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BongoBob
09-02-2008, 05:10 PM
Comic explaining Google Chrome (http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/)

Download Google Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome)

I'm loving it so far. I love the ideas behind it, I love the layout, and I love how much faster it seems to be across the board. It's gonna be tough to break my Opera mouse-gesture habits, but this could very well become my new de-facto browser :)

Inyri
09-02-2008, 05:13 PM
I just downloaded it and installed it and I feel like I did the first time I got in my sister's Volkswagen Beetle -- it's like a spaceship in here! So much space... >.>

But it seems to have all the features I liked about FireFox but they don't take up as much space. And already this browser seems much quicker. I'll give it a try for a week or so before I decide whether to make the switch.

M@RS
09-02-2008, 05:21 PM
Please let me know how much you like it, it seems interesting, that's for sure

tk102
09-02-2008, 05:25 PM
Have you tried dragging tabs on and off the window? Pretty sweet. I like the way status bar (tab) fades in and fades out when you hover over a link. And typing words in the "omnibox" does a search -- no extra search box necessary. Still need to find a nice DOM Inspector for this (I'm sure there's a plug in out there or will be soon) but the Javascript console looks helpful.

Oh and the Ctrl+F find feature is aesthetically pleasing with its count of instances in the upper right of the screen and easy to read highlighting. :)

Edit: I was looking around Task Manager at all the Chrome.exe processes running and thought I'd kill one. It must have been the main process manager because Chrome completely closed down. I tried again, this time opening several tabs. Upon killing one of processes, I saw one of my chrome tabs dip down and pop back up with the sad tab face.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/6163/60601723xy8.gif

In uploading the above image to imageshack I saw there was some rendering issues where the Upload button wasn't placed nicely next to the textbox. (sigh for web devs)

Hermie
09-02-2008, 07:49 PM
Looks really slick, and seems user friendly.

Then I found no way of bookmarking RSS feeds.


So Chrome for me is on wait until they implent that, and give me something to block ads with, I'm sticking with firefox. :p

Agent_Katarn00
09-02-2008, 08:09 PM
Google has up their game a bit.
Cool :)

BongoBob
09-02-2008, 08:39 PM
Looks really slick, and seems user friendly.

Then I found no way of bookmarking RSS feeds.


So Chrome for me is on wait until they implent that, and give me something to block ads with, I'm sticking with firefox. :p

Well yeah, give it some time, wait for plugins to come out. Adblock Downthemall etc weren't out day one with firefox ;)

I'm waiting for a mouse-gestures plugin at the very least.

MrWally
09-03-2008, 06:58 AM
Google Chrome IS lightning fast. I was comparing times of loading different web pages between Chrome and Firefox and it won every time... I'm impressed.

I do look forward to updates in the future, however.

Such as mouse gestures, skin customization, adblock, the works.

Pho3nix
09-03-2008, 07:03 AM
Google Chrome IS lightning fast. I was comparing times of loading different web pages between Chrome and Firefox and it won every time... I'm impressed.

I do look forward to updates in the future, however.

Such as mouse gestures, skin customization, adblock, the works.
QFT.

I probably won't be replacing Chrome with Firefox though.

MrWally
09-03-2008, 07:11 AM
http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/

A nice little explanation of what Google did in simple terms.

BongoBob
09-03-2008, 07:24 AM
I linked that in my original post :)

Also why are you not on AIM Wally D:

leXX
09-03-2008, 12:10 PM
Played around with it and it's ok, but I'm too used to Firefox and cba to fiddle around with anything new atm.

Lady Jedi
09-03-2008, 12:53 PM
Chrome looks pretty sweet. I really like the concept, and I'll most likely give it a try once some add-ons, adblockers, etc. come around.



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tk102
09-03-2008, 01:47 PM
I would also like to see Chrome's proxy settings be independent from IE's.

(I have my reasons.)

Det. Bart Lasiter
09-03-2008, 01:53 PM
(I have my reasons.)Porn with IE and trolling with Firefox.

Inyri
09-03-2008, 02:01 PM
Yeah, tk's a super troll.

BongoBob
09-03-2008, 04:57 PM
Posts deleted, and I respectfully ask all posts regarding mine/tie's that are off topic be deleted as well.

all done, thank you muchly

~Lj

TiE23
09-03-2008, 05:01 PM
The make-up sex was FANTASTIC! :V

(Though, if we're using our avatars as vehicles, then Bongo is a ghost pedophile)

MrWally
09-03-2008, 05:27 PM
I linked that in my original post :)

Also why are you not on AIM Wally D:


Because it was 6:11 in the morning, silly :xp:

Also, I'm currently in Chrome and LucasForums just loaded faster for me than ever before. That was ridiculous.

However, once Ubiquity becomes updated on Firefox I may find myself having to switch back.


EDIT: Also, the inability to re-open recently closed tabs is a bit of a letdown, but I'm sure it will be added in the future.

RoxStar
09-03-2008, 05:44 PM
No OS X version D:

I'm also convinced that text looks prettier in Safari than in other browsers. Prove me wrong, internet!

