flash for some time- a couple of years. (?) Granted, I am not a daily Youtube viewer.
Other sites requiring Flash I could easily do without, or give an individual allow, FWIW.
+1. I think browsers that support the H.264 codec (Chrome included, for now) play YouTube videos just fine. Google is going to eventually drop support for it, tho, in favor of royalty-free WebM.

While H.264 is widely supported and free for consumers, sites encoding videos - like YouTube - must pay licensing fees to the MPEG Licensing Association, which holds patents on AVC/H.264 [more]
 

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Doug Brott said:
My issues are probably more related to how I use the tool(s), but I have found that all of the major players (Chrome, Firefox, IE) just suck up memory and the longer it's up, the slower everything gets. Granted I should just shut the program down and restart (which is what I do when it gets really bad), but I'm used to leaving everything up for days (or weeks) at a time. I tried chrome for a while to get some speed improvements, but it turns out, one of my main uses for it was slower on Chrome than on Firefox. Firefox, unfortunately, has either a memory leak or doesn't free up memory as much as it should because it goes crazy after a few days. IE just sucks.
Tom's Hardware looked at browser memory usage, back in February. Interesting results, IMO.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/chrome-17-firefox-10-ubuntu,3129-14.html

If you only keep a couple of tabs open at a time, looks like Internet Exploder is the way to go. Prolly because it's so tightly integrated with Windows. They concluded:

Overall, Internet Explorer and Chrome are the winners during periods of light usage. They also seem to manage memory best. Safari and Firefox shine more prominently during heavy loads. Chrome and IE9, however, are hogs when it comes to heavy use
 

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I find Chrome very slow for sites with high latency, because the pre-caching that is supposed to help you move faster actually slows you down. Clearing the browser cache once a week, or at least once every version, seems to help.
 

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I don't know what your problem is, Rich, but Chrome works flawlessly for me. I tend to use IE as that's what I've used for years, or Opera because I also use it as a gateway to my old AOL email addy, but if I have problems with a site, especially an image site, I just turn to Chrome and all of my problems go away.
It's not every computer that's affected. I went to Google and joined their forums and found many posts about Chrome and they all reported the same problems I've been having. And, they've narrowed those problems down to Chrome. My wife has almost the same laptop I have and she runs Chrome without any problems at all. That's what made me certain that the issues were caused by my computer and had nothing to do with Chrome. Wrong, sadly, I like Chrome. When they come out with an updated version, I'll switch back.

Because of those Google forum posts, I tried Firefox and it works properly as does IE. I was getting ready to junk this laptop and buy a new one. Saved myself a few bucks by doing days of research. Lazy as I am, that's not how I wanted to spend the last week... :lol:

Rich
 
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