Det. Bart Lasiter
09-03-2008, 06:09 PM
No OS X version D:

I'm also convinced that text looks prettier in Safari than in other browsers. Prove me wrong, internet!Build it from source.

BongoBob
09-03-2008, 07:59 PM
EDIT: Also, the inability to re-open recently closed tabs is a bit of a letdown, but I'm sure it will be added in the future.

You can reopen closed tabs, just press Ctrl + Shift + T and voila :)

EDIT: I just realized if you open a blank tab, it has a recently closed tabs list on the right side.

Sigundr
09-03-2008, 08:36 PM
Meh, it's all right. Crashed when I tried to load LF, but other than that, it looks sweet. Great idea by google, never thought I'd see the day. I'm gonna wait until the updates/full version comes out. Until then, it's my sweet Firefox.

ET Warrior
09-03-2008, 09:54 PM
I want Chrome to have my babies

MrWally
09-03-2008, 10:07 PM
You can reopen closed tabs, just press Ctrl + Shift + T and voila :)

Haha! Sweet. Well that's one small problem down.

RoxStar
09-03-2008, 10:13 PM
Wow. Excellent minimalistic design. Everything is extremely crisp. Great work, Google!

narfblat
09-04-2008, 12:29 AM
Google for the win. I like how they're thinking, using the Google search features and data to test a new browser.

tk102
09-04-2008, 01:11 AM
Wow this things phone's home more often than my avatar. http://www.lucasforums.com/picture.php?albumid=148&pictureid=1779

Seriously, anyone else running Zone Alarm notice this?

Samuel Dravis
09-04-2008, 01:22 AM
tk102 (http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-chrome-communication/).

Sabretooth
09-04-2008, 01:47 AM
I want my autoscrolling and smooth scrolling! :(

And AdBlock at least!

Other than that, this browser rocks my socks off.

BongoBob
09-04-2008, 01:50 AM
Wow this things phone's home more often than my avatar. Seriously, anyone else running Zone Alarm notice this?

Yeah. While I'm sure this is just a bug, and not them constantly sending info, I have the updater blocked just incase, and instead will just wait for info regarding updates and update it myself.

jon_hill987
09-05-2008, 07:12 PM
Seen as Google make most if not all of their money through advertising I doubt they will make it easy for anyone making an addblock extension.

I haven't tried Chrome yet but I don't think it is a good thing that web devs now have one more browser to test for, it is bad enough as it is without yet another rendering engine.

tk102
09-05-2008, 07:28 PM
I thought the same thing at first, but the rendering engine in Chrome is WebKit which is used in Safari.

My user agent string for Chrome:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.14


Web developers should already be taking into account Safari, though if you ask a Mac user, I'm sure they'd say *should* is the operative word there. :p

ChAiNz.2da
09-05-2008, 07:42 PM
Web developers should already be taking into account Safari, though if you ask a Mac user, I'm sure they'd say *should* is the operative word there. :p

In a perfect world maybe :xp:
I've grown so accustomed to it though I've installed FireFox on all of my macs as well. Safari is faster (at least on my systems).. but I like FireFox's bells & whistles.
Would be nice to have the perks of FireFox with the speed of Safari :fist:

ChAiNz.2da <--- extension using whore :lol:

jon_hill987
09-05-2008, 07:47 PM
Safari is faster (than firefox)

On a Windows system Firefox is no slower than IE after the initial load (and IE cheats by being in memory to start with I bet). Is Safari really that much faster? Is it just because it doesn't do as much (so is smaller) do you think?

Det. Bart Lasiter
09-05-2008, 07:48 PM
In a perfect world maybe :xp:
I've grown so accustomed to it though I've installed FireFox on all of my macs as well. Safari is faster (at least on my systems).. but I like FireFox's bells & whistles.
Would be nice to have the perks of FireFox with the speed of Safari :fist:

ChAiNz.2da <--- extension using whore :lol:On your system I'd imagine the difference between the two must be night and day :D

ChAiNz.2da
09-05-2008, 07:52 PM
On a Windows system Firefox is no slower than IE after the initial load (and IE cheats by being in memory to start with I bet). Is Safari really that much faster? Is it just because it doesn't do as much (so is smaller) do you think?
On a mac it is.. not sure about the PC version. However, I wouldn't doubt.. as you said.. because of it's small footprint and mac's OSX inherit, non-true 64bit extensions. Mac uses a 32bit base with 64 bit extension as far as some apps goes. I wouldn't doubt it if Safari is one of those 64bit goodies. ;)

mac fanboi as I am, and I do lurve my Safari... I just lurve FireFox more :D

edit:
Actually, I should take that back. mac architecture is 64bit native, however as far as "true" 64 bit app-wise and Carbon programming (to allow 32bit backward compatibility).. it's still based on 32bit programming. Cocoa has been upped to 64bit which is nice.

Da_man
09-05-2008, 07:56 PM
On a Windows system Firefox is no slower than IE after the initial load (and IE cheats by being in memory to start with I bet). Is Safari really that much faster? Is it just because it doesn't do as much (so is smaller) do you think?
Pfft...on my laptop, you can't surf the internet with IE unless your willing to spend ten minutes waiting for a page to load. I always use Firefox or Chrome. I don't know why, but it's magically faster.